Category: Events

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

Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow

Jul 09 2016

August 6th and 7th 2016

Everyone is welcome to the 46th annual Indian Fair Days & Pow-Wow!

This year it will be held at Minarets High School, 45077 Road 200, O’Neals, CA 93645.

Gates open at 9 AM with the Grand Entry at 11 AM

1st Prize: Winnow Basket

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: Gazebo (folding)

For tickets and additional info:

Sierra Mono Museum 559.877.2115,,


Scenic Byway Tour – Summer Tour #2 – Rise of the Sierra

Jul 01 2016

July 30, 2016 ~ Summer Tour #2
“Rise of the Sierra” with Tom Burdette, Geologist

9 AM at Spring Valley School

Tom will conduct this tour, which will proceed from the foothills to Mile High Vista lookout. Along the way Tom will be sharing the amazing events that have led to our present day glorious Sierra Nevada landscape. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots.

For more information  call (559) 877-7779, or visit the Byway website