Notice: This post is for web developers and those who own websites, particularly in the Kern River Valley.


The purpose of this web app is to get info about all things Whiskey Flat Days out to the public. To serve in this effort, there is now a list of all Whiskey Flat Days events you can embed on any website. To accommodate for different web platforms and this varying skill levels of developers, there are several options.

wfd-events embed screenshot

The <wfd-events> component was designed to be lightweight, customizable, and respect user privacy. It supports lazy-loading, light/dark theme, custom styles, doesn’t use any cookies, and only adds 12.2 kB to page loads. Read on for details.


There are various attributes / properties / params that may be used. Rather than detail these every time, here is what they all are up-front. Just adapt these to the context of where they are used.

Attribute List
Attribute Values Description Default
source String Sets utm_source URL param None
theme "auto", "darK", "light" Sets the theme of the component "auto"
images Boolean Toggles using images for events false

Embedding on your Site

The Simplest Way — <iframe>

It doesn’t get much easier than using an <iframe>, does it? This isn’t the preferred method since it does involve loading a page within a page (which isn’t great for load times), but it is still an option, and something you may need if you do not have access to JavaScript or HTML.

<iframe src=""></iframe>
<!-- Advanced. Uses URL params for customization and extra iframe attributes -->
<iframe src="" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-popups" referrerpolicy="no-referrer" loading="lazy" width="350" height="500" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Import the Web Component

The preferred method of using WFD Events is through the custom element / web component. It only adds 12.2 kB transfer size on page load, with another 2.4 kB lazy-loaded once scrolled into view. Event data may vary, but is currently 2.9 kB in size and also lazy-loaded.

Using the web component also provides certain custom styling options by way of the ::part() selector. <wfd-events> uses custom elements and a closed ShadowRoot, which prevents the component from creating styling conflicts on your page and makes it so your page styles do not affect the component unless you do so deliberately.

/* Style <wfd-events> itself */
wfd-events {
  background-color: var(--primary-background);
  color: var(--primary-color);

/* Style the list of events */
wfd-events::part(list) {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: 200px;
  justify-content: center;
  gap: 0.6em;

/* Style the event container */
wfd-events::part(event) {}

/* Style event name */
wfd-events::part(name) {}

/* Style all event links */
wfd-events::part(link) {}

/* Style all event text */
wfd-events::part(text) {}

/* Style event images */
wfd-events::part(image) {}

/* Style event description */
wfd-events::part(description) {}

/* Style icons */
wfd-events::part(icon) {}


<wfd-events> was designed to be very light-weight and have minimal impact on performance / load times.

Note: events.min.js includes many polyfills that it needs in order to work. This includes AbortSignal, Function.prototype.once, Sanitizer, and several others.

  • events.min.js: 43 kB / 12.2 kB gzipped
  • events.html: 2.2 kB / 1.4 kB gzipped
  • events.css: 1 kB
  • Total: 46.3 kB / 14.6 kB gzipped
<script src=""></script>
<!-- Advanced -->

<!-- Preload assets -->
<link rel="preload" as="style" type="text/css" href="" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer" fetchpriority="low" />
<link rel="preload" as="fetch" type="text/html" href="" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer" fetchpriority="low" />
<link rel="preload" as="fetch" type="application/json" href=""  crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer" fetchpriority="low"  />

<!-- Load the script -->
<script src="" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer" defer=""></script>

<!-- Create the wfd-events element -->
<wfd-events source="your-site" theme="light" images="">
  <!-- Use a custom label -->
  <h3 slot="label">WFD Events</h3>

Create with JavaScript

import '';

customElements.whenDefined('wfd-events').then(() => {
  const WFDEvents = customElements.get('wfd-events');
  const events = new WFDEvents();
  const label = document.createElement('h3');

  label.textContent = 'WFD Events';
  label.slot = 'label';
  events.source = 'your-site';
  events.theme = 'auto';
  events.images = true;


Fetch Event Data & Build your own

Of course, you might want to just fetch the event data and use it for your own purposes. All event data is served according to the Event spec on

import { getEvents } from '';

// See
const signal = AbortSignal.timeout(5000);

getEvents({ signal }).then(events => {
  const elements =;

Or just DIY entirely

You don’t need to use any external resources. You can just fetch the event data.

fetch('').then(async resp => {
  const events = await resp.json();
  document.querySelector('.target').append( => {
    const pre = document.createElement('pre');
    const code = document.createElement('code');
    code.textContent = JSON.stringify(event, null, 4);
    return pre;

Go ahead and give any of this a quick try on a site like CodePen. If you have a website and want the WFD events list on it, go ahead and do so with any of the above methods.