Paso Robles

WE CALL IT COWBOY WINE COUNTRY

Found in the hills of the upper Salinas River Valley.  I call it cowboy wine country...Have the feelings of the early days of Santa Fe, NM, Austin, Texas...laid back and beautiful, artistic, picturesque, undiscovered feeling...Victorian-era charm.  For untold centuries Native American tribes enjoyed the area and the thermal springs in the area and was called "Heaven's Spot."  Might say looking at history, it is the hot springs that is why Paso Robles is here.  And now we have the wine...

Paso Robles Digital

Film Festival

 

 

 

Music in Films, Music DVDs

and Music Documentaries

and special tributes to

The Last Waltz, Don't Look Back,

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

 

WE MISS THE  CAR SHOW IN PASO

 

Franklin Hotsprings

Today one of the best healing springs environments and

places for great family fun is Franklin Hotsprings.  During

the Film Fest we will screen Sideways here...

 

Rancho Paso de Robles (Spanish for "Pass of Oaks", was created by a land grant

in 1844.  Couple years after the Civil war,  a half interest in the town site was

purchased by Drury James, the uncle of outlaw Jesse James.  He envisioned an

elegant city offering first-class amenities, with the hot sulfur springs serving as

the main attraction.  The stagecoach line brought customers for the new bath-

house, hotel, and some small cottages built for the bathers. 

 

When the Southern Pacific Railroad brought the railway to town in 1886, plans

for the town went into high gear. 

 

Now wine vineyards, the hot springs, almond and olive orchards make the area rich

with these fine  products...the town is known for its great festivals and car shows (oops)

And weekends you'll always find something going on for families and tourist.  AND

IF WE HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT...GOIN' TO GET MORE MUSIC HERE

HAPPIN' HERE IN COWBOY WINE COUNTRY...CHECK OUT OUR FILM FESTIVAL

 

Stay tuned to the Jesse James Paso Robles Saga, and more about hot springs and

and their heal powers, underground rivers and more magic here in Paso.  Even talk

that the fly in restaurant at the airport is the best fly in restaurant in the West.

Festival Express

Legendary Train Ride Through Rock's Fabled Past

TO BE SCREENED AT THE PASO FILM FEST...

PADEREWSKI  FEST

Paso Robles each November

 

Wineries: Paso Robles has more than 200 wineries and the number grows each year. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

(PRWCA) represents most of the wineries in the area. PRWCA provides links to the wineries and extensive information regarding

the wine related events including but not limited to the annual Wine Festival, the Zinfandel Festival, and the Harvest Festival. Further

details available at the website or by calling (800) 549-WINE (9463). 

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The Jesse James  Paso Robles Saga

Rex Pickett, author of SIDEWAYS, the book that became

blockbuster movie, is at a wine festival had a great time

with him that night and next morn there is the story

about drinking wine in the trunk of car...I love livin'

sideways in cowboy wine country

Music helping Children

Cat Country special show for those that donated to the St. Jude's

Children Hospital...a beautiful sunset performance

at the Robert Hall Winery out 46 East...

 

WE MISS THE  CAR SHOW IN PASO

 

You can also check out the PASOROBLESCHAMBERS.com  they have some great contacts and wine directory

Sulfur/Geothermal Spas: Paso Robles has long been known for its hot sulfur springs. In the 19th and 20th Centuries many visitors came to Paso Robles for what they believed to be the curative powers of the geothermal waters. The Salinan Indians—the most historical inhabitants of the area—were here thousands of years even before the mission era.  They knew this area as the “Springs” or the “Hot Springs.” The Indians, and later the Mission Fathers and their congregations, found relief from various ailments in the therapeutic waters and soothing mud baths, later cam the tourist and the famous, even baseball teams would come to heal in the springs.

Downtown Events: City Park is the focus for many different events and celebrations throughout the year. Parades, festivals, exhibits, and shows are all part of the downtown calendars maintained by the Paso Robles Visitors and Conference Bureau and Paso Robles Main Street.

Paso Robles Event Center:  Formerly known as the Mid-State Fairgrounds, the State’s fairgrounds are home to the annual California Mid-State Fair (end of July through early August) and a great variety of year-round activities, shows, and exhibits.

An earthquake struck several miles from Paso Robles on December 22, 2003,  The quake registered 6.5 magnitude

on the Richter Magnitude Scale.  The dormant underground springs that had once been used for the spa were brought

back to life by the quake, causing flooding and a sink hole in the parking lot of the city hall/library.  The sinkhole still

requires pumping to move the water from the center of the city to the riverbed, where it is allowed to flow unimpeded.

The sinkhole has also continually released sulfur gas since the earthquake, creating an odor that occasionally lingers

 over the area surrounding the hole.  Seems the city is not sure what to do with this...seems to me being next to a

library and with the city shooting for tourist, this could be made a great stop for tourist and a learning place for kids.

Lakes: Two lakes west of Paso Robles, Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio, draw visitors to the Paso Robles area and provide a setting for both vacation homes and permanent area residents. Boating, water skiing, fishing, wildlife programs, and camping are among the many activities in the area.

Golf: Paso Robles currently has three 18-hole golf courses with additional in the planning stages. Clear weather makes golf a pleasurable past time anytime of year. Please contact the Paso Robles Visitors and Conference Bureau regarding details.

Some great Guest Ranches, Camping, Hunting, Wine tours, the ocean and other recreation in the area...just up 46 you can visit the site where James Dean had his fateful ride.  He was on the way to Paso when he died.

 

check their website

LastMinuteTravel.com

Olive Festival and a Wine Festivals are great events

in the City Park...Music on Fridays in the Summer

are a great family event on blankets, food and wine.

 

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Love the Pioneer Days

Paso Robles Digital

Film Festival

 

Paso Robles Wine Festival

 

See more pics around Paso

Merle Haggard

at the Pozo Saloon

 

Other Area Attractions: Paso Robles is the gateway to the scenic and historic attractions of the Central Coast.

 From convenient lodging in Paso Robles a visitor can enjoy the wild country side, travel just few miles to the ocean

 and return for a relaxing dinner in the downtown area:

Past Mid State Fair shots


Julia Roberts

Robby fishing at Franklin Pond...

 

       

CHECK OUT THE CAR SHOW IN PASO

sad to see them go...who knows why they left town?

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