33nd Annual California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria, October 4, 5, 6, 2019

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The 33rd Annual California Avocado Festival takes place in Downtown Carpinteria on Friday, October 4th (1 pm to 10 pm), Saturday, October 5th (10 am to 10 pm) and Sunday, October 6th (10 am to 6 pm).  Admission to the Festival is FREE.

Contact the California Avocado Festival at www.avofest.com or call 805.684.0038 for more information.

  • The events are located in downtown Carpinteria on Linden Avenue

  • Park & Ride Shuttle Service available at Carpinteria High School on Foothill Rd. and Canalino Elementary School on Linden Ave.

  • There are four entertainment stages with over 75 acts in total as well as dozens of arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors and food booths.

  • The festival is home to the world's largest vat of guacamole!

  • Other activities include Best Guacamole Contest, Avocado Auction and more.

Why avocados? Well, Santa Barbara County is the third largest avocado producer in North America, with Carpinteria being a major contributor. It's all good (fat, that is)!

22nd Annual Rods & Roses Car Show in Carpinteria on Saturday, June 29, 2019

The 22nd Annual Rods and Roses classic car show will be held on historical Linden Avenue in Carpinteria on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Following the car show is the annual Carpinteria Independence Day Parade, starting at 9th Street, at 5pm. The parade route will start at 9th Street, turn left  on Linden Avenue, continue up Linden Avenue, U turn at the corner of Linden and Carpinteria Avenue, and turn on to Linden Avenue to 6th Street.

Mark your calendar, bring the family and experience Carpinteria’s small town charm.

Since its conception, Rods & Roses has raised significant funds for these much needed youth organizations  through the generous donations of local businesses and community members. Rods and Roses also donates booth space on the day of the event to create fundraising and awareness opportunities for a variety of non profit and service groups.

To find out more, visit rodsandroses.wordpress.com.

27th Annual Orchard to Ocean 10K and 5K Cross Country Runs and 1 Mile Run/Walk on March 16, 2019

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The 27th Annual Orchard to Ocean 10K and 5K Cross Country Runs and and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk benefiting Carpinteria and Summerland public schools is planned for March 16, 2019, rain or shine. Located at 5201 8th St, Carpinteria. Picturesque course through Carpinteria, downhill to the beautiful Carpinteria bluffs, overlooking the Pacific.

Visit www.carpeducationfoundation.org for more information and sign up at raceroster.com/events/2019/21689/the-27th-annual-orchard-2-ocean-o2o-5k-10k-and-1-mile-fun-run.