Humboldt County Fairgrounds - Use Permit for Motorsports & Concert Events


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Humboldt County Fairgrounds - Use Permit for Motorsports & Concert Events
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Humboldt County Fair Association
Present Land Use
Public Facility

Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit to authorize use of the Humboldt County Fairgrounds for a maximum of ten (10) concerts and four (4) motorsports events. All events would be held at the oval racetrack and nearby grandstands located within the southern portion of the Fairgrounds. Events would be pre-scheduled and occur between March and October, excepting a six-week period (August 1st thru September 15th) associated with preparation, operation, and cleanup for the annual Humboldt County Fair. All events would end on or before 10 pm. Concerts would occur from a temporary stage placed directly in front of the grandstands and feature a range of different performance types from amplified music featuring a full band to smaller acoustic events. Motorsports activities include: Tractor Pulls, 4x4 Truck events, Go Carts, Monster Trucks, and Motorcycle Racing . Motorcycle racing events would occur on the dirt oval racetrack and involve up to 18 riders. The permit is being processed along with a request to amend the terms of the lease agreement between the County of Humboldt and the Humboldt County Fair Association (HCFA), a private non-profit organization responsible for management and operation of the Humboldt County Fair and County Fairgrounds.

Contact Information
Steven Lazar
Humboldt County Planning & Building Department
3015 H Street
Eureka , CA 95501

Phone : (707) 268-3741


40°35'10.3"N 124°15'49.3"W
Cross Streets
5th Street between Arlington and Van Ness Avenues
Total Acres
Parcel #
030-071-001, 030-011-003, 030-021-003, 030-112-017, 030-112-020, 030-081-006, and 100-181-003
State Highways
Highway 211
Ferndale High School
Salt River, Eel River, Francis Creek
Other Location Info
The project site is located in the Ferndale area, on the east side of 5th street between Van Ness and Arlington Ave., on the property known as 1250 5th Street. The majority of the Fairgrounds is located within Ferndale city limits and outside of the Coastal Zone, including the dirt racetrack, grandstands, and primary parking areas used during events.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Public Events)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Noise
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 California State Lands Commission Department of Corrections Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
HCFA - Draft ISMND 7-24-20 FINAL with appendices   PDF 5426 K PLN-2019-15519 HCFA 30-day NOI & Hearing Notice   PDF 80 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal - HCFA   PDF 578 K
NOC signed   PDF 2366 K

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