California Festivals


Arnold Arts and Crafts Festivals

Bristol's Café Grounds
961 Highway 4 (GPS directions or Google Maps)
Arnold, CA 95223
Free admission
For further information, please call: 925-372-8961 or e-mail Kim at

41st Annual Arnold, CA Spring Peddler's Faire

May 25 & 26, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

The 41st Annual Spring Peddler's Faire is held over Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold – right on Hwy. 4 – downtown. The Ebbetts Pass Volunteer Fire Department sponsors their crafts beer booth of local Calaveras County brews, along with over 60 booths of antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted items, gourmet foods to sample, vintage jewelry, and more. Whether you're shopping for yourself, your home, or your next camping trip, you'll be sure to find it there! Home-made food booths, baked goodies, kettlekorn, and face painting for the kids – and adult kids – round out the fun!

47th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival

July 6 & 7, 2019

Arnold's Independence Day celebration has something for everyone! The Ebbett's Pass Volunteer Fire Department sponsors the 47th Annual 'Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival' - serving local Calaveras County beers, along with over 50 booths of original crafts & art exhibited by the makers.

The annual Ebbett's Pass Independence Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, and it runs adjacent to the Festival on Hwy. 4. The Ebbett's Pass Lion's Club serves an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast both days 7:30-11 a.m. for just $8. Returning to the Festival this year is the popular musical group out of Murphys: 'The Magnolia Rhythm Trio.' These 3 women will have you 'off your feet' with their unique blend of Americana & Bluegrass harmonies!

Face painting for all ages and a variety of home-made, hot prepared food booths, kettlekorn, pre-packaged foods of all kinds for you gourmet chefs, and baked goodies round out the deliciousness!

And if you don't want to cook after a long day at the Festival – or just want to bring your wine & listen to the music – The Ebbett's Pass Volunteer Fire Department also holds their annual tri-tip BBQ with live music on Saturday evening  6-9 p.m., making for a full day of fun!

47th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival

August 31 & September 1, 2019

Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Situated among the pines and redwoods, Arnold's popular end-of-summer celebration features over 50 booths of original crafts & art of all kinds – all exhibited by the artists: Woodwork, metal sculpture, yard art, pottery, jewelry, quilts, chain-saw sculptures, soaps & spa essentials, fine art, clothing, scarves, dolls, birdhouses/feeders, fused glass plates & windchimes, hand-painted furniture, photography, kid's toys, hats, purses, succulents, leather, – just to name a few! There's gourmet foods to sample and face painting & henna for the kids – or ‘adult' kids.

Continuous shows of live country/swing music by popular "Homegrown" from Modesto both days!

The Ebbett's Pass Volunteer Fire Department serves local Calaveras County beers, and there's also a variety of home-made, hot prepared food at vendor booths, plus kettlekorn, pre-packaged foods of all kinds for you gourmet chefs, and baked goodies to round out the delicious options! The Arnold Lion's Clubs holds their all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast of ham, eggs, & pancakes both days 7:30-11 a.m. Cost: $9/adults; $5/kids.

The Festival is held on the park-like grounds around Bristol's Ranch House Café in downtown Arnold. Admission and parking are free, so come join the celebration!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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