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2020 HermitFest

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Mark your calendar now for Hermitfest 2020 – September 12th, 2020.  Vendors interested in exhibiting at the event should contact us at

The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) will be hosting their Annual Scenic Celebration on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 from 11 am until 8 pm.

This quintessentially Californian, early-fall music festival takes place in Hermit Valley in the Stanislaus National Forest, 38 miles east of Arnold and 23 miles west of Markleeville on the North Fork of the Mokelumne River and features outdoor performances by an array of local musicians.

Last year’s lineup included Bodie 601 Band, Beans Souza, Bill Welles Band, Grover Anderson, and the Lampoilers, and the Hermitfest Allstar Band. More details to come for the 2020 lineup.

Music starts at 11:00 am, and officially ends at 8:00 pm, but the joyful celebration of this gorgeous stretch of Sierra-straddling highway often continues around the campfires late into the evening.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase along with locally made artisanal items. Telescopes will be set up for stargazing, and experts will be on hand to help identify planets, constellations, and stories of the night sky beginning at 9:00 pm, weather permitting.

Primitive campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those wishing to spend the night.  There are sites in the immediate vicinity of the event as well as a few more on the riverside of the road.  Additional camping is available nearby in the beautiful Pacific Valley campgrounds.  Well-socialized dogs are welcome if kept on a six-foot leash and not left unattended.  For those planning to spend the night, there will be late-night treats and coffee and goodies on Sunday morning.

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September 12
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association