August 31, 2019 by Gina Teichert

Live It Up at the Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair LogoAct like a kid (and bring ‘em if ya got ‘em) at the Lake County Fair.  Hop on a carnival ride while the scent of cotton candy and funnel cake wafts by, and take in delightfully destructive entertainment from the grandstands.

Friday night, locals in jacked-up trucks compete in the mud bogs, while Saturday sees a demolition derby and tug-o-war contest.  Sunday takes the crash-fest to another level – Lake County style – by bringing boats into the equation too.

Lake County’s agriculture and craft scenes shine in the exhibit halls with prize-winning crops, baked goods, art, and sewing on view.  Local 4-H and FFA youth put their months of hard work on display at the annual livestock show and auction.

The Lake County Fair runs August 30 through September 1 in Lakeport, with high octane grandstand entertainment nightly at 7 pm.

Call the fair office (707) 263-6181 for information on specific livestock events. Read more…

Jam Out With Music Festivals and Nightlife

Live music is a big part of life in Wine Country, and Labor Day weekend is packed with opportunities to get out and enjoy a show.  From fiddle shredding folk and al fresco blues to concerts at the casino after dark – you’re sure to find a show on every side of the lake.

Running Creek Casion

Mark Weston Band at Running Creek Casino

Classic Rock & Country Hits at Running Creek Casino

Running Creek Casino hosts the Mark Weston Band on Saturday, August 31 as part of their patio concert series. Enjoy country and classic rock hits performed by the local Lake County act, and enter to win a wave runner. This event is admission free.

Blue Wing Saloon

Blues Festival at Blue Wing Saloon

Upscale Food and Al Fresco Blues at Blue Wing Saloon
Upper Lake’s fine-dining flagship, Blue Wing Saloon, brings together accomplished artists and elevated al fresco dining for their 13th annual blues festival. Six bands will perform over three evenings – August 31 through September 2 – and festival tickets include a BBQ dinner.

Fiddlers Jam at Ely Stage Stop

Fiddlers Jam at Ely Stage Stop

Bluegrass Fiddler’s Jam at the Ely Stage Stop
Sing along as Lake County fiddlers perform folk and bluegrass standards Sunday, September 1 at the Ely Stage Stop. What better place to make new friends and enjoy old-timey music than a historic, 1860’s museum?

David Nail

David Nail Band at Cache Creek Vineyards

Modern Country at Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery 
Swing by Cache Creek Vineyards in Clearlake Oaks for another edition of their summer concert series.  Come for the wine tasting and stay for the show Saturday, August 31, as country acts David Nail and Brewer’s Grade grace the stage. More.

J Silverheels Band

Oldies Favorites at Twin Pines Casino
J Silverheels cover all the bases from Motown to rock & roll in a tour of the decades from the 50’s all the way up to the 80’s.  The Napa Valley cover band performs for their neighbors to the north at Middletown’s Twin Pine Casino on Saturday, August 31.  More…

Looking for more things to do in Lake County when you visit? Check out our events calendar!