Great news! There’s still time to join in on the 2017 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, a countywide celebration between January 20 and 29. You’ll find family-style crab and cioppino feeds, gourmet winemaker dinners, food and wine tasting opportunities, craft breweries, a crabcake competition, and fishing and whale watching adventures in this rural county of striking natural beauty just 90 miles north of San Francisco and 145 miles west of Sacramento.
Throughout the ten-day Festival, you’ll find fresh cracked crab on the menu at Little River Inn (in Little River), or you can create your own party with freshly caught (and cooked) crab from Noyo Fish Company (in Fort Bragg) or the Fish Peddler (in Ukiah). If you’re looking for something to pair with your crab, Mendocino County abounds with premium wineries specializing in sparkling wines, Alsatian white wines, Pinot Noirs, Italian red wines, and plenty of stellar blends. Or, you can explore the beer offerings at Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville), Mendocino Brewing Company (Ukiah) and North Coast Brewing Company (Fort Bragg).
For adventure, your choices include crab fishing or whale watching trips with Telstar Charters, kayaking with Liquid Fusion Kayaking, horseback riding at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, canoe or bike rentals from Catch a Canoe and Bicycles, Too!, Land Rover tours around endangered hoof stock animals at B. Bryan Preserve, an exploration of the tallest lighthouse on the Pacific Coast at the Point Arena Lighthouse, or a ride on the restored rail cars of the historic Skunk Train.
We’ll offer highlights of the Crab, Wine & Beer Festival and the County’s offerings below (including information about the awesome Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition on January 28) but you can also follow this link to the extensive Festival Brochure.
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