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Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival

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Date(s) - 10/29/2022
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Historic Coarsegold Village


Join us for some creepy crawly fun & festivities at the Coarsegold Historic Village for the 25th Annual Tarantula Awareness Festival!


This notorious event brings people from near and far and is sure to tantalize the curiosity of all ages. Centered around Halloween time, the theme encourages participation in various events such as costume contests, pumpkin cheesecake submissions, tarantula poems; the list goes on. Details on the event will be on our social media links as well as provided on our webpage as the date becomes closer. Visit our creepy crawlies as they are brought in to guarantee a “WOW!”

Before we leap into the Tarantula Awareness Festival like a cute jumping spider (don’t worry… our tarantulas don’t jump), let’s talk about just how important they are to our ecosystem. Did you know that the world’s spiders eat between 400 and 800 MILLION tons of bugs per year? And when you compare that number to humans consuming 400 million tons of fish & meat annually, that’s A LOT of bugs! And many of these are bugs that we really would rather have less around anyway, like mosquitoes and flies.  Thanks spiders!

For more information contact the Coarsegold Historic Village at (559) 683-3900.

Check out this live Tarantula video interview as well with Central Valley Today from 2021.

Flyer for the tarantula festival

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Location: Coarsegold Historic Village
35300 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614

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