Mono County, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2015) - Each fall the mountains, streams and lakes of the Eastern Sierra light up in a brilliant display of autumn leaves, and this fall Mono County is offering a variety of fun events to round out any leaf-peeper’s visit.

Fishermen won’t want to miss Ambush at the Lake – Convict Lake’s Fall Fishing Derby, running now through Nov. 15 at Convict Lake. There’s $6,000 in resort prizes. Join in on the three-day Morrison’s Bonus Derby Weekend to win $2000 in cash, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. More information at

The Antelope Valley Lions Club will be hosting their annual Deer Hunter Barbecue in Walker at the Community Center, Oct. 3, featuring secret recipe deep-pit barbecue with all the trimmings, homemade desserts and a raffle for great prizes. Learn more at

The June Lake Autumn Beer Festival, Oct. 10, gathers award-winning craft breweries along with food, games and live music at Gull Lake Park. In its third year, strong beer lovers can also try their hand at a stein holding contest. Find out more at

In partnership with Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Inyo County, Mono County Tourism has produced an Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide and Map to make planning your trip around the best fall colors easier.

For more information about fall events, to track the fall color progression this season, or to receive the free Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide and Map, go to, check out or call 800-845-7922.  Or, stop by any visitor center in the county, including the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center, Mono Lake Committee Visitor Information Center, both in Lee Vining, the Bridgeport Ranger Station, or the Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at the Walker General Store in Walker.

About Mono County:
Located approximately 310 miles west of Las Vegas, 315 miles north of Los Angeles, and 280 miles east of San Francisco, Mono County accesses the east entrance to Yosemite National Park and beckons visitors in all seasons. The region was listed among the Top 10 U.S. destinations by Lonely Planet and its major thoroughfare, US Highway 395, has been named among the country’s best five road trips by USA Weekend.   From abundant trout fishing, hiking, horseback riding and bird watching in summer, stunning fall foliage in autumn, to wintertime pursuits of skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing – and simply partaking in good old-fashioned fun in the snow – Mono County is a year-round recreation paradise.  For more information or to request guides, visit or call 800-845-7922.


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