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Victorian Christmas photo by Dan TubbsStep back in time to Victorian Ferndale as we begin a joyous holiday season.

Ferndale, the Victorian Village

Ferndale Victorian Holidays: November 23, 2013

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visitors in historical dressLocals and visitors will stroll the streets in Victorian fashions. Dress in Victorian or Country-Victorian attire to be a part of this very special day, or just come share the day with family and friends. For your enjoyment, there will be theatrical and musical entertainment, and you are invited to experience the warm and wonderful feeling of a traditional Victorian holiday season in the enchanting Victorian Village of Ferndale!

FREE Entertainments & Demonstrations
of Victorian Era Trades & Crafts

All Day (10 am to 5 pm):

  • Andy Doerner's show of historical ships that plied Northwestern waters in the Victorian era. Pictured is his recreation of The PomonaChristmas Caroling! Victorian Carolers roam Ferndale's Main Street and Shops. Sing along or enjoy community caroling groups strolling Main St. and stopping in shops.
  • Boat Building. Mind's Eye Manufactory will be steam-shaping wood for boats, 393 Main St.
  • Model Shipbuilding By Andy Doerner at Doerner's Garage, Artisan Alley, off the public parking lot
  • Live Music, Street Theatre Skits, Artisan Alley, off the public parking lot
  • Morse Code Demo By Comstock Civil War Re-enactors at Danish Hall, Ocean Ave.
  • Juried Craft Show at Danish Hall, Ocean Ave. Locally hand crafted items, including jewelry, knit wear, photography, pottery, candles, and hand made soaps. (application form)
  • Antique Elbow Sander (Circa 1920 Or Earlier) Demo By Troy Land at Valley Lumber, 657 Shaw Ave.
  • Victorian Era Fashion Display: Museum's Greeters will be dressed in Victorian Attire, Ferndale Museum, 515 Shaw Ave.
  • In-store Specials and Activities: The Kitchen Store will be offering samples of Caramel Corn and Keurig Coffee.   They will also have an in-store raffle for a “Kitchen Basket.” Ferndale Music Company will have a special sale on Ukuleles, Guitars and Drums as well as gift certificates for lessons!  They'll serve FREE coffee, tea and cider and give demos on various musical instruments throughout the day.

Street Vendors

  • Victorian Photographs: Dan Tubbs, Jr. will be roaming Main St. with his camera. If you'd like a photo memory of the weekend, just catch him on the street or book an appointment through Times Remembered (421 Main St., 786-9500). You don't need to be in costume to order a photograph. If you want to borrow a cape, Times Remembered can assist you.
  • Roasted Chestnuts, Artisan Alley, off the public parking lot
  • 8th Grade Pretzel Cart in Front of Beckers insurance
  • Nachos: Ferndale Community Church Youth Group in front of Times Remembered, 431 Main St.
  • Daughters of the British Empire Bake Sale in front of Times Remembered, 431 Main St.
  • Danish Sisterhood Aebleskivers at Danish Hall (left on Ocean, next to the Victorian Inn), 11 am-3 pm

Scheduled Events

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10 am to 3 pm

Blacksmithing Demonstration: Blacksmith Jerry Murry fires up the Ferndale Museum’s Mouat forge to show blacksmithing techniques once essential to daily life. Admission is free.

11 am -3 pm

Danish Sisterhood makes fresh Aebleskivers at Danish Hall (left on Ocean, next to the Victorian Inn)

11:30 am Women's Suffrage: The Ferndale Village Club will be gathering in support. Bring a sign and join the ladies of Ferndale as they stand up for women's right to vote; everyone is welcome to attend. Meet in the middle of the block on Main St. Hecklers encouraged!
11:45 am Meet Queen Victoria. You're invited to come at 11:45 for FREE tea and a cookie. The presentation by Queen Victoria will begin precisely at noon. We encourage you to bring your children to learn about the life and times of Queen Victoria -- a photo op will follow the presentation (bring your camera). FREE at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St.
noon FREE Horse & Buggy Rides By Bob Frawley, weather and horse permitting, from the Main St. Clock

noon-2 pm

Mirth First Barbershop Quartet  roaming Main Street, shops

1 pm Ferndale Frolics, Country Line Dancing Group, Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St. FREE
2 pm          

Beaux & Belles, Caroling Group, Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St. FREE

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4 pm THE MUSIC MAN, select previews. When the actors take a break from rehearsal, they will come outside Ferndale Repertory Theatre to break out in song! 447 Main St. FREE
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FREE Musical Entertainment

  • Christmas Caroling! Victorian Carolers roam Ferndale's Main Street and Shops. Sing along or enjoy community caroling groups strolling Main St. and stopping in shops.
  • Mirth First Barbershop Quartet: roaming Main Street shops, noon to 2 pm
  • Beaux & Belles, Caroling Group, 2 pm, Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St.
  • Songs from “THE MUSIC MAN.” When the actors take a break from rehearsal at 4 pm they will come outside Ferndale Repertory Theatre to break out in song, 447 Main St.
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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has volunteers their time to make this a fun day and a special thank you to the Civil War Re-enactors and everyone who dresses in Victorian attire so that we could "step back in time."

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Humboldt County MapThe Victorian Village of Ferndale, full of surprises, deserves more than a day to discover. 265 miles north of Sacramento and San Francisco, it's a beautiful drive from the major airports (Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose) or fly into the Arcata/Eureka airport in McKinleyville, 45 minutes north of Ferndale (car rentals, Door-to-Door Airporter shuttle service available).


From California Highway 101, take the Fernbridge/Ferndale exit. Cross historic Fernbridge and drive through five miles of pastoral views to Ferndale's Main Street.


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