Coming Attractions: There’s so much to do in Mendocino County. Here’s a taste of some of our not-to-be-missed “coming attractions” starting this weekend. Fall is the perfect time to visit the Mendocino coast, explore our inland wineries, enjoy our restaurants, and revel in our spectacular natural environment.
The Fort Bragg Alleyway Art Project will unveil their second mural this Friday, October 5 in Fort Bragg from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The behemoth new mural is a swirling riot of colors and shapes stretching down the alleyway from 345 North Franklin Street. Fifteen feet high and fifty feet long, Matsya and the Great Deluge by local artist Bojh Parker provides an explosion of vibrant energy on a previously drab tan wall. The mural’s title and inspiration is the story Matsya and the Great Deluge, an ancient tale from India. They say it “takes a village, ” and this dramatic project is no exception. We’re lucky to have a group of people in Fort Bragg who support the vision of the Fort Bragg Alleyway Art Project. The Fort Bragg Planning Commission approved the design, The Mendocino County Tourism Commission provided a generous grant, Alan Limbird, the owner of the building, offered a sizeable chunk of the funding, and Flockworks, a local community arts non-profit, matched his contribution. Heavenly Soles helped gather donations from enthusiastic downtown merchants, and the artist got right to work installing the massive project. We can now all enjoy this spectacular mural for many years to come!
Coming Attractions: Feast Mendocino November 2-11
Feast Mendocino is a great time to eat, play, sip, learn, and hang out in Mendocino county! There will be guided walks for foraging, mushroom-themed meals at a variety of restaurants and wineries, wine and beer tastings, an all day “Savour Mendocino” feast at EcoTerra in Hopland, rides on the Skunk Train, wild mushroom tastings, sea kayak trainings, art walks, plays, music, guided tours, horseback rides, mushroom exhibits, lectures, garden events, fermentation workshops, plant-based cooking classes, a cocktail workshop, mushroom hikes, visits to farm stands, and so much more. Download the events brochure.
Coming Attractions: Coastal Cornucopia November 3
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens will host a celebration of abundance in the organic demonstration vegetable garden and new education center housed in a newly-restored historic farmhouse. Enjoy a special afternoon brimming with knowledge and nourishment focused on mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, fermentation, and all things autumn. Details here.
Coming Attractions: Savour Mendocino at EcoTerra
Saturday, November 10
Step off the grid and enjoy a full day of feasting, playing, touring, sipping and sampling at EcoTerra in Hopland (formerly the Solar Living Center). Enjoy a day of cooking demos, delicious farm fare, playing in the garden and art studio, touring eco-lodging, making mushroom bricks, sampling olive oil, enjoying Mendocino county’s famous wines, learning about a local distillery, and more!
Coming Attractions: 3rd Annual Wild Mushroom Dinner
Saturday, November 10
Caspar Community Center
The Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club welcomes chef Chad Hyatt who will transform our local mushroom bounty into a feast for the senses. Chef Hyatt’s new cookbook, The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen, will be for sale at the event, and each guest will receive a collectible brochure featuring all the recipes from the dinner, designed by Zida Borcich of Studio Z and illustrated with exquisite botanical watercolors by Russian artist, Alexander Viazmensky. Tickets are $55 per person for the dinner, not including wine or beer. Advance tickets only. Seating is limited to just 100 diners. Get tickets here.
Stay tuned to our blog for upcoming Halloween events in October, Feast Mendocino activities in November, and so much more.