Coarsegold is tarantula country, especially this time of the year. Each year the community holds a Tarantula Festival to prove that the hairy spider is really harmless.
The 15th annual Tarantula Festival is more than just a community event. People came from as far as Reno and Oakland due to their love for the large arachnid. Gabriel Haas is from Oakland. "My wife's a big fan of tarantulas. We've got several at home as pets. So she just wanted to come out and check out what this little festival was about."
But the fun wasn't just for grownups. There were a lot of things for the kids to do too. "The first one to blow a bubble that stays, a good size bubble that stays is gonna win." The kids found the gum buried in a mound of whipped cream and they went to work on creating that good size bubble.