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Welcome to the February Festivals pages of California Fairs and Festivals! Click on the links to connect to the event of interest. Enjoy!


The Carrot Festival
Dates: February 6-7, 2016
Venue: Holtville, CA (directions)
Time: varies
Website: http://www.holtvillechamber.org/carrot-festival
Email: holtvillechamber@yahoo.com
Phone: 760. 356.2923
Vendor Contact Information: here

La Quinta Art Festival
Dates: February 7 and February 14, 2015
Venue: Old Town La Quinta – 78-100 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Website: www.LQAF.com
Email: helpline@LQAF.com
Phone: 760-564-1244
Vendor Contact Information: Not applicable
Attendance: varies between 2000-3500 per show

Migration Festival
Date: February no update 10-10-14
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Address: Natural Bridges State Park
2531 West Cliff Dr.; Santa Cruz, CA 
Phone: (831) 423-4609
Description fromVIA: "Learn about salamanders, otters, whales, monarch butterflies, and other local migratory critters through interactive booths and lots of kid-friendly activities like puppet shows, games, and storytelling."

Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta
Date: Moved to March 5-8, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Address: Old Town La Quinta – 78015 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
Email: kathleen@lqaf.com
Phone/ Fax: (760) 564-1244; (760) 564-6884 FAX
URL: http://www.lqaf.com/
Description:  Discover 40 talented Artists exhibiting their original creations in picturesque Old Town La Quinta. Spend the day indulging all of your senses at the charming montage of restaurants, and specialty boutiques in the village area. For more information visit www.LQAF.com

Mardi Gras Nevada City
Date: Moved to March no update 10-10-14
Time: Sat. dinner 6 p.m., masquerade ball 8 p.m.–midnight; Sun. parade 2 p.m., street fair 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun. events are free
Address: Downtown Nevada City, CA 
Phone:  (530) 265-2692 / (800) 655-6569
URL: www.nevadacitychamber.com
Description from their site: "A downtown parade and masquerade ball are featured Feb. 5-6, 2005 as this colorful Sierra foothills town celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Cajun Dinner and Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street…The Mardi Gras Parade, with up to 49 entries, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire. Notable parade entries expected at the 2005 event include the Ophir Prison Marching Band, Merry Widows Society, Red Hat Society, Grass Valley Temperance Union and General Doo-Dah & his Kazoo Band. Meanwhile, the Mardi Gras Street Faire features food, merchandise and face painting booths from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on North Pine Street.
To reduce downtown traffic, a free shuttle service carries visitors to the parade from parking lots at the Nevada County Government Center on Highway 49."
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Taste of Chocolate
Date: February 9, 2014 (no update 10-10-14)
Time: 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
Address: Old Town Auburn Sacramento St. Auburn, CA  
Phone:  (530) 888-1585
URL: http://www.oldtownauburnca.com/list.php?cat=5&sub=6
Description from their site: "For the purchase of a $20.00 ticket, you'll have a chance to fill your brain with Theobromine! Ten tastes of chocolate will give you all manner of varieties from Cherry Cordials, Chocolate Covered Oreos, Chocolate Biscotti, Warm Bittersweet Chocolate Cake, Fudge, Chocolate Mocha Cheese cake, Raspberry Truffle Brownies, Chocolate Fondue to Chocolate Croissants, just to name a few."

The Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
Date: February 19-21, 2016
Time: Friday (3 p.m. - 9 p.m.), Saturday(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Sunday (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Address: Mare Island, California
Email: N/A
Phone/ Fax: (707) 357-9816
URL: http://www.sfbayflywayfestival.com/
Description from their site: "Join us for Guided tours to San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge."

Cloverdale Citrus Fair
Date: February 13-16, 2015
Time: Fri. noon–10 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Address: Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds
1 Citrus Fair Dr.; Cloverdale, CA 
Phone:  (707) 894-3992
URL: www.cloverdalecitrusfair.org
Description: The first fair in Northern California, The 2005 Citrus Fair is the on Presidents' Weekend is celebrating 113 years of fair fun. The theme this year is: Made in America.
Exhibitors and Vendors: Download your forms HERE

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
Date: February 13-22, 2015
Time: 10am to 10pm
Address: 46-350 Arabia Street Indio, CA, 92201
Email: Bgraham@rivcoeda.org
Phone/Fax: 800-811-Fair or 760-863-8247/760-863-8973
URL: http://www.datefest.org/
Description: The 2008 fair includes: LeeAnn Rimes, Los Tiranos del Norte, Blues Travelers, Banda Novillo, Heart, carnival fun,
and dates (the kind we eat, not the kind we meet).

Spam Festival
Date: Feb.
URL: isletoncoc.org/spam.html
Description: This is festival celebrates the old Spam, the kind you eat and you will find all things Spam at this event in Isleton. The town also plays host to an annual crawdad festival and is located on the Sacramento River. Bring the family and watch a Spam toss, Spam carving contests, and a cooking contest featuring--- Spam.

California Duck Days
Date: February 21, 2015
Time: Fri. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Sat. times vary
Address: Davis, CA 
Phone: (877) 713-2847 (Davis Visitors Bureau)/(530) 757-3780 (Yolo Basin Foundation)
URL: www.yolobasin.org
Description: Duck Days features the wetlands of the Pacific Flyway located near Davis. Field trips to dozens of local areas are planned to observe waterfowl, raptors, and all the members of the wetlands ecosystems. Other events include workshops, a visit to the California Raptor Center, an art exhibition and more. Register early for this event, as many of the popular tours fill early. This fun event for the entire family.

Almond Blossom Festival
Date: February 20-22, 2015
Time: Varies
Address: Community Center Ripon, CA 
Phone: (209) 599-7519
URL: www.riponchamber.org
Description: One of the first trees to bloom in the spring is the Almond and this festival is the first of several events celebrating this nut. Activities include an organized run, parade, food, carnival rides, arts, crafts and of course almonds.

Capay Valley Almond Festival
Date: Feb. 23, 2014 (no update 10-10-14)
Time: Varies
Address: Several events in Esparto, Guinda, and Rumsey
Phone: (530) 787-3242
URL: http://www.espartoregionalchamber.com/almondfestival.aspx
Description: This festival has grown over the years and is a popular event that features fairs, food, and almonds. This jamboree was a personal favorite growing-up.

Contra Costa Camp Fair
Date: Sunday, Feb. 20-22, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Address: Acalanes High School, 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: (925) 408-4014
Email: Jay@bayareafamilyfest.com
URL: www.ContraCostaCampFair.com
Description: Contra Costa Camp Fair is a new free expo coming to Lafayette on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free activities and approximately 75 exhibitors allowing attendees to view a smorgasbord of camps, enrichment programs, performing arts, preschools, sports and other summer programs available this year.
This free event is presented by Bay Area Festivals, Inc., which also produces Bay Area KidFest (24th annual edition May 25-27 in Concord), Walnut Creek FamilyFest and KNBR Big League Dreams Baseball Skills Clinics. Bay Area KidFest has been voted Best Community Event for three consecutive years by readers of Claycord.com with over 15,000 votes cast in the 2012 poll last month. Bay Area Festivals has donated nearly $60,000 to educational, health, sports and youth non-profits in the past three years.
Producer Jay Bedecarre says, "We hope to bring our creativity and expertise to Contra Costa Camp Fair, enabling families a one-stop shopping experience as they plan their summer activities." He adds that there will be a variety of camps for children, teens and families including day camps, overnight, performing arts, scouts and sports.
Contra Costa Camp Fair is being held in the large gymnasium at Acalanes High School, which is located just a half mile off Highway 24 at 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. conveniently located for all of Contra Costa as well as East Bay residents coming through the Caldecott Tunnel.
The Camp Fair venue will feature non-stop free activities with Radio Disney, JoJo the Clown, face painting, putting green, basketball shooting contest and more.
Vendor information/ contacts: same as above Jay@bayareafamilyfest.com

The Russian Festival
Date: February 26-28, 2016
Time: Fri. 5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.
Address: Russian Center of San Francisco
2460 Sutter St. (near Divisadero)
San Francisco, CA 
Phone:  (415) 921-7631
URL: www.russiancentersf.com
Description from their site: "The 17th Annual Russian-American Celebration of Food, Dance, Music and Art"

Snow Festival
Date: Feb 27 to March 8, 2015
Time: Various times
Address: North Lake Tahoe, CA
Email: mailto:info@tahoeguide.com
Phone: (530) 583-5605
URL: http://www.tahoesnowfestival.com/
Description: This festival lasts for ten-days and includes pancake breakfasts, fireworks, snow sculpture, and more.

Freeheel Festival
Date: Moved to March 27-29, 2015
Time: Varies
Bear Valley Mountain Resort and Village
Hwy. 4 at Hwy. 207 Bear Valley, CA 
Phone:  (209) 753-6556 ext. 1

Annual Spirit of the Flame Challenge International Gymnastics Meet
Date: Feb 27-March 1, 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Ctr. Parkside Hall - 180 Park Ave, San Jose, CA
Phone: 408 206-8837
Email: aleigh77@gmail.com
Url: www.spiritoftheflame.com
Description: Approximately 1,000 athletes over the 3 days, starting Friday night at 5:30 p.m. $15.00 per sessions. 1 session Friday night, 3 sessions Saturday and 3 on Sunday.

Bok Kai Festival
Date: Moved to March 16-17th, 2013 (no update 10-10-14)
Time: varies
Address: Marysville, CA
Phone: (530) 742-1747
URL: http://www.bokkaifestival.com/home.htm
Description from their site: "The popular parade, some say the oldest continuous one in America, will take place on Saturday, March 20, and will feature a variety of floats, cultural performances, and, of course, the famous Bok Kai dragon. Sunday, March 21, is Bomb Day, which traditionally falls on the second day of the second month (Yee Yeut Yee) of the Chinese Lunar Year.!"
Vendor info: vendors@bokkaifestival.com

World Championship Crab Races
Date: February (no update 10-10-14)
Time: Varies
Address: Del Norte County Fairgrounds
Crescent City, CA 
Phone: (800) 343-8300/(707) 464-3174
URL: www.northerncalifornia.net
Description: Downhill racing crab style is the feature event at this gathering. You will be able to rent crabs to use in the race, although you may want to bring butter in case your crab is a looser. The event includes arts, crafts, and for an additional fee you will have a chance to really use butter on a crab.

Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Date: TBA
Time: Time and date varies according to event
Address: Napa Valley, CA 
Email: info@mustardfestival.org
Phone/ Fax: (707) 938-1133/ 707-938-0123
URL: http://www.mustardfestival.org/
Description from their site: "The Festival's Grand Opening Event, held at Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, features food, wine, music,  gallery of entries in the Napa Valley Mustard Festival Visual Art Competition, tableau scenes, silent & live auctions & more!"






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