BASS LAKE — Pines Village plays host to the 31st annual Bass Lake Fall Arts and Crafts Fair and festival. The event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-27 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and it’s bound to be a great weekend filled with music, hand crafted items that are both beautiful and useful, and food for the tummy and the soul.
Admission and parking are free.
The arts and crafts fair will be set up in and around Pines Village and is said to include country folk art, fine art, redwood signs, jewelry of all kinds, photography, pottery, collectibles and more.
Sports fans will enjoy seeing an array of merchandise designed to support their favorite teams, like shirts, blankets and even pillows. Who doesn’t want to curl up with their beloved football blankie when the season turns crisp?
Music on Friday includes contemporary singer/songwriter Jean Butterfield from about 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. On Saturday, visitors can look forward to hearing the Narrow Gauge Ramblers, featuring the picking stylings of Jeff Gurule.
On Sunday, the Morgan Canyon Band takes the stage. The group formed about 10 years ago when two classic rock musicians got together with two bluegrass players. They developed their own style they call Urban Bluegrass.
Mike Knapp runs the three-day craft fair, and says it’s a local draw that also brings people in from the central valley and beyond.
“It’s beautiful here at Bass Lake in the fall,” Knapp says enthusiastically. “Leaves are turning colors, in contrast with the green of the pines, and it’s always pretty this time of year. People in the valley like to have more than one thing to do. So they come to see the Tarantula Festival and the Bass Lake Fall Arts and Crafts fair, both. For most people, the more going on the better, and this weekend there’s plenty to do!”
For more information contact the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, or call Mike Knapp at (559) 642-3400. Meanwhile, save the date for the next arts and crafts fair scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.