Celebrate autumn with these Siskiyou County craft fairs, holiday harvest festivals

Jessica Skropanic
Siskiyou Daily News

'Tis the season for autumn events, harvest bazaars and holiday arts and crafts fairs.

Here are events coming in October and November that include food offerings, contests with prizes, vendor booths and bake sales.]

Attendance to most events is free, but some activities are for purchase. Games and other activities may require tickets.

Is your community hosting a public fall fair or festival in Siskiyou County? Email jessica.skropanic@redding.com with the details.

Apple Harvest Festival, McCloud

The McCloud Chamber of Commerce hosts the sixth annual Apple Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday along Main Street in historic downtown McCloud.

Activities include an apple pie baking competition, vendor booths, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale, horse and wagon rides through town, a photo booth, beer booth, food concessions and live entertainment. 

The latter includes live music by Celtic rock and folk band "Tempest" and opening band from McCloud "Monkey Lash."

Competitors must deliver their homemade apple pie to the registration booth no later than 10:45 a.m. to enter the pie contest.

For more information, or to pre-order apple pies for pick-up at the festival, go to https://bit.ly/3BnmscY, or call the chamber at 530-964-3113.

Fall Festival, Etna

Etna's Fall Festival is from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kidder Creek Adventure Camp, 2700 South Kidder Creek Road.

Activities include apple picking, a caramel apple-making station, a barbecue, a camp store, pony rides, laser tag, high ropes and zip line rides.

Admission is $5 per person. Tickets for games and the barbecue are extra.

To attend walk in or register in advance at www.mounthermon.org/kc-fall-festival.

Oktobeerfest, Weed

The Mt. Shasta Brewing Company hosts its Oktobeerfest from noon to closing on Oct. 16 and 17 at its alehouse and bistro at 360 College Ave. in Weed.

Events include a new beer launched Friday evening.

A special menu will feature German entrees and beer-taster rounds called "Tour-de-Weed" for purchase. Etna Brewery and Mt. Shasta Brewing Co. beers are available for purchase.

There are also games with prizes. Tickets for games are $25-$35 dollars.

Buy tickets at the bar on event dates or online at bit.ly/3oKZ6ue.

For more information call 530-938-2394.

Shopapalooza crafts fair, Fort Jones

Sacred Heart Parish in Fort Jones hosts its annual holiday Shopapalooza crafts fair on Nov. 6 at the parish hall.

The church is now taking reservations for booth space from vendors, artists and crafters who want to sell their wares at the fair.

Already lined up are vendors selling baked goods, continental breakfast and hot lunch for sale, a festival of Christmas music and a raffle for a smart TV and other prizes.

For those attending, veterans receive a complimentary dessert and coffee.

Admission is free.

Doors open at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish hall at 11705 Main St. in Fort Jones. It closes at 3 p.m.

For more information call the church office at 530-842-4874. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. 

Valley Oaks Craft Faire, Fort Jones

The Valley Oaks Craft Faire opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Fort Jones Community Hall.

This fair includes complimentary coffee and refreshments throughout the day, drawings for door prizes, and vendor booths outdoors and indoors.

Vendors spaces are available. For more information message bit.ly/2WOny2p on Facebook.

Siskiyou Outdoor Holiday Market, Yreka

Red mittens hold a gift box in the snow. (Give A Christmas 2021)

The Siskiyou Outdoor Holiday Market is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Road in Yreka.

This market will have around 60-70 vendors selling a variety of goods, including holiday-themed decorations and gifts, clothes, pottery, jewelry, textiles, packaged food items, bath items and other items. 

COVID pandemic precautions include handwashing stations.

"The event will be outdoors and social distancing practices will be in place,"  according to event information posted on the fair's website. "Booth spaces will have plenty of space between each one and there will be a separate entrance and exit for the public."

Masks are strongly encouraged, according to event planners.

Admission is free.

For more event information, or to rent vendor booth space, go to sisqfair.com/p/events/holiday-gift-fair or call 530-842-2767.

Jessica Skropanic is a features reporter for the Record Searchlight/USA Today Network. She covers science, arts, social issues and entertainment stories. Follow her on Twitter @RS_JSkropanic and on Facebook. Join Jessica in the Get Out! Nor Cal recreation Facebook group. To support and sustain this work, please subscribe today. Thank you.