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The Bay’s Gorgeous Hidden Redwood Forest Art Fair

Over 150 artists hidden in redwood groves at Kings Mountain Art Fair
By - posted 8/31/2019 No Comment

For more than 50 years, every Labor Day weekend, a magical transformation occurs in the redwood forest just 30 miles south of San Francisco. Artist booths pop up around the Kings Mountain Fire Station and local beer and wine begin to flow.

The forest becomes an outdoor gallery displaying some of the finest handmade arts and crafts on the West Coast. All art is original and made by the artists who personally exhibit at the show.

The #1 fine art fair in Northern California, featuring 135+ juried artists in a redwood forest with an old fashioned children’s craft and game area.

2019 Kings Mountain Art Fair
Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm
13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA

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This is not your average kitschy craft fair. It’s a fine art fair where you can talk to the artists, hang out in a gorgeous redwood forest and enjoy great food and fresh air.


Park along Skyline Blvd. and take a free trolley from marked stops to the main entrance (3 stops, one located about 1 mile north and one located 1 mile south of the fair and one at Kings Mountain and Skyline).

Food & Drinks

All meals are enthusiastically prepared and served by an all-volunteer staff that includes members of the volunteer fire rescue team. Breakfast is available 8 am to 10:30 am. The grill serves a pancake breakfast, including blueberry compote, eggs and sausage, as well as a delicious lunch that includes burgers, corn on the cob, chili, mountain nachos, and more. The volunteers at the cook shack seek out the highest quality ingredients every year, like 100% natural beef. And the Kings Mountain Elementary School has dessert covered with Grandma Jenny’s famous giant cookies, baked by Kings Mountain volunteers.

Proceeds from the Art Fair go directly back to the community, supporting the all-volunteer Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, which responds to more than 250 emergencies a year. In September of 2017, they worked with Cal Fire to stop the 60 acre local Skeggs Fire from becoming a catastrophe. Proceeds also support the Kings Mountain Elementary School, a 3- room school for grades K-5 with approximately 60 children.

The fair is transforming into a zero waste event. In the past year, out of 3.21 tons of collected trash, it was successfully composted 1.19 tons and recycled 1.46 tons, leaving only a half ton of trash leftover from the three-day event.

The fair takes place around the Kings Mountain Fire Station and Community Center, along California Scenic Corridor Highway 35, six miles south of Highway 92. Most people know the area as a recreational mecca for hikers and bikers; now, come see the art.