Old Town Auburn Blog

News from the Historic Capital of California

Taste of Chocolate – Valentine’s Rush

Posted By member on May 27, 2010

The 2010 Taste of Chocolate was a rousing success. On February14th, Valentine’s Day, the town was alive with the wafting aroma of the brown gold. In fact it, the rush on chocolate caused some merchants to run out out before the day was done. Taste of Chocolate - Old Town Auburn

Old Town Auburn – a rich history

Posted By mikeob on July 21, 2009

Welcome to historic Old Town Auburn, California, located in the heart of Placer County !!!

Old Town Auburn has a rich history going back 160 years.

Claude Chana Gold panning

Claude Chana Gold panning

Gold was discovered in a ravine here in 1848 by Claude Chana, just a few months after James Marshall discovered the first gold at Sutter’s Mill not far away. The town of Auburn grew around that one event to become the rich, versatile town it is today. But that’s not what this blog is about. If you want to read about Auburn’s history, see our Old Town Auburn History Blog at:


But for news and information about Auburn , California today, this is the place to be .

Today Old Town Auburn is the location for special events all year ’round, starting with an every-Saturday-morning Foothill Farmer’s Market featuring Placer Grown fruits and vegetables.  We annually host the Spring and fall antique street fairs, a summertime blues festival, a fall wine festival and a Country Christmas evening which highlights the calendar.

Stop by on your way up or down I-80, or make plans to spend quality time in Old Town Auburn. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy a slice of Old California’s pleasures and treasures.

This website contains lots of stories, articles and anecdotes from the merchants, restaurants, vendors, and service professionals that make Old Town Auburn the quaint and historic town it is today.