If you enjoyed the World Championship Abalone Cook-off you will not want to miss MAPA’s new event. The Abalone Cook-off has been one of the best parties on the coast. Due to the closure of the Abalone Fishery and the prohibitive cost of farm raised abalone, the Mendocino Area Parks Association has re-imagined this event. MAPA has always taken pride in providing a unique and rewarding experience at the Abalone cook-off, and MAPA will be putting that same pride into our new event:
The Mendocino Ocean & Seafood Fair
Saturday, October 6th
Columbus Day Weekend
Still in Noyo Harbor, still with Great Food, Wine, Beer, Music, Silent Auction and Craft Fair. Chefs will be creating their very best seafood recipes for you to taste, with an emphasis on sustainability: farm raised abalone, locally caught rock fish, uni (sea urchin), sea weed and other surprises. A carnival, fun fair, atmosphere will be created in the South Noyo Harbor. In addition we are planning to partner with other local organizations who are working to preserve and protect our Oceans and the resources we have come to depend on, not just for our economy, but for our health and well-being, and that of the planet we call home.
Your MAPA membership allows you to purchase advance discount vouchers**. Nonmembers can purchase vouchers after July 1st. At the event your vouchers will be exchanged for a strip of ten (10) fair tickets to spend as you choose for seafood tastes, drink, Fair T-shirts, games and more. Come early to get the best selection! A limited number of Fair tickets will be printed to ensure that everyone gets to taste a selection of recipes and enjoy the Fair. The Fair will not sell out, but the Fair tickets could. To purchase member discounted tickets you will need to have your MAPA membership number or "discount code". Ticket vouchers are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3465145
This event is the main fundraiser produced by and for the Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA) to support natural and cultural history programs in the State Parks of Mendocino County, as well as park improvement projects, park advocacy, and the operation of Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area.
**Fair ticket vouchers are non-refundable.**
Results from the 2017 World Champion Abalone Cook-Off and Festival
Photo Credit: Brendan McGuigan and Keith Wyner