5th Annual Chowderfest Event at Channel Islands Maritime Museum on Sunday, August 4, 2019

Select local restaurants will again compete for the title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the Fifth Annual CHOWDERFEST on Sunday, August 4, 2019, 2-6pm at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complemented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Live music will create a festive mood with Kelly’s Lot and Friends. Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing harbor-front garden party!

Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOGB (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants will donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, Manhattan, potato, conch, veggie…) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum: a non-profit which celebrates Five Centuries of Art that Sails and gives back to the community nearly every day of the year.

Tickets will be sold on the museum website and at the museum for $25 pre-sale and $30 the day of the event. The price includes chowder, beer & wine tastings; a variety of side dishes; and free Museum admission. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

Tickets: cimmvc.org or at the Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4PM and closed Tues and Wed for group tours and private member events, also, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is free for members and children under 6, $7 adults, $5 seniors/military, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260.

6th Annual Food Truck Meetup at Moorpark High School on Sunday, September 8, 2019

Moorpark Education Foundation invites the public to its 6th Annual Food Truck Meetup on the campus of Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road, on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 3-7pm. Food trucks, games, free kid zone, silent auction, live music, plenty of shade and more. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Moorpark schools. www.facebook.com/events/1045358589187070.

38th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off on August 30 to September 2, 2019

The 38th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off will take place on Labor Day weekend, August 30th to September 2nd, 2019 at 23575 Civic Center Way. Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu.

Hours as follows:

  • Fri 8/30: 1-10PM

  • Sat/Sun 8/31-9/1: 11AM-10PM

  • Mon 9/2: 11AM-8PM

Event features chili (but of course), carnival, fair, live entertainment, silent auction, food for sale, vendors, etc.

Learn more and purchase tickets at bgcmalibuchilicookoff.org.

California Honey Harvest Festival in Fillmore June 22-23, 2019

The 2019 California Honey Harvest Festival is planned for the weekend of June 22-23 at Central Park in Fillmore from 9 am to 5 pm. Activities to include kid zone, live music, petting zoo, exhibits, BBQ tri tip sandwiches, train rides to honey farm tour, antique carousel rides, vendors, honey products and more! Free admission. Train rides “The Honey Bee Express” $26 for adults, $24 seniors, $16 youth, $12 child.for two hour event.

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Event to be held at Central Park in downtown Fillmore, where you'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own and browse the many vendors that are all about bees and honey. Then, step aboard the historic Fillmore & Western Railway for a short train ride to Bennett's Honey farm, located halfway between Fillmore and Piru.

You'll see demonstrations by California bee keepers along the way and take a one-of-a-kind tour at the honey farm, where you'll learn all about honey bees and how the honey is collected and processed.

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18th Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Midsummer Eve Wine Festival on August 17, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks invites you to attend the 18th annual “Midsummer Eve Wine Festival” at the Hyatt Regency Westlake on Saturday, August 17th

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation will celebrate the 18th annual “Midsummer Eve Wine Festival” on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Since its inception, the event, for adults ages 21 and up, has raised over $450,000 to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation which supports many local charities and provides student educational scholarships.

  • 1Be an Event Sponsor! Contact Richard Williams at (805) 660-0786 or Roger Benson at (805) 358-6305

  • Donate Auction items! ­­­Contact Susan Murata at (805) 390-0027 or email at susanmurata9@gmail.com

  • Purchase advance sale event tickets for the special price of $75 per person! ($100 at the door) Go on line to www.MidsummerEveWineFestival.com.

  • Sample acclaimed California limited-production handcrafted wines, microbrews and hors d’oeuvres while perusing fabulous auction items donated by local businesses and residents.

  • Meet Olympic athletes and Special Olympic athletes

  • Raffle Tickets: Every year we cap off the evening when we choose three big Raffle winners. This year’s prizes: First prize - 5 Nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Big Island of Hawaii)-winner also gets $1,000 cash from the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. Second Prize-$500 cash. Third Prize- $300 cash.

Special Olympics Ventura County offers free year-round sports training and athletic competition to over 700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 10 Olympic style sports at over 20 county sites.

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation has been a major supporter of the Special Olympics and has enabled over 10,000 athletes to compete. The club also donates more than $175,000 each year to many local and international charities to foster social, cultural, economic and environmental progress.

For more information, contact Susan Murata at 805.390-0027, or go to www.MidsummerEveWineFestival.com

26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival Planned for July 27-28, 2019

The 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is set for July 27-28, 2019 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” Streets. This annual, free celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and celebrates everything salsa … the food, the music and the dance!

Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the annual event features spicy food and fiery entertainment and draws salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration. Festival goers are treated to live salsa and Latin jazz bands, salsa dance lessons, a tasting tent with dozens of different varieties of salsa and hot sauces and a salsa recipe challenge. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, international cuisine and a kids zone. Event admission and parking are free. Main stage seating is just $5.

The Oxnard Salsa Festival was launched in 1994 by the Oxnard Downtowners to bring people downtown to celebrate Oxnard’s multicultural heritage and agricultural roots.  Over the years, the Oxnard Salsa Festival has grown in popularity as salsa dancing and salsa music gained momentum. Today, the Salsa Festival is the City of Oxnard’s largest, free community event.

For more information, visit www.oxnardsalsafestival.com or call 805-535-4060.

4th Annual Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Unit Wine Brew & K9 Crew on Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Come meet and greet the K9 unit at the beautiful Underwood Family Farms. Enjoy a BBQ, Interactive K9 demos, photo opportunities, live music, sample local wines and brews. The price of admission also includes a (1) weekend admission ticket to Underwood Family Farms. The K9 unit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Tax ID # 77-0576933. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-brew-k9-crew-tickets-60279109439.