Entries by erin


Nevada City Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is a lot going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.  If you’re looking for a family friendly activity this holiday weekend check out the Holidays at Empire Mine, Cornish Christmas (Friday 6-9pm) or the new Legacy Presents show of Scrooge.  Or maybe you […]

Holiday Art Shows

Are you looking to celebrate art this holiday season?   If you’re looking for a unique gift, or a one of a kind piece, consider supporting local artists this season.  November and December is a great time of the year to check out a local art showcase, craft fair or exhibit in Nevada City or Grass […]


Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market wraps up its summer season today.  If you’re looking to stock up on all your favorite fall foods, the market runs today, Saturday, from 8:30am-1pm.  Whether you want a cup of coffee, artisans gifts, olive oils or bounty of organic fruits and vegetables, come stroll the market and catch up […]

Downtown Grass Valley

Downtown Grass Valley’s annual Open House this year was themed “Holiday Market” to help showcase local businesses.  Seventeen different merchants participated in the event.  I popped in and took photos at Yuba Blue, The Olive Groove, Heart and Home, Caroline’s Coffee, The Book Seller, La Te Da, Tess’ Kitchen Store, Cult of Gemini and The […]


Day of the Dead Folk Trails Hike

To celebrate Day of the Dead over 50 people joined the Folk Trails Hiking Club Urban hike to historic Nevada City cemeteries.  The Nevada Cemetery District operates 27 public cemeteries in western Nevada County, 25 historic natural and 2 modern lawn cemeteries. Eighteen of the cemeteries are open and active, while the remaining 9 historic cemeteries […]


Halloween fun

Are you ready for Halloween?  The Outside Inn’s haunted pathway is done, our resident ghosts, Dracula and witches are waiting for you to stop by and say hello.  We’ve also got an inflatable dinosaur this year, always something fun and exciting around here.   There will be lots of fun for Nevada City this weekend,  Miners […]

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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City, there are so many great opportunities to enjoy the fall color.  The Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers have created a great fall colors walking tour map, click here to download it or click here for the […]

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Fall Activities

There are so many great things to do in fall in Nevada City, here are a few suggestions to help motivate you to get outside and celebrate the season. Pick a pumpkin at either Bierwagen’s  or McCourtney Road Pumpkin Patch. Check out the Fall Colors Open Studio & Art Tours throughout Nevada County, click here to see the program […]

National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee day!  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley, so I’ve put together a few caffeine infused reminders and some fun giveaways. Break Caffee Espresso Brew Bakers Cafe Broad Street Bistro Carolines Coffee Roasters The Curly Wolf Espresso Fable Coffee Roasters Foxhound […]


Fall Walks

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Nevada City, it seems everywhere you turn you can find a pop of color.  If you’ve never experienced the Gold Country fall colors here are a few posts from previous years (click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here or here) to help inspire a visit or remind you to get outside and look around.  If […]

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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 21st annual KVMR Celtic Festival is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley next weekend (September 29th-October 1st).  The slogan for the event is “Come for the music, stay for the magic” and if you’ve never been, it’s time to go experience the event first hand.  To kick off the festivities this year the Celtic […]

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Draft Horse Classic

The 31st annual Draft Horse Classic is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds next week, September 21st-24th.  Known as one of the premier Draft Horse shows in the western United States, it’s a great opportunity to see the gentle giant Draft Horses up close.  Click here for a schedule of Draft Horse performances, including specialty acts the CalCrush Clydesdales, California Cowgirls, […]


Yuba River Clean Up

Mark you calendar’s for this Saturday’s, September 16th, Yuba River Clean Up, an event to help clean up the South Yuba River, plus 80 miles of Bear and Yuba watershed shoreline.  This year marks the 20th year the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) has worked together with the community to help keep our rivers […]


Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, like the Nevada City Classic, Nevada City Summer Nights and the Worldfest and lots of guests celebrated loved ones at […]

Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City, CA, is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra” also known to locals as the Nevada City Film Festival! From September 8-15, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to this beautiful historic town in the Sierra Foothills.  The […]

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Conscious Course Expeditions

Truk Jantz, founded Conscious Course Expeditions earlier this summer to allow locals and visitors to experience Nevada County in a new way.  His website calls “Conscious Course takes a path from soil to food to body to wilderness to mind and back to community.”  Truk’s passion about food, from his work as a chef and a […]


Uncorked and Sierra Brewfest

Interested in sampling local wines or tasting a selection of craft beers?  This Saturday, Nevada City hosts Uncorked (1-4pm) and the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomes the Sierra Brewfest (3-6:30pm). Uncorked, Saturday, August 26th 1-4pm, downtown Nevada City Nevada City.  The event is a collaboration between the Sierra Vintners Association and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and bring together 17 different wineries […]

Lower Yuba Fishing

Want to go fishing?  “We live in a beautiful area with fishing options usually year round.  We’re surrounded by rivers and lakes that hold many different species that we enjoy targeting on the fly rod.  Whether it’s trout and steelhead in the Yuba River or higher up in the Mountain Lakes or Smallmouth, Spotted, Largemouth […]

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Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more.  The fair runs from Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 13th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates open at 10am on Wednesday with activities and fun for the whole family.  Check out the daily fair […]


Osborn Woods Gallery, Miners Foundry

The Osborn Woods Gallery presents their new exhibit Element at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  The art showcase includes metalwork, sculptures, time capsules, paintings, and photographs.  Artists in the show are: Duncan Linthicum, Lori Lachman, Jenny Long, Al Martinez and Juliette Morris Williams.  The opening reception is tonight, Friday July 4th from 6-9 PM, during the First […]

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What do you when the temperature soars and all you want to do is eat ice cream and go to the South Yuba River?  We are excited to share the our favorite local ice cream shop, Treats, has moved to their new location.  You can now find all your favorite artisans ice cream flavors (Pear Ginger […]