Some wonderfully Californian social themes include great music, environmental sustainability and delicious food. One of the favorite local foods in Southern California is the prized and tender avocado. With so many great dishes stemming from this wonderful and tender fruit, some kind folks out and California decided to extend upon that wonder and allure with an annual celebration. This year’s California Avocado Festival is coming up fast and there’s a whole lot to look forward to.
This multi-platform social event features a large list of musical acts, making it one of the largest free music festivals on the west coast. While awaiting attendees anticipate what bands will headline this year’s lineup, it’s important to note, the music aspect of the festival provides ample opportunity for people to discover great, less well known, local artists. With over seventy-five acts performing, there promises to be plenty to enjoy and discover at this year’s festival.
Back to the inspiration of the event, patrons can also expect some fun-filled, avocado themed competitions. In the past, there has been a contest for who can bring the largest avocado to the festival. The 2012 winner put out a four and a quarter pound avocado, which is wild. There’s also a guacamole contest. Anybody who enjoys the impressive Mexican food scene in Southern California will get wide eyes for this event. The festival itself will also have a large variety of various guacamoles and other delicious food to be enjoyed.
Amongst all of the fun and music, the California Avocado Festival prides itself on being a zero waste function. In addition, the festival doesn’t use any Styrofoam, and they do use biodiesel for their festival generators. With an eye on the earth, the festival truly launders a good time into an effective, awareness-raising happening. The festival is this October 3rd-5th and will take place a short ride from Santa Barbara in Carpinteria, California.