Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla,where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
The Annual Avocado Festival benefits the community of Fallbrook in many more ways than people realize. It celebrates our agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for entertainment and camaraderie; it brings large numbers of visitors to our town who will one day return to shop, to sight-see, and spend some time here; it provides significant economic benefits to our local businesses and community groups; and it generates enormous exposure of our community, both locally and regionally, through the broad advertising and promotional activities that accompany the Festival.
The Festival’s celebration of Fallbrook’s heritage as an agricultural community is most visible at the Fallbrook Historical Museum and the Gem & Mineral Museum. But we also see our identity on display at the Del Rey Avocado Packing House tour, the Fallbrook Airport exhibits, and the extensive Avocado Groves visible to all festival goers as they drive through our rural community. The central role that the avocado plays in our lives is evident in the Festival’s Farmers Market, Agricultural Area, Avocado Culinary Demonstrations, Guacamole Contest, Avocado Ice Cream, Holy Guaca-Moly, the Art of the Avocado Contest, the Avo 500 Children’s Car Race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A wide variety of agricultural displays are also found all along the Festival streets. What a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time!
National Avocado Month
27th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival
National Guacamole Day
7th Annual Morro Bay Avocado and Margarita Festival
Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
714 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA
27th Annual California Avocado Festival (Avofest)
Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm
800 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA
National Spicy Guacamole Day
California Avocado Week is running now through July 7th. During avocado week, you will be treated to daily cooking demonstrations, a daily guacamole making contest with prizes, samples and giveaways. Events start at 5:00 PM near ESPN Zone. Most of the Downtown Disney restaurants will also be featuring special avocado-themed dishes. is To read the full the press release CLICK HERE
Avocados, a Jack Russell named Snickers and Fallbrook’s Chamber of Commerce share one thing in common: Kathie Richards.
She coordinates the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival, and every year for the past four years, she has left her home in Murrieta — and her dog, Snickers — in the wee hours of the morning to be in Fallbrook by 3 a.m. on the day of the event.
“Between 3 and 9, it’s insane, but once the festival begins (at 9 a.m.), it really calms down,” said Richards, who’s a staff member of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event.
With the support of volunteers, including 80 sheriff’s deputies, her mornings have gradually been “less hectic,” Richards said.
Ventura County Fair 2012
August 1st – 12th 2012
More information at: http://www.venturacountyfair.org/