Crab, Wine & Beer -- all in one festival county-wide

It's that time of year, folks! Crab, wine and beer! Cioppino! Crab Cake Cook-Off! WOW!

Jan. 19-26 -- Crab, Wine & Beer Days throughout Mendocino County. This is the 20th Annual Crab, Wine & Beer Days, and the 25th Birthday of Mendocino Coast Clinics! This county-wide festival features dozens of events, including crab feeds, winemaker dinners, beer tasting, outdoor adventures, lodging specials, arts and performances, and more. For more information, call 707-964-9010 or visit www.visitmendocino.com.

Family-style cioppino will be sered on Jan. 25th! Served family-style and with bibs and plenty of napkins! Treat yourself to Mendoicno County wines and North Coast Brewing Company beer in the Crabby Bar. A silent auction, cork pull and more. The Cioppino Dinner takes place at the historic Pentecost Hall, 822 Stewart St., Fort Bragg. For more information, call 707-962-3463 or visit www.mccinc.org.

The highlight of the festival is the Crab Cake Cook-Off & Wine Tasting Competition. On Jan. 26th, savor crab cakes, sip the very best of Mendocino wines. Mendocino County chefs prepare thousands of cakes for your sampling pleasure. Professional Judges & People's Choice Awards -- Vote your favorites! Taste Made in Mendocino microbrews, fine foods, desserts and coffee. In the big white tent at the corner of Main and Spruce, Fort Bragg. For more information, call 961-3463 or visit www.mccinc.org.

Join in the fun!