Annual Events

April

Spring Wildflower Show

This display of native plants and wildflowers is spectacular. Boonville Fairgrounds. Free admission. Last weekend in April.

May

Annual Boonville Beer Festival

This legendary festival is held at the fairgrounds in Boonville every May. Over sixty of the nations finest breweries are featured along with wine, food, crafts, music, and fun. ... www.avbc.com

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

This event features a Saturday Pinot Noir Tasting, Sunday Winery Open Houses, and other special events. Third weekend in May. ... www.avwines.com

Boonville Farmers Market

Local growers offer premium fresh produce and other delights. Open 9:45 - noon on Saturdays at the Boonville Hotel parking lot, May - October.

May

Anderson Valley Open Studios

Visit a wonderful collection of artist studios throughout Memorial Day Weekend. See original artwork, visit with the artist, and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces to beautify your home. Last weekend in May. ... www.andersonvalley-artguild.org

June

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, a summer solstice and world peace celebration that features 3 days of the best in roots reggae and world music. SNWMF presents top talent in an incomparable environment of streaming colors, exotic aromas and an arts and crafts village. Last weekend in June. ... www.snwmf.com

July

Old Time Fourth of July Celebration

A Children’s Parade, Chili Cook-Off, music, relay events and more characterize this friendly, small-town event.

Boonville Art Walk

Visitors enjoy receptions with food and music while local artists exhibit their work. First Saturday in July, 12– 6.

Woolgrowers’ Barbecue & Sheep Dog Trials

Held at the fairgrounds, the barbecue and competitive sheep dog trials make for a wonderful day in Boonville. Last weekend in July.

August

Wine Tasting Championships

Hosted by Greenwood Ridge Vineyards at its beautiful hilltop location in Philo, this distinguished event features food, wine tasting, and live music.

Yorkville Highlands Festival

A lovely summer day featuring wines from the Yorkville Highlands AVA. Wonderful food, a wine stomp, silent auction, and more. ... www.yorkvillehighlands.org

September

Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show

Small town country living at its best! This old-fashioned country fair is held in Boonville and features a rodeo, sheep dog trials, animal judging, and a parade on Sunday. 2nd weekend of Sept. ... www.mendocountyfair.com

California Wool & Fiber Festival

Now part of the County Fair and Apple Show, this event features spinning contests, demonstrations, and a natural fiber and craft show. Refreshments are available. Free admission. ... www.fiberfestival.com