Anderson Valley California
Mendocino County
Wine, Waves and Weed

Events 2016

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MAY 2016

Steve Sparks' Trivia Quiz 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:00 to 9:00 at Lauren's Restaurant in downtown Boonville. Test your wits against other valley folk. It's fun and often VERY lively

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

May 4, 2015 World Naked Gardening Day. People across the globe are encouraged, on the first Saturday of May, to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended.

May 1, 2016 34rd Annual Bootling Classic 5K Footrace. 10 am at the Anderson Valley Elementary School on Anderson Valley Way, Boonville, Ca. Entry fee $10 T-shirt $10, Race day registration 8:30 to 9:30 am. Plaques to top man and woman. Ribbons to top 3 in each division. Drawing for prizes. More information from Mike McDonald 707 621-2701 ( Benifits the Anderson Valley schools sports programs. (Always on the first Sunday in May)

May 20-21-22 2016 19th annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival. Wines produced by some of California’s finest vintners, from grapes grown here in the beautiful and rugged Anderson Valley. This is a three day event including a Technical Conference & social BBQ in the vineyards on Friday, Grand Tasting on Saturday with 40+ wineries participating, many elegant winemaker dinners on Saturday evening, and open houses at all area wineries on Sunday.

May 21, 2016 Heroes of Health and Safety Fair.  10am to 3pm  at the Mendocino County Fairground in downtown Boonville, CA.  It is a free event and it is  fun for the whole family.   Games, interactive activities, helicopter, ambulances, ATV safety course training, bike rodeo, dogs demo and much more.   Come and meet our County Heroes. More info from Karin at

May 25, 2016 The Independent Career Women Club will have an informal gathering from 6:30 tp 8:30 at the Anderson Valley Brewery Tasting Room at 17700 Hwy 253 in Boonville, CA. The independent Career Women Club is a small group of local women who get together once a month and have dinner and usually have a speaker with an emphasis on local issues. They raise money for scholarships for the senior girls of the Anderson Valley High School. Women are welcome to stop by and see if you are interested in their stuff. Nibbles are complimentary and the wine is not. More information call Patty Liddy 707 357-1727.

May 27, 2016 Kevin Owens, the "Rockin' Sheperd" and his Reverb band will play classic British and American rock at The Buckhorn in downtown Boonville from 7:30 to 10:00. Info at 707 895-3224.

May 28, 2016 Open Mic at Lauren's Restaurant downtown Boonville. Sign-ups to perform begin at 8:30. All styles and expressions welcome. Info at 707 895-3869. Dinner served 5 to 9 open mic starts at 9 pm.

May 28-30, 2016 The Anderson Valley Artists' Guild is having it's 13th annual Artist's Open Studios, Memorial Day week-end. 11am-5pm. Visit the studios and workshops of local artist including painters, sculptors, jewelers, ceramic artists, art quitters, graphic artists and more. Studios will be highlighted by signboards on Highway 128 at each studio entrance. Brochures with maps to the studios will be available at All That Good Stuff in downtown Boonville, CA.

May 27-28-29 4rd Annual Cinema in the Vineyards at the Mendocino Film Festival. A weekend of film, wine and food at the Madrones and Balo Vineyards in philo, CA. Festival opens at the Madrones on Friday. For a detailed discription of the films and events use the link above.

May 29, 2016 The Yorkville Market, 26701 Hwy 128, will host the first annual "Taste of Yorkville". Locals and visitors will have a chance to sample, enjoy and purchase the bounty of local wineries, artists, chefs, craftsfolk, farmers and community members from noon to 5pm. The event is intended to showcase all that is wonderful about Yorkville; wine, lodging, art, food, culture, natural beauty and diversity. FREE More info at 707 894-9456

May 29, 2016 Anderson Valley Lion's Club Chicken and Tri Tip BBQ In the redwood grove at the Boonville Fairgrounds 4:30- 7:30. Tickets at All that Good Stuff in Boonville and Lemon's Market in Philo for $15 in advance, $18 at the door and Seniors and kids $12. Music by the Ukeholics and the tiny Orchestra of Boonville. Silent Auction.

May 28-29-30, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Anderson Valley Senior Center-Veteran's Memorial Building downtown Boonville. A Snack Bar, hosted by David Knight and Crew, will be open for breakfast and lunch from 8-5. Spaces are available for $15 outside and $30 inside by leaving a message at 707 895-3609. This is a fund raiser for the Senior Center.

JUNE 2016

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

June 4, 2016 Bob Ayres' Swingin' Boonville Big Band will play from 9 to 11 at Lauren's Cafe in Boonville, CA $5.

June 12, 2016 The Anderson Valley Lyons Club will be BBQing ribs as a fundraiser for the Anderson Valley Housing Association at the Navarro Ranch, 5801 Hwy 128, Philo, CA., from 3 to 7pm. There will be beer and wine for purchase as well as a silent auction and music by Joe Blow.Tickets at the event are $35 for adults and $12 under 12yrs. Includes appetizers, ribs, chili, salad, and a glass of sparkling wine. More info and tickets from Angela DeWitt at 707 895-3525.

June 18, 2016 Garden Conservancy Open Day: Explore five gardens in Albion, Hopland, Mendocino and Philo open to the public for self-guided tours. Highlights include Kate Frey's sustainable habitat garden, a sunken garden filled with unexpected plants; a potager with extensive market gardens; a garden with plants that have proven worthy from the border to the table; and the elaborately planted display gardens of Digging Dog Nursery in Philo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to each garden is $7, children under 12 free. No reservations required; rain or shine. For more information visit or call 1-888-842-2442.

June 19, 2016 50th Annual Fathers Day Chicken BBQ at Comptche Volunteer Fire Department, Flynn Creek Road 1/2 mile south of Comptche Store. Noon to 4. Madrone Grilled Chicken, Tasty Fixin's and Homemade Pies. Adults $15 Kids (under 12) $5. Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Beautiful Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction. NO DOGS. This is the 50th year of service for the Comptche Fire Department. From Boonville go west 17 miles and turn right on Flynn Creek Road.

June 17-18-19, 2016 23nd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. A 3 Day Music and Camping Festival Featuring the Best in Reggae and World Music. Mendocino County Fairgrounds in downtown Boonville. Tickets and details are available at the above link.

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. Gates open at 3pm Friday for camping ($10 per car) and cabaret. 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 Medicines. 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

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 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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