Get Outta Town This Weekend – North State Day Trips

Enjoy a drive this weekend and take in some of these North State Events:


Taste of Willow Creek

An annual event where vintners, farmers and artisans join together to present a Passport Sunday. Participants receive a commemorative wine glass, passport, map and a fun-filled day. Pick up your passport at Community Commons (the grassy parkway next to the Bigfoot Museum on the corner of Hwy. 299 and 96) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., then shuttle or drive to Trinity River Farm, Dogwood Estate Winery, Willow Creek Farms, Cinnabar Sam’s Restaurant, River Nook Orchard and Sentinel Vineyards where you will be hosted with music, art, local wines and fresh produce. Click HERE for more information.


North Country Fair, Arcata

Of all the events held on the Arcata Plaza, non quite captures the bong-thumping, craft-hawking, spin-dancing free spirit of this eccentric coastal town then the North Country Fair. While vendors hawk their wares and arts, amateur magicians, bands and puppet shows adorn the grass. Ten Thousand people come from everywhere to help celebrate diversity and ring in the Vernal Equinox. Sat, Sept 19 and Sun, Sept 20 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click HERE for more information.


Civil War Days, Fortuna Over two days, reenactors will present living history, from massive battles with cannon and rifle fire, to depictions of daily life in military camps, in refugee settlements and among the people who lived and died during the “War Between the States.” Sat, Sept 19 and Sun, Sept 20 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click HERE for more information.

Art Party, Mt. Shasta

Art in the park to celebrate the artistry of Siskiyou County. Come join in the fun at the Mt. Shasta City Park with artists from Dunsmuir, McCloud, Mt. Shasta, Weed, Yreka, Scott Valley and Happy Camp. Free concert, dancing, storytelling, poetry reading and more. Mt. Shasta Brewery wine tasting, BBQ by Mt. Shasta Supermarket and strawberry shortcake for dessert. For more info call the Siskiyou Arts Council at 530-938-0130.


Hot Air Balloon Fest, Alturas

Enjoy early morning hot air balloon launch with a sunrise pancake breakfast Saturday and sunrise continental breakfast Sunday. Sat, Sept 19 and Sun, Sept 20. For information call Jim Cavasso 530-640-0000

North American Indian Parade and Feast, Fort Bidwell

Sat, Sept 19. For information, call 279-2067.

Adam Mankoski

is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner are the owners of HawkMan Studios and the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday Art Hop.

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