Saturday, July 25, 2015
Fort Ross Festival
Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Hwy One, 12 miles north of Jenner, CA 95450
10 am- 6:30 pm
At Fort Ross Festival we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. We'll offer costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food bazaar -- and of course, the Fort Ross Beer Garden!
Thanks to support from Renova Fort Ross Foundation and Russia's Ministry of Culture we are thrilled to welcome the St Petersburg's Horn Orchestra of Russia. They will present two performances during the day.
St Petersburg's Horn Orchestra of Russia dedicatedly and successfully revives the traditions of horn music performance. Today the Orchestra possesses 74 instruments with the range of 4 octaves, which are unique because of their form and sound. The band plays pieces from both modern composers as well as the works of old masters.
11:30pm - 5:30pm Beer Garden, where we'll be pouring local beers from Lagunitas, Anchor Brewing, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. We'll also offer Russian kvass and Sonoma's own Tilted Shed Ciderworks. Enjoy your beer and BBQ while listening to live music.
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, artisan bakery Piroshki and pastries from Raymond's Bakery, traditional Russian Borscht and both vegetarian and meat Piroshki from Red Tavern, 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. And for the first time, a taste of India with Curry Sensations. Try their Punjabi Style Burritos, Chicken or Butternut Squash Curry Rice plates, or Fried Fish Pakora.
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
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 2015 will be a one day event with all performances in and around the compound.
$20 per car (includes $8 State Parks fee).
Special event bus fee for small capacity (24 person or fewer) bus: $100.
Special event bus fee for large capacity (greater than 24 person) bus: $225
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. Please leave your dogs at home, Thank you!