Mendocino County is home to fishermen, winemakers, brewmasters, distillers, craft farmers and chefs who reap the bounty of the county to produce exceptional libations and memorable meals. Join the festivities this year at SEAFOOD & SIPS MENDOCINO, a 10-day extravaganza of events dedicated to our favorite crustaceans and more. Shrug off those winter blues and indulge in fine seafood, wine, beer, spirits and more at family-style crab and Cioppino feeds, gourmet seafood-themed dinners, wine pairings, plus a Grand Tasting wine event showcasing our sparkling liquid assets. The perpetually popular Crab Cake Cook-off will be back highlighting the talents of our county’s chefs. Opportunities to play abound with whale watching and fishing adventures, art walks, seaside hikes and more. Unplug with us in beautiful Mendocino County and stay a night or two, or more, in some of the most unique lodging properties in Northern California!

Come immerse yourself in the Mendocino County experience… January 27 through February 5, 2023!


Join the Destination Hopland team at Saracina’s wine cave as they welcome producers of sparkling wines from across Mendocino County in celebration of these bubbly beauties. Enjoy exquisitely crafted sips from boutique, family-owned wineries plus a selection from our national friends while listening to live music. All this while savoring freshly shucked oysters from our neighbors at Hog Island Oyster Company which pair perfectly with the wines. The day is sure to be packed full of celebratory delights!

$125/person + tax

Saturday, January 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

11684 S Hwy 101, Hopland | 707-670-0199 |


The giant Cioppino pot brims with seafood, shellfish and local Dungeness crab all served family-style at communal tables. Local bakery bread for dipping, tossed salad, ice cream, coffee, bibs and plenty of napkins round out the feast! Treat yourself to Mendocino County wines in the Crabby Bar. – A Benefit for MendoParks

Friday, February 3, Reserved Seatings at 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM

7901 N Highway 1, Little River | 707-937-4700 |


The much-loved Big White Tent is back! JOIN Mendocino Coast Clinics for all the fun festivities & revelry of years past in the swanky style of a reserved-seat event. Savor crab cakes from Mendocino County chefs, sip Mendocino wines and indulge in local bites & beverages. — A Benefit for Mendocino Coast Clinics

*Mendocino Coast Clinics requires proof of vaccination to attend.
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LIVE Auction! Silent Auction! Fund-the-Future Pledge Drive!
PLEASE COME – we will be crabby without you!

Saturday, February 4, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

NW corner of Main & Spruce St, Fort Bragg | 707-961-3463 |


There are so many celebrations throughout Mendocino County during the Seafood & Sips festival. Whether you want to stroll the art walk in Ukiah, plan a trek on Hwy 128 to sip our liquid assets, or enjoy fresh fish & chips in Noyo Harbor, our Festival Guide will help you navigate all the activities and events for our 10-day Mendocino County Seafood & Sips festival. Download your copy now and get your glass over here!

Festival Lodging Specials

There are plenty of places to cozy up for a Seafood & Sips getaway at inns, hotels, and B&Bs throughout Mendocino County. Whether you’re looking for an ocean vista, a tryst in a redwood forest, or a budget-friendly hotel, check out the great deals throughout the festival. Book your Seafood & Sips Mendocino room today!