Avo festival 2020

It's time to
Guac 'n' Roll!

Watch the 34th Annual California Avocado Festival here!

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October 2-4, 2020 marks the 34th year of the California Avocado Festival, a501c3 nonprofit that was created to help support other nonprofits and service organizations. However because of the pandemic and an indefinite public health order prohibiting large, in-person events, Avofest is going virtual. We need your continued support! Please consider a donation!
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Vin Bennett takes first place in Avofest Guamamole 

An easy-to-follow recipe makes for a classic guacamole with a flavor twist of bacon. Considering the collective avocado experience in Carpinteria, the winning guac would have to break new ground, and it seems Ms. Bennett has done just that.

Trader Joe’s One-Stop Shop Guac
Recipe by Vin Bennett

2 slices of bacon (crisp and crumbled)
3 medium-size ripe avocados
2 tablespoons red onion (thinly sliced and diced)
2 cloves garlic (microplaned/grated)
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Yuzu Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Cook bacon slices. Dry on paper towel and crumble. Combine all ingredients and mash and stir until well incorporated. Adjust to taste!
Fry Mi Abuela corn and wheat tortillas (Trader Joe’s) to make chips and enjoy!
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Coming Friday, Sept. 25

Available at all three Rincon Brewery locations:

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2020 Virtual Guacamole Contestants Have Been Chosen!

Congratulations to the following contestants whose entries were drawn randomly from all entries received!

Vin Bennett, Danielle Bordenave,
Jill Castro, Dale & Jamie Collins
Jaime Diamond, Peter Dugre,
Susan Mosby, Carol Nichols,
Jenny Roberts, and Guadalupe Santana

Your recipes will be prepared by Chef Nirasha Rodriguez and judging will be taped on Sunday, September 20th
Hosted by John Palminteri
Winner will be announced on the California Avocado Festival Facebook page, website, and various media outlets
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Avofest unveils
2020 poster design

“The design is all Carpinteria,” said Evangelina Cervera, winner of this year’s California Avocado Festival poster contest, “it’s a town that has sea, mountains, sun and fields.” Not to mention the avocado prominently placed in the poster’s center. Cervera is on a roll with avocado-themed designs. She won the Avofest poster contest two years ago as well. “My last poster was inspired by the colors of Carpinteria. This one I wanted to be even more colorful, so you can see it and just feel happy,” said Cervera, “We need bright colors because this year has been so stressful.”

Originally from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Cervera moved to Carpinteria in 2016. She has worked as a graphic designer for newspapers and educational materials. Additionally, since 2018, she has been working at the non-profit Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County. “

Cervera attends Avofest every year. “My husband and I love food, beer and music, so that should give you an idea of how much fun we have going to Avofest,” she said.

The official unveiling takes place on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Seal Plaza during the Farmers Market. Fully stocked with Avofest-branded merchandise, the Avocado Festival tent will be open every Thursday afternoon through Oct. 8, from 3 to 6:15 p.m., on the corner of Wullbrandt Way and Linden Avenue. 

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Our 34th Year of Peace, Love & Guacamole!

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