If you love trying new, local and delicious types of food, you’re in luck. The Central Coast region of California is loaded with amazing food, grown right here in the region, and there are numerous festivals where you can sample these foods. As your Central Coast real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on upcoming food festivals, so you don’t miss a moment of the fall harvest!
1. Get to know many of Paso Robles’ restaurants all in one place at Taste of Downtown on Sept. 16! Head Downtown Paso to sample bites and sips from more than 35 local restaurants and wineries. While you enjoy the flavors, admire colorful sidewalk chalk from the free Arte De Tiza event, and dance off calories at Downtown City Park with DJ music. Cost for the Taste is $25.
2. The Heirloom Tomato Festival and Dinner takes place at Windrose Farm in Paso Robles. If you love homegrown tomatoes, this is the place for you! Sept. 23, taste more than 40 varieties of tomatoes and sample tomato dishes made by local chefs. You can also enjoy farm tours, tomato growing tips and more. Sept. 24, sit down and indulge in a farm-to-table dinner. Cost is $95 and includes wine pairings.
3. The Avila Apple Festival takes place on Sept. 23 at Avila Beach Community Center. Purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. and enjoy live music and a five-course, apple-inspired menu, along with beer, wine and cider. Tickets cost $100 and it’s for ages 21 and over only. There are also numerous places to go apple picking in the Central Coast region this fall!
4. Pismo Beach Clam Festival brings clam chowder lovers together Oct. 20-22 in Pismo Beach. From a clam chowder cook-off and clam bake, to a wine walk, parade and live music, there’s a bit of everything to enjoy at this event. It’s free, but some events cost money to participate in. The chowder contest is $10, the clam back is $30, and the wine walk is $20.
5. The Golden Oak Honey Festival is in Paso Robles on Oct. 28 and is free to attend! From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown City Park, sample sweet honey and honey treats while learning about cooking with honey, backyard beekeeping and the significance of bees. There will also be a wine stroll, beehive hairdo contest, a spelling bee, a bumblebee obstacle course and more.
As you can see, there are plenty of delicious ways to taste the flavors of the Central Coast coming up! Enjoy the food and wine harvest season, and when ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals this fall, contact me. As a Central Coast real estate agent, I can help you with buying, selling, investing, relocating and more. Just give me a call and let’s get started!
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