Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is open. Day Use Parking lots one and two are open for picnic areas. The Warden's Path, River Path, Nature Trail, and Liewald Fla, Valley View, and Buzzard's Roost trails are open. Pfeiffer Falls, Oak Grove Trail, Mount Manual Trail and the Big Sur Gorge remain CLOSED due to fire and flood damages. Please respect park closures and stay out of these areas for your own safety.
Andrew Molera State Park is open to the beach via the Creamary Meadow Trail.
• Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is open for hiking west of HIghway 1 including overlook trail at McWay Falls and Partington Cove.
• Garrapata State Park is open west of Highway 1. Hiking trails and the rest of the park east of Highway 1 remain closed until further notice.
• Pfeiffer Beach is open.
• Point Sur Lightstation is open.

Point Sur Lighthouse

"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.


Winter Hours
(September through March):
Saturdays and Sundays : 10:00 AM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

Summer Hours
(April through August)
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted

Music Calendar

+Saturday, December 16 ~ Johnny Tsunami And The Shoulder Hoppers

Johnny Tsunami and the Shoulder Hoppers
9:00 PM

David Holodiloff

+Saturday, December 23 ~ David Holodiloff Band

David Holodiloff Band
10:00 PM

David Holodiloff

Dave Holodiloff is a musician and band leader exploring the acoustic frontiers of the mandolin on the stages of Northern California and beyond. Heralded as “the hardest working musician in Monterey” by the Monterey County Weekly, Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist. His dynamic musical repertoire includes Jazz Standards, Bluegrass Traditionals, Sultry Sambas, Celtic Classics, Gypsy Swing, Latin Rhythms, and much more.

+Saturday, December 30 ~ House of Mary

House of Mary
10:00 PM

House of Mary

House Of Mary is a three-piece indie rock band from Midtown Sacramento. They formed in 2015 and have since written over 25 songs and played over 50 shows in Northern California. The musical style they create is a blend of Alternative Rock and Folk Rock with a hint of Americana, among other styles. Performances by House Of Mary have been described as captivating, with unique harmonies, haunting riffs and A LOT of witty humor between songs.

Front woman Aubrie Lyn's strong personality and fun energy is prevalent on stage. She writes about evading love, life and responsibility (seriously) and delivers clean, powerful vocals. 

Spencer Byrnes writes beautiful, creative guitar riffs,  solid bass lines, and unexampled backing vocals. 

Holding the trio together is Blair Blaze who defines the sound of the group with his high energy hard hitting drumming style and occasional hip hop vocals. This group of best friends are dedicated to their craft and will be bringing more original music and exciting performances to the world for a long time to come.

+Sunday, December 31 ~ New Year's Eve Party with CB Brand

New Year's Eve Party - CB Brand
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tickets available by calling Fernwood 831.667.2422

New Years Eve 2017

CB Brand New Years Eve

+Friday & Saturday, January 19 & 20 ~ FORREST DAY

10:00 PM


Forrest Day comes back with a sweet vengeance of two back-to-back evenings of music-bliss. Camping, music, food and fun.


Forest Cabins, Motel, Tent Cabins, Adventure Tents, RV Camping and Camping accommodations are to be purchased by calling Fernwood Resort at 831.667.2422

+Saturday, February 3 ~ Dooners


10:00 PM


The Dooners (hailing from beautiful Bonny Doon, California) is a quartet playing Americana, Folk, Celtic and Motown on acoustic instruments with a love of all things rootsy.

+Saturday, February 10 ~ Jive Machine

Jive Machine
10:00 PM

Jive Machine

Jive Machine habitually bends the rules, blurs the lines, and stretches musical boundaries. Their music takes listeners on a sonic rollercoaster that fuses elements of old school funk, progressive rock, and blues. Throughout their set, you can hear diverse influences such as The Meters, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani. Jive Machine is uniquely able to incorporate new ideas while paying homage to the great artists who came before them. Jive Machine is defined by a strong rhythmic foundation, infectious melodies, tasteful lead guitar virtuosity, and crisp horn lines. It's impossible not to be captivated and amazed by the talent of this group from Santa Cruz, California. Look for the band's shows throughout California as they continue to build their rapidly growing fan base.

+Saturday, February 17 ~ The Contraptionists

The Contraptionists
10:00 PM

The Contraptionists

Paul Givant and Stephen Andrews are The Contraptionists: a two-man, one-man band, a sonic high-wire act driven by percussive precision, soaring, jangling, thumping instrumentation, and bold melodies fused with harmonies. An industrial folk-rock experiment conceived and crafted in the booming halls of their loft on the edge-of-downtown-Los Angeles in a former factory, they bring fire, heart, and flash to their stage performance.
Givant and Andrews have played together for almost a decade in Rose's Pawn Shop, releasing three studio albums and touring extensively. The Contraptionists evolved from RPS and takes some of its Americana folk threads, weaving and warping them through a stylized set of musical machines— "contraptions" made from drums, guitar, banjo, harmonica, stand-up bass, and vocal harmonies.
With technical skill and creative bravado The Contraptionists combine a working man's grit with a rambling man's fervor to create a big, layered sound with just two bodies. The duo make music out of American reflections, the dreams and nightmares seen in a far off motel room's broken television screen. Stylistically and lyrically the music is an alloy of rock and folk elements- murder ballads, road legends, and lovestory songs for the hopeful and broken-hearted.

+Saturday, February 24 ~ The Creston Line

The Creston Line
10:00 PM

The Creston Line

Vagabonds is the new album from San Luis Obispo, CA rock & roll / “twang pollution” band The Creston Line, due for release October 6, 2017 on Twang N Bang Records. Named after the rural, rattlesnake-infested border between two tiny towns that frontman Jon Bartel and multi-instrumentalist Brenneth Stevens grew up on, the band delivers evocative songwriting on Vagabonds – or as Bartel calls it, “a bleak version of the truth.” The players are imaginative, the arrangements are warm, and the nine tracks involved are shockingly fat-free. Indeed, The Creston Line would seem to be ripping up the plot to this mellow, rootsy style of music, more likely to twist the knife than wonder where the highway is tonight.

+Friday-Sunday, May 18-20 ~ Hipnic X

10TH Annual Music & Camping Weekend in Big Sur.
MAY 18-20, 2018

TICKETS - Presale ticket sales ends Friday, December 15 at 7:00 PM.

Hipnic X

The full line up will be announced in January 2018
*line up always subject to changes
*no refunds / all tickets/passes sales are final

We are selling three-day camping and event packages. 13 years of age and older. Children age 12 and under are free with their parents. (This will include tickets for all three days of music). All tickets are NON REFUNDABLE. They are transferrable but NON REFUNDABLE.

It is all general admission camping whether you are sleeping in a tent, an RV or under the stars. This includes the music event and camping for 3 nights 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 2018

If you are bringing an RV we recommend that you come in the day before the event starts or arrive early on Friday 5/19 to make sure you can get parked and situated before the tenters arrive.

Check in time is after noon on 5/18. Check out time is 11:00 AM on Monday, May 21.

We are going to ask you to please leave your pets at home for the event.

For Motel, Tent Cabin, Adventure Tent and Cabin accommodations call Fernwood Resort at 831-667-2422 to RESERVE THEM DIRECTLY OVER THE PHONE on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2016 @ High Noon.

All Motel Rooms, Tent Cabins, Adventure Tents and Cabins come with festival tickets. DO NOT buy your tickets on Eventbrite unless you are buying a 3 DAY CAMPING PACKAGE. If you are staying in one of the other types of units your accomodations will include tickets to the event and can only be secured by calling the resort.


As usual, parking is limited for this event and we strongly encourage carpooling to the event. There is NO PARKING ALLOWED ON HIGHWAY 1. All people coming to this event must be registered guests, there is no day use allowed and ALL cars for people coming to the event must have car passes and be parked in the campground or in established parking spaces in front of your accommodations. If you are planning on coming to this event and you do not have a car pass, YOU MUST CARPOOL. There is NO overflow parking. The future of outdoor music events at Fernwood Resort depend on your cooperation. Thank you.

Thank You for in advance for your co-operation in making this annual weekend event in Big Sur safe and environmentally friendly. Lets have a great weekend of music, camping and friends and protect and respect the precious eco-system of our home, Big Sur.
Diana Ballantyne
General Manager
Fernwood Resort