The 5th Annual Owl Festival is Sunday, April 23 from 11am to 3pm at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura. Event is free of charge.
In honor of the resident owls, The Ojai Raptor Society will bring live owls and hawks for visitors to see and learn about, with a program starting at 1pm. Docents will display an exhibit of owl pellets and related items from the adobe’s own birds.
The Channel Islands Gourd Society will display members’ gorgeous artistic creations and offer demonstrations of how they are created; some items will be for sale. And visit the courtyard display from the gift shop of owl related gifts and souvenirs for sale. There will also be vendors with their handcrafted items for sale!
Olivas Adobe Junior Docents will assist children and adults in the creation of pine cone owls at the craft table for visitors to take home.
Throughout the day Leif Engeswick plays his “Book Organ,” a magnificent vintage instrument.
Olivas Adobe Historic Interpreters, who present the Owl Festival, will offer costumed docent-led tours during the event, as they do every weekend, between 11 am and 3 pm. Trained docents take you back in time to bygone days of life at the adobe.