In April 2017, VMC started a new umbrella festival for Mendocino County, the Almost Fringe Festival, which celebrates creativity county-wide from artsy to agrarian and now it’s time to start planning for the 2018 festival. We invite businesses, organizations and individuals county-wide participate! Please put on your creative thinking caps and use this link to get back to us with your Almost Fringe offering.
In order for the all parts of the county to have their time in the spotlight and create a ‘critical mass’ of events in one area, we’ve broken the festival down by region, with one weekend dedicated to each. For April 2018 we will have the following dates:
April 6, 7 & 8 – 101 Corridor (Hopland, Ukiah, Willits, Laytonville, Leggett, Covelo, )
April 13, 14 & 15 – North Coast (Albion, Little River, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Westport)
April 20, 21 & 22 – 128 Corridor (Yorkville, Boonville, Philo, Navarro)
April 27, 28 & 29 – South Coast (Gualala, Pt Arena, Anchor Bay, Manchester, Irish Beach, Elk)
*While we encourage events to fall under the above dates, it is not necessary to be part of the Almost Fringe Fest.
If you have a venue but don’t know what to do, we will brainstorm with you about possibilities and let you know of artists/performers looking for venues. If you’re an artist but don’t know of a venue, we’ll take your info to pass along to potential places. Please use this link to get us your information.
MCTC also offers funds of up to $2,500 for qualifying events.
To read the criteria for funding and download an application click here.
Sign up to participate here. For promotional purposes, deadline for entries is February 8th.
Don’t hesitate to contact VMC Event Coordinator, Luz Harvey directly with any questions or to get more information. Luz@VisitMendocino.com or (707) 964-9010.