2016 POSTER WINNER Nancy Bingham

2016 POSTER WINNER Nancy Bingham
Artist Nancy Bingham

Nancy currently lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, George, and two golden retrievers.  She created the medallion in the center of the design using a woodcut technique that she did by hand.  Nancy has a Masters degree in Bioengineering from UC San Diego and in Business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  She worked at NASA for 24 years and eventually became a Senior Executive.  She has recently been exploring her passion for Art by delving into printmaking, and we are sure glad she did!  Thank you for this BEAUTIFUL DESIGN! 

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At the Main Entrance of the Festival (Carpinteria Ave and Linden Ave) you will find the Avocado EXPO Tent!  The AvoEXPO TENT is home to Avocado agricultural photos, historical photos, lessons in avocado grafting, FFA restored antique tractors, and the Largest Avocado Contest.

The Avocado Festival is home to the WORLD’S LARGEST Vat of Guacamole!  Our FOOD VENUE, that has plenty of creative avocado dishes, can be found on the 800 block of Linden, so come hungry!!

Venture a bit deeper and to find the COMMERCIAL MARKETPLACE on both the 900 and 700 blocks of Linden, and FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE on the corner of Linden and 8th Street.  This year, California Women for Agriculture is hosting a Walk-Through FLOWER TENT, which can also be found on the 700 block of Linden.

You and your family can also head to 7th Street for the CHILDREN’S VENUE, home of the Best Dressed Avocado Contest! There will be lots of fun games, face painting, and bouncers for all to enjoy!

Our ARTS & CRAFTS VENUE on Linden’s 600 block is open for your enjoyment during all three days of the festival!

We are one of the largest FREE festivals in California with over 75 MUSIC ACTS on FOUR stages. We will not disappoint this year!!  Check out our “Stages” tab for more info and line-up updates! You can also find them on our Facebook Page in late August.

Don’t miss the Best Guacamole contest and Avocado Auction, Sunday at the Guac and Grotto Stage on 8th Street!

2015 California Avocado Festival

2015 California Avocado Festival

Thank you to all who attended the 29th Annual California Avocado Festival.  Thanks to you, we will be able to give Scholarships to 5 Carpinteria High School students!  We hope to see you next October 7, 8, 9 for our 30th ANNIVERSARY!  Peace, Love, Guacamole