Category Archives: August

Reggae on the River

Reggae on the River 2011

Redwood forests with sweet tunes out-of-doors, at the river.

THIRTY YEARS running – this is an epic NorCal summertime music event. The celebration of reggae music in Northern California, at French’s Camp – right on the Eel River. Glorious surroundings, excellent redwoods camping all over the region!

Annual event; August
707-923 3368

Garberville CA

reggaeontheriver.com

Weaverville Car Show

Lee Fong Park
Beautiful park setting @ Lee Fong Park, in historic Weaverville

Historic Weaverville’s Car Show

Weaverville Chamber of Commerce & E Clampus Vitus (ECV #62) present NorCal’s summertime CarShow in Weaverville, a highlight of the Trinity River region. This classic auto display is held at a beautiful small town location & it’s been running for years. Event festivities spread out between the SuperMarket parking lot and Lee Fong Park, near downtown Weaverville, California; Camping & fishing are superb in these forests at this time of year. Make a long weekend of it!

Enjoy raffle prizes, Clamper breakfast, raffles, vendors, VFW Tri-Tip Lunch, Music, Shuttle Service to Historic Downtown Weaverville beginning 10 am Saturday.

This auto show event may have been previously referred to as “Car Show in The Park”

Annual event; August
530-623-6101
www.weavervillecarshow.com

WEAVERVILLE CA

Trinity Alps Hiking Map

Banana Festival

Healthy Banana and Friends!

Sac Banana Fest
Sacramento Banana Festival

Held in Sacramento @ William Land Park

5k run/walk on Saturday and a Kids Banana Split Eating Contest. Enjoy a day filled with fun, food, live entertainment, and exhibits. The event benefits the National Academic Youth Corps, which provides art and educational programs for young people in Sacramento, as well as over a dozen other worthy local charities.

Annual event: August
916-320-9573

Sacramento, CA

sacbananafestival.com

Community Drummers

Kids Banana Split Eating Contest

Intermountain Fair

Intermountain Fair 2010

NorCal Intermountain Fair

90 years running. Intermountain Fair is held annually at McArthur Fairgrounds, east of Fall River Mills, CA. Small town parade, exhibits, livestock, motocross, demolition derby, carnival rides and games. If you are looking for a small hometown fair inside California, this one is choice pickins.

The Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds is located in the northeastern tip of Shasta County on Highway 299E in the town of McArthur, CA. McArthur is located in the Fall River Valley – along with neighboring communities of Fall River Mills, Glenburn, Pittville, and Dana. All are farming communities with a total population of about 2,000 people @ 3400′ elevation.

Annual event; August & September

Fall River Mills, CA

inter-mountainfair.com

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Home Town Parade

Intermountain Fair 2010

Taste of Main Street in Encinitas

Taste of Encinitas

Encinitas: Taste of Main Street

PCH is Pacific Coast Highway 101 @ Encinitas CA features a summertime treat, a Taste of Main Street International Food Fair, where local restaurants & vendors offer food samplings to the general public. Food, wine and beer. One day event, usually held on a week day. 25 years running!

Annual event; August
760-943-1950

ENCINITAS CA

encinitas101.com/events/annual-taste-of-mainstreet/

Aloha Festival

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Bay Area Aloha Festival

Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer talents in music & dance during this 2-day festival of arts. Entertainment highlights include Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. The festival will also feature arts & crafts vendors, island cuisine, educational exhibits and workshops, and games for the kids! Located at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Annual event; August

San Francisco CA

http://www.pica-org.org/AlohaFest

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Tehachapi Mountain Festival

Tehachapi Mountain Festival 2013

Mountain Festival in Tehachapi

Over 50 years of summertime celebrations in the Southern Sierra town of Tehachapi CA. Festival includes arts & crafts show, food, entertainment, carnival, 5K & 10K run, parades, car show, rodeo, gem & mineral show, quilt show, VFW dinner and dance, pancake breakfast.

Annual event; August
661-822-4180

Tehachapi California

tehachapimountainfestival.com

Tehachapi Mountain Festival 2013

Tehachapi Mountain Festival 2013

Tomato Festival Fairfield

Tomato Alley

Fairfield’s Tomato Festival

Big weekend event in Downtown Fairfield. Festival on Texas Street (Pennsylvania Avenue to Union Street)

Farmers Market, Tomato Alley, Tomato Eating Contest, Free Tomato Sampling, BBQ, car show, arts, crafts, live music, tons-O-food and plenty street vendors.

Annual event; August
707-422-0103

fairfieldmainstreet.com

Fairfield Tomato Festival

Tomato Tasting

Del Norte County Fair

Day 13: Crescent City

Del Norte County Fair

Cresent City in the infamous Redwood Empire of Northern California hosts the Del Norte County Fair in late summer. This traditional country fair includes livestock, carnival, entertainment, talent show, 4H exhibits & arts. This is a prime time to plan a summer vacation to the north coast. More than a dozen local redwood campgrounds nearby to choose from.

Annual event; August
800-350-9556
707-464-9556

CRESCENT CITY, CA

dnfair.org

Del Norte County Fair 8/07

Del Norte County Fair 8/07

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Sebastopol Apple Festival

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Every August Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol, California provides a beautiful location for an annual celebration of Sonoma County agriculture. The Gravenstein Apple Fair, sponsored by Sonoma County Farm Trails, showcases the best in arts, crafts, food, wines and brews, games, entertainment and farm life activities.

Annual event; August
707-837-8896

Sebastopol CA

farmtrails.org/event/gravenstein-apple-fair

Hay Bale Maze

Burning Man

Burning Man 2013

Burning Man

@ Black Rock City, Nevada

for those seeking the wilder side of camping out

Weeklong event; Black Rock Desert NV

Everyone who is anyone has heard of this massive annual desert party by now. The historic wild bon fire event that started in Santa Cruz in 1986 and then moved out to the deserts of Nevada. Way north of Reno! The event is getting bigger by the decades, so expect a mild altering experience with tens of thousands of well-decorated lost souls. Advanced tickets are required. Art cars, construction, costumes, pyrotechnics, live bands, music DJs, the playa dust & summer desert camping w/ 60,000 other freaks in the temporary Black Rock City.

Annual event;  August

burningman.com

Sunrise Balloon People, Burning Man 2011

Burning Man 2013

The Temple of Transition - Burning Man 2011

Monterey County Fair

fair trails

County Fair in Monterey

Over 70 years of this coastal event in California. Carnival rides, livestock show, food, live music, arts & crafts, horse races & wine tasting. This is by far the largest summer fair event in the region. Campgrounds and hotels in the area fill up fast in warmer months, so make reservations if you want to visit the Monterey Bay Area and not stay overnight sleeping in your car.

Annual event; August

MONTEREY CA

montereycountyfair.com

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montereybay

Humboldt County Fair

Humboldt County Fair 2008

Humboldt Fair in Ferndale

NorCal Coast near the Humboldt Redwoods, this county fair has to be one of the oldest in the golden state – over 100 years running! The scenic Victorian Village of Ferndale hosts the annual Humboldt County Fair every August. Carnival rides, games, music, food, livestock & horse races too.

Annual event; August

FERNDALE CA

humboldtcountyfair.org

Humboldt County Fair 2008