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Mendo Lake Family Life

Fun with Fungi

Every fall, the Mendocino Coast comes alive with a variety of fungi. And they are celebrated and sampled at the Mendocino Wine and Mushroom Festival, which this year runs November 1–10. The week starts off with the Mendocino County Homebrew Festival on November 2 in Ukiah, followed by shroom-oriented exhibit’s opening reception on November 8 at the Willits Center for the Arts in Willits. On November 10, a Skunk Train foraging expedition will depart from Willits and a guided mushroom-identification walk will held at the Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center in Caspar. In addition, Stanford Inn in Mendocino will host activities throughout the festival. For more information and to purchase tickets for any of these events, go to and visit