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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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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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Enter the Painted Avocado Rock Contest

All you rock painters out there...show off your best painted avocado rock!!

Send a picture of your best creation to info@avofest.com by 6pm on October 1st.
 
We will post all pictures received and will be running a contest from October 2nd @ 5pm to October 4th @ 6pm. The rock with the most likes by 6pm on October 4th will be the winner of a 34th Annual California Avocado Festival Swag Bag



Entry Deadline:
Thursday, October 1st, 2020 @ 6 pm
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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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Enter the 2020
Virtual Strong Arm
Competition!

How long can you hold an
8-pound bag of avocados?



Entry Deadline:
Thursday, September 17th, 2020


The competition will be Saturday, September 19th at Carpinteria Athletics

10 entries will be randomly selected to compete (5 male and 5 female)

Prizes for both Categories include: 2020 Festival T-Shirt, 2020 Festival Poster, and 3 Month Membership to Carpinteria Athletics

Winner will be announced on the California Avocado Festival Facebook page, website, and various media outlets
CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL RULES & ENTRY FORM
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Enter the 2020 Virtual Guacamole Contest!

You are invited to join us in the celebration of the Avocado!

Entry Deadline:
Friday, September 11th , 2020

10 randomly selected recipes will be picked to be prepared by Chef Nirasha Rodriguez

Judging will be taped on Sunday, September 20th
Hosted by John Palminteri

Recipe should be tailored to accommodate four servings

* Judged on taste, texture, originality, and "Chef's Choice"*

(Chef's Choice based on how well the recipe is written and how easy it is to follow)

Winner will be announced on the California Avocado Festival Facebook page, website, and various media outlets
CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL FORM