California Festivals


Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

October 26, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday before Halloween

Coarsegold Village
35300 Highway 41
Coarsegold, CA

Entertainment & Events have included...

Tarantula Poem Contest & Reading
Tarantula Derby
Children's Tarantula Race
Hairy Legs Contest Men & Women Age 16-99
Scream Off Contest
Best Pumpkin Dessert Contest
Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Pizza Eating Contest
Children's Costume Contest and Trick or Treat Parade with Parents
Pumpkin Decorating and Awards
Adult Tricycle Race age 18 & over

Tarantulas, testicles, tomatoes, potatoes–they're all California festivals! If you think you've seen everything, you ain't seen it all! California's festival circuit this fall includes the incredible Poison Oak Festival, Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, Horror Film Fests, and the creepiest of all — Tarantula Festival in the Village of Coarsegold.

Tons of tarantula themed things (including the star of the show,) grace this event where you can touch the hairy spiders, buy souvenir tarantula objects, and enter your pumpkin dessert in a contest with prizes for best taste and tarantula themed design. Tarantula races, arachnid displays, costume contest for the kids, and food vendors make this a day to remember that's really not so scary, after all.

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

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