About Us

When organizers in the tiny foothill town of Newcastle held their first Mountain Mandarin Festival 28 years ago they never imagined that it would grow to a three-day event that now attracts 30-35,000 people from throughout the West Coast. Held annually at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.


Visitors to the Mandarin Festival, are greeted with an abundance of the tasty citrus, from fresh fruit samples offered by local growers to market products featuring the Sierra foothill’s mandarin oranges. Thousands of filled orange mesh bags await and jams, jellies, infused olive oils, balsamic vinegar, barbecue sauces and body care products are all available for purchase. Visitors are delighted to discover that the food vendors offer everything from mandarin pizza to mandarin glazed wings, mandarin doughnuts and mandarin pulled pork, just to name a few.

2023 Event Information

Buy online to skip the line.
Tickets will be sold at the gate.
Event happens Rain or Shine!

2023 Dates & Hours

Friday 11/17 | 10am to 5pm
Saturday 11/18 | 9am to 5pm
Sunday 11/19 | 10am to 4pm

2023 Ticket Prices

Kids Under 10 | Free
General Admission |
Senior |
Friday Special |

Pet Policy


Animals of any sort are prohibited on grounds.

Service Dogs are allowed with proper paperwork.

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