"One of California's pre-eminent art fairs"- San Jose Mercury News
Labor Day Weekend
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2019
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. breakfast
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. lunch
Artist booths open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Located on the forested grounds of the Kings Mountain Community Center and Firehouse at 13889 Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35), above the town of Woodside, California.
Pets are respectfully requested to remain at home (except service dogs, of course). For more information, please see the FAQs.
Located along Skyline Blvd. Free shuttles run about one mile in each direction of the fair, with shuttle stops marked by signs. Shuttles run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please park to the right of the white line. We don't want you to receive a parking ticket and spoil your weekend.
We do not have a parking lot, therefore no handicap parking is available. Disabled attendees can be dropped off at the front entrance and be seated while companions park the car.
Bicycle racks are available at the south entrance to the Fair or you are welcome to dismount and stroll through with your bicycles.
At approximately 2,000 feet elevation in the Coastal Mountain Range, the weather at the Fair is unpredictable. We may have foggy, cool, perfect sweater weather. Or it may be quite warm, in which case sunscreen is advised.
About the Art Fair
Started in 1963, the Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend.
Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists (selected by jury), the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates over 50 years of art and ambiance. Come visit!
Fair admission and parking are free.
All proceeds from the Fair are used to support the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade (purchase vehicles, supplies and equipment), the Community Center building (repairs, utilities, and insurance), special programs for area youngsters and students at our public school, the publication of the community's newsletter, and to cover the Fair's expenses. KMAF is self-supporting. No public tax dollars or grants are involved. There are no "corporate" sponsors. All Art Fair workers volunteer their time.
Don’t miss the world’s largest cookies – peanut butter, toffee, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin – at the Cookie Booth just around the corner from the Cookshack. All proceeds from cookie sales benefit the Kings Mountain Elementary School.
Kids have their own dedicated space at the Art Fair: Kiddie Hollow, located down the hill from the Cookie Booth. For a nominal fee to cover the costs of supplies ($4 for 12 tickets, $7 for 26), children of all ages can make their own art at the supervised booths, including spin, string, straw, and glitter art, among other activities. There is also a Parents' Retreat overlooking Kiddie Hollow where adults can relax while the children play. Kiddie Hollow is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet the Firefighters
To learn about the adventures of a volunteer firefighter, the history of the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade or get a free blood pressure check, be sure to visit the Firefighters' booth (next to the Upper Beverage Booth).
You may also pick up free fire protection-related items, including a Smokey the Bear coloring book for the kids. Our trained, friendly volunteer firefighters are prepared to administer First Aid.
Friends of the Fair
The Kings Mountain Art Fair and Community would like to express their appreciation to the following:
The 300-400 volunteers (local and “local at heart”) whose efforts make this Fair possible. We could not do this Fair without you.
Those donors who have freely given their services and products:
And finally, those whose generous business terms have also contributed to our success:
The Kings Mountain Art Fair (KMAF) is a three-day outdoor exhibition held annually Labor Day Weekend in the redwood forest. The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine arts and fine crafts, giving our customers the rare opportunity to meet, interact with, view the works of, and purchase art from the individuals who have created it. Over 135 juried exhibitors are selected each year.
Every year, we honor the local art scene with the Mountain Artists section of the fair. Located between the firehouse and Kiddie Hollow, this special part of the fair showcases local talent, ranging from professional fine artists who live here to the hobby crafts person. So come on by, and say hello to the local artists!