Butte County is a landscape where the fertile valley floor meets the recreation-rich Sierra Nevada. Within it, warm and friendly towns that feel like home beckon you to explore the unexpected in a corner of Northern California all its own.

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Butte County is the thundering of 410-foot Feather Falls and a sip of Sierra Nevada brew straight from the source. It is the mystical hanging cascades at Phantom Falls and the buttery taste of olive oil from 100-year-old trees. It is mountain biking through wildflowers and waterskiing one of California’s most expansive reservoirs.
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California Nut Festival

12 Years in the Making…It’s Time to Go Nuts At the California Nut Festival on April 21. Tickets Go on Sale March 5! With a focus on locally grown and produced foods and beverages from the North Valley, tree nuts such as almonds, chestnuts, walnuts, pecans and pistachios take center stage throughout the crowd-pleasing event. Each year, this culinary festival showcases plentiful gourmet food offerings, always-popular wine and beer sampling, nut-inspired cooking demonstrations, live musical entertainment on two outdoor stages, a wonderful art show featuring talented local artists and much more. Tickets for the 2018 California Nut Festival go on sale March 5 and will be available online or at participating TriCounties Bank locations. General admission tickets to the (rain or shine) California Nut Festival are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Tickets for children ages 7-12 are $10 and the event is free for children six and under.  For more information about the 2018 California Nut Festival, visit the official website at www.CaliforniaNutFestival.com, call 530-519-1882 or connect via social media at www.facebook.com/nutfestival.  

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Date

Apr 21

Time

11:00:00 - 16:00:00

Location

Patrick Ranch Museum
Durham CA, 95938

WildFest

The WildFest is the pre-ride party before the Chico Wildflower Century. This is a free community event open to all! Enjoy the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden, cycling-inspired expo, Fork in the Road food trucks, and music.

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Date

Apr 28

Time

13:00:00 - 18:00:00

Location

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Chico CA, 95928

Chico Wildflower Century

Saturday (WildFest)- Kick off your ride with our Saturday WildFest pre-ride party with rider check-in, cycling-inspired expo, Sierra Nevada beer garden, live music, KidZone with Bike Rodeo, and Fork In The Road food trucks. Bring your friends and family because this free community event is open to all!
 
Sunday: (Ride day!) The Chico Wildflower Century is about the most fun you can have on a bike! It has even been rated as one of Bicycling Magazine's Top Ten Century rides. Come on out and join us for the 37th annual Chico Wildflower, and you'll see why. Route options include beginner 12 miles to challenging 125 miles. Registration includes SAG support, goodie bag, fully-stocked rest stops, and a hearty and delicious farm-fresh post-ride meal. 
 
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Date

Apr 29

Time

13:00:00 - 18:00:00

Location

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Chico CA, 95928

Stay in Butte County

When you Explore Butte County, you can be sure you’ll end each day in a comfortable spot. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage hideaway, or an inviting downtown inn, search for all the perfect accommodations here.

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