Why You Should Attend the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival

breakfast table with view of the ocean in the distance - download our free vacation guideAttention foodies! Did you know that Mendocino boasts wonderful cuisine, seasonal delicacies, and artfully crafted meals all made with the freshest ingredients? To celebrate this delicious food culture, the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival is held every November and is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. This nine-day culinary showcase gives you the opportunity to taste locally grown mushrooms, craft brews, and pressed-to-perfection grapes! Whether you enjoy all three or want to try something new, you’re sure to satisfy your food cravings at this remarkable event. Be sure to download our free Vacation Guide before you go for It recommendations on local restaurants, museums, shops, and more!


How to Enjoy the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival

This unique California event is loved by both locals and visitors alike! Here’s what you need to know about the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, also known as the Feast Mendocino!


There are Plenty of Outdoor Experiences To Try!

During the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, you can enjoy fascinating activities in the three communities of Mendocino County: Fort Bragg, Hopland, and Little River. Take this opportunity to discover the natural wonders around you! Here are a few of our favorite activities.


Ross Ranch

Nothing brings you closer to understanding how precious mushrooms are in the Mendocino community quite like seeing them in their native habitat. Go on a horseback ride at Ross Ranch and travel down the winding trails of the Redwood Forest. You can also take a peaceful journey along the stunning Mendocino Coast or in the nearby mountains. This is a popular activity, so make sure you book at least 24 hours in advance!


Kayaking in Mendocino allows you to shift your perspective and discover the area from the water! Book one of the best tours with Catch-A-Canoe & Bicycles, Too and explore the Big River Estuary on a gorgeous Polynesian redwood outrigger! If you prefer to admire the coast from land, rent a bike and ride down the old logging routes.

A Selection of Activities You Can Indulge In

Visitors can enjoy fantastic tasting and sampling experiences during Mendocino’s festival season. Each meal comes with freshly harvested mushrooms and pairs perfectly with a glass of wine or beer from a craft brewery. So, what are you waiting for? Book your spot to gorge on these exceptional provisions!


Mushroom Cooking Class

Nothing is more fun than attending a cooking class at Assaggiare in Mendocino! When you enroll, you’ll learn how to prepare these wonderful delights in a variety of ways, courtesy of Julia Conway and her culinary expertise. You’ll even pair each dish with a glass of vino.

Visit a Local Vineyard

You can’t visit California without tasting world-famous wines! Mendocino is surrounded by some of the best coastal wineries. Spend a day touring them with our Mendocino Wine Tour Package! Board an SUV with your friends and family and let the chauffeur guide you as you sip and savor.

Try Cowlick’s Ice Cream

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cowlick’s Ice Cream! This delightful creamery has some of the finest flavors to try, including butter pecan, caramel, and black forest. During the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, you can even taste mushroom ice cream!

Take It Slow at Sea Rock Inn

Cottage Sea Rock bed view overlooking the ocean - Mendocino Music FestivalOnce you’ve experienced the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, take a scenic drive down the Mendocino Coast to our cliffside bed and breakfast! Sea Rock Inn offers a gorgeous selection of accommodations with views of the Pacific Ocean. Take a hot shower in your private bathroom, and experience a good night’s sleep in the comfortable bedding. When you wake with us, you’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing Mendocino fog rolling in from the cliffs as you walk to our Breakfast Room for a gourmet meal.


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