No matter what time of year you decide to visit Northern California, there is always something fun to do and experience! During your stay with us at the Railroad Park Resort, we encourage you to visit nearby Shasta County and attend one of their fun-filled annual events, many of which are some of the most highly anticipated festivals in our area. Here is a quick look at some of the best Shasta County events that you’ll want to mark into your calendars immediately.
While you’re here, don’t forget to request your free copy of our Dunsmuir Vacation Guide to find even more local events, activities, attractions, dining, and more. It’s the ultimate Northern California vacation planning tool.
4 Fun Shasta County Events That You Have to Attend
1. Mt. Shasta Farmers Market (May-October)
The Mt. Shasta Farmers Market was founded in 1999 by local farmers and has quickly grown to become the most visited market in the county! Both locals and tourists alike flock to the annual market to shop for some of the finest locally-made products including fresh produce, all-natural herbs, handcrafted coffee, homemade jams, and more.
As you browse through more than 30 vendors, you’ll also be entertained by live music performances from local bands and learn more about our region’s agriculture.
2. Mt. Shasta Blackberry Festival (September)
Each Labor Day weekend, Shasta County hosts the annual Blackberry Festival and welcomes hundreds of attendees. In fact, this event has become an end-of-the-summer staple in our region!
Several local and regional artists will play some of their best tunes for you as you and your loved ones indulge in blackberry-flavored treats, taste unique beers and wines, play family games in the park, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
3. Return of the Salmon Festival (October)
On the third Saturday in October, the Return of the Salmon Festival celebrates the popular freshwater fish at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery. Thousands of people attend this event every year to view the Chinook salmon returning to Battle Creek.
This is also a great opportunity to learn about day-to-day hatchery operations, explore vendors and booths, and learn more about the history and habitat requirements of the Chinook salmon.
4. Roses and Rust Vintage Market (April and November)
Recognized as one of the “Top 10 Vintage Markets” by Romantic Homes Magazine, the Roses and Rust Vintage Market is the perfect place to shop for fun and unique home decor items from over 100 talented vendors.
Two markets are hosted in Anderson, CA throughout the year, so you can decide whether you’d like to attend the spring or fall event! Whether you’re hoping to re-design your home with a Farmhouse Chic style or looking for something to spruce up your space, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.
More Local Events That You Won’t Want to Miss
Shasta County isn’t the only community with exciting events to attend! Here are even more of our favorite festivals that we’re sure you’ll love just as much as we do.
McCloud, CA Mushroom Festival (September)
The McCloud, CA Mushroom Festival is an exciting 3-day celebration filled with mushroom vendors, wine tastings, live entertainment, and more. All of the festivities are held just a short 30-minute drive from the Railroad Park Resort, so you won’t have to travel far to participate in all the fun! Head to Main Street in Downtown McCloud for all of the mushrooms that you can eat and a plethora of exciting activities.
McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival (September)
Whether you’re an avid fan of bluegrass music or looking for something fun to add to your itinerary, you’ll be sure to have a jamming good time at the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival. While local and regional bluegrass bands entertain festival attendees throughout the day, you’ll be able to browse through the collections of artisan crafts and vendors, indulge in delicious food, and sample local beer and wine.
Need a Place to Stay? Look No Further Than the Railroad Park Resort!
If you’re interested in attending one of these Shasta County events or you’re in need of a relaxing getaway from your day-to-day schedule, a getaway to the Railroad Park Resort is in order!
Since 1968, our unique resort has sent visitors back in time to the glory days of train travel by allowing them to stay and dine inside restored railroad cars. Our Caboose Lodging lets you live the life of a railroader without sacrificing the modern luxuries and conveniences you’d expect from a typical resort. We also provide RV and campground sites for visitors who wish to stay in touch with nature and enjoy California’s spectacular weather.
When all of your Northern California adventures have worked up an appetite, we invite you to dine with us at our Dining Car Restaurant, a one-of-a-kind dining experience inside of a vintage railroad car! As you feast on succulent steaks, savory pasta dishes, or fresh salads, you can admire the antique train tools and memorabilia displayed throughout the restaurant.
Check our availability now and book your next getaway with us today! We look forward to seeing you soon.