Mountain Mandarin Festival

Mountain fruit is healthy and delicious

When autumn days in the Placer County foothills are warm and the nights are cold, mandarin growers anxiously await the first blush of color on their fruit. Just before Thanksgiving ...

Mountain Mandarin Festival needs more volunteers

As the Mountain Mandarin Festival has grown from several hundred visitors to 30,000 visitors, the need for volunteers has multiplied.  Festival manager Gary Gilligan says that ...

Newcastle Area Business Association awards scholarships

Each year the Newcastle Area Business Association (NABA) awards $,1000 scholarships to students who live in the Penryn, Newcastle and Ophir areas. Funds for the scholarships come f ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Mandarin festival this weekend in Auburn; Remembering the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination and Media Life

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Ready to get your mandarin on? The Mountain Mandarin Festival is coming to the Gold Country Fairgrounds starting tomorrow. Reporter Andrew Westrope wil ...

Ripe for the picking, a sure sign of summer

The summer season is in full swing at Placer County farmers’ markets, which means it is peak season for stone fruit, tomatoes and summer squash. The farmers’ markets ...

Rain thins festival crowd but doesn’t dampen yen for mandarins

The skies were gray but on the ground at the Gold Country Fairgrounds netted bags of bright orange mandarins and umbrellas in an array of hues provided plenty of color for the Moun ...

Time to celebrate citrus at Auburn's Mountain Mandarin Festival

The 19th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival is quickly approaching. Don’t miss what the new 2012 crop has to offer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Gold County Fairground ...

Willow Creek’s mandarins are tops

In a contest for the best mandarin orange in Placer County held at the Mountain Mandarin Festival, the fruit from Willow Creek Ranch in Penryn wowed the judges. The fruit was deeme ...

Likes piano smokin’ hot

The Mountain Mandarin Festival had an outstanding entertainer. Thank you for bringing Sebastian Sidi and his Smoking Hot Rock ’N’ Roll piano playing to the mandarin festival. H ...

Miss Mandarin winners named

Five young ladies took honors this year in the Mountain Mandarin Festival’s Miss Mandarin Pageant. Teen Miss Mandarin is Allycia Pace of Suisun City; Mandarin Ambassador is Lexy ...

Mandarin Festival recipe winner hails from Auburn

The competition was fierce at this year’s Mountain Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest, but after two hours of eating, the judges declared Amber Harmon of Auburn the Grand Prize win ...

Zest for mandarins draws thousands to Auburn

Gold Country Fairgrounds was bustling with thousands at the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, held this weekend in Auburn. The festival continues through Sunday and features loc ...

Foothills seeing orange: Mountain Mandarin Festival returns to Auburn

Thousands of mandarins will make their way from the field to the fairgrounds this weekend, enticing citrus lovers with not only the fruit itself, but also an array of food, beverag ...

Placer County chefs share their mandarin creations

The 18th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival kicks off Friday, Nov. 18, and chefs from Placer County and beyond will compete for the coveted Best of Show title in the festival’s re ...

Mandarin festivalgoers make the best of it

While wet, cold weather kept some people away, Mountain Mandarin Festival officials say the popular annual event was still a success. “The crowds definitely were down because of ...