Goleta Lemon Festival

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Goleta Lemon Festival
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By Robert Bernstein

The Goleta Lemon Festival had a variety of activities in Girsh Park!

Here are all my photos!

Classic cars were on display, some with humorous and/or anachronistic touches

Quite a few activities for children

A setup with clear inflated balls floating in a pool. The kids get zipped inside the balls for a unique water activity where they stay dry.

Kid-sized "John Deere" equipment

Plush, steerable animals with kid sing-along music

A bungee-trampoline that allowed several kids to bounce high without risk

A weird log cabin game with a swinging log obstacle to dodge

The UCSB climbing wall

Santa Barbara Radio Control Modelers were asking for a new place to fly their planes.

And they were training a new generation of model plane pilots by letting them build the Academy of Model Aeronautics Delta Dart. The same exact plane I started with as a child in the 1970s!

Did I mention this was the Lemon Festival? Yes, there were lemons.

And delicious lemon bars

And a lemon pie eating contest

Plenty of booths to buy exotic clothing and other unusual products

And non-stop live bands including Spencer The Gardener

A few of us got up in the heat to dance, but most relaxed and listened in the shade

If you missed it this year, mark your calendar for next year!

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sbrobert Sep 22, 2017 08:18 PM
Goleta Lemon Festival

Sorry to hear they ran out of pies so early on Sunday. It was a big crowd. My only complaint: We could not find any lemonade that was being squeezed on site. Did anyone else see any? Best wishes, Robert

biguglystick Sep 22, 2017 12:08 PM
Goleta Lemon Festival

SO FUN! But we got there at around 2pm Sunday and they had completely run out of ALL the lemon pie and bars! Organizers, take note: MORE PIE PLEASE! We were bummed.

CivilEngineer Sep 21, 2017 10:04 AM
Goleta Lemon Festival

But ran out of the 1200 pies before I got there on Sunday afternoon. A great disappointment!

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