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Carpinteria Avocado Festival- A Fun Time For All!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Official Poster for 2010 Carpinteria Avocado Festival

Oct 02, 2010: Now that the beautiful summer weather has hit the central coast, there are lots of great activities to participate in on the weekends. For the first weekend of October, the fine people of Carpinteria (of which I am one) will host the 24th annual Avocado Festival, the largest free festival in Santa Barbara’s South Coast.

Carpinteria, a charming little beach town, is just 10 miles south of Santa Barbara and the Avocado Festival is a local tradition of fun and entertainment. The main street, Linden Avenue, is closed down with food booths, avocado education booths, kiddie entertainment areas and unique arts and crafts booths set up for the entertainment of the many families that come. Additionally, there will be over 60 bands performing on 3 different stages and contests for the largest avocado and the best guacamole!

Having attended many Avocado Festivals personally, I have several recommendations to offer for this upcoming weekend. First, the music starts at 4:00 on Friday, October 1. One of the favorites will be local band, The Brewery Boys, who will start playing Friday night from 9-10 o’clock on the Seal Stage. They play lots of the golden oldies! For those of you who like the King of Pop, The New Vibe, a Michael Jackson tribute band will be playing Friday night at 9:00 on the Arts and Cantina Stage. I also had the chance to hear the Anthony Prieto Band at the Relay for Life this summer. They have a full band (with horns) and play hot, lively music that makes you want to dance! They will be playing Saturday at 1:15 on the Main Stage.

There will be many food booths run by local school groups and service organizations to raise money.  The Carpinteria Lions Club will be serving their famous barbeque tri-tip sandwiches – they are a great deal, and very, very delicioso! I have tried the Avocado ice cream and it is rather tasty, very smooth and creamy. Give it a try! I also have to mention the specially brewed beer, Avocado Honey Ale, by Island Brewery. It’s a unique beer brewed just for this time of year and served at Island Brewery down by the train station.

Lastly, for those of you who are young or young at heart, there is an entertainment area for kids. Pam’s “Little Pits” Stage, will have a different performer every hour. Entertainment will start at 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, Craig Newton and Shawn McMaster will mystify you with amazing magic tricks!

The Carpinteria Avocado Festival has something for everyone. It is a great time for families and friends in the Santa Barbara County area. For that matter, Carpinteria is only 20 miles north of Ventura, so come on up and join in the fun!

If you would like more information about the Avocado Festival, or about the city/community of Carpinteria, or specific info concerning the Carpinteria & Santa Barbara Real Estate Market, please contact me, sylvia@sanbarb.com, cell: 805-448-8882. I would be very happy to provide you with additional information.

Hope to see you at the Festival!

-Sylvia E. Miller

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This post is copyright of Sylvia E. Miller, Sylvia Miller Real Estate Services, Coastal Properties, Santa Barbara, CA. 805-448-8882.