24th Kelseyville Pear Festival

September 24, 2016 - September 24, 2016

 

Kelseyville honors its living agricultural heritage Saturday, September 24, with the 24th Pear Festival on Main Street in Kelseyville.  Features include all things pear, musicians, dancers, horses, antique farm equipment, art, and other symbols of small town pride. 

The first Kelseyville Pear Festival, sponsored by the Kelseyville Business Association, was held on Saturday, October 16, 1993, with a handful of street vendors, a barbeque, a scarecrow contest, and a single stage for music. The one day event brought 1,500 visitor.

Today, the Kelseyville Pear Festival is held on the last Saturday in September. There are musicians and dancers on three stages, over 100 craft and food vendors, and special exhibits filling the town. In recent years, it has been a pleasure to welcome nearly 10,000 visitors.

Through the years, the goal of the Festival has been to showcase the agricultural heritage of the Kelseyville and Big Valley areas and vendors with hand-crafted items for purchase. The Main Street shopkeepers spruce up to show off their products. Kelseyville and the all-volunteer Festival committee works to expand the agricultural exhibits, the Tractor and Engine Show, the Quilt Show, two fine art shows, and two areas for the children. History of Kelseyville farming, pioneer families and special events is on display in the Pear Pavilion.

Begin the day at 7:00 am at the fire house with a full breakfast followed by the Festival parade.  New this year -  the Lake County Wine Tasting Tent.  For more information, contact@pearfestival.com or 279-9022

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