Celebrate California Avocados at Avo Fest
California avocado fans are encouraged to celebrate at the 32nd Annual California Avocado Fest, which will take place on Linden Avenue in Carpinteria, CA, October 5 – 7, 2018. Recognized as one of the largest free festivals in California, Avo Fest will play host to more than 75 live music acts on four stages, feature the world’s largest vat of guacamole and showcase a wide variety of California avocado dishes. The AvoEXPO Tent will feature California avocado agricultural photos, lessons in avocado grafting, antique tractors and the Largest Avocado Contest. Attendees also can participate in the 2018 Guacamole Contest and the Strong Arm Competition (in which participants must hold a 10-pound bag of avocados).
California avocado growers Ed and Nadia VanWingerden will serve as the 2018 Honorary Festival Chairs. Respected members of the Carpinteria community, they first started growing avocados in 1980 and now have 50 acres of commercial avocados, including 45 acres of certified organic avocados.
Avo Fest is expected to gather more than 100,000 California avocado fans this year. Funds generated by the festival are donated to worthy causes and support scholarships for youth in the areas of music, culinary arts, fine arts and agriculture. Avo Fest is a Zero Waste festival and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Avo Fest also has a free doggie day care for attendees.