First Annual Mendocino County
Almost Fringe Festival
Point Arena, April 28-30

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Merchant Specials:

Wharf Masters Inn: Stay Two Nights (Friday & Saturday) and Get Sunday night for FREE!! More detail

Live Music Schedule
~ City Park Stage; Point Arena City Park

  • Noon - 1:00 ~ Live Northern California rock music with Sumthin' Zebra;
  • 1:30 -2:30 ~ Live rock-n-roll with Middle Children;
  • 3:00 - 4:00 ~ Live acoustic country, bluegrass and Americana with Black Sugar Rose

Schedule of Events
(Print Schedule PDF)

Friday ~ 4/28/17
215 Main ~ 5:00 - 7:00 ~ David Floyd/ Ascension Art Opening with hor d'oeuvres
8:00 - 11:00 ~ Odd Job Ensemble- High energy live music with accordion and violin
Location: 215 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Coast Highway Artist Collective ~ 5:00-7:00 ~Blake More poetry and movement, with musical guest. Also Art Opening for Elizabeth Beronich Sheets, Doric Jemison Ball and Collective Members. More info at host website:
Location: 284 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room  ~ 6:00pm ~ Brewmasters Dinner with Georgetown Brewing Co, featuring a five course meal, paired with five beers. $55 per person. Reservations required, limited to 30 people. (707) 882-3400.
Location: Arena Cove, 790 Port Rd., Point Arena, CA

Arena Theater ~ 9:00 -11:00 ~ Live music with all girl Led Zeppelin cover band Zepparella; More info at host website
Location: 214 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Main Street; Point Arena ~ 5:00 - 7:00 ~ Strolling musical troubadours and street performers
Location: Main Street, Point Arena, CA


Saturday~ 4/29/17
Almost Fringe Pop-up Art Gallery and Market ~ Noon - 5:00 ~
Local artists, artisans and craft folks, as well as farmers show and sell their wares, including Painting, Jewelry, Clothing, Woodwork, Etched Glass and Mixed Media .  Event includes a Live Art Painting Demonstration with  artist Nicole Ponsler and the debut of Invisible Hero Clothing's Spring Collection of handmade luxury art clothing for men and women.
Location: 235 Main Street, (Arena Pharmacy Parking Lot) Point Arena, CA

Main Street; Point Arena ~ Noon - 5:00 ~ Strolling musical troubadours, street performers and dance performances, including poetry and performance art by Blake More and her poetry students; Tango Dancers in the Centennial Plaza ~ 1:00 - 2:30; Ukulele Club in Coast Library Foyer ~ 2:30 - 3:30
Location: Main Street, Point Arena, CA

City Park Stage; Point Arena ~ Noon - 1:00 ~ Live Northern California rock music with Sumthin' Zebra; 1:30 -2:30 ~ Live rock-n-roll with Middle Children; 3:00 - 4:00 ~ Live acoustic sounds of country, bluegrass and Americana with Black Sugar Rose
Location: Point Arena City Park

Frog Song Farm & Artist David Wayne Floyd ~ 10:00 - 5:00pm
Where Art & Garden's Become One ~ A Garden Tour
Location: 40811 Eureka Hill Road, Point Arena, CA

Casari Ranch ~11:00 - 4:00pm ~ Picnic Day ~ “Bring your own picnic” (or see what goodies are at the farm stand), tour the wool mill, and watch demonstrations of portable wood milling. More info at host website
Location: 42900 Curley Lane, (Off Hwy 1) Point Arena, CA

Pop-up Bird Cafe ~ Renown chief Aaron Peters will serve delicious festival fare
Location and exact time to be determined.

PawPawrazzi Pet Photography ~ 11am to noon, "Learn to Shoot Your Pet Like a Pro!"Natural Light Photography Workshop on the Continental Fringe for People & Pets. More information.

Windy Hollow Farm ~ noon - 4:00 ~ Open Farm Day ~ This 20-acre, off-the-grid family run farmstead in Point Arena, grows vegetables, flowers and medicinal herbs, and hosts educational activities for children and adults. Farmstay cabins are available for spending time on the farm. During the Open Farm Day guests are invited to tour the gardens, greenhouse and trails. More info at host website
Location: 24101 Windy Hollow Road, Point Arena CA

Action Network Family Resource Center ~ 1:00 - 4:00 ~ Face Painting
More info at host website
Location: 200 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Point Arena General Store ~ Noon - 5:00 ~ Food and Fringe Antics
Location: 187 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Roots Herbal Apothecary ~ Noon - 5:00 ~ All locally produced and handcrafted items offered at a 15% discount; including their popular RootsOriginals medicinal tea blends, salves & body butters, as well as a large array of jewelry, cards, knit hats, t-shirts, and more.  More info at host website
Location: 250 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Blossom ~ Noon - 5:00 ~ Home decor and accessory boutique hosting an open house with special offerings
Location: 211 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Little Green Bean Roastery ~ Noon - 5:00 ~ Open house, serving their artisan, locally roasted, organic, fair-trade coffee. More info at host website
Location: 240 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

MOA/House in the Country ~ Noon- 4:00 ~  Art by Gary Amerigian & Josephine Alexander. More info at host website
Location: 24050 South Hwy One, Point Arena, CA

Outback Garden and Feed ~ Noon - 5:00 ~ Dog Lover's Contest ~ Drop by and guess the number of treats in the treat jar; winner gets the treat jar and treats! More info at host website
Location: 240 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

SkinLuv Day Spa ~ Noon - 4:00 ~ Open house with mini-facial demonstrations
Location:  195 Main Street, Point Arena CA

Coast Highway Artist Collective ~ 1pm ~ Live music with Fast Company; 5-7 pm Keith Abrams Jazz group. More info at host website
Location: 284 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

B Bryan Preserve ~ 1:00 – 1:45 and 2:00 – 2:45. ~ Painting with the Giraffe.
Each guest will receive a blank canvas and work with the giraffe to paint a unique abstract work of art; 6 spots available from 1:00 – 1:45, 6 spots available from 2:00 – 2:45.  Cost is $40 per person. Each person goes home with an 8 x 10 masterpiece. Half of proceeds go to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Must be 6 years or older. Advanced reservations required as spaces are limited. Book online at www.bbryanpreserve.com or call 707-882-2297

OZ Farm and Retreat Center ~ 2:00 - 4:00 ~ Farm Tour. More info at host website
Location 41601 Mountain View Rd, Point Arena, CA

Unbeaten Path Tours ~ Sunrise and Sunset ~ Photographer's Landscape Fringe Tour on the Point Arena Stornetta Lands.  Tour times will provide guests the opportunity to understand the regional lighting and landscape while gaining deeper knowledge and connection to the place where photographers of all levels can artistically photograph the western most "fringe" of our continental USA! More info at host website
Location: Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands

The Zen HOUSE ~ 3:00 - 5:00 ~ The Fringe Art of Motorcycle Collecting
This event offers motorcyclist enthusiasts the chance to view rare and collectible European motorcycles, while exploring the Art of Collecting with the bikes owners. Renowned Mondial collector John Goldman, winner of multiple Quail awards including Best of Show in 2015 for his 1951 Mondial 125 Bialbero Gran Prix Bike, will share insights into his passion for motorcycle collecting.   Also joining in the discussion will be the Hopland Ducati Guy, Peter Richardson and BMW's OTL former editor Will Guyan. Complementary hor d'oeuvres will be provided. More info at host website
Location: 170 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

Amulet Art Gallery ~ 5:00 - 8:00 ~ Gallery GRAND Opening
More info at host website
Location: 240 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

215 Main ~ 8:00 - 11:00 ~ Live Music with Ozone BBQ
Location: 215 Main Street, Point Arena, CA


Sunday~ 4/30/17
Frog Song Farm & Artist David Wayne Floyd ~ 10:00 - 5:00pm
Where Art & Garden's Become One ~ A Garden Tour
Location: 40811 Eureka Hill Road, Point Arena, CA

Casari Ranch ~11:00 - 4:00pm ~Almost Fringe Festival BBQ & Ranch Games ~ fun-filled family Sunday with BBQ/food/drink and traditional ranch games of bocce ball, bobbing for apples, burlap and wheel barrow races, horse shoes, and egg toss. Tickets for BBQ & games: $20/per person, kids under 8 free; BBQ only: $15/plate. More info at CasariRanch.com
Location: 42900 Curley Lane, (Off Hwy 1) Point Arena, CA

PawPawrazzi Pet Photography ~ 11am to noon, "Learn to Shoot Your Pet Like a Pro!"Natural Light Photography Workshop on the Continental Fringe for People & Pets. More information.

B Bryan Preserve ~ 1:00 – 1:45 and 2:00 – 2:45. ~ Painting with the Giraffe.
Each guest will receive a blank canvas and work with the giraffe to paint a unique abstract work of art; 6 spots available from 1:00 – 1:45, 6 spots available from 2:00 – 2:45.  Cost is $50 per person. Each person goes home with an 8 x 10 masterpiece. Half of proceeds go to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Must be 6 years or older. Advanced reservations required as spaces are limited. Book online at www.bbryanpreserve.com or call 707-882-2297

Franny's Bakery Farmhouse Dinner ~ 5:00 - 8:00 ~ Limited Seating, reservations required, serving every half hour, 21 and over only, call 707-882-2500.  More info at host website
Location: 215 Main Street, Point Arena, CA

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