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6 Holiday Events in Monterey County!

Monterey County Holidays

The Holidays in Monterey County

As your Central California real estate agent, I recently shared with you why to spend the holidays in SLO County, and the best winter activities to partake in around Central California. Today, I’d like to shine a spotlight on some of Monterey County’s best holiday events!

Mark your calendars and plan to get into a festive spirit with one or many of these upcoming holiday events around Monterey County:

  • Ice Skating By The Bay. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is in Central California this winter. You can still enjoy outdoor ice skating as a festive holiday activity at Custom House Plaza. It transforms into a winter wonderland, staring this Friday. Admission costs $12 for adults and $10 for kids.
  • Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting. Head up to Cannery Row on Friday, Nov. 28, for the Holiday Tree Lighting from 5 to 8 p.m. First, head to Steinbeck Plaza for Christmas carolers, balloon artists, reindeer and more. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. to switch on the lights on the 25-foot holiday tree.
  • Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights. On Sunday, Nov. 30, bring the whole family to Salinas for family fun, beginning at 6 p.m. The parade attracts over 10,000 spectators, so find a spot early along Main Street. The parade features bands, floats, dancers, classic cars and more, all lit up for the holidays. Beforehand, kids can enjoy festive activities in the Kids Zone.
  • Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting. Waiting until December to start celebrating the holidays? So is Pacific Grove! Head there on Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., for their old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jewell Park. Then visit Santa’s Christmas Party at Chautauaqua Hall, where there will be refreshments, live entertainment by local school bands, and a dance show.
  • Christmas at the Inns. Return to Pacific Grove on either Dec. 2 or 3 for Christmas at the Inns from 6 to 9 p.m.! Ten of the town’s local inns deck their halls for the holidays and invite guests in for live music, holiday treats and all-around, old-fashioned holiday cheer. Admission is $20 and tickets are limited, so reserve yours today!
  • Santa’s Fly-In. Nowhere else will you and your family get to watch Santa and Mrs. Claus fly in from the North Pole by helicopter. They will do just that on Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m.! Watch as they fly into Carmel Valley Village Airfield and then board their sleigh for the parade through Carmel Valley Village. The parade includes horses, autos, a train and more.

For more holiday events in Monterey County, view this full list from See Monterey. Enjoy this festive holiday season in Central California, and when you’re ready to achieve you real estate goals in the Monterey County real estate market, you know who to call! As a Central California real estate agent, I’d love to help!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Why to Spend the Holidays in SLO County!

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SLO County for the Holidays

Do you travel for the holidays, or do you stay home in SLO County? As a Central California real estate agent, I love spending the holiday season in my hometown here in Central California!

I’m not alone, either. Nassau News Live just recently shared 10 reasons to spend the holidays in SLO County on California’s Central Coast. Here’s a summary of some of their reasons:

  • SLO County is exactly how it sounds. Slow. Communities here rank among the happiest in America. Paso Robles was just named one of America’s favorite towns. Life unfolds at a slower, more peaceful pace here in Central California. Located between California’s large cities, here, it’s all about wine trails, spectacular views, small-town community activities, fine dining and more. It’s off the grid, but still right along California’s Highway 1. It’s great for reconnecting with family and friends during the holidays, away from the city bustle.
  • SLO County is one-of-a-kind. There is truly nowhere else in the country that compares to Central California. We’ve got Hearst Castle, which is a main attraction year-round, but it’s a wondrous sight the entire month of December. Every single hall is lavishly decorated for the holidays. Holiday performances take place, including a one-act version of A Christmas Carol. A musical celebration will take place Dec. 12. If you’ve never visited Hearst Castle during the holidays, consider it this year!
  • SLO County has plenty to do. Just because the pace is slower here doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do for the holidays besides a visit to Hearst Castle. Every town in Central California hosts some sort of holiday festivity. You can catch a theatrical performance, like The Nutcracker at San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center, or A Christmas Story at SLO Little Theatre. There are also a slew of parades, tree lighting ceremonies, Santa sightings, old-fashioned celebrations and more.
  • SLO County is active. Since the weather is beautiful year-round here in Central California, you don’t have to hide out inside to celebrate the holidays. Central California has its Reindeer Run 5k Run/Walk at Mitchell Park, where runners can wear holiday costumes and enjoy pancakes with Santa. You can ice skate under the warm California sun at Madonna Inn from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4. You can also ice skate, and play in 50 tons of fresh snow, in Downtown Atascadero on Dec. 12!

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to spend your holiday season here in SLO County. Slow down, spend quality time with your friends or family, and enjoy old-fashioned fun. If you need help buying a vacation home, or help achieving any of your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market this fall or winter, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Winter Nature Activities in Central California

Central California Nature Activities

Central California Nature

Here in Central California, we are blessed with good weather for the majority of the year. While temperatures do drop in the winter, there are still plenty of good-weathered days to head outdoors and into nature. And here in Central California, we’ve got tons of nature for you to surround yourself with!

As your Central California real estate agent, I’ve put together a list of activities you can enjoy here in Central California year-round.

Hiking

Hiking is a great activity in all seasons, because no matter what the temperature is, you can always just add or remove layers. There are so many hiking trails to choose from in Central California, it’d be impossible to name them all.

Lake Nacimiento has over 100 miles designated for hiking, complete with pine and oak groves, along with 165 miles of shoreline. For more great hiking trails in Central California, check out this list of 15 awesome winter hiking trails along Highway 1, from WineCoastCountry.com!

Horseback Riding

If you’d rather sit back and enjoy Central California’s scenic trails, consider going for a horseback riding trip instead. Madonna Inn Trail Rides in San Luis Obispo offers trail riding on gentle and friendly horses, suitable for anyone. You could do a simple one-hour ride for scenic views, or you could do a ride and taste package that includes wine and cheese tasting!

For a full list of horseback riding trails in Central California, check out this website.

Hot Mineral Springs

What better time to crawl into a hot mineral springs than in the cooler months here in Central California? These naturally occurring hot springs offer health benefits and relaxation. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Avila Beach offers hillside tubs for anyone to rent by the hour. You could also combine your soak with a massage at their spa.

Go all out and stay overnight! Make a staycation out of it. The rooms at Sycamore Springs include private mineral springs soaking tubs. Paso Robles Inn also offers hot mineral springs tubs with their rooms and is conveniently located so you can enjoy all that Paso Robles has to offer.

Golf

Fall and winter are excellent seasons for golfing in Central California! The courses aren’t as crowded, and the weather is perfect. Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles is a pristine, world-class course with small-town charm. It’s a hidden gem, but Golf Digest rated it with four and a half stars out of five. The wine country scenery is fantastic! Avila Beach Golf Resort is another popular golf destination in the area, with gorgeous views of the ocean, beach and pier.

Enjoy fall and winter here in the Central California by enjoying the cooler weather outdoors! When ready to buy a Central California home, or ready to sell your Central California home, contact me, your Central California real estate agent! I’m here for you!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

What to Do Halloween Night in Central California!

Central California Halloween

Halloween in Central California

Halloween is this Friday night! While lots of Halloween events have already come to pass here in Central California, there is still plenty to keep you busy on Halloween night. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with kids, or celebrating with adults, there is something for everyone. As your Central California real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in!

Halloween for Kids

  • Bring the whole family to the Oak Shores Halloween Costume Party on Halloween night from 8 to 11 p.m.! Admission is free if you wear a costume and bring two canned goods; otherwise, it’s $10. Party will include a DJ, contest prizes, appetizers and beverages to purchase. There are numerous costume contest categories to choose from, so plan accordingly!
  • In Atascadero, kids can go trick-or-treating along Entrada Avenue in the downtown area from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Afterward, bring them to the Harvest Party at Refuge Church. From 6-8:30 p.m., they can enjoy bounce houses, games, food, candy, a giant slide and more. It’s free to attend!
  • In Paso Robles, kids can enjoy Safe & Fun Halloween in Downtown. Trick-or-treating is from 3 to 6 p.m. at local merchants. From 4 to 7 p.m., ghouls, ghosts and witches will be walking around to take photos with. There will be a pumpkin carving contest, a barbecue, live music and dancing, scarecrows for you to vote on and more.
  • Have older kids? Bring them to Castle of the Dead Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch on Halloween night! This is located at the Salinas Sports Complex from 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday. The Storm House becomes a haunted castle with zombies, vampires, mazes and more. Cost is $12. For the younger kids, bring them through the pumpkin patch, ghost town, haunted barn or corn maze.

Halloween for Adults

  • First Crush Cellars is hosting a Halloween costume parties for adults on Halloween night from 5 to 9 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded to the costume winners. There will also be appetizers, live music and wine available for purchase. Tickets cost $45 per person.
  • Visit August Ridge Vineyards on Halloween between 5 and 9 p.m. for a Halloween party. They are offering complimentary wine tasting. Then bring home wine and olive oil for the after party!
  • Head to SLO Brewing Co. for their Halloween Party, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dress in costume and dance the night away to 80’s pop/rock cover band Makeover while sipping beer and admiring each other’s costumes. Cost is $6 ahead of time or $8 at the door.
  • Luna Red in SLO is also hosting a Halloween party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eat, drink and dance! There will be live music by Green to White and The Kicks, light appetizers, and a costume contest with multiple prizes. Tickets cost $20 ahead of time and $25 at the door.

Enjoy Halloween night in Central California, no matter what you decide to do, and be safe! When you’re ready to accomplish your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent. Happy Halloween!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

6 Halloween Events Coming Up in SLO County!

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SLO County Halloween Events

As your Central California real estate agent, I want to know that local residents are enjoying all the local events and activities offered here in Central California. A couple days ago, I shared Halloween events coming up in Monterey County. Today, I’d like to fill you in on Halloween events coming up in San Luis Obispo County! Mark your calendars for the ones that interest you most.

1.  This Friday, Oct. 24, bring the whole family to Meadow Park in San Luis Obispo for Munchkin March! Beginning at 5 p.m., this event features a costume parade, photo booth, a silent auction, an outdoor movie and more. Cost is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the Food Bank Coalition.

2.  This Saturday, Oct. 25, bring the whole family to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero for Halloween Zoo Boo! From 5 to 8:30 p.m., you can enjoy carnival games, Halloween activities, trick-or-treating and more. Wear your costumes and visit with the zoo animals while you’re there! Bring your own reusable trick-or-treating bags. This event is included with regular zoo admission.

3.  Also on Oct. 25 is the 6th Annual Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic Pet Costume Contest! Dress your pets in costumes and bring them to the clinic to play with other pets and to see who wins in the costume contest. Categories include pet duo, human and pet duo, canine costume, feline costume and exotic pet costume.  This takes place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

4.  While not necessarily Halloween related, Paso Robles is hosting its 1st Annual Golden Oak Honey Festival this Saturday, Oct. 25, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown City Park! Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the oaks while shopping among antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts. There will be plenty of honey sampling, food, honey beer and wine, beekeeping seminars and more. Admission is free!

5.  From Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, visit the Point San Luis Lighthouse in Avila Beach. This year-round attraction turns into a Haunted Lighthouse this time of year and was deemed the scariest haunted house on the Central Coast. There are also haunted trolley tours happening this Saturday and next Wednesday, Oct. 29. On Oct. 31, you can attend “Monster Mash Murders,” which features a gruesome dinner with Alapay Cellars.

6.  On Halloween, dress your kids up in their costumes and bring them downtown Paso Robles for safe trick-or-treating at local businesses! This will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Also, if you carved a pumpkin this year, bring it with. There will be rewards for best carved pumpkins! Kids can also take photos with real live (costumed) witches.

Get spooked this weekend and next for Halloween here in SLO County. When you’re ready to buy or sell real estate in the SLO County real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

More Harvest Wine Weekend Events in Paso Robles This Weekend!

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Harvest Wine Weekend 2014

If you live in Central California, most likely you already know that this weekend is Harvest Wine Weekend in Paso Robles! This event combines more than 130 local wineries hosting their own unique events and activities throughout the weekend. It’s up to you to find the events that sound the most interesting to you, and to plan your weekend accordingly!

As your Central California real estate agent, I’d like to help make your weekend planning easier with a list of some of the events I find to be most interesting and worth sharing! I already shared some of my top favorites in my last blog post. Here are some more to add to that list:

  • Visit Frolicking Frog Cellars right downtown Paso Robles for new release and barrel tastings for only $5. On Saturday, attend their First Annual Sip and Swing Harvest Wine Festival from noon to 3 p.m.! You’ll sip reserve wines, enjoy live music and gourmet fare, and party in a roaring 20’s style. Tickets cost $30 per person.
  • Visit GreMarK Vineyards this weekend, it’s one of only three times a year that they are open to the public! This is the smallest winery in the county, producing only 300 cases a year. Go support them by indulging in handcrafted wines of intense fruit and low tannins. Speak directly with the winemaker that creates all the wines. Special weekend discounts will be available.
  • Visit Halter Ranch Vineyard on Saturday or Sunday for a totally local experience! You can hang out in their 19th century barn while tasting bites from local chefs, olive oils from Robbins Family Farm, and wines from Halter Ranch! You can also tour their new winery and wine caves. Make reservations for a tour at 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m.
  • Visit Tablas Creek Winery for an interactive demonstration of how wine is created! This will take place on Saturday, ongoing between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can first taste the newly harvested grapes, then try your hand at beginning their transformation into wine, and then taste the wines! Daily tours are also available of the vineyard, animal stable, grafting shed and winery.
  • Visit Windward Vineyard to taste a commemorative 20th anniversary 2012 release, along with older releases, each paired with artisan cheeses. Guests can also take advantage of a special barrel room photo shoot, with a framed hard copy photo to take home with you.  Create lasting memories listening to live music, sipping wine and playing Bocce ball, and then remember it with a photo!

These are some of the events that stood out to me, but there are plenty more that are worth checking out! Read through the whole list and let me know where you’ll be going this weekend!

Enjoy Harvest Wine Weekend in Paso Robles, and when you’re ready to accomplish your real estate goals in the Central California real estate market, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Top Harvest Wine Weekend Events in Paso Robles!

Paso Robles Events

Harvest Wine Weekend

Harvest Wine Weekend is coming up this weekend in Paso Robles! Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, there will be more than 130 wineries hosting a variety of events and activity to celebrate this year’s harvest. As your Central California real estate agent, I can’t write about every single event or activity, because that would be a never-ending blog post! So instead, I’ll fill you in on some of the top events to know about, so you can better plan your weekend.

There is no ticket to this event. It is up to you to choose the winemaker dinners, barbecues, seminars, live music and other activities to partake in. Here is a list to get your started:

  • Visit Adelaida Cellars on Saturday or Sunday to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary! They will be offering special selections of wine from their library, dating back to 2004, which guests can taste at the Decade Bar. Taste numerous varieties of Pinot while enjoying harvest paella from Chef Alex Martin and listening to local music favorite, Tennessee Jimmy.
  • Visit Brochelle Vineyards on Saturday for Brochelle + Bacon! You can taste three bacon-inspired bites paired with their handcrafted wines. Live music will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and you’ll receive $5 off when purchasing a bottle. Sunday, enjoy maple bacon bites from Templeton Donuts with your wine!
  • Visit Broken Earth Winery for all sorts of fun, Friday through Sunday. The highlight will be on Saturday, when you can stomp in their barrel room grape stomp competition! Stomp to the music and compete to see who presses the most juice. There will also be live music, food specials and special wine pairings all weekend.
  • Visit Cass Winery for a traditional pig roast dinner buffet on Friday! Little Creek Live will be there from 6 to 9 p.m., so bring your dancing boots to dance off some of that delicious buffet you’ll enjoy. On Sunday, stop by for Ted’s Taco Bar Finale! Enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos and a grape stomp for just $25 per person. This includes the cost of wine tasting!
  • Visit Eberle Winery for cave tours happening every hour on the hour, all weekend long! Friday, sample food from local vendors and enjoy a farm-to-table harvest dinner. Saturday, sit on the patio and enjoy live music and grilled food bites. Sunday, savor gourmet grilled cheese with your favorite wine.

Mark these special events around Paso Robles in your calendar! You can also check out all of the events and activities taking place for Harvest Wine Weekend on the event website, or on the iPhone app.

As your Central California real estate agent, I’ll be back Wednesday to share some more of the top events taking place this weekend. Call up your family and friends and plan an amazing weekend here in Central California!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Paso Robles Pioneer Day This Weekend!

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2014 Paso Robles Pioneer Day

Every year, Paso Robles hosts the beloved Pioneer Day, which is an entire day of fun for the whole family. This year, Pioneer Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 11. As your Central California real estate agent, I’d like to fill you in on the schedule for this event so you don’t miss a beat!

If you’re an early bird, head out early on Saturday for the Bean Feed Preparation at Paso Robles City Park at 7 a.m., the Antique Classic Car Judging at King Oil Tools at 7:30 a.m., the Children’s Pet Show for kids 12 and under at the Paso Robles City Park Gazebo at 8 a.m., and the Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest at 8:30 a.m. at the Park Gazebo. Entry forms for these contests can be found on the event website.

The main event of the day is the Pioneer Day Parade, which begins promptly at 10 a.m. at 17th and Spring Street. It continues and ends around City Park, so there are plenty of good viewing areas! Get downtown early to scope out a spot, and bring lawn chairs or a blanket if you don’t want to stand.

During the parade, you’ll see plenty of antique tractors, horse-drawn wagons, marching bands, mounted equestrian groups, youth groups, church groups, civic groups, creative floats, vintage cars, fire engines, military vehicles and more. It is definitely not a parade you want to miss!

After the parade, the day continues with special 125th anniversary features! The theme this year is Old Fashioned Funfair, which features a street dance, a beer garden, a bake-off for amateurs and professionals, and old-fashioned games for kids, such as a cake walk and tug of war.

The Free Bean Feed at Paso Robles City Park begins at noon, and Carnegie Library & Historical Museum opens at noon. Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be a horseshoe pitching contest, an old gas engine show, and a band concert.

The Pioneer Museum also opens at 1 p.m. One of the highlights of Pioneer Day is all of the antique tractors, wagons and steam engines that come out for the event. You can view over 70 tractors and wagons on display! There will also be Dutch Oven Cookin’ and a Mule Packing Demonstration.

Pioneer Day started in Paso Robles in 1931. It was organized by community volunteers. Every business closed for the day, and nothing cost money at the event. It was all about bringing together the community to say thanks for supporting local business and the town as a whole. To this day, the event is still free of charge, and it’s still a fun, authentic way to bring the community together!

Enjoy the festivities in Paso Robles this weekend, and when you’re ready to accomplish you real estate goals in the Central California real estate market this fall, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

2 Upcoming Wine Events in Central California!

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Upcoming Central California Wine Events

California Wine Month may have officially ended, but here in Central California, every month is wine month! Our local vineyards and wineries continue to harvest their grapes and support our local economy. Wine events continue to take place, which is an excellent way to enjoy the beauty of Central California sights and weather, taste new wines, and meet new people.

Two more significant wine events are coming up this month. As your Central California real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on the details of each.

Harvest Wine Weekend in Paso Robles

Harvest Wine Weekend takes place in Paso Robles Oct. 17 through Oct. 19. This is a chance to celebrate and honor our local winemakers, growers and tasting room staff for a year of hard work and dedication to their craft!

With more than 140 Paso Robles wineries hosting weekend activities, you are sure to find many that you will enjoy. These include harvest events, winemaker dinners, wine tasting, vineyard and winery tours, and more. There is not one large event, but rather many small events taking place all over Paso Robles.

Some highlights include wine and bacon pairings, ceremonial grape stomps, lobster feeds, wine desserts, blending sessions and more. Local wineries are really getting creative for this event! There is even an iPhone app that allows you to plot out your wine country trip and keep up with the schedule.

BubblyFest in Pismo Beach

BubblyFest By the Sea takes place in Pismo Beach Oct. 24 through Oct. 26, but tickets are selling fast! If you’d like to go to this first-ever event, you best buy your tickets soon, before they are sold out.

BubblyFest celebrates over 40 sparkling wine and champagne producers of the world, with the ocean as the backdrop. If you love sparkling wine, this event is for you. VIP tickets and Sunday Funday tickets are already sold out, but Grand Tasting tickets are still available for $65, and Bubblyfest Cocktail Mixer tickets are still available for $45.

The Bubblyfest Cocktail Mixer will take place under the stars at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Travel through time, back to the Gatsby era, as you sip bubbly cocktails, enjoy appetizers and dance the night away to Jazz by The Tipsy Gypsies. Themed dress is encouraged!

The Grand Tasting event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel. Here you can sample unlimited bubblies from over 40 Central Coast and International champagne and sparkling wine producers. With ticket purchase, you can also sample artisan cheeses, chocolates, breads, oysters and more, while enjoying beautiful ocean views. Hats and sunscreen are encouraged!

Also on Saturday, musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Mono Gil, and a photo booth will offer guests an opportunity to capture memories that will last a lifetime! Each ticketholder will receive a souvenir champagne flute as well.

Continue to enjoy Central California wine by marking your calendar for these two upcoming events. When ready to achieve your real estate goals here in Central California, contact me, your Central California real estate agent! That’s what I’m here for!

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com

Avila Apple Festival This Weekend in Central California!

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Avila Apple Festival

Apple season is in its prime right now, which is why Avila Apple Festival is coming up this weekend! As your Central California real estate agent, I’d like to fill you in on the details of this family-friendly festival. There is always so much to do here in Central California, and the fun continues into October.

Today is the last day that you can purchase tickets to the “Meet the Growers” Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Avila Valley Barn. Tickets cost $75 per person and can be purchased online, at Avila Valley Barn, or at the Avila Beach Civic Association Office.

At the Farm to Table Dinner, you can enjoy a dinner catered by local Chef Jesse Smith, who is the chef at Avila Valley Barn’s Farmhouse Deli! Enjoy your meal under a canopy of lights, located inside a secret orchard at Avila Valley Barn. Begin the evening with a hayride, enjoy fresh ciders and apple wines, chat with local growers, watch a demonstration and a short film, and enjoy an apple-themed dinner.

You certainly will feel full after enjoying this extensive menu! It includes apple cider marinated chicken with apple influenced sauces, cider brined and apple wood smoked pork loin, homegrown vegetable medley wrapped in a puff pastry, arugula salad, appetizers, apple cobbler dessert and much more!

The Farm to Table Dinner will also include music by Hillary & Kate, and a special guest. A silent auction will be held, including prizes like rounds of golf, hotel stays, surf lessons, gift baskets, spa packages, wine cases, restaurant certificates and more. Proceeds go to Avila-based nonprofits.

Then on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. at Avila Promenade/Plaza, enjoy the “It’s Everything Apple” Vendor Fair! Admission is free and includes apple grower booths, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food booths, live music and more. Wear your dancing boots too, because local favorites, See Canyon Ramblers and Bobby Santa Cruz, will be rocking the Promenade.

There is an apple pie baking contest, a kids’ apple pie eating contest, an apple juggling contest for kids and adults, and a kids’ caramel apple licking contest. If you’d like to join the apple pie baking contest, register online. For all other contests, you can register the day of for $1 per contestant.

Apple lovers, unite at Avila Apple Festival this weekend in Avila Beach and enjoy all that fall has to offer! When you’re ready to buy a Central California home, or to sell your Central California home, contact me, your Central California real estate agent! I am here to answer questions and to help you achieve your real estate goals.

From Grace Borzini
grace@oakshoresrealty.com