Due to the closure of the Abalone Fishery and the prohibitive cost of farm raised abalone, the Mendocino Area Parks Association is reimagining this event. The World Championship Abalone Cook-off has been one of the best parties on the coast. In that spirit we are in the planning stages of a new event:

The Mendocino Ocean & Seafood Fair

Saturday, October 6th
Columbus Day Weekend

Still in Noyo Harbor, still with Great Food, Wine, Beer, Music, Silent Auction and Craft Fair. There will be some farm-raised abalone being served, but offerings will also include fish, uni (sea urchin), sea weed and other surprises. In addition we are planning to partner with other local organizations who are working to preserve and protect our Oceans and the resources we have come to depend on, not just for our economy, but for our health and well-being, and that of the planet we call home.

Stay tuned for more details!

Results from the 2017 World Champion Abalone Cook-Off and Festival

Photo Credit: Brendan McGuigan and Keith Wyner