The major steam-up event of the year is the Roots of Motive Power Festival, held annually in September at the Roots facility. Their work efforts throughout the year are aimed at having every piece of operable equipment under power. Plumes of steam and the shrieks of steam whistles will fill the air as a variety of steam-powered equipment is fired up.
In addition to the steam-up, they reserve the Recreation Grove Park across the street for the Early Day Gas Engine Society and Bill Rose’s Model A Tour group to set up under the oaks. Late Saturday afternoon in the park they also hold the annual Roots Appreciation BBQ and raffle which has become legendary among the gourmet BBQ set. The smell of whole pigs roasting on the spit draws a huge crowd for the perfect ending to a wonderful day.
The steam-up is free and open to the public, however there is a charge for the BBQ.
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Recreation Grove Park
Granite Construction’s 23rd Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser Supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Ukiah at the Alex R. Thomas Jr Plaza in Downtown Ukiah.
Chili Tasting & Event Starts at 6:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $10 Adults, $5 Kids 11-6 and 5 & Under Free!
Taste Chili from Local businesses as they compete for Awards: Best Chili, People’s Choice, Hottest Chili, Best Booth, Best Dressed, Most Generous & Crookedest Team.
Join us and cast your vote!
Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza
The afternoon will feature brewers from around Northern California competing to become both the people’s choice and/or the brewer’s choice winner. (The event is also open to ciders and other fermented beverages.) Local farm-to-table food will be available for purchase.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, which informs, empowers, and mobilizes county residents to survive and thrive in a wildfire-prone environment. Attendees will have the chance to talk to and learn from local first responders, pick up some fire-safe swag, and connect with neighborhood Fire Safe Councils.
People’s Choice: All attendees get three bottle caps that they can use to vote for their favorite beer by dropping the caps into designated containers. Ribbons and awards will go to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place vote earners.
Brewer’s Choice: A separate tasting and judging will be conducted by professional brewers, led by Fal Allen of Anderson Valley Brewing Company, to select a top quality beer to be brewed by AVBC! The winning brewer will get to assist on brew day, learn about scaling their recipe, and use a commercial brew system.
This event is a blast – you don’t want to miss it!
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Our Taste of Hopland wine fest is your chance to taste wines from local producers all in one place – Hopland!
Saturday, September 18th: This is your chance to tour Hopland and taste all the delicious wines offered in our local tasting rooms! With 12 local producers presenting their hand-crafted wines, you are sure to have a great time.
Participating tasting rooms will offer wine selections along with sales, music, tours, and much more!
Coach Ticket Holders: Enjoy wine tasting at all participating wineries and take home your Taste of Hopland wine glass!
First Class Ticket Holders: Enjoy wine tasting, take home your Taste of Hopland wine glass, receive 3 food tickets, and be a Wine Club member for the day at all participating wineries!
First Class Food tickets: Each First Class ticket will come with 3 food tickets. These food tickets can be redeemed at participating local food establishments for tasty treats throughout the day!
Wine Club Member for the day: Enjoy membership perks at all wineries for the entire weekend! Get exclusive wines, member discounts, and more! Make sure to ask at each tasting room what wine club member benefits they offer!
Taste of Hopland Tickets
Coach Ticket: $40
First Class Ticket: $65
Set in wine-centric Anderson Valley, the annual fair is a great time to tap the region’s top wine tasting venues, quaint inns and a visit to Gowan’s Apple Farm. Finish the day at the County Fair & Apple Show, rife with farm artifacts, carnival games, floral displays, childrens’ activities, food and a rodeo
Amazing local seafood, craft beer, spectacular Mendocino County wines and salty sea vibe of Point Arena await visitors on Labor Day weekend. Dive into fish tacos, albacore kabobs and fresh seafood salads backed with live entertainment and pirates, matey!
Point Arena, CA
The Days Between is an intimate, family friendly music festival, located at the beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Northern California, where oak woodlands and majestic meadows provide a magical setting to gather and enjoy music, camping, food and craft vendors, and community. In this very unique year, we are pleased to have the opportunity to safely reunite with friends and family. The event will follow all state of California Covid-19 event safety guidelines.
Black Oak Ranch
The 39th Annual Blackberry Festival is scheduled to be held on August 21-22, 2021.
The Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival is held the 3rd weekend in August. It features arts and craft booths, blackberry delicacies, Mendocino County wine tasting, a climbing wall, children’s games, and live music throughout both days!
Admission is free!!
Downtown Covelo, CA