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Mountain Mandarin FestivalFood

The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival celebrates the new crop of delicious, locally grown Mandarin oranges, a Mandarin Recipe cooking contest, professional chef demonstrations, food, AGRO Art, crafts and activities featuring the Mandarin orange, free children's area, 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 gold, rust 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 225 vendors of quality gift items also sell Mandarin scented lotions, soaps, and candles, along with artist-crafted jewelry, home accessories, and holiday items.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: November

Festival Location: Gold County Fairgrounds, Auburn

Contact Information:
Mountain Mandarin Festival
Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn, CA 95602-95604
(916) 663-1918

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