If you are looking for older homes on large lots in the foothills or newer homes with wonderful views of the Sacramento Valley, Newcastle may be your next hometown. Famous for its mandarin oranges, Newcastle celebrates this special fruit with the Mountain Mandarin Festival each year in November. The event has become so popular, they had to move it to the Gold Country Fairground to allow for the ever increasing crowds.
The fruit packing sheds (Virtual Tour) attest to the long history of growing not only mandarins but also cherries, peaches, pears and strawberries. The old packing sheds now are home to restaurants and the Newcastle Produce Company.