California Avocado Festival
goes virtual for 2020
The beginning of summer means sunshine, beaches and the harvesting of avocados, which also means the California Avocado Festival is right around the corner. On October 2-4, 2020, it will be the 34th year of the California Avocado Festival, a501c3 nonprofit that was created to help support other nonprofits and service organizations. However, this year, because of the pandemic and an indefinite public health order prohibiting large, in-person events, Avofest is going virtual. With the virtual event, Avofest will feature unique viewing parties for live musical performances, access to Avocado Festival foods, links to commercial vendors and sponsors, virtual contests and pop-up stores with special, early access to collectible merchandise, including three T-shirt designs and the 34th Annual California Avocado Festival poster.
In recent years, Avofest has helped raise local participating nonprofits and service organizations over $100,000 across the three-day festival.
“The magic and energy of this festival will continue despite the challenges of Covid-19,” stated the Avofest Board of Directors, “and we need the support of the community and our sponsors more than ever to meet this challenge and continue our promise to support other nonprofits and service organizations while providing a fun and entertaining festival, one that will surely be remembered for years to come.”