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Events, 2016

Updated 6/24/16. Events subject to change without notice. Check with event organizers for updates.

Ferndale Repertory TheatreThe White SnakeJune 16-July 10: Theatre, “The White Snake.” Beautiful Chinese folk tale features live musicians, puppets, and dancers, and will enchant and delight young adults as well as the young at heart. Fri.-Sat. eve., Sat./Sun. mat. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483

June 23-25: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

old steeple concert hallJune 25: "I, John Brown." A one-man show by Charlie Beck as the famous abolitionist with ties to Humboldt County. OldSteeple-CharlieBeckMusic by Hugh Gallagher. Hosted by Ferndale Museum at The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company, corner of Berding Street and Ocean Avenue, Ferndale. All ages. $10 at the door. 7:30 p.m. 707-786-7030

The Lost Coast Kennel Club Show, AKC Licensed Dog Conformation & ObedienceJune 28: Evening hours at Ferndale Museum. Open 7-9 p.m. with exhibits highlighting the history of our unique community. Enjoy a tune from the player piano or crank up and chat on wall-mounted phones from the past. The museum is located at 515 Shaw Ave. Call (707) 786-4466 for information.

June 30-July 2: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

July 1-3: The Lost Coast Kennel Club Show, AKC Licensed Dog Conformation & Obedience. More than 500 entrants, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or whenever Best in Show judging is completed). Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511

 


Ferndale Volunteer Firefighters celebrate independence with an old-fashioned treat for the kids: a free ride on a gleaming fire engineFerndale's 4th of July: Fire Engine Rides, Patriotic Parade

Independence Day Fire Engine Rides. Ferndale Volunteer Firefighters celebrate independence with an old-fashioned treat for the kids: a free ride on a gleaming fire engine. 10 a.m. to noon.

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


July 7-9: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

July 8-9: Assumption Parish Annual Rummage Sale at Parish Hall, 546 Berding St. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 9 to 1. Desserts available both days.

July 14-16: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

Ferndale Repertory TheatreJuly 18-30: Youth Musical Theater Workshops for 7- to 18-year-olds culminates in a performance showcase. Students to experience a variety of music theatre activities, assisted by actors, dancers and musicians who have performed at FRT and other local theaters. 1) Music – vocalization, vocal technique, pitch/ear training, ensemble and solo singing 2) Theatre – stage presence, improvisation, staging, group and individual skits and monologues 3) Dance – flexibility/movement, jazz, basic swing and contemporary styles for groups and individuals. Workshop will run over a two-week period: Ages 7-12: 9 am – noon Mon-Fri; Ages 13-18: 1 pm – 4 pm Mon-Fri; Plus two evening performances. $150 (scholarships available). Made possible by a grant from the Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 707-786-5483

July 21-23: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

dog agilityJuly 23-25: The Lost Coast Kennel Club AKC Dog Agility Trial & Barn Hunt. 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.

July 28-30: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

Humboldt County Fair AssociationJuly 29-31: Entry Deadline for Humboldt County Fair. Paper entries due by 5 p.m. July 29. Online entries due by midnight, July 31. 707-786-9511

Ferndale Repertory TheatreJuly 29-30: Ferndale Repertory Theatre Youth Musical Theater Workshop show. Workshop for 7- to 18-year-olds has preview performance Friday and a culminating performance Saturday, followed by a reception. 707-786-5483.

August 4-6: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

August 11-13: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

flowersAugust 17: Humboldt County Fair Preview of Fine Arts & Flowers. Ferndale Garden Club hosts fundraiser for special awards and scholarships.Wine and snacks served. Fine Arts/Red Barn building and Flower Hall. $15 each or 2 for $25 (requested donation).

August TBA: Young Exhibitors' Livestock Weigh-in for Humboldt County Fair. Livestock Department, 707-786-5518

Horses racing at the Humboldt County FairAugust 18-28: 120th Annual Humboldt County Fair, “One for the Books.” Horse races; entertainment; carnival rides; fair foods; handicrafts; art; livestock contests; floriculture; animals; much more! The oldest uninterrupted county fair in California is fun for everyone. 707-786-9511

August TBA: Junior Livestock Auction. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. 707-786-9511

August 18-20: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

old steeple concert hallKatie PasquiniAugust 20: Art Quilt Trunk Show. Katie Pasquini relocated to this area recently, and will appear to present her trunk show, 7-9 p.m. $10 tickets available at Stitch (385 Main St., Ferndale). The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company, 246 Berding St. 707-786-7030

August 25-27: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

September 1-2: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. $10. Closed for private event Saturday, Sept. 3. 707-786-4835

Humboldt Cash MobSeptember 4: Premiere of Ferndale Concours on MainFerndale Concours on Main. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has approved a special category for the Victorian Village of Ferndale. This new class of Concours is called Concours on the Avenue. It allows the car judging on Ferndale's historic Main Street rather than on lawn. We anticipate 100 vehicles and 20-24 judges for this prestigious event.

Labor Day Community BarbecueSeptember 5--tentative: Community Labor Day Picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings. Everyone welcome at no cost. All food is provided courtesy of Ferndale Community Church, noon to 2 p.m., Fireman's Park

September 8-10: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

September 10-11: 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! Many sales start Friday, then Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 to 4. 707-786-4477

September TBA: Friends of the Ferndale Library Book Sale fundraiser takes place outside the library, Saturday and Sunday, as part of Bargain Lovers' Weekend. Fern Cottage707-273-9514

September 16-18: Fern Cottage Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration. 707-786-4835

September 17: Lost Coast Beer & Bocce Tournament. Live music, food, beer and bocce sponsored by The Lost Coast Brewery and the Ferndale Bocce Court, is a Ferndale Kiwanis Club fundraiser for the local community. Four-person team event; teams accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry: $25/person, $100/team ($20 alternate), limit of 24 teams. Registration: 8 a.m.; play: 9 a.m. Trophies to the top 3 teams; special prize drawing for a bocce-themed creation by local artist Shawn Griggs. For applications contact Jay Parrish, 707-496-7005, or Stacy Edgmon, 707-786-9798. Ferndale Bocce court, Firemen’s Park

September 20: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

September 22-24: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

September 23: Free Presentation. Ferndale Museum hosts the Pierson Building Center Jerry Rohde lecture on the history of the local tanbark industry, 7 p.m., Ferndale City Hall.

Gwyneth MorelandSeptember 24: Gwyneth Moreland & David Hayes in Concertold steeple concert hall. At The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or order online. 707-786-7030

Ferndale Repertory TheatreSeptember 29-October 30: Musical Theatre, “The Rocky Horror Show.” Campy, titillating rock musical appropriate for ages 16 and older. Fri.-Sat. eve., Sat./Sun. mat. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483

September 29-October 1: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

September 30-October 2: 12th Annual North Coast Stand Down. The North Coast Stand Down reaches out to local veterans and their families with community-based, grassroots programs. A comprehensive support system designed for returning vets to transition successfully from military to civilian life begins Friday at 8 a.m. and ends Sunday at noon. Volunteers and sponsors sought. Call 442-4322 or 877-547-2066 for information. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA.

October 6-8: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

October 7: 8th Grade Carnival. 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, $5. 5:30-9 p.m. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Information: 707-786-5300

Oct. 8: “Ferndale, Take a Seat.” Win a trophy and Ferndale Bucks prize at the musical chairs fundraiser dinner for the Ferndale Community Center. A Lucy & Ethel Production.

October 10: "Coming of Age in Korea." Ferndale Museum's original documentary about the Eel River Valley men and women who served during the Korean War showing at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 2 p.m., followed by a 3:30 reception and book signing by Bob Martin, U.S. Marines Korea veteran (his book: To Korea and Back),​ at The Blacksmith Shop Gallery/Annex. Movie admission $10; book, $20. Reception/booksigning, no charge.

October 13-15: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

October 18: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

Sierra Hull in Concertold steeple concert hall. At The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, or order online. 707-786-7030

October 21: Led Kaapana and Da Ukulele Boyz in Concert. At The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company. Led Kaapana All ages. 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, or available online. 707-786-7030

October 20-22: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

October 21: Free Presentation. Ferndale Museum hosts the Pierson Building Center Jerry Rohde lecture on Humboldt County’s history of “Ships and Sails.” 7 p.m., Ferndale City Hall.

October TBA: Assumption Parish Bazaar. Two nights of family fun for the public to enjoy. Old fashioned fun at Portuguese Hall Friday and Saturday. Bingo, fish pond, country store, fancy work booth, etc. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Information: 496-4804 or 786-9551

October 27-29: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $10. 707-786-4835

November TBA: Ferndale High School Homecoming. Powder puff game at 1 p.m. Friday, homecoming parade starting at 2:30 p.m., and night rally at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming dance on Saturday at 9. Go Cats!

November 4-5: Fig Twig Holiday Market showcases vintage, shabby chic, handmade, and up-cycled finds. Treasures for you and your home as well a kick off to your holiday shopping season! Friday, 4-9 pm, $7 admission; Saturday, 10-4, $3 admission; a portion of admission fees goes towards local scholarships and grants. Two buildings plus food and drinks available in the Turf Room. (Event maps.) Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale. Vendors will be juried; click here for a vendor application, or email for more details. 2016 applications must be postmarked by August 1; applicants notified after August 15. 707-298-3162

November TBA: 4th Annual Community Homecoming Fundraiser. Ferndale Youth Inc. and Ferndale Wildcats Booster Club sponsor dinner, dance and silent auction with proceeds to support Ferndale youth athletic and extracurricular activities. Bar opens 6 p.m.; dinner is served at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $30. Must be 21 to attend. Ferndale Community Center, Firemen's Park, end of Berding St. Contact Kathy at 707-407-5401

Iris DeMentNovember 13: Iris DeMent in Concertold steeple concert hall. At The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door, or order online. 707-786-7030

November 15: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

Ferndale Repertory TheatreNovember 23-December 18: Theatre, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The classic holiday cartoon, onstage, appropriate for all ages. Fri.-Sat. eve., Sat./Sun. mat. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483

Assumption Church steepleNovember 24: Community Thanksgiving Service. Members of Ferndale's six churches join together to give thanks in an ecumenical service at Assumption Church, 10 a.m. 707-786-9551.

November 25-26: The Folks Christmas Crafts Fair. Veterans Memorial Building, Main Street, Ferndale. Contact: Donell McCanless, 707-786-9995

November--tentative--: Ferndale High School PaSTA Bake Sale supports the Safe & Sober Graduation Party. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Becker Insurance, 521 Main St.

blacksmithNovember TBA: Blacksmithing Demonstration. Blacksmith Jerry Murry will be demonstrating his skills at the Ferndale Museum 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come, step back in time and see the blacksmith shop exhibit fired up and in action. For more information call 786-4466. Ferndale Museum is located at 515 Shaw Ave., Ferndale.

December 2: Hospitality Night Open House. The Victorian Village welcomes friends to a lively block party evening on Main Street. Merchants stay open until 9 p.m. to serve up cheer along with free beverages and goodies. 707-786-4477

Ferndale Repertory TheatreDecember TBA: Matinee Holiday Theatre, "," an original holiday production available free to elementary school groups. Each performance lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a 10-minute question and answer session with the actors. There is no charge for this community arts program. FRT stages these performances for groups of elementary school students at no cost as a part of the theatre’s mission to educate and foster a love of the arts in everyone. The cast and crew are all volunteers, who give their time because they believe young people should have access to the arts, and that teachers and schools should be supported in making live theatrical performance a part of every child’s experience. Teachers wishing to bring their students to the Rep should make reservations early by calling 707-786-5483 or emailing. 10 a.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main Street

December 3: 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 3: 47th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song. The Ferndale Community Choir performs 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. Ferndale Community Church, 724 Main St., 7:30 p.m. 707-786-4477.

December 4: 47th 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. Assumption Church, Berding & Washington Sts., 3 p.m. 707-786-4477.

Photo copyrighted by Matt Knowles of Aesthetic Design & Photography and used by permission. If you would like a high quality print please contact Matt at 707-786-4643

December 4: 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 cocoa. A Ferndale tradition since 1934. 5:30 p.m. 707-786-4477

December 4: Portuguese Linguica and Beans Dinner features food and friendliness on tree lighting night at Portuguese Hall, 5-8 p.m. 707-786-4222

December 7: The Ferndale Museum’s annual Appreciation Luncheon, including the award of the “Volunteer of the Year,” 11:30 a.m., Ferndale Danish Hall.

December TBA--tentative: Fern Cottage Holiday Open House Tours. Tours on the hour, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale's Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). E-mail. 707-786-4835

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

Photo copyrighted by Matt Knowles of Aesthetic Design & Photography and used by permission. If you would like a high quality print please contact Matt at 707-786-4643December 18: 24th 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 lineup at 4:30 for judging at 5, begin parading at 6 p.m. (pdf entry form) 707-786-4477

December TBA--tentative: Holiday Cheer. All are welcome to the Ferndale Community Church Fellowship Hall for the Ferndale Tractor Parade. Serving free cookies, cocoa and hot cider, 5:30-7:30 pm. 712 Main St. Contact: Pastor Sean Peifer, 707-786-4475

December 20: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

old steeple concert hallDecember TBA: Ferndale Music Company Christmas Recital. Talented students and staff perform holiday tunes for friends and family, 7 p.m. Free for children, $5 per adult. 707-786-7030

Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel racesDecember/January TBA: Barrels by the Bay presents New Year's Barrel Bash at the Fairgrounds Covered Arena.  Sign up beginning at 9 a.m., run at noon.  Sanctioned by Run to Win and co-sanctioned by North State Barrel Racing Assn.  Contact Anne Green, 502-5749, for information.  email. 707-499-3200 Overnight stabling and camping available.  Contact Humboldt County Fairgrounds,  786-9511

BLESSED HOLIDAYS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Events, 2017

Third Tuesday: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

Ferndale Repertory TheatreJanuary 26-Februry 19: Theatre, “All My Sons.” Classic drama about family secrets appropriate for ages 16 and older. Fri.-Sat. eve., Sat./Sun. mat. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483

Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel racesTBA: Barrels by the Bay. Sanctioned by Run to Win and co-sanctioned by North State Barrel Racing Assn. Overnight stabling and camping available.  Entry fees: $35 open, $25 youth, $25 senior, $25 poles, co-sanction with RUN2WIN time only $5. Contact: Lisa, 707-499-3200, or email. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena.

TBA: BLM Mustang Preview. Halter trained and wild horses and burros available for preview after 3 p.m. Jan. 22. Silent bidding for adoption is from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 23. Humboldt County fairgrounds, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale.

TBA: Annual Pack Clinic & BLM Mustang Adoption. Backcountry Horsemen of California - Redwood Unit - sponsor equine, goat & llama packing education; gentle-use camping; highlines; hobbling; leave-no-trace principles; Dutch oven cooking; blacksmithing; equine first aid with essential oils, equine bodywork and more. Bureau of Land Mgmt. will have halter trained and wild horses and burros available for adoption, with silent bidding from 9 to 10 a.m. Free admission; families welcome. Humboldt County fairgrounds, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale.

TBA: Backcountry Skills Challenge. Backcountry Horsemen of California - Redwood Unit - sponsor a two-day equine obstacle course with obstacles simulating those found on the trail. Practice Jan. 23, compete Jan. 24. Free to spectators. $15 per rider/per day to participate (with a packhorse, if desired); call/text Rochelle Vernon, 818-331-2727 or call Darrel Polasek, 707-786-9637. Snack bar fundraiser. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale.

CSHA Region 13-GymkhanaTBA: CSHA Region 13-Gymkhana. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale.

TBA: Ferndale Music Company Recital. Talented students and staff perform for friends and family, 7 p.m. 707-786-7030

February: Museum Reopens. After January's preparation of new exhibits, the season's grand re-opening of Ferndale Museum, home to the J. A. Mouat blacksmith shop since the 1980s. 11 a.m. Spontaneous events occur weekly; call the Museum for details. 707-786-4466

February TBA: Ferndale Rotary Steak & Lobster Dinner Fundraiser. Belotti Hall & Arts Bldg., Humboldt County Fairgrounds. 707-786-9511

Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel racesFebruary TBA: Barrels by the Bay. Sanctioned by Run to Win and co-sanctioned by North State Barrel Racing Assn. Overnight stabling and camping available.  Entry fees: $35 open, $25 youth, $25 senior, $25 poles, co-sanction with RUN2WIN time only $5. Contact: Lisa, 707-499-3200, or email. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena. 

Feb TBA: Humboldt Poultry Fanciers Poultry Show. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511    

February 14: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

February 19: Firemen's Games. Ferndale's volunteer firemen compete in old fashioned firefighting techniques: bucket brigade, quick dressing, hose coupling. Main Street, noon to 3 p.m.

Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel racesFebruary TBA: Barrels by the Bay. Sanctioned by Run to Win and co-sanctioned by North State Barrel Racing Assn. Overnight stabling and camping available. Entry fees: $35 open, $25 youth, $25 senior, $25 poles, co-sanction with RUN2WIN time only $5.Contact: Lisa, 707-499-3200, or email. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena.

CSHA Region 13-GymkhanaFebruary TBA: CSHA Region 13-Gymkhana. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale.

February TBA: Humboldt-DelNorte Cattlemen’s Assn. Spring Meeting / Dinner Dance. Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds. 786-9511

March 3-4: The Fray in Ferndale 20th Annual Meet. Slot car racing teams gather for a two-day marathon at the Fairgrounds' Belotti Hall & Arts Bldg. 707-496-4475

Ferndale Repertory TheatreMarch 9-April 2: Theatre, “Quilters.” A patchwork of stories and music appropriate for audiences age 16 and older. Fri.-Sat. eve., Sat./Sun. mat. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483

Forge On: JERRY MURRY blacksmithing demoTBA: Free Blacksmithing Demonstration. Blacksmith Jerry Murry and Jack McDonald will give a demonstration on the forge in the Ferndale Museum's Joe McIntosh Annex, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No charge. Ferndale Museum is located at 515 Shaw Ave., Ferndale. For more information call 707-786-4466.

kids run in 2010 Foggy Bottoms Milk RunMarch 12: 40th Annual Foggy Bottom Milk Run. A Sunday family run conducted by the Six Rivers Running Club since 1978 with three different courses through Ferndale farmlands to the Main Street finish line. Noon start for 4-mile and 10-mile courses; 2 p.m. for the 2-mile run. 10-mile course has no water crossings. 707-845-0001

March TBA: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.

Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel racesMarch TBA: Barrels by the Bay. Sanctioned by Run to Win and co-sanctioned by North State Barrel Racing Assn. Overnight stabling and camping available.  Entry fees: $35 open, $25 youth, $25 senior, $25 poles, co-sanction with RUN2WIN time only $5. Contact: Lisa, 707-499-3200, or email. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena.

Ferndale Repertory TheatreMarch TBA: RepFest fundraiser. Ferndale Repertory Theatre annual fundraiser features entertainment, catered dinner, auctions at a private club in Eureka. 6 p.m. $100. 707-786-5483

TBA: Beach Clean Up. Friends of Centerville Beach is having a 10 am beach clean up.  Bring gloves and warm clothes.  Trash bags will be provided.

TBA: Portuguese Pre-Easter Dance includes choosing of the Holy Ghost Queens for the Festa. Portuguese Hall, 7:30 p.m. 707-786-4346

Easter BunnyApril 15: Easter Egg Hunt. Youngsters hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden by Ferndale Scouts. Prizes in 4 categories, by age. 10:30 a.m. Firemen’s Park. (If raining, check at Valley Lumber, Shaw & Berding Sts.) 707-786-4477

April 16: Sunrise Easter Service annually at Ferndale Cemetery, 6:30 a.m., includes music and homily. Hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (at the church if weather is inclement). Rides to the top of the hill are available, if needed. 707-786-9353

April 16: 47th Annual Easter Concert. The 60-voice Ferndale Community Choir performs sacred songs of the season. Easter Sunday: Ferndale Assumption Church, 546 Berding St., Ferndale, 7:30 p.m. 707-786-4477

April 22-23: Encore Performances of the 47th Annual Easter Concert. The 50-voice Ferndale Community Choir performs sacred songs of the season. Saturday: Christ Episcopal Church, 15th & H Streets, Eureka, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Ferndale Community Church, 712 Main St., Ferndale, 3 p.m. 707-786-4477

Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel races

April TBA: Barrels by the Bay. Sanctioned by Run to Win and co-sanctioned by North State Barrel Racing Assn. Overnight stabling and camping available.  Entry fees: $35 open, $25 youth, $25 senior, $25 poles, co-sanction with RUN2WIN time only $5. Contact: Lisa, 707-499-3200, or email. Humboldt County Fairgrounds Covered Arena.

Ferndale Repertory TheatreMay 4-June 4: Musical Theatre, “Beauty and the Beast.” The tale as old as time, appropriate for all ages. Fri.-Sat. eve., Sat./Sun. mat. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483

May 13: Sweet Memories Dessert Auction for Ferndale Museum features baked goods and specialty items from over a century of celebrated bakers and cooks: great-grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers, great-aunts, aunts, godmothers, sisters -- lives honored with family exhibits of photographs and memorabilia at Ferndale City Hall. Accompanied by a family keepsake cookbook full of stories, photographs and amazing dessert recipes.​ 707-786-4466

TUC logoMay 20: 39th 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. Early registration and check-in the week before the ride, Saturday, May 3, noon to 3 pm at Adventure's Edge, 125 W. 5th St., Eureka. On-site registration & packet pick-up in Bellotti Hall at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, Friday May 9, 5 to 7 pm, and on Saturday, May 10, starting at 6 am. Click here for on-line registration. Tour Director Vic Armijo, email, 707-845-6117

May TBA: Sweet Memories Dessert Auction to benefit Ferndale Museum. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., City Hall. 707-786-4466

Spring Student Recitalold steeple concert hallMay TBA: Ferndale Music Spring Student Recital. Check out what our students have been learning over the past few months. $5 cover charge for adults; kids are free. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. At The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company. All ages. 7 p.m. 707-786-7030

May 29: Memorial Day Parade. Ferndale veterans and other organizations coordinate the 10 a.m. parade and solemn remembrance of the day.

May 27-29: 49th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race and 46th 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.

pet paradeJune 3: Pet Parade. Costumed pets parade down Main Street to Firemen's Park for prizes. Categories: 12 and younger, 60 and older. 10:30 a.m. gather at Ferndale Museum for 11 a.m. parade. 786-4477

June 3-4: 93rd 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

June TBA: Ferndale Elementary School 8th Grade Graduation. 7:30 p.m. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511

June TBA: Ferndale High School Graduation / Safe & Sober Grad Night. 7:30 p.m. Belotti Hall, Lath House & Art Buildings, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511

June TBA: 4-H Color Me Green Fun Run. Runners will be showered with green dye at each marker point of the 1K or 5K run. For all ages. Need NOT be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Register online (same-day registrations accepted without guarantee of shirts or color packets). $20 registration includes shirt, snacks and green color powder packet. Extra green color packets, $5. 10 a.m. check-in; race begins promptly at 11. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA.

 

September 17: Humboldt County Mud Run. Challenging 10K, 5K, and 1K mini-mud for the kids. First run begins at 1 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA

Photo copyrighted by Matt Knowles of Aesthetic Design & Photography and used by permission. If you would like a high quality print please contact Matt at 707-786-4643
Photo copyrighted by Matt Knowles of Aesthetic Design & Photography and used by permission. If you would like a high quality print please contact Matt at 707-786-4643

Recurring Events

Fern Cottage
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Fern Cottage Open to the Public for Guided Tours. 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). Four public tours of this historic home on the hour at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Pricing is $10 for adults and includes a self guided garden tour. Large groups should call for a reservation: 707-786-4835

Tuesdays: Free Games. Cribbage and other games, 10 a.m. to noon. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church social hall.

Tues. & Thurs.: High School Rodeo Practice. 4-7 p.m. in the Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511

Second and Fourth Wednesdays: Support Group. Humboldt Senior Resource Center (Adult Day Care Center) of Eureka and Fortuna sponsors free meetings at St. Mark's Fellowship Hall for caregivers and anyone who has a loved one enduring Alzheimer's, dementia or other related brain diseases. 4 p.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on the month's meeting.

Third Thursdays: City Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Town Hall.

Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa
Holy Ghost Festa Parade photo courtesy of The Ferndale Enterprise, used by permission

Memorial Day Parade 2011, photo courtesy of Dan Tubbs
Memorial Day Parade photo courtesy of Dan Tubbs, used by permission

Fros 'n peas
Fros 'N Peas cross the Kinetic Sculpture Race finish line. Photo courtesy of Karen Pingitore

Ferndale Christmas Tree, photo courtesy of Mark Higley
Photo Courtesy of Mark Higley

band
Photo courtesy of Caroline Titus, The Ferndale Enterprise

Photo copyrighted by Matt Knowles of Aesthetic Design & Photography and used by permission. If you would like a high quality print please contact Matt at 707-786-4643
Photo copyrighted by Matt Knowles of
Aesthetic Design & Photography and used by permission. If you would like a high quality print please contact Matt at 707-786-4643

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