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Mendocino County’s Mushroom Festival!

Posted by on November 4, 2014

November 7th through November 16th, 2014

Beginning this Friday, November 7th, Mendocino County will begin festivities to offer tribute to their beautiful mushrooms grown throughout their county.  Mendocino County is home to well over 3000 Mushroom Varieties.  Whether you love them or hate them, Mendocino County is where you head for Mushrooms.


Some not to miss events include:

Seventh Annual Mushroom and Beer Dinner at Little River Inn: Friday, November 14th.

The Inn’s Executive Chef, Marc Dym, has created a delectable, multi-course dinner highlighting local mushroom varieties from the county to paired with hand-crafted ales from local Brewmaster, Vinnie Cilurzo, of Russian River Brewing Company. The multi-course meal will include passed appetizers, four individually plated starters, an entrée course and a desert course, as well as distinct beer pairings with each offering.

Ride & Mushroom Hunt: Daily

Join the mushroom round-up on our Mushroom Hunt horseback rides every day during the festival. Choose among rides of different lengths (1.5, 3, 4, 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 need.

Mushroom Exploration Tours: Daily

Stanford Inn, Mendocino ~ 10:30am
Join local mycological enthusiast Adrienne Long for a foraging experience. Meet in the Stanford Inn lobby for an introductory mushroom talk before heading out to explore the local forests and meadows. $30/person. Children under 16 free. Reservations required. Private tours arranged on request.

St. Anthony’s Festival: November 8th:

Enjoy pairing of wines from 10 Anderson Valley wineries with gourmet wild mushroom specialty foods. Live and silent auctions of Wine & Gift baskets from local merchants plus a variety of gift certificates for merchandise, restaurants and other services.

Mushroom Excursion Train: November 8th:

All aboard the historic Skunk Train! Trains leave from Fort Bragg and Willits and arrive at Camp Mendocino for a day of wine and beer tastings, culinary treats, a mushroom cook-off, and the start of the Largest Mushroom Contest! The event will feature local mushroom expert, Eric Schramm, mushroom hikes, and presentation about Mendocino County wines. Live music, and dessert port and chocolate truffles round off the day

And many other festivities throughout this 2 week festival. More information can be found here.

Many local inns around Mendocino County are offering lodging packages including Little River Inn with their Mushroom Mania package.

To carry on with the mushroom theme, Little River Inn will be offering MUSHROOM MANIA, a lodging special for overnight stays booked Sunday – Thursday from November 2 through November 13, 2014. Room rates booked during these dates are as follows:

  • Seaside Luxury Room, $199
  • Ocean View Deluxe Room, $189
  • Ocean View Fireplace Room, $159


MUSHROOM MANIA rates are per night (excluding tax and gratuity) and based upon availability. To make reservations, visit or call 707.937.5942.

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