By Vicky Parish Smith
The Kelseyville Pear Festival is a one-day celebration of Lake County’s harvest of pears, walnuts, olives, and wine grapes. This has always been a family-focused event that showcases the rich agricultural heritage of many generations. It features a grand parade, historical displays, local businesses, craftsmen, food vendors, musicians, dancers, horses, kids’ town, and community services. This is the best-attended, one-day event in Lake County.
For the past twenty-seven years Lake County families and those from beyond have planned reunions, enjoyed outdoor concerts and cheered at high school homecomings, all to coincide with the Kelseyville Pear Festival held on the last Saturday of each September. A recent feature is the sold-out farm-to-fork dinner centered in the middle of Main Street on Friday night.
Sadly, 2020 has seen traditional community events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And again, Lake County endures horrific fires and weather conditions that make any sort of outdoor event nearly impossible this September.
With all the defugalties – the all-volunteer Kelseyville Pear Festival Committee will be planning to bring everything back on September 25, 2021. Mark that day on you calendar and we will see you then.
For more information go to www.pearfestival.com or contact C. Richard Smith at 707-278-7268.