Fairs and Festivals

Many of our Mendocino County fairs and festivals focus on food, wine, and craft beer. We also have traditional cultural festivals and celebrations of the arts and local history. There’s nothing like a small town festival to add fun and local color to your Mendocino County visit. Here’s our guide to local fairs and festivals to help you plan your visit.

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June 2017

Kate Wolf Music Festival

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101
Laytonville, CA 95454 United States
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Dance, unwind, meet new friends, and enjoy four stages of music on 150 acre ranch in Northern Mendocino County. The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music.

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Willits Frontier Days

June 24 @ 8:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pm
Recreation Grove Park, S. Lenore Ave.
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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Willits Frontier Days

Rodeos, dances, horseshows, gymkhana, Truck & Tractor Pull, Beef BBQ, a carnival, and a 4th of July parade on Main Street. Billed as “the longest running continuous rodeo in California,” Frontier Days celebrates the Western heritage of Willits.

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July 2017
Free

Independence Parade

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Downtown Point Arena, Point Arena, CA 95468 United States + Google Map

The Annual Downtown Parade steps off at noon on Main Street.  The theme this year is “Diver-City.” Groups are welcomed to join the parade. …

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FREE

Mendocino Street Fairs

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Heider Field, Corner of Ford and Little Lake Streets
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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The fair is an outdoor event in the center of Mendocino town on Heider Field, free of charge, with 20 -30 vendors all selling…

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FREE

Willits Frontier Days Steam-up

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Roots of Motive Power, E Commercial St
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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The annual July 4th celebration in Willits has become one of Roots' main steam-up events since our first event in 1982 when we operated…

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Mendocino Music Festival

July 8 @ 2:30 pm - July 22 @ 10:00 pm
Festival Tent, Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Mendocino Music Festival Photo: Nick Wilson

The Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California.

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Mendocino Pride March & Dinner/Dance

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - July 9 @ 5:00 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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Resist & Thrive w/Pride!! 4th Annual Mendocino Pride March & No-Host Dinner & Dance! Pride March: Sunday, July 9th, gather at corner of N.…

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$65

Northern Nights Music Festival 2017

July 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 16, 2017

Cook's Valley Campground, 83950 Road 442
East Piercy, CA 95587 United States
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Though it is not quite a fully mainstream genre, many say that EDM has become a bit predictable. Festivals devoted to the genre tend…

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Free

Mendocino Art Center's 58th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Browse a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind artwork at 50 artist booths situated outdoors among the Mendocino Art Center gardens. Wearable art lovers are…

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$35 - $50

Not-So-Simple Living Fair

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 30, 2017

Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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There's so much to learn at the Not-So-Simple Living Fair held on the last weekend of July at the County Fairgrounds in Boonville. Take…

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August 2017
Various

Redwood Empire Fair

August 3 - August 6
Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, 1055 N. State St.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Every August the fairgrounds in Ukiah come alive for the Redwood Empire Fair! Not just the fun of the rides and games, there are…

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$150

Art in the Redwoods Festival – Hats Off Dinner

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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This special evening of fine food, wine and art is the opening event of the annual Art in the Redwoods Festival held at the beautiful…

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$10

Art in the Redwoods Festival – Champagne Preview

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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Outdoor artist booths will be open for a sneak preview from 4 – 6 p.m. The Fine Art exhibit sneak preview is from 4:30…

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$6

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2017

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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The Art in the Redwoods Festival, the most popular and largest north coast art show in California, will take place on the 2nd weekend…

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FREE

35th Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Covelo, S. Airport Rd.
Covelo, CA United States
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Admission is free and will be hosted both days by Mickey the Clown. The festival features arts and craft booths, blackberry delicacies, Mendocino County…

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September 2017
Various

Paul Bunyan Days

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States + Google Map

10:30 am Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Model Trains   2:30 pm Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Model Trains   3 pm Walk with…

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Paul Bunyan Days

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States + Google Map

9 am Bird Walk Whale Bones   10 am Tricycle Race (Register 9:30) Craft Fair Classic Cars Pie Sale (until gone) Whale Bones Book…

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Various

Paul Bunyan Days

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States + Google Map

9 am Logger Breakfast   10 am Craft Fair Logger Breakfast Model Trains (10:30) Book Sale Gem & Mineral Historic Steam Engines   11…

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FREE

18th Annual Point Arena Seafood & Harbor Festival

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an event that you don’t want to miss: a perfect setting with amazing food, stunning views, great company and all for a…

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Various

Paul Bunyan Days

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States + Google Map

10 am Gem & Mineral Model Trains (10:30) Steam Donkey Run   11 am Labor Day Parade Gem & Mineral Model Trains   12…

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