How much does the Fair cost?

The following are free: admission, parking, the gorgeous redwood scenery, the fresh outdoor air. However, we encourage you to bring cash, checks and credit cards so that you can enjoy the food, beverages, cookies and, of course, take home those treasured pieces of art. ATMs are available.

Why shouldn’t I bring my pet?

Out of concern for the safety of the art and our patrons, we do not allow pets into the Art Fair (service dogs are excepted). Please be kind to your animals and leave them at home. They will be much happier.

Can I take SamTrans to the Fair?

We are located in a rural area not served by SamTrans. Complimentary shuttle service along Skyline Boulevard runs 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the Fair. Shuttle stops are located one mile north of the Fair entrance (Ware Road), one mile south of the Fair entrance (Purisima Open Space South Parking Lot), and at Kings Mountain Road and Skyline Boulevard.

Do you have Handicap Parking?

There is no parking lot and therefore no handicap parking. Disabled visitors can be dropped at the front entrance, and rest comfortably while waiting for companions to return from parking the car. Because our Fair is in the redwood forest, most of the grounds are on the forest floor, with uneven, sawdust covered, hilly terrain. From the front entrance approximately one third of the Fair is staged on pavement, including Food and Beverages. Benches and seating areas are also located for someone to sit and wait while companions visit the less accessible areas of the grounds.

How can I contact an artist that was in the show?

Please check the list under artists. If there is no website listed, contact us.

What bands will be playing at the Fair?

Because of our unique location in the forest, there is no room for an audience to gather and enjoy the music. Wandering musicians have been tried in the past but caused congestion and frustrating situations. We invite you to enjoy the sounds of the forest instead.

Is there any room for “free speech” or public service tables at the Fair?

Because our Fair is a fundraiser for our Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community organizations, every booth space must generate income. Thus, no “free speech” or public service tables may be accommodated.

I have some dietary concerns. Are there any “secret” ingredients I should be aware of?

We do our best to list the ingredients on our menu; however, there is a splash of beer in the pancakes.

What does it take to become a volunteer firefighter?

It takes just as much as it takes to be a professional firefighter. Our volunteers receive the same training as professionals (initially 114 hours). They are required to maintain annual certification in five areas. Many are also EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certified. They make this commitment because the closest emergency services are at least 20 minutes away in Belmont on Tower Road (10 miles northeast near the interchange of Highways 280 and 92) or at Skylonda (8 miles south at the corner of Highway 84 and Skyline Blvd.).

What exactly is considered Kings Mountain?

Kings Mountain is geographically defined as Skyline Blvd. between Highway 92 and Bear Gulch Road West, including the ancillary roads.

Do you have a Lost and Found?

Lost and Found items are collected at the Information Desk during the Fair. Every effort is made to match items to their owners. Items left unclaimed are held for six (6) months and then disposed of appropriately. If you have lost something, please contact us.

Do you have a waiting list for artists?

Artists must be juried in order to exhibit at the fair or be on the Waiting List. Artist application deadline is Jan 30.