Fig Twig Mother’s Day Market makes its return to Redwood Acres


The Fig Twig Mother’s Day market is an annual spring tradition with families coming down to shop with their mom for local goods.”

The Fig Twig Market has made itself known over the past decade.

“It started about 12 years ago with a group of four women and we were all vendors like everybody else here. And we really wanted to put on an event that was successful for an artist,” owner and operator Heather Rust recalled.

The market started in Ferndale before moving to Redwood Acres in Eureka after the Covid pandemic.

Twice a year, the fig twig market welcomes residents and guests with the spring market focused on Mother’s Day and a winter market focused on the holiday season.

“For this spring market or Mother’s Day market, we have a little over 65 vendors is usually what we have and we do one building. For our big Christmas event, we usually have about 80-something vendors,” Rust said.

Local vendors from across the county come to market to share their crafts and goods with residents ready to buy.

Crafts range from handmade candles that look like delectable treat, hand-sculpted figures of little fungi friends, and clothing inspired by the nature of the Lost Coast.

“We have clothing, we have pottery, textiles, jewelry, plants, antiques, home goods, health, home. All kind of things,” Rust said.

Whatever mom loves is bound to be found here for those wandering the halls with their mothers, young and old.

“We want to go shopping for a mom, but we just like to spend time together more than anything else. I think that’s the most important thing,” Rust said. “There’s definitely a community vibe which I think makes it really special and we need a lot of that around here.”

The Fig Twig Market will return to Redwood Acres around winter.