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Redwood Acres Fair (or whatever it's called) This Week!

What's in a name? In recent years it's been called the "Humboldt Made Fair." This year they're gonna try out "The Best of Humboldt Fair." You've known it for years as the "Redwood Acres Fair." By any other name it would still smell of delicious garlic fries. 

Whatever you call it, the thing is happening again this week from Thursday to Sunday at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. You know how this works: You got your midway rides, animal shows, carnival food, car races, livestock shows, live music. Hell there's even a ventriloquist scheduled. 

And then you have your local angle. Various local products will be on display and for purchase in the rechristened "Best of Humboldt" Building. Also, be sure to check out  special Humboldt Roller Derby bout on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Again, this thing starts Thursday (click here for the full schedule). If you're itching to go out Tuesday, peruse your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff


Humboldt Crabs vs. Seals Baseball

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Eureka Farmers' Market

Old Town Gazebo / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown produce and live music.

441-9999 /

Shelter Cove Farmers' Market

Machi Road / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Locally grown produce.

Miranda Farmers' Market

Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.

Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.

943-3025 /

Fortuna Farmers' Market

Fortuna / 3-6 p.m.

Located at 10th and L streets. Local farm-fresh produce.

NBA Finals

Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:45 p.m.

Game 7, fools.

822-1220 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Angelina Inn / 6-9 p.m.

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller gets to know you.

725-5200 / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Cribbage Tournament

Logger Bar / 6:45 p.m.

Signups at 6:45 p.m. Play at 7 p.m. $5.

668-5000 / Web site


SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Broadway Cinema
Garberville Theater
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre