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Fall Fests Coming Up in Monterey County

Monterey County Events

Enjoy fall in Monterey County

Fall officially begins this Friday. If you are looking for an event to enjoy this fall, look no further than this list for Monterey County! As your Monterey County real estate agent, I enjoy helping Central Coast residents fill up their social calendars with fun things to do and see in the area. This is also true for those who have recently relocated to the Central Coast and are looking to get to know the area and meet others.

Keep these upcoming Monterey County events in mind when planning out your fall season:

  • Monterey Beach Sportsfest takes place Sept. 23-24 at Del Monte Beach. Whether you participate or watch, it’s a full two days of sports and learning about the significance of health! There will be open-water swims, beach volleyball, water polo, kayak racing, kids’ events and an expo full of vendors.
  • The California International Airshow is coming up Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 at Salinas Municipal Airport. From aeronautical acrobats and military demos, to aircrafts on display, flyovers and more, it’s an airshow that’ll awe. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the show begins at 11 each day.
  • Indulge in local cuisine at the Taste of Carmel on Oct. 5! Head to Carmel Mission and taste foods from more than 30 local restaurants. They’ll be serving up appetizers, main courses and desserts, and you can wash it all down with wines from 20 area vineyards.
  • The Butterfly Parade and Bazaar takes place in Pacific Grove on Oct. 7. Each fall, Monarch butterflies return to the Central Coast region for the winter season. Celebrate this migration with a parade full of kids in adorable costumes, followed by a bazaar, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • If you love movies and art, you’ll love the Carmel International Film Festival taking place from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22. Enjoy five full days of independent films complemented by art, music, lecture series and more. Events will take place at venues throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea, but mostly at Sunset Cultural Center.

Enjoy these fests, and as the fall season continues, November will bring the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival, the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay and so much more. Fun never ends in the Central Coast region of California!

If you’d like to make this region home, browse the Central Coast real estate market and contact me. As a Central Coast real estate agent, I am here to answer questions and to guide you through the home-buying or home-selling process. Let’s get started toward achieving your real estate goals today!

Grace Borzini

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5 Central Coast Food Festivals Coming Up

Central Coast Events

Central Coast events for foodies

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!

Grace Borzini

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Central Coast Homebuyer Myths, Debunked

Central Coast Homebuyers

Central Coast Homebuyer Myths

Are you wanting to buy a Central Coast home? Do you keep talking yourself out of it because you can’t afford a mortgage, or you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? As your Central Coast real estate agent, I am here to tell you that if you want to buy a home, make sure you aren’t putting it off because of false beliefs! Allow me to debunk some of the most common home-buying myths.

Mortgage payment affordability – If you think you can’t afford a mortgage, let me ask you this. Are you currently paying rent? Because rent is often more expensive than what you’ll pay in a monthly mortgage, especially while mortgage rates are low! Plus, unlike with rent, you’ll see your money again when you go to sell. Homeownership is like forced savings for the future.

Credit history – If you have poor credit, there are still options. A lender may still approve you, but with a higher mortgage rate or higher down payment. Some private mortgage insurance programs allow a credit score as low as 620. Plus, you can always start improving your credit for a future purchase. Credit is not permanent, so start improving it today!

Down payment – If you don’t have 20 percent of the cost of a home saved, you are not alone! This is the leading cause of putting off a home purchase. However, the majority of buyers don’t buy with 20 percent down. You can get a mortgage with as low as 3 to 5 percent down. Also, it’s worth looking into down payment assistance programs if you have stable income and good credit.

Home prices – If you fear that you won’t find a Central Coast home in your price range, remember that you don’t have to purchase your last home first. In other words, it’s okay to start out with a smaller home, or a home that needs improvements, and then to sell later on and move up to a home that you’d rather live in. You will still be investing in your future rather than throwing away money on rent!

For more home-buying myths debunked, check out this realtor.com article. If you have questions about the home-buying process, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent. I will be happy to clear things up for you and to help you understand the current conditions of the Central Coast real estate market!

It’s a great time to buy, with mortgage rates low. Rates and home prices are expected to continue to increase, so the sooner you buy, the better! We have many listings available around Lake Nacimiento and throughout the Central Coast region right now. Contact me, and let’s work together to find you a home that you can afford and that you’ll be happy living in!

Grace Borzini

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Labor Day Weekend Activities on Central Coast

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Labor Day on Central Coast

If you’re planning a long Labor Day weekend celebration on the Central Coast, you’ve come to the right place! As your Central Coast real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what events and activities are happening in the area. Attend the ones that sound most fun to you and enjoy the unofficial end to the summer season!

Many locals choose to hang out at Lake Nacimiento or Lake San Antonio over the holiday weekend, so expect crowds. But what better way to celebrate summer than with a boat ride, water sports, fishing, swimming, floating, barbecuing, camping and socializing with family and friends at the lake? Our Central Coast beaches are the next best thing for some salt water fun!

Here are some more great ideas for Labor Day weekend:

  • Start your weekend off with the Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend on Sept. 1-2 at Downtown City Park! Check out the pre-1979 classic cars cruising Friday night and showing in the park on Saturday. More than 300 cars are expected for this event, so if classic cars are your thing, this is the place to be!
  • Sept. 2, head to Vince DiMaggio Park in Marina, CA for a Labor Day Parade & Festival! The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. along Reservation Road. It’ll feature military color guard, marching bands, horses, classic cars, dancers and more. After the parade, enjoy live music, food and fun at the festival until 4 p.m.
  • Labor Day Art in the Park takes place in Morro Bay Sept 2-4. Head to City Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to browse the work of artists and artisans in a variety of mediums, and purchase art to showcase in your Central Coast home if you feel so inclined!
  • Catch some live music in a park this weekend! You’ve got plenty of options. Head to Concerts in the Plaza in SLO on Friday, the Sizzlin’ Sunday Summer Concerts in Grover Beach or the Village Summer Concert Series in Arroyo Grande on Sunday, and Beer at the Pier Concert in Los Osos/Baywood Park on Monday. Numerous wineries are also hosting live weekend throughout the weekend.
  • Monterey County Fair is running from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4! Head to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for some old-fashioned, family-friendly fun. There will be carnival rides, livestock exhibits, live music and entertainment, delicious food and everything else you expect to find at a county fair!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on the Central Coast, no matter what you decide to do. When ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals this coming fall, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent! I am here and ready to guide you through the buying or selling process, or both! There is no better time to accomplish your real estate goals than now.

Grace Borzini

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Make the Most of Your Time at Lake Nacimiento

Lake Nacimiento Activities

Spend quality time at Lake Nacimiento

Whether you live on Lake Nacimiento permanently, you stay in a long-term or vacation rental, you visit for a weekend of camping or glamping, or you visit for a day trip, make the most of your time at the lake! Summer is quickly coming to a close, so as your Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I am here to offer you some tips on how to increase the quality of your lake time.

I recently came across a blog post from Mommy Has a Story about a couple who spent their wedding anniversary at Lake Nacimiento. Her tips were offered for how to have a romantic lake getaway, but most of them hold true for anyone looking to spend quality time at the lake!

Take a page out of her rulebook:

1.  Go cell phone and Wi-Fi free. Whether you’re here for a short trip or a permanent stay, it’s a great reminder not to spend all of your lake time on your phone. Take a few pictures, then put the phone away. This will force you to talk and interact with each other, which could result in better memories!

2.  Bring music. Music is always a great way to amp up the energy and make the atmosphere fun! Bring a portable CD player, or load up songs on your smartphone and bring portable Bluetooth speakers. The internet might not work on your phone, so plan ahead with a playlist!

3.  Go boating. If you spend time at Lake Nacimiento, you’ll want a boat! Whether you have your own, or you rent one, be sure to spend quality time on the water. It could be a speed boat, pontoon boat, fishing boat, kayak, paddle board, blowup tube, whatever you prefer. If it gets hot, jump into the water!

4.  Get out of your comfort zone. Do something that you normally don’t do at Lake Naci. If you usually cruise around on a pontoon boat, consider trying your luck at some water sports off a speed boat. Jump off some of the cliffs around the lake. Rent a jet ski. Get your adrenaline pumping!

5.  Bring wine. Every occasion is better with some local Central Coast wine, am I right? Take some time to go wine tasting in the Paso Robles region and get to know the local wineries. Purchase a bottle or two of your favorite wines and enjoy from your deck or around a campfire.

Keep things interesting by trying some new activities at Lake Nacimiento before summer is up, and make sure the time you spend with loved ones is quality time! If you’re interested in purchasing a Lake Nacimiento home, contact me. As a Lake Naci real estate agent, I am here to help you accomplish all of your buying and selling goals in the Central Coast real estate market!

Grace Borzini

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Big News in Paso Robles Recently!

Paso Robles News

Latest Paso Robles, CA Highlights

As your Central Coast real estate agent, I pride myself on keeping you updated with the latest news and highlights taking place in the Central Coast region. There has been a lot of exciting news happening in Paso Robles! To help keep you up with the latest, I’ve summarized tidbits from some of the big news stories as of late:

1.  The 2017 Central Coast Wine Competition took place in late July at the California Mid-State Fair, and there were winners from every county in the Central Coast! Best in Show and Best Red Wine went to Broken Earth Winery’s 2015 Grenache. Best White Wine went to Eberle Winery’s 2016 Muscat Canelli. Best Pine Wine went to Kita Wines 2016 Grenache Rose. Best Sparkling Wine went to Laetitia Vineyard & Winery’s 2014 Brut Cuvee. Best Dessert Wine went to Glunz Family Winery’s Mission Angelica. Each of these also won a Gold Medal for Best in Class. You can view more of the winners here.

2.  Speaking of wine, Travel + Leisure named Ecluse Wines of Paso Robles a top 25 must-visit vineyard! This is a great spotlight for this boutique, family-owned winery on the Westside of Paso Robles. They were also awarded Best Red Wine for their 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon a few years back at the San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines. If you haven’t visited their tasting room or tried their wines, now is the time to keep them on the radar!

3.  Wine hasn’t been the only big news in Paso Robles. Food has been a recent highlight as well. Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant each received Wine Spectator’s 2017 Awards of Excellence! This marks the fourth consecutive win for Il Cortile, very impressive, and the first for La Cosecha, very exciting! They were awarded because of their outstanding food quality, exciting menus, elite service and eclectic and thoughtful wine lists. Next time you’re looking for a place to dine, check one of these out and congratulate them!

4.  Although not an award, it’s worth mentioning that Vina Robles Amphitheatre celebrated their 100th show a couple weeks back! They opened in 2013 and have hosted world-renowned artists in concert, such as Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson and many more. It was named Best Live Music Venue by New Times and was nominated for numerous other awards. If you haven’t been to a concert here in a while, or ever, it’s worth checking out!

Paso Robles is an amazing place to live, as is the entire Central Coast region! When ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals, as a buyer, seller or both, contact me. As a Central Coast real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you achieve your homeownership dreams in this amazing region of the world!

Grace Borzini

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Local Businesses Highlighted in SLO County

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Best Businesses in SLO County

Do you have a list of favorite businesses to visit in San Luis Obispo County when you want coffee, ice cream, an adult beverage, dinner, breakfast and so on? Do you have a favorite beach or hike that you recommend to your friends, or that you keep secret to avoid crowds?

Thrillist made their own list of SLO County stops that they most recommend, and as your SLO County real estate agent, I am here to share some of them with you. See if any of your favorite local attractions made the list!

1.  For a summertime movie, head to Sunset Drive-In Theatre. Few drive-ins exist anymore, but this one only costs $8 for a double feature. Purchase some snacks, pack a picnic or order takeout. Then sit back and enjoy a couple of movies from your car or lawn chairs.

2.  For coffee, Scout Coffee Shop is most recommended, serving coffee, cookies and more. The California Cold Brew is suggested with Scout’s homemade almond milk, or the Honey Tea Bowl for tea drinkers.

3.  For tacos, stop by Papi’s Grill in Pismo Beach, which is a great, quick place to grab a bite while surfing or lounging on the beach. The halibut and shrimp tacos are recommended, with pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, beans and house-made tortillas.

4.  Soak in a hot mineral springs at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa. Even if you don’t stay at the resort, you can still purchase a spa package or just spend time in a private hot springs.

5.  Old West Cinnamon Rolls is the place to go for breakfast. Choose from eight different takes on cinnamon rolls, from frosted and raisin, to almond or pecan. Steaming Bean Coffee and Tea Company is nearby and complements these cinnamon rolls well.

6.  Central Coast Brewing is the place to stop for a pint. The beers are always changing and there are plenty of options. Try tasting-sized servings, fill a growler, sip on the patio, grab cans to go… lots of options.

7.  Wolff Vineyards is Thrillist’s wine choice, as it is conveniently located just minutes from Downtown SLO. Enjoy $10 tastings, beautiful scenery and award-winning wines. Grab food at Mint + Craft on your way.

8.  Madonna Mountain is recommended for day hiking, as there are trails for beginners and pros, short and long. Lemon Grove Loop is a fast one if you are short on time.

9.  Pismo Beach is the beach of choice, with ATV rentals, kayaks, dive tours and surfing for high-energy folk, and plenty of warm sand for relaxed sunbathers. Hydrate with a smoothie from Virtjuice.

View all of Thrillist’s SLO County recommendations. Did your favorite business make the list? Leave a comment and share! If not, give a shout out to your favorite local business and share why they are your go-to.

Enjoy the rest of your summer on the Central Coast, and when ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals, contact me! As a Central Coast real estate agent, I am only a phone call away!

Grace Borzini

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Attend a Paso Robles Winery Event This Weekend

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Upcoming Paso Robles winery events

Summer is a great season for boating at Lake Nacimiento, lounging at a Central Coast beach, and sipping wine at a Paso Robles winery! There isn’t anything quite like a cool, refreshing glass of local wine on a hot, sunny day. As your Central Coast real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on upcoming winery events! That way, you can stop by for a glass or bottle of wine, along with music, food, art and fun.

Here’s a few upcoming events to know about:

1.  Concerts in the Park are happening all summer long in Paso Robles Downtown City Park! Upcoming dates include Aug. 3, 10 and 17. From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy free music from your blanket or lawn chairs. Wine from J. Lohr will be onsite for purchase!

2.  Friday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., stop by Harmony Cellars for Twilight Hours! Enjoy live music by Tennessee Jim, food by Hurricane Food Truck, and glasses of wine available for purchase. The music is free to enjoy and no reservations are required.

3.  First Fridays take place at Still Waters Vineyards on the first Friday of every month! Stop by this Friday for food pairings, new releases and special events and tours. Then check out some of the other wineries on the Creston Wine Trail.

4.  The Restaurant at Niner Wine Estates hosts pop-up dinners. This Friday, Chinese Take-In Night will feature jasmine tea, peking duck, stir fry vegetables and more. Enjoy a reception at the tasting room bar before dinner, and then your family-style meal with wine on the outside patio.

5.  Art After Dark Paso is hosted at the beginning of each month by Studios on the Park! Enjoy an opening reception by Three-Part Harmony and an exhibit of music-inspired paintings and sculpture. Then enjoy live music and wine. This runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

6.  Wild Coyote Winery has Wine & Cheese Pairings Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For $15, you can enjoy wine tastings, cheese pairings and a memorable etched logo glass. While there, enjoy the genuine Native American Tipi, sweat lodge, artifacts, picnic courtyard and more.

Most Paso Robles wineries are open for tastings and/or tours, but call ahead to find out hours and if reservations are required or suggested. Then head out to your favorite winery, or a winery you haven’t yet visited, and make an evening, afternoon or day of it! Invite friends or family. This is a great way to catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while, or to meet new people from the area.

Ready to accomplish your buying or selling goals in the Central Coast real estate market? Know someone who wants to relocate to the Paso Robles area? Contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent! I am here to help you and everyone you know accomplish the dream of living in Central Coast region of California.

Grace Borzini

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Events to Enjoy Right Now in Monterey County

Monterey County Events

Rodeo Salinas in Monterey County

As your Central Coast real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on fun and exciting events taking place in and around San Luis Obispo County and Monterey County! My last couple blog posts have been about the California Mid-State Fair taking place in Paso Robles, so today, let’s talk about all the fun events and activities taking place in Monterey County right now.

Mark your calendar for these ongoing events:

  • Carmel Bach Festival began July 15 and runs until July 29. This event has been taking place for 80 years! Musicians from all around the world visit various venues around Carmel-by-the-Sea to perform during this festival, including the Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica, Church in the Forest and more. You can find a full calendar of performances and ticket info on the festival website.
  • California Rodeo Salinas begins July 20 and runs through July 23! Top cowboys and cowgirls travel to Salinas to compete at the Salinas Sports Complex during this event. General admission is $14 for adults and $7 for kids. Aside from the rodeo, you can also enjoy a kid’s corral, shopping, food booths, saloons, cantinas, motorcycle jumpers, bareback riders and more.
  • Evenings by the Bay take place at the Monterey Bay Aquarium each weekend of summer, so upcoming dates include July 21-22, July 28-29 and so on, through Sept. 2. From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy extended hours along with sustainable food, wine tastings, specials programs, live music and more, while you hang out with your favorite marine animals. This is included with general admission on those days!
  • If you love yoga, the outdoors, wine or all three, you’ll love Yoga in the Vines! This takes place at Folktale Winery in Carmel every Saturday morning, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for a 90-minute balanced flow class. Bring your own mat and enjoy the views of Rose vineyards, and then stick around afterward for a complimentary glass of Folktale wine! This is a great place to meet others in the community.

For more events coming up in Monterey County, such as live music, family movies, solar eclipse lectures and dance lessons, check out the full list of upcoming events from See Monterey. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Central Coast region of California!

I hope you’re enjoying your summer, and when ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals, contact me. As a Monterey County real estate agent, I am here to help you buy, sell or both. I’ve got plenty of active listings on Lake Nacimiento right now, and I can help you buy or sell anywhere on the Central Coast! Give me a call and let’s make your dreams a reality this summer.

Grace Borzini

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What to Do at California Mid-State Fair

California Mid-State Fair

California Mid-State Fair

The California Mid-State Fair begins next week! It runs from July 19 through July 30 this year at the Paso Robles Event Center. In our last blog post, we shared who will be performing at the Fair this year, from famous acts that require an extra ticket, to local bands that are included with Fair admission.

As your Central Coast real estate agent, I’d like to fill you in on what else you can look forward to at the California Mid-State Fair this year, aside from live music! There is so much to do there, it’s hard to keep track sometimes. Here’s a general synopsis of the days to come in Paso Robles.

Entertainment options at the Fair extend way beyond live music! Attend the 98.1 KJUG Barndance, sign your babies up for the Diaper Dash, fall in love with the Farm Fresh Kids, let your kids create art at Kids Art Smart, let off steam at the Fun Zone, enter one of the Public Contests, sign up for the Tractor Races, meet farm animals at the Petting Zoo, and so much more.

The Carnival is a huge attraction for kids and families, and this year, tickets for the carnival rides are going to cost about half as much as they have in past years! There are rides for kids and teens of all ages. From the Carousel, Frog Hopper and Farm Bounce, to the Big Splash water ride, Cliff Hanger and House of Zombies, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Demonstrations are a great way to learn something new while getting involved and meeting others with the same passions as you. Kids will enjoy the Bugs, Slugs & Spiders demo. Adults may enjoy the Cake Decorating demo. You can also sit back and watch the Strongest Man & Woman contest, square dancers, zoo animals, youth performances and more.

Livestock shows and contests are a big part of California Mid-State Fair! There are events taking place throughout the week and half, such as poultry shows, rabbit shows, sheep dog trials, dog show, dairy goat show, swine showmanship and many others. Show off your livestock or just attend and admire everyone else’s!

Let’s not forget all of the amazing food you can find at the Fair as well! New vendors this year include Crave Mini Donuts, Top Notch Concessions, The Hurricane Kitchen, The Gingerbread Shop, Pon’s Chinese Food, Baja Lobster Dogs and William’s Concessions. Bring your appetite and stay hydrated!

More information about all of the activities and schedule of events can be found on the Fair website, along with special admission days. As your Central Coast real estate agent, I hope you and your family get to head to the Fair at least once to enjoy it! It’s a great example of old-fashioned fun that the Central Coast still thrives on.

When ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals this summer, contact us!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
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