Who benefits from Avofest?

The California Avocado Festival's participating Non-Profits and Service Organizations were able to generate over  $100,000 worth of funds that went back to the community through their initiatives.

Some of the organizations that benefited include:
Carpinteria Education Foundation
Carpinteria High School FFA
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Carpinteria High School Warriors
Habitat for Humanity
Because of Hope
A Touch of Love Foundation
Friends of Bates Beach
Junior Warriors Youth Football
Carpinteria High School Virtual Enterprise
The Howard School
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning
Carpinteria High School Booster Club
Lompoc Lions Club
Carpinteria Lions Club
Santa Barbara Youth Football League
Carpinteria High School Cheerleaders
Kinderkirk Preschool
St. Vincent’s De Paul
Carpinteria Community Church

2017 Scholarships started!

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Sally Green and Tyler Powell from Carpinteria Education Foundation accept a sponsorship check from the CA Avocado Festival Board members Gary Dobbins and Anthony Staal and Executive Administrator Rena VanKirk for 2017 Scholarships.


100% of your tips from our BEER BOOTHS go to our
Avofest Scholarship Fund

which is designed to benefit local students pursuing a career in agriculture, culinary arts, and more.  Last year we were able to give out five $1000 scholarships to local Carpinteria High School Students, we hope that this year's 30th Anniversary will help us raise enough money to give even more!

100% of your TIPS = SCHOLARSHIPS

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I believe that attending college depends on not only the student but also on the support of the community, and I am able to have that support. I will now be the third person in my family to attend college and the third to make my dream a reality… The Carpinteria community depends on the avocado farming and it is a pride to live in this community and makes me feel humble of having received this scholarship.
— 2015 Avofest Scholarship Award Winner
I am the first person in my family to go to college… Being awarded this scholarship means that I can become a better role model to my sister. This scholarship is very important to me because… it gives me the chance to learn about what I like, which is nutrition.
— 2015 Avofest Scholarship Award Winner
I will be keeping my job…to help pay for my tuition. It is not easy to have a job and be going to school at the same time, which is why I am extremely grateful for the assistance that I will receive because of your thoughtful gift… I will be majoring in agricultural sustainability.
— 2015 Avofest Scholarship Award Winner