Avocado Festival Celebrates 33 Years

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Avocado Festival Celebrates 33 Years
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By edhat staff

The Avocado Festival is celebrating its thirty-three years in Carpinteria from Friday through Sunday.

Linden Avenue will be transformed into a hub of like-minded connoisseurs of the town's most delicious crop. Vendors will line the streets with booths selling avocado ice cream, guacamole, avocado beer, and many other combinations you would have never guessed. 

Competitions will be held for the best tasting guacamole that would be sure to make anyone's mouth water. Other competitions include the strong-arm competition where contestants test their strength holding bags of avos and the largest avocado competition.

The Avocado Festival is also named as California's largest free music festival with over 75 musical acts on four different stages. Local bands will be rocking out all weekend long.

With over 80,000 attendees last year, this festival is expected to be the biggest one yet. 

The AvoEXPO Tent will showcase agricultural and historical photos, lessons in avocado grafting, and FFA restored antique tractors. A Kids Area will offer games, face painting, and other avo-themed activities for all ages to enjoy.

Swing by the festival to eat, drink, dance, and be merry. The event kicks off on Friday, October 4 and goes through Sunday, October 6. More information can be found at www.avofest.com


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Luvaduck Oct 03, 2019 12:07 PM
Avocado Festival Celebrates 33 Years

Avocatos are delicious but heavily subsidized. Don't remember the stats, but they were as amazing as the ones for the actual cost of cattle production per pound of meat.

a-1570154789 Oct 03, 2019 07:06 PM
Avocado Festival Celebrates 33 Years

Avocato (sic) Facts please.

When will the festival be right-sized? Already crowded and traffic issues. Can't wait till the ganja growers horn in. Solstice was fun till it became an event to avoid due to crowds and drunken debauchery. Carp, the good old times are are happening now. Enjoy it while we can.

Emmenanthe Oct 04, 2019 09:48 AM
Avocado Festival Celebrates 33 Years

Amtrak stop is adjacent to the Festival, as I recall. It would be helpful if the Festival people posted the arrival/departure times. Make the Avocado Festival a Greener Festival.

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