The Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, California is a celebration of the region's rich agricultural heritage. This Humboldt tradition that began in 1896 has the distinction of being the longest continuously running Fair in the State. For residents in the communities surrounding the lovely Victorian town of Ferndale, the annual August Fair is a county-wide reunion that inspires neighborly competition.
There's guaranteed fun and family entertainment to be had at the Humboldt County Fair, with its wide range of events including the much-anticipated horse and mule races. Parents and kids alike will enjoy the thrilling variety of carnival rides and games, and amazing stunt acts including the human cannonball. Do not forget to sample the available assortment of tasty fairground treats such as cotton candy, corn dogs and funnel cakes.
The County Fair in Ferndale features agricultural-related exhibits and competitions galore. Flower lovers can view the entries in the blue ribbon floral competitions, while those with a fondness for farm critters get to see the prize cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and assorted other animals in the fairground exhibition barns. There are livestock auctions, sheep dog trials, pig races, arts and crafts competitions, hand-craft demonstrations, fine art exhibits and so much more taking place daily during this historic Fair.
Bring the family, and plan to spend the entire day and evening at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. When the sun begins to set, and a last ride on the Ferris Wheel offers up a spectacular view of the fairground, sit back and relax while talented local performers entertain the family from the midway stage. There is juggling, comedy, singing and an array of other offerings guaranteed to put a smile on the face of every fair-goer.
The Humboldt County Fair offers a perfect family summer vacation destination, to meet and make friends, and enjoy a slice of life in this historic area of California.