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Dates

Labor Day Weekend
September 3, 4 & 5, 2022
Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Times

8 am to 10:30 am PDT breakfast
11:30 am to 4:30 pm PDT lunch
Artist booths open from 10 am to 5pm PDT

Location

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.

Take a Virtual Walk of the Fair or view a map of the fairgrounds

Pets

Pets are respectfully requested to remain at home (except registered service dogs, of course). For more information, please see the FAQs.

Getting to the Fair

Parking is located along Skyline Blvd. Hiking trails are available along Skyline Blvd between the Purisima Creek Open Space preserve on the north and Richards Road/County Road on the south. They will be well marked for your use. We urge you to park and walk to the fair.

Additionally, we will have free shuttles running about one mile in each direction of the fair, with shuttle stops marked by signs. Shuttles run from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. 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 visitors may 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 can dismount and stroll with your bike.

Weather

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.

Woodside, CA, USA

Artists

The Kings Mountain Art Fair (KMAF) is a three-day event held annually Labor Day Weekend. The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine arts and 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.

Preview our artists

Shop our artists online

Virtual Walk of the Fair

Artist Call For Entry

Mountain Artists

Every year, we honor our local art scene with the Mountain Artists section of the fair. This special part of the fair showcases local talent, ranging from the professional fine artist to the hobby craftsperson. These artists reside in Kings Mountain.

Preview our mountain artists

Virtual Walk of the Fair

Meet The Firefighters

Please donate to the KM Volunteer Fire Brigade

The Kings Mountain Art Fair is the primary means of financial support for our local volunteer fire brigade, our community's first line of defense against fires, natural disasters, accidents and other emergencies.

If you prefer, you may send a check payable to the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade to:

Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, Inc.
13889 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA 94062

Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (KMFD) responds to fire and medical emergencies along the Skyline corridor between Highways 92 and 84, and the areas accessed from Skyline Blvd. As the KMFD is an all-risk fire department, the volunteers are trained for the same emergency services as provided by paid fire departments in the county. Some of these services include structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, rope rescues, and hazardous materials spills. Because KMFD fire fighters receive the same training as paid firefighters, the KMFD responds to mutual aid requests throughout the county. They respond to over 300 emergency calls per year.

Kings Mountain Elementary School

Please donate to support our KM Elementary School

The Kings Mountain Art Fair is an important means of financial support for the Kings Mountain Elementary School, the smallest school in the Cabrillo Unified School District and the smallest public school in San Mateo County. Kings Mountain Elementary School offers a unique alternative for mountain and Coastside families. It has three combination classrooms, serving approximately 70 students from kindergarten through fifth grade and is a California Distinguished School.



Please donate to Venture Free, our after school program

The Venture Free Foundation facilitates the after school program at KM Elementary School. With a focus on FUN and the great outdoors, we hope to help raise the next generation to be conscientious stewards of the environment.

Learn more about the Venture Free after school program at Kings Mountain Elementary School.

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.

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.

Food & Beverage

Come hang out in a gorgeous redwood forest and enjoy great food and fresh air – all meals enthusiastically prepared and served by our all-volunteer staff that includes members of our volunteer fire rescue team.

Breakfast is available from 8 am to 10:30 am at the Cookshack. Enjoy eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk, and Peet's coffee under the redwood canopy.

Lunch runs from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Cookshack. Tasty hamburgers, cheeseburgers, house-made cole slaw and chili, corn-on-the-cob, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, nachos and more are served.

A variety of drinks, including juices, iced teas, sodas, milk, water, beers and wines, can be purchased from the Cookshack and the Upper and Lower Beverage Booths.

Preview our tasty menu. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, we have included information to help guide your choices.

Don’t miss the world’s largest cookies – peanut butter and chocolate chip – at the Cookie Booth just around the corner from the Cookshack. All proceeds from cookie sales benefit the Kings Mountain Elementary School.

Kiddie Hollow

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 am to 4 pm.

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:

Contact Us

The Kings Mountain Art Fair is run and staffed entirely by volunteers, most of whom are local. Past residents, friends, and enthusiastic supporters also volunteer. Several chairmen are dedicated to managing specific operations within the Fair. We are fortunate to have over 400 volunteers each year.

Zero Waste

The Kings Mountain Art Fair has worked to reduce its environmental impact and has recently taken it to a new level by focusing on a goal of "Zero Waste," sending as little refuse to a landfill as possible. Each year has seen an increasing reduction in waste sent to the landfill.

Zero Waste is a fair-wide effort. All food sold at the fair is served in compostable or recyclable products and the map to the Fair is printed on recycled paper. All fair volunteers are encouraged to work towards the goal. Zero Waste volunteers help fairgoers divert most of their refuse to composting or recycling bins.

KMAF Board

The Current Board of Directors is:

Dawn Neisser, President
Beverly Abbott, Executive Director
Andrew Anker, Secretary
Jeanne Carlson, Treasurer
Michele Covell
Chris Ice, Vice President
Larry Mann