Fairs and Festivals

Many of our Mendocino County fairs and festivals focus on food, wine, and craft beer. We also have traditional cultural festivals and celebrations of the arts and local history. There’s nothing like a small town festival to add fun and local color to your Mendocino County visit. Here’s our guide to local fairs and festivals to help you plan your visit.

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April 2017

Whale & Jazz Festival

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - April 30 @ 8:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Highway
Gualala , CA 95445 United States
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The annual Whale & Jazz Festival includes over 20 venues, with jazz for all tastes ranging from traditional New Orleans style to European, Latin…

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Free

15th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Center, 300 Seminary Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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In an afternoon devoted to the haiku form of poetry, the 15th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival program will begin with traditional Japanese music, followed by…

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May 2017

“TRANSFIGURED”: WATERCOLORS AND MIXED MEDIA CONSTRUCTIONS BY KRISTIN OTWELL

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Partners Gallery, 335 N.Franklin St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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“TRANSFIGURED”: WATERCOLORS AND MIXED MEDIA CONSTRUCTIONS BY KRISTIN OTWELL FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION MAY 5, 5-8PM WINE BY THE GRAZIANO FAMILY OF WINES In May…

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Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Goldeneye Winery, 9200 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466 United States
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Anderson Valley WineGrowers

Step back in time to small town Anderson Valley where you will sip on fine Pinot Noir from this special wine region. Choose from a variety of Pinot themed events from a educational conference, BBQ in the vineyards, winemaker dinners, winery open houses and the ever popular Grand Tasting!

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$175

PINOTFEST WINEMAKER DINNER featuring BLACK KITE CELLARS!

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Bewildered Pig, 1810 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466 United States
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4+ Courses of Ultra Local, delicious cuisine! 4+ Tastings of Black Kite super rare and exquisite wines! $175 pp, inclusive! Call soon, certain seatings…

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$50 - $110

Ancient Redwood Running Festival

May 20 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hendy Woods, 8599 Philo Greenwood Rd
Philo, CA 95466 United States
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Come visit the gorgeous Anderson Valley and run along rolling trails amongst cathedral-like groves of 1,200-year-old redwoods in Mendocino County's hidden gem, Hendy Woods…

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Heroes of Health and Safety Fair

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Highway 128
Boonbille, CA 95415 United States
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The Heroes of Health and Safety Fair is fun and free for the entire family.  Explore the smoke trailer.  Learn hands-only CPR.  Take a…

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$175

PINOTFEST WINEMAKER DINNER featuring BLACK KITE CELLARS!

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 7:45pm

The Bewildered Pig, 1810 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466 United States
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4+ Courses of Ultra Local, delicious cuisine! 4+ Tastings of Black Kite super rare and exquisite wines! $175 pp, inclusive! Call soon, certain seatings…

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$175

PINOTFEST WINEMAKER DINNER featuring BLACK KITE CELLARS!

May 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 7:45pm

The Bewildered Pig, 1810 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466 United States
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4+ Courses of Ultra Local, delicious cuisine! 4+ Tastings of Black Kite super rare and exquisite wines! $175 pp, inclusive! Call soon, certain seatings…

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$8 - $16

Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
Potter Valley Parks & Recreation, 10747 Main St.
Potter Valley, CA 95469 United States
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The Potter Valley Rodeo is a California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CCPRA) sanctioned rodeo and is produced by West Coast Rodeo Company, one of Northern California’s top stock contractors. The Potter Valley Rodeo provides a full weekend of fun family entertainment!

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Free

Gualala Fine Arts Fair

May 27 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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Gualala Arts will host the 10th Annual Fine Arts Fair at the Gualala Arts Center on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

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June 2017

Mendocino Film Festival

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - June 4 @ 10:00 pm
Mendocino Film Festival, Pallette Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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The 12th annual Mendocino FIlm Festival returns to Mendocino County in the spring of 2017.

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$90 - $225

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

June 16 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm
Boonville Fair Grounds, 14400 CA-128
Boonville, CA 95451 United States
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EPIPHANY ARTISTS 24th ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE & PEACE CELEBRATION, JUNE 16, 17 & 18, 2017! Mark your calendar for SNWMF 2017 at the beautiful…

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$85 - $130

Rosé Today: A Country Garden Party

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery, 10400 South Highway 101
Hopland, CA 95449 United States
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Rosé Today LLC and its lead sponsors Jaxon Keys Winery and Distillery, Visit Mendocino County and Sonoma Magazine invites the public to Rosé Today:…

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Kate Wolf Music Festival

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101
Laytonville, CA 95454 United States
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Dance, unwind, meet new friends, and enjoy four stages of music on 150 acre ranch in Northern Mendocino County. The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music.

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Willits Frontier Days

June 24 @ 8:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pm
Recreation Grove Park, S. Lenore Ave.
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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Rodeos, dances, horseshows, gymkhana, Truck & Tractor Pull, Beef BBQ, a carnival, and a 4th of July parade on Main Street. Billed as “the longest running continuous rodeo in California”, Frontier Days celebrates the Western heritage of Willits.

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July 2017

Mendocino Music Festival

July 8 @ 2:30 pm - July 23 @ 10:00 pm
Festival Tent, Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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The Mendocino Music Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California. Performances include orchestra concerts, Big Band, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and popular contemporary music.

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Free

Mendocino Art Center's 58th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Browse a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind artwork at 50 artist booths situated outdoors among the Mendocino Art Center gardens. Wearable art lovers are…

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September 2017
$7 - $10

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 12:00 am
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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Mendocino County Fair

Enjoy a weekend packed full of fun for the whole family including a wild rodeo featuring buckin’ broncos, horse races, barrel racing and sheepdog trials, country music and dancing, and a colorful parade of locals on Sunday.

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Free

Mendocino Open Paint Out – A Plein Air Festival

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The Mendocino Art Center hosts the fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out, a plein air festival. The festival includes plein air painting, with wet…

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