Contact: Karen Spencer
Please consider the following for your November Calendar. If you have any questions, or would like more info or photos please let me know.
20th Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival
November 16, 17th and 18th, 2013
Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn, CA
Hours: Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,
Admission: FRIDAY SPECIAL: ADMISSION JUST $3 or Free with 2 non-perishable food items for the Auburn Food Closet.
Saturday/Sunday Admission: $7; Seniors $5; Age 12 & Under Free
Gold Country Fairgrounds Parking $5, some street parking available
Public information: 916 663-1918 or www.mandarinfestival.com
The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival celebrates the new crop of delicious, Foothills grown Mandarin oranges, a Mandarin Recipe cooking contest, professional chef demonstrations, food, crafts and activities featuring the Mandarin orange, free children’s area, a Peel & Eat contest, live music and entertainment. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarin oranges and gift baskets accompanied by all the free samples you like. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the Newcastle Area Business Association and the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department.
The Festival is held under the autumn-leaved trees of the Gold Country Fairgrounds and their golds, rusts and burgundies are punctuated with the bright orange globes of Mandarins everywhere you turn. The tangy scent of citrus is in the air as visitors discover chocolate covered fresh Mandarins, Mandarin gelato, chicken wings, pizza, pulled pork, or take home Mandarin BBQ sauces, syrups, dressings and dozens of other Mandarin inspired concoctions. More than 200 vendors of quality gift items also sell Mandarin scented lotions, soaps, and candles, along with artist-crafted jewelry, home accessories, and holiday items.
High quality digital photos and e-mail news releases available.