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Thursday and Friday Night Fundraising Dinners, Special Raffle, Fungus Face Off, Mushroom Walk and Talks and More!

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - December 25th, 2017 -

 Big Sur, CA, December 24, 2017 - Big Sur Foragers Festival is excited to announce the return of their feature venue, the Fungus Face Off, to longtime partner, Ventana Big Sur, for 2018. The community’s non-profit, Big Sur Health Center, will receive the proceeds from all of the festival events to help support the continued presence of local healthcare services in the Big Sur area. 2018 Includes:

  • Thursday Night:  Join us at Lugano Swiss Bistro on Thursday, January 11th. The restaurant will be donating 25% of all sales on Fondue as well as all items off the menu including beer and wine on Thursday, January 11th to the Big Sur Foragers Festival benefiting the Big Sur Health Center. Lugano's will also have live music that evening.  Dine, Laugh, Dance, Enjoy and Support the Big Sur Health Center!
  • Friday Night:  Rio Grill Restaurant will be donating 10% of all dinner sales on Friday, January 12th up to $500 to benefit the Big Sur Health Center and help kick off the Big Sur Foragers Festival weekend!
  • Stay tuned for details on a special Friday Night dinner at Il Grillo in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Il Grillo will be teaming up with Chappellet Vineyards for a special fundraiser winemaker dinner on Friday, January 12th.
  • Stay tuned for details on a special events to take place at Post Ranch in honor of the Big Sur Foragers Festival.
  • Don’t Miss Out in the Special Raffle!

Foragers Festival Raffle

Tickets $5.00 Each ~ 6 for $25.00 ~ Need Not be Present to Win


Raffle Item #1:

Dine Around Package

$100 Haute Enchilada

$100 Portobello’s Salinas

$100 Montrio Bistro, Rio Grill or Tarpy’s

$300 Value 


Raffle Item #2:

Casa Cactus Cabo Pulmo

3 Nights stay in Cabo Pulmo Baja Mexico (Air fare not included)

$350 value 


Raffle Item #3:

VIP Tasting Experience at Bernardus Winery for up to 10 with wines paired with Artisan Cheese, Charcuterie and Chocolate Tasting

$500 Value


Raffle Item #4:

The Arts

8 Tickets to Monterey Museum of Art

4 Tickets to Monterey Symphony

National Steinbeck Center (Books, 4 Admission Passes, 2 Festival Passes and Guided Tour by the Director

$500 Value


Raffle Item #5:

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea ($150)

Dinner at Bistro Moulin Monterey ($100)

$250 Value

  • The sixth annual Fungus Face Off will take place at Ventana Big Sur Ocean Meadow Lawn. The Big Sur Health Center is looking forward to returning to Ventana Big Sur for 2018. 


Participants Include:


·        Alvarado Street Brewery

·        A Taste of Elegance

·        Big Sur Bakery

·        Big Sur River Inn

·        Carmel Valley Ranch

·        Fernwood

·        Post Ranch

·        Roy’s

·        The Sur House at Ventana Big Sur

Wineries and Breweries

·        Alvarado Street Brewery

·        Baker and Brain

·        Bernardus  Winery

·        Blair Wines

·        Boony Doon Vineyards

·        Chappellet Vineyards

·        Chesebro

·        Comanche Cellars

·        Fillipponi Winery

·        Fly Wheel Wine

·        Firestone Walker

·        Mad Otter Ale

·        Mesa del Sol

·        Morgan Winery

·        Paul Lato Wines

·        Tablas Creek

·        Twisted Roots

Marketplace Vendors and Tastings

·        Carmel Berry Co.

·        Carmel Honey Company

·        Fattoria Muia

·        Quail and Olive

·        Percy Pies

Wild Mushroom Walk and Talk



Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


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