A Tarantula Festival? Yes, really! Who knew?!
There’s nothing I love more than serendipitously running across something different and fun. During my visit to Oakhurst this past weekend, I came across this cute town called Coarsegold. Situated in the California Gold Country foothills among the mighty oak trees, this tiny town has maintained its California Gold Country roots and feels like a step back in time.
Many old structures still stand…
…and there are several antique stores to rummage through.
Apparently, this town is also known for its Tarantula population. October and November are mating season here..and what better way to celebrate, than to have a festival!
The residents gather together for Tarantula races…
…to sell their crafts…
(Sweet timing when some bikers rode by as I was taking a picture of this jacket)
…and enjoy the festivities.
This was a nice treat to stumble upon!