2022 California Avocado Festival Merchandise

The Merchandise Committee is working hard on bringing new items to the 2022 California Avocado Festival. Be sure to stop by the newly named Annette Fisher Retail Booth to get your 2022 Avofest gear!
2022 poster

Avofest unveils
2022 poster design

The winner of the 36th Annual California Avocado Festival's design contest is Carpinteria local ashley DeVan.

DeVan has been attending Avofest for almost 20 year and has entered the design contest three times previously with other designs.  She said she drew her inspiration from this year's Back to the Roots theme and the event's musical stages. "All the good things she loves about the festival are represented"

The official unveiling took place on Thursday, September 15, during the Farmers Market. Fully stocked with Avofest-branded merchandise, the Avocado Festival tent will be open again Thursday afternoon September 22, from 3 to 6:15 p.m. 

Help us

October 1-2, 2022 marks the 36th year of the California Avocado Festival, a501c3 nonprofit that was created to help support other nonprofits and service organizations. We need your continued support! Please consider a donation!

Heather Giacone takes first place in 2022 Avofest Guacamole Contest 

An easy-to-follow recipe makes for a classic guacamole with a flavor and texture twist of sautéed corn. Not only did Ms. Giacone win for Best Overall Guacamole, she also placed 2nd in Presentation.

Heather Giacone's Award Winning Guacamole Recipe:

5 ripe avocados (I use locally grown)
2 ears of corn
1 T olive oil
Dash pepper
1 ½ limes juiced
1 t salt (more or less depending on taste)
¼ red onion (finely chopped)
3 roma tomatoes (deseeded and small diced)

Husk and slice corn kernels off the cob. Add oil to a medium pan, sauté the corn on high heat. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from heat. Cool completely. Slice avocados in half,  remove the pits and skin.  Dice avocados into a medium/small dice. In a medium mixing bowl, add avocado, red onion, lime juice, and tomato. Season with salt and add all the chilled corn. Mix delicately to keep some consistency to the avocado. Enjoy!

Photo: Robin Karlsson

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Our 36th Year of Peace, Love & Guacamole!

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