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Sutter Creek

Known as the Jewel of the Gold Country, Sutter Creek is a postcard-perfect mining era town situated in the center of Amador County. Offering an eclectic mix of retail shops showcasing everything from clothing, artisan jewelry and original art, to outdoor equipment and handcrafted furniture, Sutter Creek has something for everyone. Several restaurants, a handful of wine tasting rooms and comfortable bed and breakfast inns are sprinkled along Main Street, making it a perfect romantic weekend getaway.

Sutter Creek is situated on Historic Highway 49, between Jackson and Amador City.


Sutter Creek Christmas Open House

December 6th & 7th, 2019

You are invited to enjoy Victorian splendor this Holiday Season and find the spirit of Christmas in this beautiful and quaint little Gold Rush town. This is the place to be to spark the holiday spirit with the simple beauty of Christmas and small town charm. Shops open at 5pm!


Sutter Creek Las Posadas Candlelight Walk
December 7, 2019
Historic Sutter Creek has brought a contemporary one-night version of Las Posadas, a festive Christmas tradition, to life in a heartwarming evening. Join Joseph and Mary on her burro as they make their way through town looking for shelter. This beautiful candlelight procession will wind its’ way from the Immaculate Conception Church, down Spanish Street, then continue along Main Street where it will end at the stable in front of the Historic Methodist Church.

Everyone is invited to join in the procession, singing familiar Christmas carols and listening to the narration of this ancient story. There will be cookies and hot beverages in the social hall following Las Posadas.

ANY child who wishes to participate as a character in the drama may do so as a shepherd, angel, or animal (or bring a stuffed animal).

Meet at the Immaculate Conception Church (Spanish and Amelia Streets) at 6:00pm for a candle and a song booklet. Dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes to enjoy this unique experience in a beautiful Gold Country town.

Sutter Creek Parade of Lights
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Parade starts at 6:30 pm
Roads close at 5:00
FREE Shuttle Service from both Amador High School and the Italian Picnic Grounds from 3:00-6:15 and back after the Parade is over.

Sutter Creek Craft Fairs

December 14th & 15th, 2019.

Sutter Creek Auditorium
18 Main Street, Sutter Creek 95685
(209) 304-0867

The Sutter Creek Craft Fairs are long standing events in town, drawing visitors from all over to enjoy the unique crafts for sale.

(See the Events Calendar for exact dates.)

The Sutter Creek Auditorium is filled with handmade items of all sorts and crafts people from all over come to display their creations. Metal work, wood work, pottery, jewelry, herbal creams, hand bags, knitted hats, etc. You will also find kids stuff, floral arrangements, candles, soaps, books, Native American art work, olive oil, candy, doggie apparel, and lots more.

The Craft Shows are FREE to attend.
Saturday 10-5pm & Sunday 10-4pm.

To participate in the Craft Shows as a Vendor please download the application and mail it to:
Sutter Creek Craft Fair, P.O. Box 274, Jackson, Ca. 95642. For questions concerning the Craft Fairs please call Lannie White (209) 304-0867.

Did you know?

Originally the home of the Miwok Indian tribe, the area was forever changed by the discovery of gold along the banks of Sutter’s Creek by a millwright named James Marshall.
Legend has it that settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when gold quartz was discovered in 1851.