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New From Sierra Oro!

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association
Sierra Oro Farm Trail Announces 

HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM TRAIL local shopping weekend Dec. 15-16

For the first time ever, the Sierra Oro Farm Trail is hosting a FREE event the weekend of Dec. 15-16, 2012 titled “Holidays on the Farm Trail.”


Select farms will be open and offering exclusive holiday specials and discounts for shoppers searching for their favorite local products and gifts.


“This is a great chance for people to support our local family farms, just in time for the holidays,” said Nicole Johansson, event organizer. “It also allows some of our farmers who’s products aren’t yet in season during Passport Weekend in October – such as the Mandarin farms and Mountain View Christmas Tree Farm – to showcase their products during their high season.”


Participating farms will be open 11a.m.-5p.m. both days offering holiday specials, volume discounts and a little extra holiday cheer — Sierra Oro Farm Trail style.


For a list of participating farms, special offers and updated information on this exclusive shopping event, visit For questions call 530-891-5556 or email


Gold Country Oktoberfest

Let Van Man Charters be your ride to the Oktoberfest at Gold Country Casino! Special discounted rate, only $50/hr! Up to 13 passengers. One van available, call to book now! 530 520 4303

Flat rate, 4 hr min.

Yes, drinking is allowed on board, client is responsible for legal age, refundable cleaning deposit of $200 required.


Sierra Oro passport weekend transportation

Book a charter van or minibus, and enjoy this annual event! Yes, food and drink are allowed on bus, including adult beverages.  Van Man can provide a huge ice chest, a free perk!

Perfect for foodies, wine and beer enthusiasts and travelers looking for a weekend getaway or a chance to explore an off-the-beaten trail, tickets are on sale now for the 7th Annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend on October 6 & 7, 2012 (Columbus Day Weekend). This annual agri-tourism adventure showcases 28 participating wineries and specialty farms throughout Butte County and provides trail goers with a once-a-year chance to savor the amazing farm-fresh bounty produced locally.

Logo From 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, travel the scenic agricultural trails of Butte County, sampling local fare including artisan olive oil, grass-fed meats, specialty nuts, award-winning wines and more. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event, the only weekend every stop along the trail is guaranteed to be open!

New stops in 2012 include Emerald “C” Vineyards in Chico and Calolea Olive Oil in Bangor. View all participating farms and wineries and even pre-plan you route with Google Maps here.


Due to the popularity of this event, an early sell-out is expected. Passports cost $25 per person and include a 2012 map and free commemorative wine glass. Based on availability, Passports will cost $30 per person the day of the event.Click  here to order your 2012 Passports online now.


Passports are also available at all stops on the trail; at the Chico, Paradise and Oroville Chambers of Commerce; and Butte County Tri Counties Bank locations. All proceeds benefit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association to further develop agri-tourism in Butte County. For more information, please visit, email or call 530-891-5556 or (800) 852-8570.


Labor day tubing float shuttle transportation

Sunday is all booked for the minibus and the 14 passenger van w/trailer.  Time slots  on Saturday and Monday are still available, call now to book. Yes, the minibus (20 passenger) can hold up to 20 people with floatation devices, and the van can carry 14 plus all tubes in the trailer. Van with trailer is $300 round trip. Minibus is like our special “party bus”, $555 round trip. First come first serve, availability limited as is paid for.

The 14 passenger van includes a free trailer, normally $85. Also, we’ll provide free cold waters and power bars after the pick up. You’ll need it!

520 4303


Labor Day tubing float shuttle

The 25 passenger minibus and the 14 passenger van are both still available, but with limited time slots! Float down the Sac river this Labor Day and don’t worry about transportation or violations thereof. We have room for all the rafts and tubes too. And beer. Yes, alcohol is allowed on board if you’re 21!

Book now, Sunday is about to sell out. Saturday and Monday still have available time slots. Key words include Irvine finch, boat launch, September 2nd, party, beer can beach, bus, shuttle, transport, ride, limo, and driver.