The Big Sur Foragers Festival, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Big Sur Health Center, will be back for an in-person festival from Thursday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.
The Festival was last held Jan. 16-19, 2020, at various locations on the Central Coast, just weeks before the pandemic hit. The Festival will observe all CDC guidelines for health and safety for the 2022 event. Activities will be announced over the next couple of months.
The Foragers Festival has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive 100% of proceeds from the various events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area. In 2020, more than $31,000 was raised at the event.
The four-day festival affords Big Sur area restaurants the opportunity to host the culinary expertise of notable chefs, who will be preparing unique fare ranging from rustic to elegant, paired alongside the central coast region’s amazing selection of wine and beer.
The historic Big Sur River Inn serves as the host and backdrop of one of the Big Sur Foragers Festival’s most popular events, the “Fungus Face-Off,” which is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
The Face-Off at the River Inn, set under the oaks overlooking the Big Sur River, features celebrated local chefs competing for the best-foraged dish and will include food tastings, fine wines, craft beers, raffles, a silent auction, and more. This event sells out early, and tickets will be on sale through EventBrite starting in July 2021.
Big Sur Foragers Festival
46896 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920