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Shasta-Cascades Area Festivals – 2023

While most visitors travel to California’s beautiful Shasta-Cascades area to commune with nature instead of hanging out with the locals, the fun foodie events listed below are worthy of consideration. There’s a lot to enjoy here — many Humboldt County events and in other nearby counties, as well — and we’ve found that the locals are friendly, too!

A "The LEGAL Weed" Bottle Cap from Mt. Shasta Brewing in Weed, CAOlives grow well in this area, and even if you can’t attend the Olive Festival you should make an effort to sample some of the oil that’s produced from them here.

Beer is well represented on the festivals list, of course, as one might expect from an area that gave birth to Sierra Nevada Brewing. There’s also plenty of salmon, and the combination makes for some super-tasty harvest season fêtes! Fall is our favorite season here.

The area’s citrus crops are top-notch, too, with the much beloved Mandarins coming on the scene between November and January.

FUN FACT: Citrus production began here in 1856, when Judge Joseph Lewis purchased three seedlings in Sacramento and planted them in Oroville. The “Mother Orange tree” they produced turned out to be the start of something BIG. According to the Butte County Assessor’s records, 75 acres of orange trees had been planted in the county by 1863, and by the turn of the century orange grove acreage had ballooned to 3,300! Although it’s been moved a few times, that Mother Orange tree lives on and produces a bountiful crop to this day. It’s now a California Historical Landmark located at 400 Glen Drive in Oroville. How cool is that?

The list below shows the 2022 festival schedule. When added, 2023 dates will be ***noted with a triple asterisk*** to avoid any confusion. In addition to the event date, each entry indicates the hosting city and is linked to a website where you can find additional details. If you plan to attend an event, we highly recommend that you make note of the website and recheck it closer to the actual date.

If you already know when you want to travel, you can use these jump links to skip to a certain month’s events quickly to see what’s happening:

January ### February ### March ### April ###
May ### June ### July ### August ###
September ### October ### November ### December


–We haven’t found any food-or-beverage festivals scheduled in January 2023.


–We haven’t found any food-or-beverage festivals scheduled in February 2023.


Celebration of North State Wine, Redding
March 11, 2023***

McCloud St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl
March 18, 2023***

Butte County Restaurant Week
(restaurants in Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Gridley)

March 24 through April 2, 2023***


Weed 420 Downtown Event
April 20, 2023*** – UNCONFIRMED


Shasta Damboree Boomtown Festival
May 6, 2023***

Paradise Chocolate Fest
May 13, 2023***

McCloud Mushroom,
Wine, Music & Art Festival

May 27 & 28, 2023***


Lavineyard Farms Lavender Harvest, Whitmore
June 2023***

Taste of Redding
June 11, 2023***

Dunsmuir Railroad Days
June 16-18, 2023***

Butte County Olive Festival, Oroville
June 17, 2023***


Lavineyard Farms Lavender Harvest, Whitmore
July 2023***

McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta
July 28-30, 2023***

Weed Carnevale
July 8-10, 2022

Zootini at Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka
July 9, 2022


Dunsmuir River & Rails Brewfest
August 5, 2023***

Siskiyou Golden Fair
August 9-13, 2023***

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale
August 17-27, 2023*** (closed Monday)

Red Bluff Brew Battle
August 13, 2022


Oroville Salmon Festival
September 23, 2023***

Redding Beer & Wine Festival
September 17, 2022


McCloud Fall Harvest Festival
October 14, 2023***

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Farm & Wine Pass
(various venues in Shasta-Cascades & Gold Country)

October 1-31, 2022

Downtown Oroville Farm-to-Table Dinner
October 1, 2022

Johnny Appleseed Days, Paradise
October 1 & 2, 2022

Corning Olive Festival & Car Show
October 8, 2022

Dairyville Orchard Festival, Los Molinas
October 15, 2022 (always the 3rd Saturday in October)

Dunsmuir Harvest Festival
October 15, 2022

McCloud Halloween Pub Crawl
October 29, 2022


Downtown Oroville Wine Walk
November 4, 2022


One Safe Place Crab Feed, Anderson
December 14, 2022

You may also want to check out this North Coast events article, especially if you’re traveling here to/from the Bay Area.

If you know of any other Shasta-Cascades area events for this list, would you please use our Contact form to let us know? (Thanks in advance!)

Photo of Mt. Shasta Brewing Company “A Friend in Weed” Bottle Cap by Annie and John via flickr (Creative Commons).

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