Anderson Valley California
Mendocino County
Wine, Waves and Weed

Events 2016

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JULY 2016

Farmers Market is ever Saturday from May through October at the Boonville Hotel parking lot. 9:30-12:00

July 4, 2016 Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at the Boonville Fairgrounds sponsored by the AV Education Foundation, noon to 4pm. $4 adult - under 18 free. Events include: children's costume parade with prizes, water balloon toss and relay races, cake auction, bouncy house, face painting, cake auction, chicken clucking/rooster crowing contest, tug of war for children, Deep Enders vs High Rollers adult tug of war. Food available for purchase: Lion's Club BBQ tri-tip sandwiches, hot dogs, Mexican lunch plate, lemonade and root beer floats, wine and beer, blackleberry and apple pie, baked goods. Questions call Gail Gester 895-2344

July 23, 24, 2016 Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting at most of the local tasting rooms. Taste wines yet to be released and munch on goodies along the way. 11-4

July 29,30,31,2016 The Not-So-Simple Living Fair, celebrating rural living skills in Mendocino County. A weekend of hands-on workshops and demonstrations at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, CA. Gates open at 3pm Friday for camping and cabaret for $10 per car. Cabaret starts at dusk, Saturdaty and Sunday gates open at 9 am. Saturday: potluck and BBQ followed at 8pm by Concert and Dance with Pura Vida and Self-Fulfilling Prophesies. ($15 for music only) Sunday: AV Grange Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10:30. Keynote Panel at 2pm featuring John Jeavons, Donna d'Terra, Mac Magruder and Tim Bates. Workshops and demonstrations begin at 10am Saturday and Sunday. Information about Beekeeping, Farming and Gardening, Fermentation and Dairy Culturing, Food Storage and Preservation, Hunting and Gathering, Blacksmithing, Seed saving, Composting, Natural Building, Animal Husbandry, Wild Foods and edicines. Sheepdog "fun" Trials, Kids area with workshops. Saturday night local food dinner and potluck followed at 8pm by music and dancing with John Craven and Mama Jo Wali, Sunday Keynote speaker is Starhawk. $30 per day and $40 for weekend till July 28 then $35 per day or $50 for the full weekend. Saturday night concert and dance $15. This is an Anderson Valley Foodshed Event Co-sponsored by KZYX Community Radio. NO DOGS PERMITTED No Sheep Trials this year.

Date not set Anderson Valley Land Trust. 707-895-3150


Farmers Market is every Saturday from May through October at the Boonville Hotel parking lot. 9:30-12:00

Date not set 37th Annual Wine Competition Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held at the Boonville Fairgrounds, Redwood Grove, 6:30pm. The compitation is open to any wineries whose grapes were grown in Mendocino County. Awards will be presented in 21 catagories. This years dinner features Chef Janelle Weaver who will be openning The Bewildered Pig resturant at Floodgate. Tickets are $60

August 6, 2016 25th anniversary of Anderson Valley Land Trust. Help celebrate AVLT helping local property owners conserve their land in Anderson Valley. To highlight this milestone, one of the founding board members, John Scharffenberger, has graciously offered to host a late afternoon of tasty treats, Anderson Valley wines, music and merriment at his lovely home and gardens set amidst thirty-plus beautiful acres nestled in redwoods and oaks just outside Philo. Tickets are $100 per person (includes food and wine) and can be purchased at or at or 707-895-3150.

August 13, 2016 16th annual Boonville Aviation Knowledge and Folklore Convention (aka) Airport Day. Festivities begin at Noon. If you are staying for dinner bring a pot for the potluck dinner at 5 pm, drinks provided. Corner of Estate Drive and Airport Road at the Boonville Airport. No RSVP necessary. A free fun day all about mostly small, old airplanes. For safety concerns all dogs must be leashed. Further info call Cindy or Kirk at 707 895-2949. (always the second Saturday of August)

Date not set Luau at the Anderson Valley Senior Center, Veterans Building, Boonville. Happy hour at 5 Dinner at 6. Menu is Molokai Shrimp Salad, La Caja China Roasted Pig, Potato, Mac Salad, Asian Slaw, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Mai Tais, Strawberry Daiquiris, Local Beer and Wine and Non Alcoholic Beverages. Limited pre-sale tickets only at $35 includes one drink. Tickets at Rossi's Hardware, Anderson Valley Market, Lemon's Market and the Senior Center. More info at 707 895-3609.

Date not set Open Mic at Lauren's Restaurant downtown Boonville. Dinner served 5 to 9 open mic starts at 9 pm. All styles and expressions welcome. Info at 707 895-3869.

Date not set Karaoke at the Buckhorn in Downtown Boonville hosted by Sarah Songbird Larkin of The Real Sarahs. 9 till close.

Date not set 11th annual Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival Includes tasting award-winning Yorkville wines made and grown within the region, delicious regional cuisine, music, a tempting silent auction, grape stomp, and other wild and wacky games. This year’s event takes place from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Meyer Family Cellars on Highway 128, between Yorkville and Boonville. $45 ($35 before July13) Kids aged 10-20 - $30 DD - #30. For tickets contact Matt Meyer at 707 895-2341 or check on their web site above.

Date not set Lions Club Tri Tip BBQ at the Boonville Fairgrounds 4-7 pm. The Joe Blow Band will play. A benefit for the Anderson Valley Ambulance.


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