Three Outstanding Family Fairs In The North State


The North State offers numerous special events for children and families during the month of April, including these three outstanding fun and educational fairs held annually in Chico, Redding and Red Bluff.

Entrance and participation is free, thanks to the caring efforts of numerous organizations, dozens of community volunteers, and generous local sponsorships.

Bring family and friends to explore, laugh and learn. Chances are you’ll take home ideas,  information and inspiration –  and marvelous memories too.


Chico Children’s Faire
Sat., April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Offers an array of child-focused educational fun that parents will enjoy too. All ages are welcome; activities and entertainment are geared for ages birth to 8 years, and include craft projects, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon animals, music, dance and juggling performances, and more. Meet local family-related businesses, agencies and child care providers – many have participated in the fair for over 30 years! Come by North State Parent’s booth & make a puppet. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Held at the downtown Chico City Plaza, Broadway & 4th Streets.


Children’s Fair of Tehama County
Sat., April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrates community, childhood, and the spirit of learning with a fun day of creating, exploring, music and entertainment. Geared for children of all ages, this 26th annual fair brings together families and local organizations that provide services for young children. Held at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, 650 Antelope Blvd. Find more information at


Whole Earth and Watershed Festival
Sat., April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An exciting, interactive and educational experience for the entire family, featuring over 115 exhibitors,  giveaways, live music, food, art and activities for all ages. Special features include: Whole Earth Hustle 1-mile and 5-k race; Earth First Young Children’s Zone; youth Watershed Passport Program; fitness opportunities; Cart Art Contest and more. Visit the North State Parent booth for hands-on fun, and enter to win a family pass to Turtle Bay Museum! Held at Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Ave. More info:

Lisa Shara
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Writer Lisa Shara lives in upper Northern California where she is involved in a variety of community projects.

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