Gold Country events: Barbera Festival, Gold Rush re-enactments and more

Heading for the Sierra foothills this fall? Here are four events to add to your calendar:

Barbera Festival: Taste your way through barbera wines from more than 70 California wineries on Sept. 16 at Plymouth’s Terra d’Oro/Montevina Winery. Tickets, $20-$51, typically sell out, so order early. Details:

Sutter Creek Heritage Days: Stagecoach rides, walking tours, gold panning and special activities fill Sutter Creek’s historic downtown Sept. 23-24. Free admission. Details:

Big Crush: The Amador Vintners’ 25th annual Big Crush Festival arrives Oct. 6-8, with a Friday night barbecue and grape stomp at the Plymouth fairgrounds followed by a weekend of crush festivities and wine tastings at various winery locations. Ticket prices vary. Details:

Coloma Gold Rush Live: Visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Oct. 12-15. Pan for gold, listen to miners’ music and ghostly tales, too. Details:

— Staff

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