MENDOCINO Co., 10/16/19 — Whether you love wine, pumpkins, or cannabis, (or all three) it’s harvest time in Mendocino, which means many of our county’s residents are putting in long days as the sunlight gets shorter to bring in their crops before rains and freezes kick in. To celebrate harvest time, there’s a two-day musical event and benefit happening at the Solar Living Institute this October 26 and 27.
The event will feature 17 different bands, dancing, a “taste the harvest competition” with delicious food from local farmers, plus local beer and wine, a kids zone, face painting, harvest ceremonies, and more. Tickets can be bought individually or for the whole weekend, and you can win cash prizes by wearing a costume! The event takes place at the Solar Living Institute, and portions of the proceeds will benefit the Hopland Volunteer Fire Department and the Solar Living Institute.
Here’s the event’s Facebook page, and here’s more details from the press release:
The Hopland Hop, Harvest & Music Festival Featuring 17 Bands including Hot Buttered Rum, Poor Man’s Whiskey, SambaDa, The AfroFunk Experience, Plus, ‘Taste the Harvest Cooking Competition,’ Costume Contest and more, at Solar Living Center in Hopland on October 26 and 27
Flow Kana presents the inaugural Hopland Hop Harvest & Music Festival with 17 bands on October 26 and 27 to benefit the Hopland Fire Department and the Solar Living Institute.
The Solar Living Center is located at
13771 US-101, Hopland, CA
Tickets for this all-ages event are $25 for single-day tickets or $40 for a weekend pass and are available on Eventbrite.
Kids under 12 are free!
Online Advance Single-Day Tickets
Saturday only $25
Sunday only $25
At the Gate Single-Day Tickets
Saturday only – $35
Sunday only – $35
Online Advance Weekend Pass – $40
At the Gate Weekend Pass – $60
VIP: $100 Tickets include a Special Gift Bag and a Judge’s Pass for the Taste of the Harvest Cooking Competition (Saturday) plus the weekend pass to all the music.
Physical tickets are available in Hopland at Solar Living Center; in Ukiah at Ukiah Natural Foods Coop and Mendocino Book Company; in Willits at J.D. Redhouse Mercantile and Main Street Music; and at Harvest Market in Ft. Bragg.
Other activities (in the food court) include:
Saturday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m:
Taste the Harvest Cooking Competition (with Wine and Beer) with all local ingredients and local chefs using certified organic farms (included in entry price).
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Attendees can enjoy a farm-to-table brunch and entertained with Bossa Nova music. – $15
Microbreweries will be pouring craft beer (Ukiah Brew Pub, North Spur Brewing, and Hare in the Forest), plus local artisanal wines including Frey Vineyards, local artisans, farmers market, kid’s zone, workshops, and live painting will round out the harvest festival atmosphere.
An African Dance troupe, Higher Movement, will be performing a dance to bless the harvest.
Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume for cash prizes.
Line-up Saturday 10/26
Hot Buttered Rum
Poor Man’s Whiskey
Plus, surprise performance.
Line-up Sunday 10/27
Press release for Harvest Hop
Afro Funk Experience
Dorian May Trio
Local Native American Tribal Elders will Talk Story and bless the land and harvest and all that are at the show. Come listen to our ancient ones speak.