• California Avocado Festival






    Well, Santa Barbara County is the third largest avocado producer in North America, with Carpinteria being a major contributor. It seemed like a natural food festival in the making. Why have the Festival the first weekend in October? Oddly enough, statistics show that October is one of the sunniest months of the year with the least amount of rainfall.

    And there it began...the California Avocado Festival®.

    The festival has evolved into one of the largest in California with three days of fabulous food, terrific music, and great safe family fun. It is one of only a few community festivals still operated in the heart of downtown.

    As the Festival grows, so do the number of participants and festival-goers. This year over forty non-profit groups will benefit by catering to 100,000 avocado visitors. The California Avocado Festivalâ„¢ itself is a non-profit group that generates it's own operating revenue each year. The annual event is completely organized by a committee of volunteers, and includes one part-time staff person.


  • "What a wonderful event yesterday, I cannot thank you and praise you enough for your grace, organization and success of last night's event. I am sure having you at the helm is why the Carpinteria Valley Chamber is so successful and a well oiled machine!

    Please extend my appreciation to your team as well, they are wonderful! Looking forward to hearing more about membership + future endeavors."

    ~ Zohe Felici, Felici Events


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