Folks strolled down Chocolate Avenue, listened to live music and enjoyed a host of other festivities Saturday at the Oakdale Chocolate Festival.
This weekend marks the 20th year for Oakdale’s annual homage to sweet, creamy goodness. If you weren’t there Saturday, the good news is you didn’t miss it – the chocolate festival continues Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wood Park, Highways 120 and 108. Tickets are $5-$6, free ages 12 and under.
That event was just one of several community celebrations across the region this weekend. Modesto held its annual Family Cycling Festival and Criterium on Saturday, while Calaveras County fetes frogs and Columbia celebrates its mining history all weekend. The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee continues 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds there, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp; tickets are $8-$13. And Diggins Tent Town 1852 – a living-history event where visitors experience the environment of an 1850s mining camp – remains set up at Columbia State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; $7, $2 age 12 and under.
For video from the Modesto Family Cycling Festival and from the frog jubilee, see www.modbee.com/video.