8th Annual Banana Festival at the Port of Hueneme on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Bananas are tops at the 8th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival, Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Festival guests will enjoy a variety of delicious foods, including BBQ, empanadas, gourmet grilled cheese, sushi burritos, shaved ice, banana splits (of course!), banana beignets and more. Each food vendor will offer at least one unique banana dish.

The festival also features live bands, beer & margaritas, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ crafts and activities. Free tours of the Port are available that highlight 80 years as Ventura County’s only working port. Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Port’s history, customers, imports/exports and environmental contributions at the Festival’s Port Pavilion. The Festival is located on the Port of Hueneme, with the entrance at the corner of Surfside Drive & Market Street. Free admission and parking at the beach lots.

For festival information, call 805-535-4060 or visit www.BananaPortFest.com.

Conejo Food & Wine Festival in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, June 23, 2019

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The Conejo Food & Wine Fest is planned for Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:30-5:30pm on the grounds of St. Paschal Baylon School, 155 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Open to everyone 21 years and older! Enjoy gourmet food from local restaurants and the finest selections from participating wineries. Visit www.conejofoodandwine.com to learn more and to purchase tickets.

41st Annual Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo June 21-23, 2019

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The 41st Annual Ventura County Greek Festival will take place June 21-23, 2019. The event is presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and features live Greek music, folk dancing, food, delicious pastries and baklava, vendors and a kids' play area. The food at this event is DELICIOUS!

Festival times are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Check vcgreekfestival.org or call 805.482.1273 for more information.

The event will be held again this year at Freedom Park, 515 Eubanks Street, Camarillo (near the airport).

Admission $5. Children under 12 free.

26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival in Camarillo on June 2, 2019

The 26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1-5pm at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo. Admission to the event includes samplings from restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, coffee and tea vendors, among others from Northern California to the Conejo Valley, as well as continuous entertainment throughout the day and a large silent auction.

All proceeds from the Wine & Food Festival will go to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families – the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties whose mission is to provide hope and help to abused, neglected, or at-risk children. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-casa-pacifica-angels-wine-food-brew-festival-tickets-55603035175 . Event usually sells out.

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.

36th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard Set For Weekend of May 18-19, 2019

The 36th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival will be held at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019.

Festivalgoers can taste strawberry treats from dozens of food and drink vendors and take part in strawberry pie eating contests, strawberry relays, strawberry tart tosses and other free contests. An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed at the festival. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, live music on two outdoor stages, carnival, cooking demonstrations and kids' rides and entertainment at their own Strawberryland. Since its inception, the California Strawberry Festival has donated over $4.5 million to southern California charitable organizations. Free shuttle service to the festival is available ($10 to park onsite).

General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free.

Event is 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. Save gas and $10 parking fee by parking at the Camarillo Premium Outlets or other designated locations and taking the free Strawberry Shuttle to the event. Visit www.strawberry-fest.org for more information or call 888.288.9242. Tickets available online or at the gate.

11th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival Planned for Saturday, December 1, 2018

11th ANNUAL OXNARD TAMALE FESTIVAL ON DECEMBER 1, 2018

The City of Oxnard Recreation & Community Services Department proudly presents this year’s 11th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival, taking place inside Oxnard’s historic Plaza Park, located at 500 South C Street, Oxnard on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

This event will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Event participants will be able to choose from a number of different tamale vendors. Other activities will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, eating contests, amusement rides and much more.

For more information, visit www.oxnardtamalefestival.com