Boonville is a town in California's Anderson Valley in Mendocino county, about 150 miles north of San Francisco. Boonville, despite its population of 719, has gained national fame in the USA through its radical leftist political beliefs and counterculture ideals including promotion of organic food. The town serves as the setting for at least two well known novels, Thomas Pynchon's Vineland (1990) and Robert Mailer Anderson's Boonville (2001).
Boonville and the surrounding Anderson Valley region is also known for its brewery. According to the label on a bottle of Boont beer, "It's bahl hornin'" means "It's good drinkin'" in the Boontling folk constructed language.
Web Sites and Links
Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA)Community-based weekly newspaper provides select archived articles and information about subscriptions.
California Wool and Fiber FestivalHandspinning, herding dogs demonstrations and animal judging including sheep, alpaca and mohair goats. History, schedule, and how to enter.
Wild Iris Folk FestivalEntertainment lineup, activities, ticketing and location information for this event.