Fort Ross Festival – July 25th – 10:00am to 6:30pm

FortRoss_banner_ frf_2015California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival where we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event, sponsored by Renova Fort Ross Foundation, will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. We'll offer costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food bazaar -- and of course, the Fort Ross Beer Garden!

Fort Ross Festival Activities Throughout the Day

10:00 to 6:30—Fort Ross Conservancy Bookshop in the Visitor Center -- open all day, offers great Fort Ross items for sale
10:00 to 4:00 – Historic crafts and cooking demonstrations in the fort compound
11:00 to 5:00—International Food Bazaar (Call Picnic Area)
11:30 to 5:30—Beer Garden (Call Picnic Area), also serving coffee & tea
12:30 to 4:30—Horse and Carriage ride (free!) between Windmill and Fort Compound
1:00 to 4:00 — Ranch era Call House walk through, and tea with Ranch era descendants
4:30 to 5:00 — Kedry and Kitka (marine terrace)
5:00 to 5:30 — Su Nu Nu Shinal (Dance Circle)
Schedule of Events (subject to change)

10:00 Divine Service – St Nicholas Cathedral (Fort Ross Chapel)
10:30 Windmill Interpretive Talk & Demonstration (Windmill)
11:00 Russian Orthodox Procession to the cemetery and Panikhida
11:15 Fort Ross History Interpretive Talk (Outside Ocean Gate to Fort)
11:15 Storytelling (Apple trees at Rotchev House, Fort Compound)
11:45 Militia drill and cannon firing (Fort Compound)
12:30 Horn Orchestra of St. Petersburg (Fort Compound)
1:30 Russian House Kedry & Kitka Women’s Ensemble performing traditional Russian song & dance
2:00 Fort Ross History Interpretive Talk (Outside Ocean Gate to Fort Compound))
2:00 Storytelling (Apple tree at Rotchev House, Fort Compound)
2:00 Windmill Interpretive Talk & Demonstration (Windmill)
2:30 Kitka Women’s Ensemble (trio) (Outside Fur Warehouse)
3:00 Horn Orchestra of St. Petersburg (Fort Compound)
3:45 Militia drill & cannon firing (Fort Compound)
4:35 Russian House Kedry Russian song & dance (Marine Terrace outside Fort Compound)
5:00 Su Nu Nu Shinal Kashia dancers (Marine Terrace outside Fort Compound)