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Indulged - First stop - guacamole! Immediately after entering the festival gates, I was thrilled to see almost everyone carrying a mountain of guacamole and chips because I've been looking forward to trying the famous guacamole for months since I first learned of AvoFest. It certainly lives up to the hype! The guacamole is served out of an enormous vat and is the perfect combination of fresh ingredients.
Second up - beef ribs! I couldn't resist the mouthwatering beef ribs that Ol' Mason's Rib Shack was roasting on an open fire throughout the afternoon... truly finger-lickin' good and totally worth the mess.
Imbibed - In the spirit of everything avocado, Island Brewing Company featured an Avocado Honey Ale. Of course, I couldn't pass this up and found the beer to be surprisingly delectable, and an excellent accompaniment to wash down the beef ribs and guacamole and chips.
Inspired - Peace, Love & Guacamole was the theme of the event, and this definitely encapsulates the fun-loving, community vibe of the Avocado Festival. More than 60 local bands played over the weekend, and the Guac'n'Roll stage was surrounded by friends and families dancing to great live music and soaking up the delightful weather. The Avo-Bazaar featured arts and crafts by local artists and artisans, and growers boasted their bounty of impeccable avocados and an abundance of avocado products - even pies and ice cream!
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