The early morning chill signals fall is here. Take a ride up into the foothills for a couple of events this weekend, or check out something closer to home.

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Fall Fest

The Presentation Fall Fest features live music, a whirl on carnival rides such as a Ferris wheel, a wine and beer garden, bingo, food booths, silent auction, country store and more.

What: Presentation Fall Fest

When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Presentation Parish School, 1635 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., Stockton.

Admission: Free



Gem & Mineral Show

The Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club — known as rock hounds — says this event is fun for the whole family. There is sand sifting for gems, a bracelet craft, fossil display and even gold panning with the Delta Gold Diggers. Check out demos, vendors and rock club treasures, too.

What: Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi.

Admission: Children 12 and younger are free; $6, adults.



Free admission day

Learn more about the original 49ers, those enterprising folks who left home to find fortune in the Mother Lode. The Angels Camp Museum has three acres of historical exhibits with information on Mark Twain, mining, Chinese culture, and gold prospecting. It’s hosting activities for children, live music, stamp mill demos and more.

What: Free admission day

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp.

Admission: Free this Saturday.



Coucours d’Elegance

Wayne Carini, the host of “Chasing Classic Cars” on Discovery’s Velocity Channel is the special guest at this antique and classic car show, which also includes plein air painters capturing the day on canvas.

What: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance.

When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys.

Admission: $20, adults; children younger than 14, free.

Information: (209) 269-6950


Live music

Network, a local classic rock cover band, performs at this beautiful estate and winery.

What: Live music

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Viaggio Estate & Winery, 100 E. Taddei Road, Acampo.

Admission: Free

Information: (209) 368-1378