4th Annual Conejo Uncorked Charity Wine & Food Festival on Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Venture into wine country right here in the Conejo Valley!  Enjoy a quintessential California experience at the 4th Annual Conejo Uncorked on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6-9pm at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road.  Presented by Conejo Valley Kiwanis, this 21-and-over fundraiser is our major event of the year.  We promise an evening of fun, premium wine tastings, foods, a raffle, silent auction and live music. 

You will sip some of southern California’s finest wines in your complimentary glass, with a selection of red, white and sparkling wines that range from soft and sweet to bold and dry.  Learn about new and exciting varietals from the experts in a relaxed garden setting.  Bottled water will also be available.

Find a favorite among the samples?  Ask for a discount coupon to apply to your purchase at that winery. 

Live music until 8:00pm will provide the perfect backdrop for an evening at The Gardens, while guests wander among the raffle and silent auction items.

Pair your tastings with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sweets.  Stroll through the silent auction and raffle area that offer handmade arts, photography, jewelry, extended trips (including an Africa safari!), destination weekends, apparel and spa services, all generously donated by local businesses and residents.

Last year’s event included wines from 8 vineyards hors d’oeuvres from 6 restaurants.  This year the event expects to surpass those numbers.

Visit conejouncorked.com for tickets and more information. 

Furry Funding Fall Festival BBQ in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, October 26th

Furry Funding Fall Festival BBQ at Conejo Creek Park North, Thousand Oaks 11am to 2pm on Saturday, October 26th. Enjoy food by BCD Catering, live music, line dancing and more all while helping animals.

Location: Conejo Creek Park North Park, 1379 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

furryfunding.org/first-annual-fall-festival-bbq

2019 Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 12th

When it comes to fresh seafood, you can’t get it any fresher than right off the boat. On October 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival lures seafood lovers of all ages to Santa Barbara’s thriving harbor for one of the community’s most beloved and flavorful events. 

This signature event coincides with lobster season and features local commercial fishermen offering the Santa Barbara Channel’s freshest seafood. Fishermen and seafood vendors will provide thousands of festival-goers with an abundance of live lobster, crab, prawns, BBQ albacore, clam chowder, fish tacos, seafood gumbo and other prepared dishes. Arts and crafts vendors will offer jewelry, clothing, art, photography and other hand-crafted items.

Admission is FREE. Since 2002, the annual Harbor and Seafood Festival has become Santa Barbara’s signature autumn event. It brings people together for a day full of fun and good memories.

For more information, visit harborfestival.org. Location: Harbor Way.

Malibu Pie Festival at Malibu Methodist Church on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Malibu United Methodist Church hosts its annual Malibu Pie Festival at 30128 Morning View Drive, Malibu on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11am to 4pm. Pie baking contest, live music, gift baskets, kids’ activities and delicious homemade pies served all day!

www.malibuumc.org/pie-festival  (310) 457-7505

10th Annual Simi Valley Dream Cuisine Event at St. Rose of Lima on Sunday, October 13, 2019

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The 2019 Simi Valley Dream Cuisine will be held Sunday, October 13, 2010 at St. Rose Of Lima Catholic School. This food and wine festival will feature gourmet foods, wine, beer and desserts from 50 of the finest restaurants in the area. There will also be live music by the popular "Ronny & the Classics." Learn more and sign up at www.svdream.com.

10th Annual Taste of Conejo Event in Westlake Village on Friday, October 11, 2019

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The tenth annual Taste of Conejo, presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, returns Friday, October 11, 6-9 p.m. (VIP Hour 5-6 p.m.), to the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Food and wine enthusiasts will enjoy an all-inclusive evening of exceptional food, wine, beer and spirit tastings from over 60 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. New local establishments “tasting” at the event this year include: craft cocktail bar Oak & Iron, Social Monk Asian Kitchen at The Promenade at Westlake, Made in Italy by Chef Antonio Sessa and 101 North Eatery & Bar at The Shoppes at Westlake.

After guests have their wine glass and tasting tray in hand, they will be greeted with martini tastings via an ice luge from Partysserie. In the center of the Grand Ballroom, flair bartenders from The Flair Project out of Santa Barbara, will be handcrafting cocktails while entertaining guests throughout the evening.

Pre-sale tickets are available online at TasteofConejo.com through September 15th; $65 per person for general admission and $90 for VIP tickets that include complimentary valet parking and 1-hour early entry into the event from 5-6p.m. Chamber members receive $15 off either ticket with their discount code. From September 16th – October 11th, general admission tickets will be available for $75, VIP tickets for $110 and a limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door. Only guests over the age of 21 will be allowed admittance.

2019 tasting participants to date include:

8th Devil Distributing, 14 Cannons Brewing, 101 North Eatery & Bar, Baja Fresh Westlake Village, Barone’s Pizzeria, Black Bart Navy Rum, Bolt To Wines, Celebrate Sweetly, Culter’s Artisan Spirits, Dusty Nabor Wines, Five Threads Brewing Company, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Hatch Café and Market, Hyatt Regency Westlake, Jill’s Gourmet Cotton Candy, Made in Italy, Millesime Cellars, Newberry Candy, Oak & Iron, Partysserie, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Smokin Steve’s Catering, Social Monk Asian Kitchen, Sunland Vintage Winery, Twisted Oak Tavern, Vinemark Cellars and Zin Bistro Americana.

A special thanks to our sponsors:

• Lead Sponsors: Express Employment Professionals, The Acorn Newspapers

• Premier Sponsors: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, GTK Analytics, Inc.

• Entertainment Sponsors: California Water Service, Invesco Championship, La Quinta, U.S. Bank, Union Bank

• Major Sponsors: Hillcrest Financial Group of Thrivent Financial, Logix, Pepperdine University, Rosemary Allison

• Supporting Sponsors: Amgen, Atara Biotherapeutics, Bank of America, Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn, California State University Channel Islands, KMPG, Richard Ross Associates, Salem Los Angeles, SPARK Networking Group, Takeda, TechAhead, Veterinary Angels Medical Center & The Little Angels Project

Visit www.TasteofConejo.com or call 805.370.0035 for more information.

28th Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta September 28-29, 2019

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Be sure to stop by Girsh Park in Goleta on September 28-29, 2019 for the 28th Annual California Lemon Festival. FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Open 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

In addition to the sumptuous lemon food, fantastic family atmosphere, and cornucopia of entertainment and activities that have made this event the most anticipated in the Valley.

Also at the event on Saturday is the 14th Annual Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show from 9am to 3pm.

As always, the Lemon Festival will feature the most extensive 'Safety Street' in the county, wildly-popular pie-eating contests, arts and crafts vendors, and more food than you can shake a lemon-scented stick at. A petting zoo and amusement park rides add to the many things that make the California Lemon Festival fun for the whole family.

For more information visit www.lemonfestival.com or call 805.967.2500. Pets not allowed at the event.