Events Calendar

Ferndale Repertoire Theatre 

Ferndale Repertoire Theatre


January 25-February 17:
Theatre,  "Songs for a New World."  Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Friday-Saturday evening performances, some Sunday matinees. 800-838-3006

 

Horsemanship Skills 4-Day Clinic with Jerry Tindell,

February 7-10:
Horsemanship Skills 4-Day Clinic with Jerry Tindell, featuring advanced riding skills. Develop understanding, timing and feel for your horse. Thursday-Friday: Beginning Horsemanship; Saturday-Sunday: Advanced Horsemanship. Sponsored by Backcountry Horsemen of California Redwood Unit. Humboldt County Fair Assn. Covered Arena. 707-786-9637 

 

Poultry Show

February 9-10: 
Poultry Show. Humboldt Poultry Fanciers Assn.Humboldt County Fairgrounds.

 

Gymkana

February TBA: Gymkana,
Sponsored by California State Horseman Association, Region 13. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. 707-786-9511

 

February TBA: Fern Cottage Valentine’s Tea, Fudge & Accessories. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale’s Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707-786-4835

 

March 1-2: Fray of Ferndale. Slot car racing teams gather for a two-day marathon at the Fairgrounds’ Belotti Hall. 707-496-4475

 

March 31: 43rd Annual Easter Concert. The 50-voice Ferndale Community Choir performs sacred songs of the season. Easter Sunday: Ferndale Assumption Church, 546 Berding St., Ferndale, 8 p.m. 707-786-4477

April 6-7: Encore Performances of the 43rd Annual Easter Concert. The 50-voice Ferndale Community Choir performs sacred songs of the season. Saturday: Christ Episcopal Church, 15th & H Streets, Eureka, 8 p.m. Sunday: Ferndale Community Church, 712 Main St., Ferndale, 3 p.m. 707-786-4477

 

April 19-May 12: Musical Theatre, Hello, Dolly!Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Friday-Saturday evening performances, some Sunday matinees. 800-838-3006

 

May 4: Ride for Life. Hope Equestrian Relay Organization (HERO) teams will ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to earn money for the American Cancer Society. Race track, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. To help or form a Ride for Life team, contact Holly LaCount, 707-476-1632, herorideforlife@gmail.com

 

May 11: 35th Annual Bicycle Tour of the Unknown Coast. Events for the whole family! 10-, 20-, and 50-mile courses plus California’s toughest “century,” the 100-mile loop through the redwoods, tracing the Lost Coast to the Victorian Village of Ferndale. Start times: 100-mile, 7 a.m.; 50-mile, 8 a.m.; 20-mile, 10 a.m.; 10-mile, 11:30 a.m. Tour Director Vic Armijo, director@tucycle.org, 707-845-6117

Kinetic Classic 

May 12: Kinetic Classic. This kid powered art race is all about the next generation of kinetic kooks. Join the Rutabaga Royal Family on Main Street for the noon kick-off parade, and stick around for all the kinetic action. Kids -- 9 months to + 12½ years -- will compete in 3 age categories. They’ll Rutababy Buggy Bounce in their best costumes, brave the Rutabaga Rally, or push their limits in the Push Kart Kinetic Dash. Food, fun, prizes, special treats for mom, face painting and the cutest Kinetinauts in Humboldt! Events schedule. Kinetic Universe, Inc. (707) 768-3443

 

May 12: Fern Cottage Mother’s Day Tea & Hats. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale’s Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707-786-4835

Portugese Holy Ghost festival 

May 18-19: 89th Annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa. Celebrate the history and music of Portugal with dinners, a dance, auction, and a Sunday parade to mass. Schedule: 6:30 p.m. Saturday rosary, bean & linguica dinner. Sunday, line up for parade (9:30 a.m.) to 10:30 a.m. mass; noon dinner, Portuguese Hall; 2 p.m. auction, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, followed by dancing; evening meal at Portuguese Hall, 7 p.m. Since 1936, in its only annual appearance as a marching band, Scotia Band serenades celebrants with a Portuguese repertoire specific to each stage of the celebration on Sunday as they parade between the Portuguese Hall and the Assumption Church. The public is invited; persons of Portuguese descent are especially welcome. Contact: Ida Toste, 707-786-4346

Parade photo courtesy of The Ferndale Enterprise, used by permission

 

May 27: Memorial Day Parade. Ferndale veterans and other organizations coordinate the 10 a.m. parade and solemn remembrance of the day.

Kinetic Race Sculpture 

May 25-27: 45th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race and 43rd Anniversary of the Kinetic Grand Championship. Wild and crazy people-powered sculptures traverse land, sand, and water to travel from the Arcata Plaza (10 a.m. viewing, noon start Saturday) to the finish line in the Victorian Village of Ferndale (finishing any time after noon Monday). It’s all for the glory! Final awards ceremony at Ferndale’s Fireman’s Hall is open to the public, beginning around 5:30 p.m. Course maps. 707-499-0643 or email the Rutabaga Queen.

 

TBA: Concert & Art Show, “Sounds from the Back Alley. Mind’s Eye Manufactory presents a free concert with music and art. Artisans’ Alley, directly behind Mind’s Eye Manufactory. Free. 2-7 p.m.

 

TBA: Hike the Sounding Seas & Eel River Estuary Preserves. Ranger-guided tour (at no charge) of the sloughs, wetlands, dunes and beach located just north of Centerville Beach, and stretching to the south spit of the Eel River, this magnificent property is owned and managed by the state’s largest non-profit land steward, the Wildlands Conservancy. Register by calling Rangers Jerome or Zach, 707-762-4724.

 

First two weekends in June: North Coast Open Studios. Humboldt County’s participating artists invite art lovers into their creative spaces. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dog Kennel Club 

July TBA: The Lost Coast Kennel Club Show, AKC Licensed Dog Conformation & Obedience. More than 500 entrants. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or whenever Best in Show judging is completed).

 

July TBA: Star Spangled ???, featuring the Eureka Symphony’s brass ensemble in a patriotic brass band concert. Presented by Eureka Symphony and Fern Cottage, the Star Spangled ____ includes an ice cream social, tours of the historic home, and all grounds open for viewing. Built in 1866 for the cattle ranching Russ family, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic integrity. Event proceeds benefit the non-profit Eureka Symphony and Fern Cottage Foundation. 2 to 4 p.m. Seating is limited; call for reservations: 707-786-4835. $25 individual, $40 couple, $50 for family of 3-6. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale’s Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707-786-4835

Parade. Ferndale Chamber of Commerce organizes the noon Independence Day parade. Entry form.

 

Patriotic Musical Theatre, Ferndale Repertory Theatre at 3 p.m. Traditional 4th of July balloon drop and patriotic salute to servicepersons, too. For tickets call 1-800-838-3006

  July 12-August 25: Theatre, Boeing, Boeingand “Victor-Victoria” alternating weekends at Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Friday-Saturday evening performances, some Sunday matinees. 800-838-3006
 

July TBA: The Lost Coast Kennel Club AKC Dog Agility Trial. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until last dog is judged. Free admission. Humboldt County Fairgrounds (soccer field) at Ferndale. Trial Chair: Beverly Morgan Lewis, 707-445-3316.

 Humboldt County Fair horse racing

 August 13: Humboldt County Fair Gala Preview of Fine Arts & Flowers. Ferndale Garden Club hosts fundraiser for special awards and scholarships. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served; commemorative goblet for the first 150 guests. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fine Arts/Red Barn building and Flower Hall. (Gala guests are welcome to attend concurrent fine art and photography critiques. Fine Arts: 6:30 in Red Barn. Photography: 5:30 pm at Hindley Hall.) $15 each or 2 for $25 (requested donation). 707-786-4080

 

August 14-25: 117th Annual Humboldt County Fair. Horse races, mule races, art, carnival rides, handicrafts, food, livestock contests, hog calling contest, floriculture, animals, much more! The oldest uninterrupted county fair in California is fun for everyone. 707-786-9511

 

TBA: Hike the Sounding Seas & Eel River Estuary Preserves. Ranger-guided tour (at no charge) of the sloughs, wetlands, dunes and beach located just north of Centerville Beach, and stretching to the south spit of the Eel River, this magnificent property is owned and managed by the state’s largest non-profit land steward, the Wildlands Conservancy. Register by calling rangers, 707-762-4724.

  September 6-8: 9th Annual Wildcat Gem Fest. More than 40 vendors with demonstrations, classes and displays of gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, jade, fossils, opals, gold, etc. The largest on the north coast, Wildcat Gem Society’s club-retail/wholesale show includes a silent auction fundraiser for Ferndale High Athletics uniform fund. Free admission. Friday noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Belotti Hall, Fairgrounds, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale. micknorma@directv.net, 707-943-1575, 707-499-6194
 

September 7-8: Bargain Lovers’ Weekend. IT’S A GARAGE SALE… IT’S A BARN SALE… IT’S A SIDEWALK SALE… IT’S A… BARGAIN LOVERS’ WEEKEND!   It’s the biggest sale of its kind in the history of Humboldt County. From Main Street to side streets the whole town is getting in on the act!  More than 100 different locations offering everything from antiques to zithers. New and used merchandise… toys… tools… gadgets galore… clothing… household… plants and garden… games… puzzles… kids’ stuff!  WOW!!! Just look for the BRIGHT YELLOW SIGNS that mark each location! Shop ’til you drop in and around the business district. Food, fun and shopping… it doesn’t get much better than BARGAIN LOVERS’ WEEKEND! Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 to 4. 707-786-4477

September 7-8: Friends of the Ferndale Library Book Sale fundraiser takes place outside the library, Saturday and Sunday, as part of Bargain Lovers’ Weekend. 707-786-9559

 

October TBA: Halloween Carnival & Dinner. Haunted house, dime-a-chance carnival games for the kids, cake walk, bingo, silent auction, and more good, clean Halloween fun. Fundraiser for the Ferndale 8th Grade class trip. Pulled pork sandwiches, $8; hot dog dinner, $6. 5:30-9 p.m. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Information: 707-786-5300

 

 October 31: St. Mark’s Annual Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off. Family fun, games, cakewalk, hayride, live music and a candy booth for the kids. Chili judged by local dignitaries at the beginning of festivities, followed by hot dogs and chips with a taste of chili for other attendees, free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Fern & Berding Streets.

 Victorian HOlidays

November TBA: Victorian Holidays. Wear vintage clothing, sew your own outfit, or use your imagination to create something fun with an old-time flair to step back in time and enjoy the warm feeling of a Victorian holiday in Ferndale. Free horse drawn wagon rides, weather permitting, noon-2. Carolers, demonstrations by artisans and other entertainments on Main Street; visions of yesteryear. 707-786-9500

 

TBA: Blacksmithing Demonstration. Ferndale Museum, home to the J. A. Mouat blacksmith shop since the 1980s, hosts this two-hour demo, a great opportunity for children and adults to see the smith’s art first-hand. Blacksmith Jerry Murry fires up the forge to show blacksmithing techniques once essential to daily life.Jerry is a great entertainer and raconteur as well as a talented blacksmith, and he will be happy to answer questions and provide some history of the blacksmith’s art with all the tools of a working blacksmith shop, including an extensive collection of branding irons. The museum gift shop sells Jerry’s hand-forged products. Admission is free.  10 a.m. to noon. 707-786-4466

 

December 7: 10:30 a.m. Santa Claus arrives in Ferndale! St. Nick and his jolly elf bring bags of goodies for youngsters on Main Street. 10:30 a.m. 707-786-4477

 

December 7 & 8: 44th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song. The Ferndale Community Choir gives an encore performance, concluding in time for everyone to attend the lighting of America’s tallest living Christmas tree. An eclectic selection of sacred and inspiring music from across the centuries and around the world, plus readings to inspire your holiday spirit. With more than 60 voices, the Ferndale Community Choir ushers in the Christmas season as it has for three generations of listeners. Saturday, Ferndale Community Church, 724 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Assumption Church, Berding & Washington Sts., 3 p.m. 707-786-4477.

 

December 8: Lighting of America’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree. Decked with colored lights by Ferndale’s intrepid volunteer firemen, the huge, radiant Spruce at the end of Main Street is visible for miles, a beacon to herald the Christmas season. The whole town turns out, along with the Booster Band, Chameleon Singers, 4-H, Scout Troops, etc., for a ceremony to rekindle the Christmas spirit, then gathers over free cookies and punch. A Ferndale tradition since 1934. 5:30 p.m. 707-786-4477 

 

December TBA: Christmas Brass Bands (saxophone quartet and a brass ensemble) strolls Main Street from 2-4 p.m. for your holiday entertainment, playing traditional Christmas favorites.

 

December TBA: Fern Cottage Annual Christmas Cheer, 1900. Have fun: dress Victorian, enjoy music and lots of christmas goodies 1 to 4 pm in the historic home of Pioneers Joseph and Zipporah Russ. $10 at the door. Built in 1866 for the cattle ranching Russ family, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic integrity. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale’s Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707-786-4835

 

December 15: 21st Annual Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade. Local farmers and ranchers parade fancifully decorated tractors and tractor-drawn wagons depicting holiday scenes down the Victorian Village’s historic Main Street for a sparkling country Christmas celebration! Tractors begin parading at 7 p.m. (pdf entry form) 707-786-4477

 

December TBA: Holiday Shop and Dine ’til 9. Whether you’ve finished your holiday shopping or haven’t even started it, the Main Street merchants of Ferndale are here to welcome you.  Shops, cafes and restaurants are open until 9pm…it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Ferndale!

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