Saturday, July 26: Fort Ross Festival
10 am- 6:30 pm
Come celebrate the international flavors and cultures at Fort Ross Festival 2014. This year's event will highlight the Kashaya, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era people who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. We'll offer costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food court -- and our first-ever beer garden!
12pm - 5pm Beer garden, where we'll be pouring local beers from Lagunitas, and Anchor Brewing to name just a couple. We'll also offer kvass and Sonoma's own, Tilted Shed Ciderworks.
Join us at our international food bazaar in the historic Call Picnic area where you can choose from a wonderful variety of local vendors, from slow smoked BBQ with fresh coleslaw from BBQ Smokehouse Bistro & Catering, both Californian & European style crepes filled with sweet or savory options from Ultra Crepes, fresh baked bread and pastries from Raymond's Bakery, traditional Kashia flat breads and tacos, or if you have a sweet tooth, choose one of the many absolutely incredible flavors of homemade, small batch ice cream from Nimble & Finn's. For a refreshing and healthful treat, have a serving of Juice Runners Red, Gold & Green veggie/fruit juice mixes.
The day offers plenty of family-friendly activities:
Clip-clop down old Highway One on a traditional horse and carriage with Stone Horse Carriage
Try your hand at historic crafts like basket-making, rope making, felting, spinning
Enjoy the live farm animals
Welcome the visiting Alaska drummers Sngagim Axasniikangin, dream dancers in Unangam Tunuu (Aleut Language), and watch them demonstrate their drum-making skills
Hear the Kashia describing their language and use of native plants
Watch Russian House Kedry perform traditional song and Russian crafts.
Join Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble to hear their wildly popular ethnic songs.
Fort Ross Festival 2014 will be a one day event with all performances in and around the compound.
$20 per car (includes $8 State Parks fee).
Food and drink purchased separately.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com, call us at 707/847-3437, or check out our website at www.fortross.org. If you'd like to volunteer at the festival, email us - four hours of volunteering gets you free admission to the event.
California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact (707) 847-3437.