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Mateel Events Calendar

Below are brief sketches of the Five Major Events that garner the well earned designation "Festival"!
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November 2014:
The 24th Annual Humboldt Hemp Fest!

What: An Annual Celebration of Cannabis and all things Hemp - featuring various artists, vendors, speakers, and performers.
Where: Mateel Community Center
When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2014
Tickets: Varies depending on what Day & Event / See our Hemp Fest page for more details!

On the weekend of November 14th, 15th and 16th, the Mateel Community Center presents the 24th Annual Humboldt Hempfest, a 3-day celebration and exploration of hemp and cannabis-related issues, products and culture.

Kicking off the weekend's festivities on Friday, November 14th, will be a special expanded edition of the Mateel Comedy Cabaret with ~ Comedian Ngaio Bealum ~ Comedian Cory Robinson ~ and Comedian D. J. Mervin!

The next day, on Saturday, November 15th, is the Humboldt Hemp Fest main event happening 11am to midnight featuring ~ Vendors ~ Speakers ~ Dance Troupes and - lots of bands - including ~ SambaDa ~ Magic Bronson ~ Yogoman Burning Band ~ PapaFish ~ 454 ~ SEED707 ~ The Round Valley Feather Dancers ~ and more TBA + host Ngaio Bealum!

And rounding off the weekend on Sunday, November 16th will be the Hemp Fest Forum, a FREE event form 2 - 5pm, featuring speakers and hemp related topics throughout the day. The forum is sponsored/ organized by The Emerald Cup's Tim Blake with guests and topics to be announced soon

At 8pm a fitting finale to Hemp Fest 2014 will be presented! >>> Pure Schmint presents vignettes from their legendary theatrical production Resin From The Dead with live music by The Fabulous Resinaires.

More information about the Annual Humboldt Hemp Fest

Winter Arts Festival


December 2014:
The 38th Annual Winter Arts Faire

What: The 38th Annual Holiday Craft and Christmas Entertainment Celebration!
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 13th & 14th, 2014 / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Mateel Community Center
Why: Celebrate the holidays & support local creative vendors, handcraft artisans, and non-profits!
Tickets: $5 General Admission at the Door / Free to MCC Members!

Showcasing the diverse wares of more than 50 handcraft artisans, the Winter Arts Faire is southern Humboldt's premier holiday art and craft extravaganza. A great way to welcome the winter months, the annual event takes place in Early December each year features live music by local performers, wintertime food and drink, children's storytelling, and a visit from Santa.  The event also serves as a drop off location for Toys For Tots and the Humboldt Food Bank. Open 10am to 6pm both days with Santa dropping in!

More information about the 38th Annual Winter Arts Faire (links to the 2013 archive)...


Summer Arts and Music Poster

The SAMF 2014 poster

June 2015:
The 39th Annual Summer Arts and Music Festival

What: The Most Comprehensive Celebration of Art & Music on the North Coast
When: Saturday & Sunday, Early June 2015 / Date TBA
Where: Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Southern Humboldt County, CA
Tickets: Usually $15 per day / $25 for the weekend / Kids 12 and under are free

Coming up in summer 2015, the 39th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival will again offer up the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of art and culture on the North Coast. A favorite celebration to welcome the arrival of summer, the event takes place on the banks of the Eel River at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area and will feature 4+ stages of entertainment with more than 120 performances by acts local to international, more than 150 handmade craft and food booths, an outrageous kid zone, all-media fine arts show, the Generation Green tent, and lots of fun for the whole family.

More information about the Summer Art and Music Festival




The ROTR 2014 poster

July/August 2015:
The 31st Annual Reaggae on the River™ Music Festival

What: A World-Renowned Reggae Music Experience
When: Thursday - Sunday, July 30 thru August 2nd, 2015
Where: French’s Camp (in the Cook’s Valley area of Humboldt County, CA)
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Join us on July 30th thru August 2nd, 2015 for 31st Annual Celebration of th Annual Reggae On The River® Music Festival at French's Camp in Piercy, CA. Set before a backdrop of ancient redwoods on the banks of the majestic Eel River, this anualcelebration of the best in reggae and world music has been a favorite festival tradition for over a quarter century and offers attendees an opportunity to soak up the irie northern Cali vibes while enjoying a diverse array of top-class international artists, vendors, and kids activities in a family friendly environment.

More information about the Reggae On The River® Music Festival

Humboldt Hills Hoedown Poster

The Hoedown 2014 Poster

September 2015:
The 11th Annual Humboldt Hoedown

What: A Folk, Bluegrass, and Harvest Jam To Remember!
When: 2015 Date TBA - Usually in Late September
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: TBA

A down-home celebration of bluegrass & beyond, the annual Humboldt Hoedown will return to the Mateel Community Center in 2015 for it's 11th year! It customarily features a variety of world-class and local performers on two stages, along with vendors, a kid zone, petting zoo, country games, jamming opportunities, a slew of other great local, regional, and world-renowned performers on multiple stages, plus vendors, a kid zone, copious jamming opportunities, and a whole bunch of country fun for the whole family! Doors customarily open at high noon with music til midnight.

More information about the Annual Humboldt Hoedown


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