NorCal Mushroom Festival
Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, Mendocino
Annual Wine & Mushroom Festival, various events held in the redwoods region, each Autumn on the North Coast of California.
Annual event; November
FORT BRAGG California
MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIF. – Every November, as the flavors of fall arrive in Northern California’s Mendocino County so does the annual crop of coveted candy cap, chanterelle, porcini and morel mushrooms. Straddling historic Highways 1 and 101 with nearly 2,500 sq. miles of live oak, pygmy forests and stately redwood groves, the region is a natural hotspot for some 3,000 mushroom varieties. The annual haul is nothing short of historic, nurturing nirvana for local mycologists, chefs and fungi foragers. Add to the mix a cache of artisan chefs, 95+ wineries, a formidable craft beer and hard cider scene and the annual salute to Mr. Fungi sprouts into action.
Visitors can tap into a variety of adventures from mushroom hunts by horseback, foraging excursions, Pinot and porcini menus, educational seminars, art exhibits. The annual Skunk Train trek and cook-off deep in the depths of the Noyo River forest are always a popular attraction.
Regional hotels and restaurants offer special menus and packages throughout November.
Lake Oroville Salmon Festival
Salmon Fest in O’ville
Feather River Fish Hatchery, Feather River Nature Center and Riverbend Park
On the Feather River between Historic Downtown Oroville and the Fish Hatchery, the town bursts with fish-flavored activities during the annual Salmon Festival. Friday night starts @ Feather River Nature Center for dinner & dance. Saturday brings on the fun, food, music and vendors on Main Street. Lots of great local info – salmon recipes, water/drought, fishing and environmental issues. Big pancake breakfast, a farmer’s market, live music, a craft fair, clowns, rides for the kids. Hatchery tours. The Bounty of Butte County will be located atop Myers Street, next to the Municipal Auditorium leading into Salmon Court. FREE to attend and tastes sold as desired. There will be food demonstrations, local food vendors, restaurant tastings and so much more.
Annual event; September
Monterey Scot Games
Celebrating 40+ years of traditional Scottish games, music & dancing. Highland dancers, Irish step dancers, pipe band competitions, British food & crafts, Scottish athletic competitions. This Monterey event is held the beautiful setting of Toro County Park, in the hills between Salinas & Monterey Bay. Celtic Concerts; Monterey County Celtic Week; Monterey Bay School of Piping & Drumming.
Annual event; July
Pismo Clam Festival
60+ years of this beach festival, with parade & all. A community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival starts off with the Friday Night Wine Walk at 5pm. On Saturday join the community for parade, Best Local Clam Chowder Contest, surf contest, food and craft vendors, Beer & Wine Stage and Pier Pubs. Enjoy the live music all weekend. On Sunday, bring the kids for the Clam Dig by the pier beginning at noon. Stop by the food and craft vendors, Beer & Wine Stage and Pier Pubs. Enjoy a Clam Bake.
Annual event; October
PISMO BEACH CA
San Luis Obispo holds the annual classic music event called Festival Mozaic. Five centuries of music on the Central Coast of California.
Festival Orchestra: Mozart in the Mission – Old Mission San Luis Obispo
MOZART…Festival Mozaic features the rich legacy of the enduring universality, creativity and spirit of one of the greatest musicians the world has known. Impeccable and spirited performances by the Festival’s guest artists and musicians, all masters of the classical style, bring Mozart’s timeless masterworks to life.
AND…You’ll experience the best of the world’s musical influences with orchestral performances, chamber music, world music, jazz, and informative and educational musical experiences that will broaden your horizons.
MORE…No matter what your musical taste, there is something for everyone at Festival Mozaic!
Annual event; July
San Luis Obispo CA
Annual food & art festival is one of the most popular events; includes performances by 2 professional bands, dancers, magicians & street performers, as well as an art exhibit and artist demonstrations. A family area features musical performances for kids, hands-on art projects and face painting. Food and beverages are served by 30+ area restaurants. Located at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle.
Annual event; August