Big Sur Health Center
Big Sur Health Center 
Big Sur Foragers Festival Will Return in January 2022
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.
Chef and marketplace partner participation is now being accepted. Email if you are interested in participating in the 2022 events.
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
Phone: 831-667-2580
The presence of the Big Sur Health Center’s facility on the Santa Lucia
Chapel and Campground property is made possible through the generosity
of All Saints Episcopal Church, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

About the BSHC:
As a nonprofit health-care facility since 1979, the Big Sur Health Center provides quality acute and preventive health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and cost-effective. It is the Health Center’s quest to be a lifelong healthcare partner and provide care when needed.

The Big Sur Health Center provides:

  • comprehensive, personalized services through conventional and holistic approaches that focus on patient needs;
  • both preventive and urgent care, minor surgical procedures and basic laboratory and pharmaceutical services;
  • assistance during emergencies, such as fires, storms and road closures that isolate Big Sur
  • a bilingual staff that is committed to building strong, personal patient/provider relationships that empower individuals to reach their highest levels of well-being;
  • a team that understands and embraces the diverse cultures and age groups that contribute to the richness of the Big Sur community.

The BSHC believes that health care should be available to everyone … and that is why they accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medical, and participate in a variety of subsidized and sliding-scale programs.

Hours: Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Phone: 831-667-2580
Address: 46896 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920