California Festivals


Kelseyville Pear Festival

September 24, 2022

Kelseyville, CA
Admission: Free

Kelseyville Pear Festival, Lake County, California

Kelseyville, CA - The historic country town of Kelseyville celebrates  agricultural heritage on the last Saturday in September. From  This free, family-focused event showcases agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen, and community services

 This event is a celebration of the agricultural heritage and the premium fruit grown in Lake County. The Kelseyville Pear Festival has been heralded as one of the premier events in Lake County. This one day event attracts an estimated 10-12 thousand visitors.

The celebration begins on Friday night with a Farm to Fork Dinner and Dance. The event is held on Main Street, Kelseyville.

On Saturday the Festival opens at 7 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station followed with the craft booths opening at 9 a.m. and the festivities beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the Main Street Parade. The day is filled with fun and excitement with art displays, musical entertainment, pear dessert contest, food booths, children's entertainment area, antique tractor and farm equipment displays and much more.

 Antique cars, engines and tractors are on display; art shows; local arts and crafts; plus an entire pavilion showcasing all things  pear.  Under the big top, one can enjoy pear taste tests, pear desserts, and pear ice creams. The desserts always sell out early. The tent provides cool shade to wander among the historical photos, packing shed labels and antique farm equipment provided by the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum.

Lake County is just two hours by car from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Valley, and Pacific Coast. Lake County is home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California and one of the oldest lakes on the continent, and Mount Konocti, an ancient volcano that recently opened to offer one of the newest day hikes in the state. Visit Lake County to enjoy the state's cleanest air, spectacular scenic beauty, and unsurpassed recreation — hiking, biking, wine tasting, paddling, fishing, birding, golfing, off-road adventures, and even rock-hounding.

The festival starts at 9 a.m. with a hometown parade on Kelseyville's downtown Main Street.
The Kelseyville Pear Festival is a family-focused event to showcase the greater Kelseyville area's agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen and community services.

This is a fun filled day that starts off with a home town parade. Festivities include musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse demonstrations; antique car, engine and tractor shows; quilt shows; art shows and an entire pavilion devoted to all things PEAR. Food vendors offer an array of scrumptious selections. Wine and beer tasting along with pear margaritas round out the choices. Pear pies and desserts always sell out early.

Stroll down Main Street and enjoy the small town magic.

  Contests-- Dessert Contest, prince and princess and the Poster Contest. Restaurant Pearing During the month of September the Kelseyville Pear Festival invites you to visit local restaurants, an ice cream & dessert parlor, a bakery and a tavern to celebrate the pear”.

Fine Arts Show: Be sure to stop by and admire the eye popping classic and contemporary art presented for viewing and for sale. Arts and Crafts Booth Lining the streets is an amazing array of fine quality hand crafted items with a focus on pear inspired creations. If your heart desires it… it's available on Main Street.

Pear Pavilion: Visit the big white tent in the middle of town. Enjoy a collection of antique farm equipment, Lake County photos of the past, packing house box labels, tasting different varieties of pears, plus many pear products from local farmers. Music Filling the air all day is joyful noise; hot jazz, solid gold rock, blazing fiddlers, and classic acoustical guitar, there's something for everyone. Food Let's eat dessert first! Try delicious Pear pies, smooth cool pear shakes and a bowl of creamy pear ice cream.

BBQ's a plenty to choose from along with sandwiches, popcorn, hot dogs and sudsy adult beverages round out the delicious food treats. Antique Tractors and Unique Engine Exhibit Antique tractors of all shapes, sizes, colors are the stately legendary farming workhorses. A collection of unique engines that do all sorts of things and some that do just nothing. Look for this collection on Main Street by the Kelsey Creek Bridge.

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

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