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Shasta-Cascades Area Festivals – 2024

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 — whether you’re researching for a future trip or looking for something to do this weekend. There’s a lot to enjoy here, and we’ve found that the locals are friendly, too!

A "The LEGAL Weed" Bottle Cap from Mt. Shasta Brewing in Weed, CABeer is well represented on the list, as one might expect from an area that gave birth to Sierra Nevada Brewing. There’s also plenty of salmon, and the combination of those two makes for some super-tasty harvest season fêtes! Fall is our favorite season here.

Olives 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. It’s extraordinary! 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?

Currently, the list below primarily shows the 2023 festival schedule. When added, 2024 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 2024.


Dunsmuir Chili Cook-Off
February 3, 2024***


Celebration of North State Wine, Redding
March 2, 2024***

McCloud St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl
March 16, 2024***


Weed Spring Fling & 420 Event
April 19 & 20, 2024***

California Nut Festival, Durham (near Chico)
April 20, 2024***

Gold Nugget Days, Paradise
April 25-28, 2024***


Oroville Feather Fiesta Days
May 3-6, 2024***

Shasta Damboree Boomtown Festival
May 4, 2024***

Paradise Chocolate Fest
May 11, 2024***

Siskiyou Mother’s Day Market
May 11 & 12, 2024***

McCloud Mushroom,
Wine, Music & Art Festival

May 25 & 26, 2024***


Lavineyard Farms Lavender Harvest, Whitmore
June 2024 – Weekends only!

Dunsmuir Railroad Days
June 7-9, 2024***

Taste of Redding
June 9, 2024***

Yreka Gold Rush Days
June 15 & 16, 2024***

Butte County Olive Festival, Oroville
June 17, 2023


Lavineyard Farms Lavender Harvest, Whitmore
July 2024 – Weekends only!

Shasta Mountain Art, Wine &
Brew Festival, Mt. Shasta

July 6, 2024***

Weed Carnevale
July 10-14, 2024*** – UNCONFIRMED

McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta
July 26-28, 2024***


Dunsmuir River & Rails Brewfest
August 3, 2024***

Butte County Fair, Gridley
August 4-11, 2024*** – UNCONFIRMED

Siskiyou Golden Fair
August 7-11, 2024***

Hops in Humboldt, Fortuna
August 25, 2024***

Red Bluff Brew Battle
August 12, 2023


Tulelake Butte Valley Fair, Tulelake
September 5-8, 2024***

Montague Hot Air Balloon Fair
September 22-24, 2024***

Oroville Salmon Festival
September 28, 2024***

Redding Beer & Wine Festival
September 16, 2023


McCloud Fall Harvest Festival
October 12, 2024***

McCloud Halloween Pub Crawl
October 26, 2024***

Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival
October 7, 2023

Salmon Meets Harvest, Weaverville
October 7, 2023

Downtown Oroville Farm-to-Table Dinner
October 7, 2023

Corning Olive Festival & Car Show
October 7, 2023

Johnny Appleseed Days, Paradise
October 7 & 8, 2023

Mountain Harvest Beer Festival, Quincy
October 14, 2023

Dunsmuir Harvest Festival
October 15, 2023

Dairyville Orchard Festival, Los Molinas
October 21, 2023 (always the 3rd Saturday in October)


Downtown Oroville Fall Festival
November 3, 2023


There are currently no events scheduled in December.

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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