Labor Day weekend in Fort Bragg means Paul Bunyan Days and a lumber-jack rowdy good time!
Named for the bigger-than-life logger and his giant blue ox, the festival celebrates the history of the community and pays tribute to the strength of the people who live here. The theme this year is “Happy Trails with Paul and Babe” to celebrate completion of the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail and the public’s access along the City’s coast for the first time in over a century.
Paul Bunyan hosts the festival live and in person. When you see him say hello and ask him to pose for a picture. He’s everywhere – at the action-packed contests, community parades, reviews, shows and fairs. He also crowns the Belle of the Redwoods and makes certain Kangaroo Kort doesn’t get too rowdy.
Whew… when does he sleep?
Paul Bunyan Days is family friendly, packed with free (or almost free) activities so everyone can come. The Paul Bunyan Days Association organizes it, community sponsors pay for it, and volunteers make it happen.