NOTE: No Festival is planned for 2014. If you are an artist and want to attend a Festival here, please email me. If I get enough interest I will make the Festival official!

Official Website of
The Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival
in beautiful Fort Bragg, California,
home of the highest concentration of sea glass in the world!

Glass Beach Jewelry's
Sea Glass Gallery and Museum
A proud member of the
North American Sea Glass Association,
Is happy to announce its
Fifth Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival
Memorial Day weekend, 5/25-26/2013!

Fort Bragg, California, is located in the majestic Redwoods on the glorious north coast of California. A unique place, where the rock formations set up wave patterns that keep everything on its beautiful beaches, historic Fort Bragg is home to the highest concentration of sea glass in the world and its glistening glass beaches are world famous!

Sea Glass enthusiasts, craftspersons, jewelers, and artists come to Fort Bragg from all over the world to collect it's precious gems.
Please do not be deterred by rumors that sea glass collecting is forbidden "here". It is perfectly legal. Visitors are asked to be selective, however, leaving "un-ripe" and chipped glass where they find it. The Park Rangers will tell you there is no collecting permitted within the park, but the park area is nearly depleted and now accounts for only about 1% or less of the glass in town. It is the least desirable collecting location on the entire coast. Though it has the highest concentration, Fort Bragg is not the only coastal community with great collecting. If you want to spend some time here, the other communites are great fun, too.

Come join us!
It's Sea Glass Fun For Everyone!

All accepted vendors must apply for a CA Seller's Permit.
For the form, click FORM.
For information, click INFO.
For faster processing, call the local BOE office at 707-576-2100.


Saturday, 5/25/2013, 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, 5/26/2013, 10 AM to 6 PM
Please note: It is strongly suggested out-of-town vendors make plans that allow for collecting time either before or after the festival. You will kick yourself later if you don't. ;-)


This year's festival will be held on the Sea Glass Museum grounds at:
17801, North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, Ca 95437.

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Vendors should Email Capt. Cass Forrington for more information.

The museum grounds are large, and there is plenty of room,
so there is no late fee for registration..


Fort Bragg and the surrounding areas have numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds, both private and state. Because of the state budget crisis, state campgrounds might not be available for the festival. Please note that Memorial Day is a big weekend here and reservations should be made early.
Please Click Here For Lodging Information.


Fort Bragg and Mendocino County are very popular tourist destinations. People come for the fantastic redwoods, beautiful beaches, local wineries and breweries, famous "Skunk Train", and much more besides sea glass!
Numerous movies and commercials have been made here because of the area's natural beauty and charm, (you've had glimpses of it already), and numerous TV programs have been done on Glass Beach alone.
Please Click Here For Tourism Information




Capt. J. H. (Cass) Forrington
P. O. Box 56
Fort Bragg, Ca 95437

Mendocino County
United States of America

Lat 39-26.5N Long 123-48.5W

Phone: +707-357-1585

Email Me

Web Author: Capt. J. H. (Cass) Forrington
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