Category: Events

Oktoberfest 2016

Sep 19 2016

Save the Date! The North Fork Chamber’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th at Bandit Town!


5:00 -11:00 pm



Beer, Wine, and Food for purchase  11

Live Music!



Crumb Snatcher -Stuffed baked potatoes and desserts
Willow Creek Catering -Porter beer and cheese soup, chicken schnitzel, braised German cabbage, & sourdough bread with herb butter.
NF Lions – German Sausages, including Knakwurst



Thank you sponsors!


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CDC Community Meeting

Sep 13 2016
The North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) has reached a major milestone. The old mill site subdivision has been completed and approved by the County. The CDC is now entering a phase of development. Parcels are now available for sale to businesses and some parcels for residential development. The road to get to this point was very long (15+ years) and involved a lot of planning, grants, volunteerism and hard work.
The CDC Board of Directors would like to solicit your input on what the council should focus on for the next 5-10 years. From 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday September 26, the CDC will hold a community meeting and YOU ARE INVITED! At the meeting everyone will be encouraged to contribute their ideas. 
We will divide the attendees (including board members) into small groups. These groups will develop ideas responding to the following questions:
  • What can the CDC do to improve life in North Fork?
  • How can we improve downtown?
  • How can we support the town’s nonprofit organizations?
  • What is needed to support North Fork’s youth?
When:  Monday September 26 at 6:00 PM
What:   Snacks served at 6:00, meeting from 6:30-8:00 PM
Where: Rancheria Community Center (on top of the hill)
Who:    YOU! Please spread the word as widely as possible!
The CDC’s board meeting will be held in the same room from 5:00-6:00. The public is welcome to observe any and all CDC Board meetings. 

Informational Meeting on the Proposed Madera County Public Safety Sales Tax

Sep 08 2016

Madera County Proposed Public Safety Sales Tax

The North Fork Chamber of Commerce invites you to an informational presentation on the Madera County Proposed Public Safety Sales Tax.
Monday, September 12, promptly at 6 pm at North Fork CDC Conference Room at The Mill Site 57839 Rd 225
  • PowerPoint presentation will cover in detail how taxes would be spent every year (estimated 45 minutes for topic).
  • Q and A session for public.
  • Light refreshments will be served.


Fun & Games at Bandit Town USA

Sep 01 2016


Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Dinner starts at 6:00 pm, Games from 7-10 pm

Prizes will be awarded immediately after. 

Bandit Town ~ 55420 rd 226, North Fork CA

No-host bar

NF Women’s Club’s famous desserts for sale!


  • Pre-sale price until 9/12/16: $35.00/ person (21 and up)
  • After 9/12/16:  $40.00/ person (21 and up)
  • Reserve a table for 8 for $250.00 (until 9/12/16)
  • Reserve a table for 8 for $300.00 (after 9/12/16)

Tickets available at school offices & district office

For more information, to buy tickets, or make a donation call 877-4458, or email

All profits will benefit the Chawanakee Unified School District’s schools and programs.

Hot August Nights Winners

Aug 15 2016

A BIG Thank You to all of our sponsors, participants, vendors, and community for joining us in this year’s Hot August Nights Classic Car Show! It was a successful and fun night!


2016 Winners

Best Paint-Alan Estrada-’46 Ford Convertible

Best Engine- Mark Bernhardt-’66 Chevelle Super Sport

Best Interior-Cody Kinsman-’66 Ford Mustang

Most Unusual-Mike Gamel-’31 Chevy Limo, 9 passenger with 2 sun roofs and T.V.

Best Street Rod-Richard Martin ’23 Ford T Bucket

Best Sports Car-Linda and Robert Durrer-’65 Factory 5 Cobra

Best Club Participation-Road Rattlers of Oakhurst  (thanks for showing up, everyone!)

Best Rusted Wreck Still Running-Ron Parker-’68 Cadillac El Dorado

Sponsors’ Choice-Alan Hench-’37 Dodge Bros. Sedan


Pre -1930-Tom Wheeler-’30 Chevy 4 Door Sedan

1931-40-Richard Coon-’40 Olds Sedan

1941-50-Jim Heitcamp-’48 Ford Coupe

1951-60-Frank Salcido-’51 Chevy 3100 Truck

1961-1970-Mark Luz-’69 Dodge Charger

1971-1980-Tyler Hammond-’72 Chevy K5 Blazer

1981-1990-no entries (darn!)

1991-present-Gary Nolan-2007 Chevy Corvette


Special recognition-“In a Class of Its Own”

     Bill Shaddrick- ’56 Ford F100

     Dan Morris-’54 Mercury

Kids’ Choice-Tim Roche-’66 Chevy Corvette Stingray 

BEST IN SHOW-Jerry Privett-’55 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop


See you next year!!

Photo Credit: Jimmy Quilter