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Mendocino Foodie Fests

Updated: May 5

Mendocino isn’t only a natural paradise, it is a paradise of degustation, as well. A mecca of fresh food and craft beverage, the culinary arts are a defining cultural trait of Mendocino County.

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Nature’s bounty is celebrated in the annual Crab, Urchin, and Mushroom Festivals. Every January, June, and November these foodie fests pepper the year with fun and tasty culinary delights. Restaurants participate with chef-curated, multi-course tasting menus, deals on lodging pair with festival dates, and expert-led talks and walks help to not only celebrate, but also educate on these rich and wild offerings. Berries, herbs, edible flowers, seaweed are just a few more of the amazing gifts that commonly go from the local nature straight to your table.

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We eat well. We also like to sip well! With Anderson Valley at the heart of The County, it is no wonder wine is one of Mendocino’s longtime industries. Pinot Fest and Anderson Valley’s Winter White Wine Festival highlight the regions top varietals and bring winemakers and appreciators together in a stunning setting.

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Not far behind, is Mendocino craft beer. With three, unique breweries in Fort Bragg, The New Museum Brewers & Blenders in Point Arena, Anderson Valley Brewing, and a handful of new breweries popping up in Ukiah, we would be remiss not to have a beer fest. Anderson Valley Brewery knows how to party and has been kicking off the month of May with the Boonville Beerfest since the 90’s. This year, the Beerfest hosted 60+ craft breweries, a stellar line-up of live music, food vendors, local craftmakers, and more.

The bounty of Mendocino is truly unparalleled. Visit this sensory smorgasboard anytime of year or target a stay around your favorite foodie fest!

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