September Community Events in Tuolumne County

There are lots of local community events this month in Tuolumne County including train rides, a Quilt Show and the annual fall fest.


Ride in the cab of a locomotive!

Cab riders will take an approximately 45 minute ride in the cab of either the Sierra No. 3, the Sierra No. 28 steam locomotive or a historic diesel locomotive (based on operating schedule and not guaranteed). Steam is typically offered on Saturdays and diesel on Sundays. Cab riders will receive a certificate at the end of their cab ride signed by the locomotive engineer and fireman. Cab rider will be allowed time to take a photo in front of the locomotive with the engine crew once back at the depot.

Walk-ins will be accepted as long as time permits and there is no advanced cab ride booking. Cancellations are eligible for refunds if made at least two weeks prior to scheduled cab ride. On the day of the scheduled cab ride, riders must arrive at least half an hour early to complete a brief safety training and sign release of liability. 

Where: Railtown 1897
When: Saturday September 17, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, CA 95327

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Steam Cab Ride


All Aboard for Family Fun in the Gold Country!

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are pleased to welcome guests aboard the historic Sierra Railway. Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California’s scenic Gold Country. Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from Petticoat Junction and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California’s Mother Lode country. After your ride, explore the historic grounds, have a picnic, and spend the day in the beauty of California’s Gold Country.

Where: Railtown 1897
When: September 17, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
Location: 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, CA 95327

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Ticket Pricing Information
Tickets are sold per person. Please select the appropriate quantity of tickets you need for each age range of passengers. 

Coach Class:

  • Adults: $15
  • Youth (6-17): $10
  • Child (5 & Under): Free
  • Members: Free

All train tickets include park admission.

Excursion Cab Ride


Where:  220 Southgate Drive, Sonora, CA 95370
When:  September 16, 2022 to September 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: $10

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Quilt Show


The annual Farms of Tuolumne County Pumpkin/Zucchini Weigh-in is on October 8.

Celebrate Indigeny Reserve’s 10th Anniversary at their annual Fall Festival the last four Saturdays of October.  Enjoy live music, food vendors, craft vendors limited cider release, specialty glasses, pumpkin patch, and of course their renowned and award-winning Ciders and Spirits.  Fun for the whole family!

Where: Indigeny Reserve 14679 Summers Ln, Sonora, CA 95370
When: Every Saturday – October 8, 2022 to October 29, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Live Music: October 22 – Blue Oaks Band & October 29 – Interstellar Outlaws

Indigeny Fall Festival

About Mill Villa Estates

Mill Villa Estates is a 55+ manufactured home community that is nestled in the foothills of central California with picturesque views of mountains, and is located between historic Jamestown & Sonora, dining and great shopping. Local recreation includes Tuolumne Meadow, Columbia State Historic Park, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, and Black Oak Casino. With great outdoor adventures, great food and drink, you will never run out of things to do here. Our amenities include a clubhouse, pool, shuffleboard and horseshoes.

For more information about Mill Villa Estates, visit our website: You can contact us at [email protected] or (209) 533-3151. We are excited to welcome new residents in to our beautiful community in Jamestown, California.

About Investment Property Group

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