9th Annual PINE CONE FESTIVAL | Lake Arrowhead

Did you know that Lake Arrowhead hosts an annual Pine Cone Festival?!  This year marks the 9th annual Pine Cone Festival and a new location.  This year the festival will be held at the Arrowhead Ridge in Lake Arrowhead, on Grass Valley Rd., October 10, 2015 from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

This festival started after the mountain communities suffered from the 2003 “Old Fire.” There was talk that Lake Arrowhead did not exist anymore and that there was no reason to visit the communities.  Obviously this was not the case.  The mountain was full of life, people and PINE CONES!  Thanks to the owners of Pine Rose Cabins in Twin Peaks, the Pine Cone Festival was born.

This event is FREE and offers lots of activities including: Pine Cone Craft Contest, Biggest Pine Cone Contest, Pine Cone Olympics, and so much more.  There are even 2 Grand Prizes Worth over $1,150 each, Can You Beat the Record?

Here is some info from the Pine Cone Festival website: http://www.pineconefestival.org/

For more information please visit the Pine Cone Festival website at http://www.pineconefestival.org/ : All pictures used came from their website.


There will be signage! Follow the signs.  From the 210, get off at Waterman Canyon, turn left/north. Waterman becomes Hwy 18.  Take Hwy 18 north into the mountains. At the top of the mountain, Take the Lake Arrowhead fork (left), not Crestline.  Stay on Hwy 18 to Daley Canyon Rd/ Hwy 189 (Blue Jay turn off). If you get to the high school, you have gone to far.  At the stop sign turn left (Prime Properties is on the corner)Follow the road and curve right at the Shell Gas station and then follow the road to the left. You will be on Grass Valley Rd at this point.  Arrowhead ridge is approximately ½ mile on the right.

 If you come up the mountain via Hwy 330, take Hwy 18 at the top of the mountain (in Running Springs). Stay on Hwy 18 heading west until you get to Daley Canyon (Blue Jay turn off), just past the high school. Turn right off the highway, then turn right again onto Daley Canyon. Then the directions are the same from the stop sign.

To contact the Pine Cone Festival

PO Box 2582

Running Springs, CA 92382

Tel: (866) 923-3473

email: PineConeFest@earthlink.net

Good luck and happy Pine Cone hunting!

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest 2015 | Lake Arrowhead Village

Ahh the sounds of German music and the smell of Beer… What more could you want?  I know… A lake view, fall weather and free admission.  Well look no further, Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest may be small, but we pack in a mighty weekend of Bratwurst, sauerkraut and Beer!


 I have so many favorite days here is Lake Arrowhead, but Oktoberfest is one of my top 3 events!  This year Oktoberfest will be September 19 through October 25, 2015.  This event is held in the Lake Arrowhead Village by Center Stage.  There is music, food, fun and of course BEER!  I can smell the sauerkraut now just writing this… YUMMM!

Yes these pictures below are of me and my friends/family… and yes I have a dirndl, I have two actually!

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A while back when I worked for Papagayos, somehow I always got suckered into doing the stein holding contest 🙂


The event is Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-6. Admission is free and this event is for the whole family.  See you there!

You can visit more info on there website: http://www.lakearrowheadoktoberfest.com/

309 Emerald Dr | Arrowhead Woods | $275,000 {SOLD}

Stop the press and take a look at this turn key home in Lake Arrowhead for under $300k, with lake rights and even a peak of the lake!

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What A Home! This move in ready home has it all, 4 bedrooms, 1344 sqft, large entry, NEW paint in and out, NEW appliance, concrete kitchen counter tops, newly insulated attic & floors, newer carpet, hardwood floors, vinyl dual pane windows, copper plumbing, fabulous birch & barn wood walls, updated bathrooms & walking distance to the lake trails. I could go on and on with this stunning lake rights home, it is a must see to appreciate. There is even a peak of the lake. Home can even come completely furnished per inventory.

Click HERE to see the virtual tour.

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At only $275 this home won’t sit long.  Make sure to contact me, Michelle Calkins today to find out more about this property and to see the inside!

See you around town!