14th Annual Beer, Wine & Mushroom Festival Comes to Fort Bragg
—Posted Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 8:28 pm—

Eric Schramm, King of the Candy Caps

Mushroom Merchant Eric Schramm buried in maple sweet candy cap mushrooms

Whether you are visiting our seaside town to sample microbrews, sip wine or indulge in rich maple-flavored candy cap mushroom ice cream, you’ll find a culinary adventure during the county’s mushroom festival, Nov. 2-11 and beyond.

Here’s where you can find lodging deals, dine at a wonderful local restaurant or sample the great outdoors in search of mushrooms. Remember, Fort Bragg is a great place to base yourself during the festival.

Want to sample Fort Bragg-made microbrews? Check out the North Coast Brewing Company Restaurant or the brewing company store across the street. The signature Red Seal Ale is a must-try.

Wine more your taste? Visit the Pacific Star Winery tasting counter at the Depot Building in Downtown Fort Bragg or drive 12 miles north to the winery. Try Not My Fault or Old Dad’s Red for a change of pace.

Lodging Deals (Nov. 2-11)

Atrium Bed and Breakfast Inn

20% discount on all rooms during a two-night stay. Yummy mushroom breakfast entrees. – www.atriumbnb.com

Pacific Star Winery, 12 miles north of Fort Bragg, CaliforniaBeachcomber Motel & Spa on the Beach

Two nights for the price of one during November. – www.thebeachcombermotel.com

Country Inn

Special rate: $65 / night any day during the festival. – www.BeOurGuests.com

Emerald Dolphin

Two nights start at $199 with passes for Botanical Gardens, miniature golf, bottle of wine, flowers, more. – www.emeralddolphin.com

Glass Beach Inn

20% off two-night stay includes breakfast prepared to order. – www.glassbeachinn.com

Grey Whale Inn

20% discount on rooms during the festival. – Visit www.GreyWhaleInn.com

Motel 6Red Seal Ale

Ask for beer, wine and mushroom rate of $59.99, plus tax – www.motel6.com

North Cliff Hotel

Lodging, $50 dinner voucher, $25 drink credit and lodging for $169 for ocean view king room – www.northcliffhotel.com

Surf Motel and Gardens

See rates at http://www.surfmotelfortbragg.com

Super 8 Motel

20% discount during the festival – www.super8fortbragg.com

Surf and Sand Lodge

Two-night stay for the price of one night through November. – www.surfsandlodge.com

Weller House

$150 a night includes breakfast. – www.WellerHouse.com

Mushroom Adventures While You’re Here

Skunk Train Beer, Wine & Mushroom Train

Saturday, November 3 – 10:30am – 5pm

Mushroom Cook-Off • Wine, Beer and Mushroom Tasting • Mushroom Hike

In the heart of the redwoods at Camp Mendocino

$95 adult, $75 child. Reservations.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Naturalist Mario Abreu will have specimens and handouts to guide you in understanding the wild mushroom during walks and workshops  from Nov. 10 – 17.   707-964-4352 ext 16. or visit www.gardenbythesea.com.

Liquid Fusion Kayaking River PaddleLiquid Fusion Kayaking Mushroom Paddles

November 3 & 4 – start at 11am

(707)962-1623 / liquidfusionkayaking@gmail.com / liquidfusionkayak.com

 Reserve now.

Ricochet Ranch

Join the mushroom hunt horseback rides every day during the festival. – www.horse-vacation.com


Restaurant Offerings

 The Q Fort Bragg – check out the portabella mushroom – www.theQfortbragg.com

Piaci Pub & Pizzeeria – thin crust pizza with wild mushrooms and a long list of microbrews and wine. – www.piacipizza.com

The Cliff House Restaurant – nightly mushroom appetizers from 5-6pm  and daily entree specials – www.northcliffhotel.net

Mendo Bistro – three-course mushroom-themed meal which includes appetizers, entree and dessert; $35/person. –www.mendobistro.com


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Posted on: October 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm by bruce

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