Bishop Chamber: FALL 2018


Owens Valley Radio Observatory

First Monday’s of the Month: Big Pine

See the "Big Ears" up close and learn all about the Owens Valley Radio Observatory.
When: Mon., Oct. 1st (1-2pm)
Owens Valley Radio Observatory, Big Pine, CA
Questions: Mark Hodges 760-938-2075 x109

Fall Colors Cruise and Car Show


Come check out beautifully restored classic cars as they cruise amidst the beauty of fall at the Fall Colors Cruise and Car Show. This event will delight classic car lovers, photographers and people of all ages. Come appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these restored 1974 and older classics, street rods, customs, trucks, and special interest vehicles - and maybe take one home!  
When: Oct. 5-7, 2018
Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA
Owens Valley Cruisers Car Club Website.


Choo-Choo Swap Meet

Visit nearly 100 vendors at one of the largest and most unique swap meets in all of California.  Discover the "find" amongst antiques, vintage clothing, one-of-a-kind treasures from across the Eastern Sierra and Nevada! Admission is $3 per person, children under 12 are free. Arrive early to find the best selection!  Proceeds benefit the Laws Railroad Museum.
When: Sat., Oct. 6 (8:30am)
Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA

Annual Altrusa Art Show


The Altrusa Art show features beautiful artworks from Eastern Sierra artists in support of Altrusa International.  Altrusa is a not-for-profit service association dedicated to improving our communities through leadership, partnership and service. The organization focuses on the promotion of literacy and health in disaster areas. 
When: Sat., Oct. 6 (9am-4pm)
Tallman Pavilion at the Tri-County Fairgrounds


Lone Pine Film Festival

The Lone Pine Film Festival is the destination for Western film lovers.  This year's 29th Lone Pine Film Festival will celebrate the cultural, cinematic and technical contributions of William Fox and the Fox Film Corporation, authors Vanda Krefft and Scott Eyman, as well as Ben Mankiewicz from TCM. Events include an opening gala, screenings of original, historic and documentary films, tours of filming locations such as Alabama Hills, celebrity guests, a rodeo, shoot-outs, Sunday Parade, Sunday Night Campfire, and much more!
When: October 5th - 8th, 2018
Lone Pine, CA


VCMC Dual Sport Rally

Enjoy over 800 miles of varied, technical loop terrain with unmatchable scenery during the fall ride hosted by Ventura County Motorcycle Club! This 12th annual event include opening chili dinner, Saturday night BBQ, and endless, varying terrain to explore and ride!
When: Oct. 12-14th, 2018
Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA


2nd Annual Harvest Celebration

This The Harvest Celebration highlights both locally grown and traditional indigenous foods through cooking demonstrations and tastings.  There will be a potluck lunch, native craft fair and cooking competitions with prizes. Bishop Paiute Tribe's Food Sovereignty Program hosts this event as well as Thursday Community Markets from 5-8pm throughout October.  
When: Sat., October 13th, 9am-3pm
Owens Valley Culture Center
Questions: Gaylene Kinzy (760)784-4782 or email at

Chocolate Art Walk


Come enjoy a fun and delectable evening of art, music and chocolate in downtown Bishop! Now in it's 6th year, this exciting and fun community event will feature twenty+ locations, dozens of artists & musicians, special art openings & musical performances, and free unique chocolate treats at every venue. Please join us for an entertaining, tasty and stimulating evening!
When: Saturday evening, Oct. 20 (3:00 - 8:00 pm)
Downtown Bishop, CA


American Alpine Club Fall Highball Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club, Camp USA, and FIve Ten for the Annual Eastside throwdown, the Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic. This three-day grassroots climbing festival is a true celebration of Eastern Sierra climbing.
When: Fri., Nov. 2 - 4
Bishop, CA