On the Trail in the Sierra Valley


The Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail is an event that offers something for everyone. Always in late September, attendees often have a perfect fall day to enjoy the history, culture, and bounty of the Sierra Valley. This year the Art & Ag Trail will be held on Saturday, September 23.

Guests of the event travel through the Sierra Valley at their own pace where they visit Sierra Valley Barn Quilts, working ranches, and other historical buildings throughout the valley. There will be local vendors and exhibitors at each site for participants to buy and purchase local goods.

The Trail offers participants an opportunity to visit 100-plus-year-old privately-owned farms and ranches, many of which are still in operation today. The free event boasts almost a dozen sites to visit throughout the valley. It truly is an event for the whole family. There will be live music throughout the trail and children’s activities, artist demonstrations, educational presentations, and a prize drawing. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour some of the sites and learn about the history and current day-to-day operations of the ranches. Today, many of these ranches are still family-owned and -operated, having been in some families for many generations.

New to the trail this year are the stoic Genacsi Barn, “History by Helen Roberti” where family matriarch, Helen Roberti, gives the history of the Roberti Family and Ranch (reservation only) as well as the Willow Farm and foot-powered lathe at The Lost Marbles Ranch. Additional Ranches include Hollitz Ranch featuring the Sierra Valley Yaks, four Roberti Ranch tours (by reservation only), Great Basin Pottery, storytime for kids at Lil’ Megs, and much more.

A Cattlemen’s tri-tip lunch will be available in Loyalton Square with a lunchtime performance by Danny Horton.

The Art & Ag Trail Kickoff Event will be Friday, September 22 at the Lost Marbles Ranch, featuring Buck Ford in concert. Tickets are $30 and there will be a cash bar hosted by the Cattlewomen’s Association.

To purchase tickets and sign up for a passport, visit svaat.org or email sierravalleyartnag@ gmail.com The organizers of the Art & Ag Trail ask that participants please reserve their commemorative passport and prize drawing tickets for a chance to win a donated prize from the artists involved. Contributing to this event allows the event to remain free to the public.

The Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail would like to thank its’ sponsors for making this event possible, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Plumas Arts, Musica Sierra, and The Sierra County Arts Council.

For more information, visit the Sierra Valley Art & Ag Trail website or call (530) 428-5016.