The Redwood Mountain Faire is a remarkable music and arts festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains, an easy drive from anywhere in the Bay Area. The 9th annual festival features 22 bands on two stages, juried fine arts and crafts, great children’s activities, local microbrews, Santa Cruz Mountain wines and ciders, great food — all at an amazingly low cost. Advanced tickets are just $25 for adults and kids enter for free. The expanded kid’s zone features projects and activities provided by South Street Centre, two jump houses, bungee trampoline jumps, face painting, fishing booth and bubble artist. This year the Faire features Shanty Shack Brewing, Discretion Brewery, East Cliff Brewing, Castoro Cellars Winery, and Hallcrest Organic Wine Works.
Redwood Mountain Faire raises funds for 20 non-profit service organizations. Over the last nine years, the festival has already distributed almost $300,000, helped in large part by the fact that everyone producing and operating the Faire is a volunteer. It’s an amazing feel-good event. The 2018 line-up is features Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men, Con Brio, Orgone, Hackensaw Boys, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Midtown Social, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Banana Slug String Band, Harry and the Hitmen, Mustache Harbor, Thrive, Ginny Mitchell’s Posse, Mojo Green, Hoopty, Moshe V Band, Dan Too, Monkey, Crooked Branches, Blue Summit featuring AJ Lee, Hank and Ella with The Fine Country Band and August Sun.
Redwood Mountain Faire is also excited to announce that the Aztec Dancers and Aerial artists will perform on both Saturday and Sunday. You don’t wanna miss this!
The Faire is delighted with the community support they’ve received this year. Everyone affiliated with the Faire feels profound gratitude to Georgie Clark, and mourned her passing in 2016. They give thanks to her daughter, Melani, for enabling the Faire to continue at their most wonderful venue — the glorious expanse of Roaring Camp in Felton, with its oak tree-studded meadow surrounded by towering redwoods and, of course, the trains and old-time town. Special thanks to Valley Women’s Club, Eric Hammer Construction, Zinnia’s, Bay Federal, Liberty Bank, Green Trade ofSanta Cruz, KPIG, KSCO, Good Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Press Banner, SCMBulletin, SC Waves, Wild Roots, Satellite Workspace Centers, Mountain Feed, Toll House Inn, Dream Inn, Gordon Rudy’s Uhaul, Travis Tree Professionals, Kaplan Chiropractic, Boulder Creek Pizza Pub, Century 21 Realtors, SLV Water District, Running Electric, Cowboy Bar and Grill, Johnnie’s Market, Schwarzbach Realty, Big Basin Winery and Plantronics.