2018 Call for Participants                    link to sign-up

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 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 form to get us your info.

MCTC also offers funds of up to $2,500 for qualifying events.
To read the criteria for funding and download an application see  below for
“2017-18 Event & Program Grant Information & Application.”

To learn more about the Almost Fringe Festival and see highlights of our  previous festival, click here.
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.


Opportunities with the Mendocino County Tourism Commission

Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018 seats on the BID Advisory Board and 2018 seats on the MCTC Board. Please follow this link to apply.

2017-18 Event & Program Grant Information & Application

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Mendocino County Tourism Commission (MCTC) and the Board of Directors has approved a budget of $20,000 for funding requests for events and programs happening July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. Based on funding & qualified applications, MCTC may award grants up to $2,500, depending on the demonstration of need.
Download the information & fillable .pdf application by CLICKING HERE.

Mendocino County Tourism Commission Board of Director Opportunities – CLOSED

Does the impact of tourism interest you, your business or organization? The power of tourism in Mendocino County is strong and to stay competitive in this market, the county, stakeholders and the organization are always seeking out those passionate to serve on the Board of Directors.

The Mendocino County Tourism Commission (MCTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. MCTC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at MCTC are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. MCTC will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.