Celebrate The Mandarin Orange At Auburn’s Mountain Mandarin Festival

By Alyssa Green

One does not generally associate Thanksgiving and the fall harvest with oranges…but lo and behold, this is certainly the case in nearby Placer County.  Come celebrate and enjoy the locally grown Owari Satsuma Mandarin orange at this weekend’s Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn.

The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival takes place each year the weekend before Thanksgiving and I can’t think of a more perfect time to gather recipe ideas for your upcoming family dinner. 

In addition to cooking demontrations and a plethora of mandarin orange based treats, there will also be a recipe contest, live entertainment, hundreds of craft booths, a designated children’s area with lots of fun activities to keep them entertained, great food, and of course plenty of fresh mandarin oranges for sale.

Hours and Admission:

Friday, 11/18 – 11am to 5pm; Special $2 admission for everyone.  Hooray!

Saturday, 11/19 – 9am to 5pm, $6 general admission, $4 for senior citizens, FREE for children 12 years and under.

Sunday, 11/20 – 10am to 4pm, $6 general admission, $4 for seniors, FREE for children 12 and under.

Parking is $5 per vehicle


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