Mushroom Festival


Every year in late October, as the first rain begins to fall, mushrooms flourish in abundance in Mendocino County. Exquisite Chanterelles, Porcinis, Morels, hedgehogs, and maple syrupy Candy Cap mushrooms can all be found in area forests. To celebrate this regional seasonal abundance at the start of each November the Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival is held. While mushrooms, wine, and beer are the main focus of the annual event, the festival also focuses on other wild edibles such as seaweeds, nettles, and fermented products such as kombucha and cider.