MUSHROOM YOUR WAY TO HAPPY!
In November, Mendocino County is just the place to Find your Happy! Join the festivities this year at MUSHROOM FEAST MENDOCINO as we roll out the red carpet for a panoply of events that will entice your tastebuds to sample savories and sweets, make you want to swish and swirl our liquid assets by the glass, get you to unplug and learn to forage for fun and fungi, and stay a night or two, or more, in some of the most unique lodging properties in Northern California!
Come and savor the Mendocino County experience …
November 1 through 10, 2019!
‘SHROOMS AND SPARKLING... WHAT A PAIR!
Adventure out into nature and hop on the train from the Willits Skunk Train Depot to Crowley Meadow. This ride takes you through the scenic redwoods accompanied by music and train songs galore from the one and only Train Singer. Sip some bubbles, enjoy a Kemmy’s Pie mushroom quiche, and get ready to forage! While in the meadow, learn about the native flora and fauna and hunt for the mushrooms. This is the perfect way to wrap up your Willits weekend. Admission $75/person.
SUDS TO MAKE YOU SMILE!
Sample top notch, creative home suds from the wilds of Mendocino and beyond! These brews are not usually available to the public so this is your only chance for a one-time, one-of-a-kind taste adventure with well over 60 beverages to try. Embark on a brew tasting odyssey where you help pick the winner of the coveted People’s Choice Award and taste the winner of the Brewers’ Choice Award, who gets a chance to brew their beer at Anderson Valley Brewing Company! All this plus great farm to table food, lively live music and quirky, excellent company. Special early entry VIP tickets are available. Follow up the beer fest with a celebration of downtown Ukiah, complete with farmers’ market, food trucks, music, a beer garden, and sidewalk sales. Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family!
WILLITS WEEKEND WALKABOUT
Head for the hills and a world of fun in Willits November 8 –10. Kick it all off on November 8 with an opening reception at the Willits Center for the Arts. Local artists will create an exhibit that expresses nature and honors the almighty mushroom. Enjoy wine and delicious appetizers while perusing the entries for the Painted Mushroom auction. On November 9, take the trolley around town and visit the Mendocino County Museum with its historical train exhibits. Wear your wristband from the Cook-off and receive discounts at merchants downtown. Visit pubs and restaurants for their festival specials and live music. It’s a night to explore what the heart of Mendocino County has to offer! On Sunday November 10, all aboard the Skunk Train for a Mushroom Hunt and Bubble Brunch! Please see below for info and tickets.
FESTIVE FUNGI FLAVORS
Mendocino is a land of delicious destinations and November is just the time to explore amazing mushroom menus, bountiful brews and an abundance of fine wines. We have curated a concerto of culinary offerings to entice your tastebuds.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Find your inner forager with a walk on the wild side. Jog on down to Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center on Saturday November 10 for guided mushroom identification walks. Local expert Eric Schramm will be on hand to talk about local fungi. Bring your camera and mushroom net along for the fungi forays and then enjoy delicious appetizers, drinks and desserts.
Feast on our Lodging Specials
There are plenty of places to cozy up and find your happy at inns, hotels, and B&Bs throughout Mendocino County. Whether you’re looking for an ocean vista, a tryst in a redwood forest, or a budget-friendly hotel, there are plenty of choices with great deals throughout the festival. Book your Mushroom Feast room today!