Support Local Vendors at the 11th Annual Morro Bay Avocado Festival

  • Aug 16, 2017

After record-breaking attendance last year, Morro Bay is expanding its Annual Avocado and Margarita Street Festival to accommodate its ever-growing fan base. This year, the festival will add a new block of space that will feature specialty retail vendors, live music and various performances. A new family-friendly “Grom Zone” also has been added.

The festival will take place September 9 from 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. on the waterfront in Morro Bay. The main stage will feature Central Coast bands, including Samba Loca, Ricky Montijo and the Mojitos, and The DORK Band. Aerialists Cirque Adventures will perform and the Morro Bay-based artist collective Forever Stoked will work on a community-created art mural throughout the day. A raffle for a year’s supply of local avocados and a Drop the Mic Sombrero Contest will be hosted at the event as well. Attendees can sample a variety of Morro Bay avocado menu items in “The Grove” — a space dedicated to dishes featuring everyone’s favorite California fruit.

The California Avocado Commission is once again an event sponsor and will have a booth at the festival and we encourage growers to visit the festival and support our Central Coast growers. Commission staff and volunteer California avocado growers will be on hand to pass out California avocado recipes and nutrition information, as well as answer questions about growing avocados.

Tickets for the festival are available online at Eventbrite. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance or $7 at the door. Children under 10 are free. If you are a cyclist, present your bike valet ticket at the door for a $5 admission. The complete festival schedule is available online.

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