Listen: Executive Director Gary Gilligan.
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The Mountain Mandarin Festival marks the official beginning of Placer County Mountain Mandarin season.at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. The event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving every year–November 18, 19, 20... this 3-day celebration draws 30,000+ visitors from as far away as the San Francisco Bay Area and Reno.
Visitors to the Mandarin Festival, are greeted with an abundance of the tasty citrus, from fresh fruit samples offered by local growers to market products featuring the Sierra foothill’s mandarin oranges. Thousands of filled orange mesh bags await and jams, jellies, infused olive oils, balsamic vinegar, barbecue sauces and body care products are all available for purchase. Visitors are delighted to discover that the food vendors offer everything from mandarin pizza to mandarin glazed wings, mandarin doughnuts and mandarin pulled pork, just to name a few.