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Mendocino Wine & Mushroom Festival<br>NOVEMBER 2010, MENDOCINO COUNTY
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MENDOCINO MUSHROOM, WINE & BEER FESTIVAL
NOV 3-12, 2017 ~ MENDOCINO COUNTY
Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the rare candy cap mushroom with its intense maple syrup flavor and sweet fragrance that grows only along the northern coast of California. With mushroom dinners, wine- and beer-pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging there is something for everyone during this magical season of mushrooms. Events take place throughout the County, from the coast to the inland valleys.

2017 Mendocino Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival


Click for more information on Wine Tasting Tours - DAILY.
Wine Tasting Tours - DAILY
See the self-guided wine map with over 40 wineries and tasting rooms that are open daily, pouring their award-winning wines.
Print the MAP at home and
Taste your way to Mendocino
Click for more information on Mushroom Excursion Train - DAILY.
Mushroom Excursion Train - DAILY
All aboard the historic Skunk Train! Trains depart daily out of Willits and Fort Bragg. The view from our restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged from the late 1800s. Bring the family and see if you can spot wild mushrooms from the open air car of the train.
Click for more information on Mushroom Tasting Dinner - DAILY.
Mushroom Tasting Dinner - DAILY
5:30pm | Stanford Inn's Ravens' Restaurant
Wild mushrooms are often elusive. We'll tailor a tasting menu to what's available. You can select a la carte, the entire tasting menu, or, if you prefer, order from our Fall Menu. Reservations suggested
Click for more information on Catch a Canoe - DAILY.
Catch a Canoe - DAILY
Explore Big River Estuary with Catch-A-Canoe guided and self-guided paddling tours. If you prefer, rent a bike to explore coast bluffs and old logging roads, to experience Mendocino in the unique way only mountain biking can provide.
Click for more information on Horseback riding on the beach - DAILY.
Horseback riding on the beach - DAILY
South Coast Ride horses through mushroom laden forests and along sandy south coast beaches. Reservations required.
Click for more information on Mushroom Ice Cream?.
Mushroom Ice Cream?
Cowlicks Ice Cream Parlor - DAILY
250 N. Main St, Fort Bragg

YES, it's delicious! Made with sweet local mushrooms and tastes like a combination of caramel, butter pecan, and praline, YUM!
Click for more information on Mushroom Exhibits - DAILY.
Mushroom Exhibits - DAILY
Ford House Exhibits, MENDOCINO.
Mushrooms will be the focus at the Ford House in November with a month long exhibit featuring mushroom natural history. A show of photographer Laura House's close up images of our local fungi will add brilliant illustration to this exhibit.
Click for more information on NOV 2-5 | Zoppe Circus.
NOV 2-5 | Zoppe Circus
Todd Point, Fort Bragg
This family circus returns to Fort Bragg in an intimate 500 seat tent for a one ring circus that honors the best history of the Old World Italian Circus traditions.
Click for more information on Lighthouse Tours - DAILY 10:AM-3:30PM.
Lighthouse Tours - DAILY 10:AM-3:30PM
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Climb to the top of one of the tallest lighthouses for spectacular 360-degree views from this 115-foot tower built in 1908. The lighthouse is on a point of land that juts out two miles into the Pacific, and is an excellent place to view the migration of California Gray Whales.
Click for more information on NOV 3-5 | Mushroom Exploration Tours.
NOV 3-5 | Mushroom Exploration Tours
Stanford Inn, Mendocino - 12 Noon
Meet in the Stanford Inn lobby at 11:45 for an introductory mushroom talk before heading out to explore local forests and meadows with mycological enthusiast Adrienne Long for a 1.5 - 2 hour foraging experience. Reservations required. Private tours arranged on request.
Click for more information on  NOV 3 | CORO Mendocino Winemaker Dinner.
NOV 3 | CORO Mendocino Winemaker Dinner
Golden Pig, Hopland - 6-9pm
Featuring wines from Golden Vineyards and Brutocao Cellars. This amazing four-course meal will include local pork, beef and of course, wild mushrooms. Tickets are only $90 p/person and available online.
Click for more information on NOV 4 | Bars, Bordellos and Mushrooms.
NOV 4 | Bars, Bordellos and Mushrooms
Kelley House Museum, Mendocino - 5-7pm
Discover the aphrodisiac properties of mushrooms at the Kelley House Museum as we take a look back at the wild days of the 1800s when Mendocino was a rough and ready logging town where the bars doubled as bordellos. Join Madame Kate and J.D. Johnson for an evening of ribald fun! Admission is $20 and includes wine and hors doeuvres.
Click for more information on NOV 4 - Fermentation for Fledglings.
NOV 4 - Fermentation for Fledglings
10700 Ford St, Mendocino - 1-5pm
From the forest to the Farmer's Market, learn how to preserve your bounty with fermentation! This class will be held in the Mendocino Community High School kitchen and is only $40 prepaid in advance by Nov 3. Call Little River Inn to register (707)937-5942.
Click for more information on Ride & Mushroom Hunt - DAILY.
Ride & Mushroom Hunt - DAILY
North Coast Join the mushroom round-up on our Mushroom Hunt horseback rides every day during the festival. Choose among rides of different lengths (1.5 - 4 hours, and all day; priced accordingly). We also offer Equine and Wine packages including horseback riding, lodging, and wine tours (prices vary); trips are catered to each group's needs.
Click for more information on NOV 3-12 | OUTSIDE MULLINGAR.
NOV 3-12 | OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
Mendocino Theater Co, Mendocino
Live Theater
In this delightfully quirky love story, set in contemporary rural Ireland, two middle-aged farmers, Anthony and Rosemary, must overcome a land feud and their own clumsiness to find happiness. This romantic comedy by the author of Doubt and Moonstruck is lyrical, poetic, and utterly winsome.
Click for more information on Musical Theater.
Musical Theater
Gloriana presents ...
FRI & SAT 7:30pm, SUN - 3:pm
Adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
Click for more information on NOV 4 | Homebrew Festival.
NOV 4 | Homebrew Festival
Featuring brewers from Lake and Mendocino County and around Northern CA competing to become the people's choice winner. Attendees vote for their favorite beer to select the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Ciders and other fermented beverages will be available with local Farm-to-table goodies.
Click for more information on Local Authors Night.
Local Authors Night
Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino
Presents local authors of Mendocino. Could be about Mendocino history or cookbooks from famous restaurants and bed and breakfasts located on the Mendocino Coast. Call ahead for times and dates to meet the authors.
Click for more information on NOV 5&12 | Medicinal Mushroom Breakfast.
NOV 5&12 | Medicinal Mushroom Breakfast
Stanford Inn, Mendocino - 8-10:30am
Often the first question when encountering a new mushroom is "Is it edible or poisonous?" An equally interesting question is "How can this mushroom improve my health?" Enjoy tasting good for you (medicinal) mushrooms in your breakfast. Join us to experience what truly creative, eco-­friendly cuisine is all about.
Click for more information on NOV 6  | Botanical Gardens Walks.
NOV 6 | Botanical Gardens Walks
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg
Did you know the gardens is home to more than 150 species of mushrooms? Join Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Mycologist and Naturalist, Mario Abreu, for an identification walk. Learn mushroom lore with a local fungi expert each Monday. Walks begin at 1:30PM, leaving from the Plaza. Free with Gardens admission.
Click for more information on After the Hunt.
After the Hunt
Ravens' Restaurant, Stanford Inn, Mendocino
Join Stanford Inn's Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman and Ravens Creative Director Chef Sadhana Berkow in a fun and inspiring exploration of the nutritional value of mushrooms and how to prepare them. This combined nutrition and cooking class ends with a sampling of what you have learned to cook. A great way to experience mushrooms - by eating them Advance Reservations required.
Click for more information on  NOV 10-11 | Mushrooms & Beer Tasting.
NOV 10-11 | Mushrooms & Beer Tasting
Little River Inn, LITTLE RIVER
Executive Chef Marc Dym creates a multi-course meal featuring a bounty of local mushrooms paired with perfectly crafted ale from Russian River Brewing Company Brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo. Chef Dym highlights our local mushrooms and serves them with Russian River brews worthy of their cult following. Reservations recommended.
Click for more information on NOV 10-12 | Mushroom Exploration Tours.
NOV 10-12 | Mushroom Exploration Tours
Stanford Inn, Mendocino - 12 Noon
Meet in the Stanford Inn lobby at 11:45 for an introductory mushroom talk before heading out to explore local forests and meadows with mycological enthusiast Adrienne Long for a 1.5 - 2 hour foraging experience. Reservations required. Private tours arranged on request.
Click for more information on Gualala Arts Theater presents .
Gualala Arts Theater presents
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents Emerald Brass Quintet, Chamber Music concert
Click for more information on NOV 11 | Mendocino Winemaker Dinner.
NOV 11 | Mendocino Winemaker Dinner
Ravens' Restaurant, Mendocino - 7:30pm
Join Lisa Bauer of Yamakiri Winery, Ravens Restaurant, and Stanford Inns Wine Director Brendan McGuigan for an incredible five-course dinner featuring Yamakiri wine & cider pairings, and dishes featuring Mendocino mushrooms.
Click for more information on NOV 5 | Mycelium in Art & Industry .
NOV 5 | Mycelium in Art & Industry
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino - 4pm
Phil Ross makes vegan leather from mycelium. His industrial applications for this building block of fungi started some twenty years ago as an art project and over time has mushroomed into a biotech company called Mycoworks. Learn more at the Helen Schoeni Theater on the Mendocino Art Center Campus, mushroom themed reception follows.
Click for more information on NOV 11-12 | Performance Surf Kayak Class.
NOV 11-12 | Performance Surf Kayak Class
Liquid Fusion, Fort Bragg  9-4pm
Take your kayak surfing to the next level in this two-day class. Using whitewater and surf-specific kayaks, you'll develop paddle-out techniques, wave selection, take offs, diagonal runs, bottom turns, top turns, and body/boat/blade positioning for performance kayak surfing.
Click for more information on NOV 12-13 | Symphony of the Redwoods.
NOV 12-13 | Symphony of the Redwoods
Symphony of the Redwoods Fall Concert
NOV 12 8:00PM
NOV 12 2:00PM
Take in a performance of the symphony featuring the music of Marquez, Rodrigo, Piazzola and Stravinsky on SATURDAY
Weber, Oberon, Mozart and Sibelius on SUNDAY
Click for more information on NOV 18-19| HIT & RUN IMPROVE THEATER.
NOV 18-19| HIT & RUN IMPROVE THEATER
Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino
Hit and Run Theater has been presenting a variety of comedy revues, original musicals, and improvised comedy shows locally and across Northern California since 1979. Every show is fully improvised with all skits and songs based on audience suggestions.

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