The uber-festive Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival
returns for its 41st annual event this weekend, transforming Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
into a holiday marketplace filled with all the comfort and joy you hope for at this time of year. The annual tradition happens the first weekend in December, so that means this year, it’s happening Friday, Dec. 2
(noon to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Dec. 3
(10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 4
(10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with admission running $5 at the gate, or free with a gift donation to the Humboldt Bay Firefighter toy drive — and free for kids and seniors and after 5 p.m.).
What makes this event so beloved? You’ll run into everyone you know (that you haven’t seen since the last Crabs game, anyway), there’s live music, three buildings filled with art, crafts, goodies and gifts, and food and beverage options galore. The gifts you find at the Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival are guaranteed to delight. Nothing says “I love you” like handmade gifts. Local artisans, crafters, makers and musicians will appreciate your support and friends and family will rejoice in feeling special when they receive that one-of-a-kind gift. You can treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa or something from one of these delicious local eateries: Manzanilla Kitchen, Southside Mike’s BBQ, Fry Burger, Tacos El Gallo, Krazy Baker
and Shotz Coffee
. There'll be wine, beer and spirits available, too. We mentioned live music, right? The Compost Mountain Boys, Julie Froblom & Friends, Kingfoot
and Good Company
are some of the musicians you’ll hear. Don’t miss this weekend of cheer!