NEW THIS YEAR!

***Avocado Juggling***

  • Calling all coordinated festival-goers!!!
  • Avo-juggling will be held between sets at the Seal Stage on Saturday between 11 and 2
  • WINNER gets a FREE T-SHIRT!

***Avo Strong Man***
  • We will see how tough you really are!
  • On the Seal Stage between sets from 3-7pm
  • Hold a bag of avocados out to your side longer than your opponents, and you'll win a FREE T-SHIRT plus 2 Beer Tickets

Stay Tuned...

Information about our 2016 Guacamole Contest and Largest Avocado Contest will be online in the coming weeks... we can't wait to see what comes to our festival this year!

2015 World Champion of Guacamole Winner!

2015 World Champion of Guacamole Winner!
Two-time guacamole champ Mark Schniepp hoists his trophy and receives hugs from his two biggest fans, twins Julia and Christopher. The Santa Barbara resident added a second consecutive notch to his guac belt with the win. John Palminteri, above, reports live to the crowd.

Mark Schniepp, Santa Barbara, CA

RECIPE:
5 Haas Avocados
1/2 Medium Spanish onion, chopped
3 Medium Farmers Market Roma tomatoes
1/4 tsp. Cayenne
2 tbsp. Salt (kosher)
1 tbsp. Ground Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded, chopped
1 Lime
3 tbsp.
Cilantro, chopped
3/4 tbsp. Cumin
1/2 tbsp. Garlic Powder

2015 Largest Avocado

2015 Largest Avocado
Angelo Granaroli continues a long reign as king of the Largest Avocado Contest. This year’s entry was a 4.32-pound queen avocado raised on his ranch in the Carpinteria valley. This year, Terry Ryken purchased the largest avo at auction for $450. Photo by Glenn Dubock.

Angelo Granaroli continues a long reign as king of the Largest Avocado Contest. This year’s entry was a 4.32-pound queen avocado raised on his ranch in the Carpinteria valley. This year, Terry Ryken purchased the largest avo at auction for $450. Photo by Glenn Dubock.