Weekend before Thanksgiving
Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn
Local mandarin growers, cooking demonstrations, contests,
quality hand-crafted items, kids activities and live music.
Visit MandarinFestival.com for information
First and third weekends in December
Stop by our orchards for mandarins and other fruits,
mandarin products, arts, crafts, farm animals and more!
Visit our Orchard Map page for map and orchard information
The Harvest Celebration set for January 19, 2013 has been cancelled.
Some of the growers will be open. Please check the Orchard Map for grower information and contact individual growers for more information.
During the winter months, the Placer County hills have a distinctive orange glow, not from fall leaf foliage, but ripening Mountain Mandarin crops. From Auburn to Loomis, Lincoln to Penryn and Newcastle, the warm days and cool nights make this area a perfect place to grow the sweet, juicy, seedless fruit.
Each year the Mountain Mandarin season begins with the Mandarin Festival. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, this popular event includes local mandarin growers, cooking demonstrations, contests, quality hand-crafted items, kids activities and live music.
Many Mountain Mandarin Growers Association (MMGA) members welcome visitors to their orchards throughout the winter months. During Orchard Days, which take place the first and third weekends of December, visitors can purchase mandarins and mandarin products along with arts and crafts just in time for holiday giving. There's also food, farm animals, and other family fun.