To help us manage the flow of people and traffic throughout the event, visitors are encouraged to start their Art + Ag Trail at one of the four Trailhead information centers conveniently positioned around the Sierra Valley:
Sierra Valley Grange Hall
92202 Highway 70, Vinton, CA
Sierra Valley Farms
1329 County Road A-23, Beckwourth, CA
305 Lincoln Street, Sierraville, CA
Milton Gottardi Museum
501 School St, Loyalton, CA
Trailheads (open at 9:00 a.m.) will host local artists and will provide opportunities to pick up or purchase passports, SVAAT merchandise, Event Maps and plan the rest of your day with a knowledgeable volunteer.
Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail
September 24, 2022
Sites Open: 10am – 4pm
Location: 14 sites throughout the Sierra Valley (Plumas and Sierra Counties)
30 miles NW of Reno, 24 miles NW of Truckee.
Pick up a free printed map of the sites at any Trailhead on the day of the event.
Also look for the signs shown above marking each of the sites.
September 23, 5:30-9PM
the Lost Marbles Ranch
Kick off the Art + Ag Trail with dinner and a concert at the Lost Marbles Ranch.
Enjoy a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches and Rotisserie chicken dinner from When Pigs Fly catering, throw back a cold one from our incredible Cattlewomen's cash bar, then kick back for a hooting and hollering performance of the legendary Sourdough Slim!
When Pigs Fly BBQ (5:30-7PM)
Sourdough Slim in Concert (7-9PM)
Reserve Your Tickets Now
To help the SVAAT pay for signage, port-a-potties and other related expenses for the event, a $25 donation will earn you 2 prize drawing tickets and a limited-edition Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail Passport, featuring iconic photographs from Sierra Valley and spaces to collect stamps as you travel the Trail.
A fundraiser for the event, the Passport is a great keepsake item, a fun activity and an entry into our amazing prize drawing. Passports and prize drawing tickets will be available online before the event and at Trailheads on the day of the event.
Cattleman's Grab & Go Lunch
& Prize Drawing
September 24, 202212-1PM
Reserve your Cattlemen's Lunch
Trail-weary pioneers are encouraged to stop by Downtown Loyalton
for the Cattlemen's BBQ Tri-Tip
Grab & Go lunch and Prize Drawing
You won’t want to miss the Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association & the Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen’s delicious tri-tip lunch. These folks know their way around a grill and a cut of beef, so this is not a stop to be missed. This will be an opportunity to catch up with friends, compare passport stamps, swap stories and refuel for the rest of the trail. Lunch will also feature the SVAAT Prize Drawing that will send you home with a smile on your face and maybe something special for your home.
One of our event sites – the Roberti Ranch – will be offering three bus tours.
On each tour, guests will:
23 reserved seats are available on each 1.5-hour tour.
Reserve your Seat on the Tour Today
-Registration is full -
You'll have to catch it next Year!
The Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail is blessed with a generous community, including our artists and exhibitors, many of whom donate some of their beautiful artwork for a prize drawing that serves as a fundraiser to keep the event going. Purchasing an event passport gets you two prize drawing tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each. The drawing will be held at 12:00 p.m. in downtown Loyalton. Prize baskets will be available to pickup in the Milton-Gottardi Museum.
Travelers along the Art & Ag trail will be treated to a permanent art installation in Sierra Valley. Barn quilts honor the economic, cultural, and historical contribution of ranching and farming to our rural communities, while celebrating one of America’s historic art forms, the quilt block. With the support of a grant from the California Arts Council, local artists, quilters and ranchers came together under the guidance of the Sierra County Arts Council to create the Sierra Valley Barn Quilt Trail. The Barn Quilt patterns speak to the Valley’s Swiss-Italian heritage, wildlife and agricultural foundation. They add a story and a splash of color to grand old structures around the Valley.