Friday, January 19th

Krug x Ventana Foragers’ Feast 


🥂🌿 A Toast to Alila Ventana Big Sur – One Of Our Valued Partner! 🌟

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Alila Ventana Big Sur for their incredible support in hosting the Krug x Ventana Foragers' Feast, a fundraising event for the Big Sur Foragers Festival happening on January 19, 2024. 🍽️🍾

Alila Ventana Big Sur, in partnership with Krug Champagne, is inviting you to embark on a culinary journey like no other. 🍄🌊 Join Chef Alan Kwan for a six-course tasting menu that delves into the treasures of Big Sur's wild fungi and the unfiltered flavors of a coastal California winter. 🍷❄️

Not only will you savor remarkable rarities, but each ticket sold also contributes to the Big Sur Health Center—an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community. 🏥❤️

🎟️ Ticket Details:

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to savor, celebrate, and support our beautiful Big Sur! 🌲🌄 #AlilaVentanaBigSur #BigSurForagersFestival #KrugChampagne #ForagersFeast #CommunitySupport #CulinaryExperience #BigSurHealthCenter

🍄✨ Wow, Big Sur enthusiasts, you've done it! Our Fungus Faceoff and Walk and Talks are officially SOLD OUT! 🎉 We're thrilled by your enthusiasm and can't wait to share this incredible experience with all our ticket holders. To those who secured their spots, prepare for an unforgettable journey into the world of foraging and culinary delights. 🌿👩🍳 To those who missed out, stay tuned for future events and updates. Follow us for more adventures in the beautiful Big Sur! #BigSurForagersFestival #SoldOut #FungusFaceoff #WalkAndTalks #NatureLovers #CulinaryAdventure"


Saturday, January 20th and Sunday January 21st

“Wild Foraging Walk and Talk” Hikes

Exciting News: Our Walk and Talks at the Big Sur Foragers Festival are now SOLD OUT! Thank you for the overwhelming response and enthusiasm.

Big Sur Foragers Festival 2024 will bring back its popular “Wild Foraging Walk and Talk” mushroom hikes, this time doubling the number of hikes to four over two days, Jan. 20-21, 2024.

Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Andrew Molera State Park for a talk and displays of wild mushrooms, then set off on two guided hikes of 30 people each with mushroom experts.

There will be four hikes of 30 people each, two each day, for a total of 120 hikers. Cost is $75per hiker.

Talks will be held by Lisa Haas and Maryia Crabbe, who also put together the display of various wild mushrooms. Hikes will be led by Mark Gillespie, Anthony Gerbino, Todd Marcellini Spanier, and Phil Carpenter.


Saturday, January 20th

Fungus Face Off


Indulge in a culinary adventure at the Big Sur Foragers Festival Fungus Face Off Saturday, January 20th!

Tickets on sale now for this one-of-a-kind event benefiting the Big Sur Health Center.

Don't miss out – secure your spot for a day of delectable delights and fine wines. #ForagersFestival #FungusFaceOff #BigSurCulinaryAdventure

This Fungus Faceoff is proud to feature food and libations from

  • Albatross Ridge Winery

  • ALTA

  • Bernardus

  • Big Sur River Inn

  • Cafe Carmel

  • Coast Big Sur

  • Comanche Cellars

  • Cordant Winery

  • CRU Winery

  • Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

  • Flywheel Wines

  • I Brand Winery

  • Joyce Wine Company

  • Kin and Kitchen

  • Lady Somm

  • Martha's Hopyard

  • Morgan Winery

  • Sammich’d

  • Scheid Vineyards

  • Sea Root at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

  • Sierra Mar

  • Solstice Big Sur

  • Talbott

  • The Big Sur Lodge

  • The Pocket

  • Ventana

  • Wild Plum

  • Wrath

Sunday, January 21st

 Giving Back with Every Bite!

Join us at Big Sur River Inn for a meal that not only delights your taste buds but also supports a great cause! 🌟

The Big Sur Foragers Festival is thrilled to announce that Big Sur River Inn will be donating 15% of all restaurant sales to the Big Sur Foragers Festival, benefitting the Big Sur Health Center. It's your chance to indulge in Big Sur River Inn delicious offerings while contributing to the health and well-being of our beloved Big Sur community. 🏥❤️

So, gather your friends and family, enjoy a sumptuous meal by the river, and be a part of this wonderful initiative. Let's dine, savor, and give back together!

📍 Join us at Big Sur River Inn 📅 Sunday, January 21st 🕒 All day event 💚 Supporting Big Sur Health Center

#BigSurRiverInn #CommunitySupport #BigSurForagersFestival #DineForACause #BigSurHealthCenter #GiveBack #BigSurEats #LocalLove #FoodWithACause

2024/01/19 16:30:00

A heartfelt thank you!

To Edible Monterey Bay for being our exclusive media partner for the Big Sur Foragers Festival. Your support and partnership contribute immensely to the success of this wonderful event. 🌿🍽️ #EdibleMontereyBay #BigSurForagersFestival #Gratitude

Partner with us!

Wineries, Chefs, Restaurants and other Vendors are invited to partner with the Foragers Festival! Please click below and fill our partnership form.


The event has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

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.

Join Us

January 19 – 21, 2024
at Big Sur Foragers Festival
46896 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920

Thank You!

To all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who make this even possible!