Blue Lake Harvest Days ( October 18 & 19, 2013) 

Blue Lake Harvest Days ( October 18 & 19, 2013) 




October 24 & 25


Due to the overwhelming chance of rain, Dell'Arte's Big Top circus tent will not be going up. 

Events scheduled to take place in the tent will now take place in Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre at 131 H Street, Blue Lake, CA, 95525. These include Chaplin in the Big Top as well as the Barn Dance. 

CANCELLED: The artist booths/tours at the Blue Lake Business Park during Free Fall from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 have been cancelled due to the weather.

All other events will take place as scheduled in the designated locations.


Friday October 24:

6:45-8 p.m.


Where: meet at 6:45 p.m. at the Blue Lake Business Park on Taylor Way.

Bring walking shoes and dress warmly!

What: At 7 p.m., the Arcata Playhouse(link is external)’s Four on the Floor Theatre present  ELEMENTAL: An Outdoor Community Spectacle, presented by Dell’Arte as part of Harvest Days. Elemental lights up the night in a travelling community pageant featuring stilt walkers, giant puppets, paper lanterns, live music and a giant shadow puppet play.

More info at:  The Arcata Playhouse's website

8:30 p.m


Where: Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre, 131 H Street, Blue Lake CA, 95525

What: Charlie Chaplin makes an appearance afterElemental. Warm drinks, wine and cookies from Los Bagels will be for sale, along with a cornucopia of Charlie Chaplin short films.

9 p.m.

THE LOGGER BAR  will present Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band


Saturday October 25: 

3-6 p.m.


Where: The Mad River Grange 

What: An annual event presented by the Mad River Grange Apple press, pumpkin pie, pumpkin decorating, cakewalk, face painting, kids crafts, games and more! The Grange will have food for sale, and all proceeds will benefit the Mad River Grange Krafty Kids program.

You are encouraged to bring your own apples and jars for the apple press and your own pumpkin for decorating.  


Where: Blue Lake Business Park and Mad River Brewery (also taking place from 3 - 6 p.m.)

What: FREE pony rides provided by Blue Lake Parks and Recreation's Blue Lake Saddle Club! An exhibit by local Blue Lake artist Jerry Wallace will be on display at the Mad River Tap Room  and local artwork will be on display by Blue Lake Elementary School.

The Mad River Tap Room will be open for dinner (6 p.m.). Celebrate 25 years of Craft beer in Blue Lake and partake in great eats from the Mad River Tap Room kitchen.  Old Ale will be on tap (the 25th anniversary release) and seasonal favorite John Barleycorn Barleywine. *Limited capacity. Regular menu available. 

7-10 p.m.

BARN DANCE IN THE CARLO ($5 admission and free for kids under 12)

Where: Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre, 131 H Street, Blue Lake CA, 95525

What: Join the town of Blue Lake for a rompin’, stompin’ good time, featuring the Striped Pig Stringband(link is external), and local caller Lyndsey Battle

9 p.m.

Live Music at THE LOGGER BAR with Cadillac Ranch


What is Blue Lake Artplace?  

In 2013-14, through curated arts programming, visual identifiers and the expansion of its own Mad River Festival, Dell'Arte International & and its partners will connect art, industry and artisanal cultural work to promote economic development in the rural California community of Blue Lake. This project is supported by a grant from Artplace America, the California Arts Council, Headwaters, and local sponsors. 

For a full list of participating businesses and organizations in Blue Lake click here.  

Creative Placemaking: 

Creative Placemaking is the pro-active approach to transforming the communities in which we live through the arts. The goal of Creative Placemaking is to support art-making and the economy through partnerships across sectors of commerce, art, and entertainment to increase the vibrancy of communities and to celebrate local culture in order for communities to thrive and grow.

ArtPlace America is a group of regional foundations, banks and federal agencies committed to accelerating creative placemaking. For more information visit


Brought to you by Dell’Arte International, the Mad River Grange, the Aracta Playhouse, Blue Lake Parks and Recreation's Blue Lake Saddle Club, The Logger Bar, Mad River Brewing Company, Vance Banjos, Blue Lake Elementary School and other Blue Lake partners.

Josh Krienke, youngest recipient of the Blue Lake Rising Grants, puts on a week-long Drum Camp with drummer Jesse Jonathon, at the Mad River Grange. Final Performance at the Folklife Festival All-Day-Free-Day July 19th. Go Josh and all the Blue Lake Camp Drummers! 

Listen to the Radio Interview on KHSU "Thursday Night Talks" about art and the economy with Michael Fields, Producing Artistic Director of Dell'Arte  and Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of Artplace America.