Abalone Cook-Off & Festival Friday October 8, 10 am-4 pm At Noyo Harbor
—Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 2:15 pm—
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The Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA) is holding its annual Abalone Cook-Off & Festival taking on Saturday, October 8th, 10 am-4 pm at the South Noyo Harbor, in Fort Bragg.

Last year’s Grand Prize winning dishes included Lemon Stir Fry Abalone over Bacon Fried Rice, Thai Style Abalone Cakes, and Mountain Classic Abalone Salad.

Tasting/judging tickets are sold out, but there’s lots more to do. The Festival is free and features live music, a craft fair, raffle and silent auction. A delightful array of food (clam chowder, shrimp cocktails, polish dogs, and variety of desserts), as well as wine and beer, are available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit MAPA, a non-profit organization that funds natural and cultural history programs in our local state parks. Because of recent state budget related threats to a number of local state parks, MAPA has expanded its focus to address ways to keep these parks open. The Abalone Cook-Off & Festival is MAPA’s biggest and most important fundraiser.

For more information: Visit www.mendoparks.org or call 707-937-4700.

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