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Best of Arts and Entertainment 2017 

click to enlarge Nancy Short (left) and Jen McFadden (right), owners of Best Bookstore Booklegger with Best Musician Aber Miller, who works at the shop. - PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
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  • Nancy Short (left) and Jen McFadden (right), owners of Best Bookstore Booklegger with Best Musician Aber Miller, who works at the shop.

Art Gallery

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F St., Eureka; 442-0278;

Second Place: HSU Third Street Gallery

Third Place: Piante


Object Heavy;

Second Place: Dr. Squid

Third Place: Scuber Mountain

Beer Festival

Hops in Humboldt

Rohner Park, Fortuna;

Second Place: Brew at the Zoo

Third Place: Homebrew Fest

Bike Trail

Arcata Community Forest

End of 14th St., Arcata; 800-346-3482;

Second Place: Patrick's Point State Park

Third Place: Hikshari' Trail


Patrick's Point State Park

4150 Patrick's Point Dr., Trinidad; 677-3570 Second Place: Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Third Place: Mattole Campground


Blue Lake Casino Hotel

777 Casino Way, Blue Lake; (877) 252-2946;

Second Place: Bear River Casino Resort

Third Place: Cher-Ae Heights Casino and Bingo

Club DJ

Gabe Pressure

[email protected];

Second Place: Goldylocks

Third Place: Lightning Boom Productions

Day Hike

Fern Canyon

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park; 488-2039

Second Place: Strawberry Rock Trail

Third Place: Headwaters Forest Trail

Exotic Dancer

Stevie D Luxe

Second Place: Ophelia Cox

Third Place: Gypsy Jezebel


Humboldt County Fair

Ferndale; 786-9511;

Second Place: Arcata North Country Fair

Third Place: Redwood Acres Fair

Golf Course

Baywood Golf & Country Club

3600 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata; 822-3686;

Second Place: Eureka Municipal Golf Course

Third Place: Lighthouse Plaza

Historic Building

Carson Mansion

143 M St., Eureka; 442-3738;

Second Place: Eureka Inn

Third Place: Carson Block Building

Humboldt Clothing Line

Humboldt Republic

535 Fourth St., Eureka; 497-6270;

Second Place: The Bodega | nothing-obvious

Third Place: Humboldt Clothing Company

Karaoke Night

Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room

401 I St., Arcata;

Second Place: Vista Del Mar

Third Place: Lightning Boom Productions

Live-Music Venue

The Jam (Jambalaya)

915 H St., Arcata; 822-4766;

Second Place: Arcata Theatre Lounge

Third Place: Humboldt Brews

Local Artist

Duane Flatmo;

Second Place: Jason Whitcomb

Third Place: Thomas Bethune

Local Author

Amy Stewart;

Second Place: David Holper

Third Place: Jerry Martien


Aber Miller

Second Place: Ric Nelson, Dr. Squid

Third Place: Ian Yeo

Music Festival

Redwood Coast Music Festival

523 Fifth St., Eureka; 445-3378;

Second Place: Summer Arts and Music

Third Place: Reggae on the River

Place for a Birthday Party

Sequoia Park

3600 W St., Eureka; 441-4248;

Second Place: E & O Lanes

Third Place: Flips for Kids

Place to Get Married

Moonstone Beach Park

100 Moonstone Beach Road, Trinidad Details/Moonstone-Beach-14

Second Place: Ceremonial Rock

Third Place: Mitchell Grove

Place to See a Play

Ferndale Repertory Theatre

447 Main St., Ferndale; 786-5483;

Second Place: North Coast Repertory Theatre

Third Place: Arcata Playhouse

Place to Shoot Pool

Logger Bar

510 Railroad Ave., Blue Lake; 668-5000;

Second Place: Toby & Jack's

Third Place: Vista Del Mar

Place to take Visitors

Fern Canyon

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park; 488-2039

Second Place: Trinidad State Beach

Third Place: Patrick's Point State Park

Tattoo Artist

Luis Lopez, Primal Decor

1908 Myrtle Ave., Eureka; 445-2609;

Second Place: Michael Arneson, Primate Tatu

Third Place: Dan Dozier, Primal Decor

Wine Festival

Fieldbrook Art & Wine Festival

4241 Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook; 834-5369;

Second Place: Wine by the Sea - Friends of the Dunes

Third Place: Humboldt Wine Festival - Arcata Rotary

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