Posted In Festivals - Saturday, September 22, 2018
Filmed, Edited & Produced by Hobby Dave Noland.
Kelseyville Pear Festival 2018
The first Kelseyville Pear Festival, sponsored by the Kelseyville Business Association, was held Saturday, October 16, 1993, with a handful of street vendors, a barbeque, a scarecrow contest, and a single stage for music. The one day event brought 1,500 visitors. Today, the Kelseyville Pear Festival is held on the last Saturday in September. Through the years, the goal of the Festival has been to showcase the agricultural heritage of the Kelseyville and Big Valley areas and vendors with hand-crafted items for purchase. The Main Street shopkeepers spruce up to show off their products. Kelseyville and the all-volunteer Festival committee works to expand the agricultural exhibits, the Tractor and Engine Show, fine art shows, and areas for the children. History of Kelseyville farming, pioneer families and special events is on display in the Pear Pavilion. The Kelseyville Pear Festival is happy to partner with Kelseyville Business Association, the Lake County Horse Council; the Ely Stage Stop, an historical destination outside of Kelseyville; and the Lake County Quilt Trail, a trail of wooden quilts that encompasses all of Lake County. Partnering with these groups makes for a fun, strong community centered event.