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Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020

Did you see any of the chalk artwork around town over the past couple of weeks reminding you to fill out your 2020 Census form? Did you miss the September 30th deadline? It’s OK. The Census 2020 website remains open for any of the stragglers out there. We strongly urge you to complete your census soon if you have not done so yet. Now, on to something fun: the Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020. Your love of seafood could win you a $50 gift certificate.

Enter a photo of your seafood in the Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020 between now and Oct 15th for a chance to win $50. #SeafoodEats

What: Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020
Where: Any Restaurant or Fish Market in Ventura Harbor Village
When: Now through October 15th
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020

Search Ventura County homes for saleAny time you visit a Ventura Harbor Village restaurant or pick up something at one of the fresh seafood markets in the village between now and October 15th, you have the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate. All you need to do is take a photo of your seafood or seafood dish. Upload that photo to your Instagram or Facebook accounts. Then, add #SeafoodEats and tag Ventura Harbor Village (@VenturaHarbor) so that contest organizers see it. Also, make sure your account is public. Organizers cannot see private accounts. So, if your account is not public, you might miss your opportunity to win $50.

Ventura Harbor Restaurants & Fish Markets

  • 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese
  • Alexander’s
  • Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market
  • Baja Bay Surf ‘N Taco
  • Boatyard Pub
  • Brophy Bros Clam Bar
  • Copa Cubana
  • Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
  • Harbor Cove Cafe
  • La Petite Cafe
  • Margarita Villa
  • Saturday Fisherman’s Market
  • Ventura Fresh Fish
  • Water’s Edge
  • Wild Local Seafood Co

For an official explanation of contest rules, please visit Ventura Harbor Village’s website. No purchase necessary. Only one submission allowed per person. Any additional submissions will be discarded.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Beach Dining Options

For a brief, shining moment last month, in-house dining returned to Ventura County. Unfortunately, Governor Newsom ordered a temporary halt on July 1st due to a spike in Coronavirus cases. What does this mean for Ventura beach dining options?

Restaurant dining reverted back to outdoor or takeout on July 1st. But there are options to how you enjoy Ventura beach dining at Ventura Harbor Village.

Ventura Beach Dining

Search Ventura County homes for saleVentura Harbor Village offers outdoor dining and takeout options for all of its restaurants. This includes the 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese, Baja Bay Surf ‘N Taco, Margarita Villa, The Parlor, and Water’s Edge, among others. All restaurants and bars offering outdoor dining must keep a six foot distance between tables. Only members living in the same household may sit together. Patrons must limit their dining time to between one and one and a half hours before the table gets turned over. Bars and pubs now close between 10 pm and 5 am.

What About Ventura Bars and Pubs?

As of July 16th, the Ventura County Health Officer ordered bars and pubs to close their inside service to the public. However, if these bars serve food, they may do so on their outdoor patios. Alcohol may also be ordered and served at the same time that food is requested. Wineries and wine tasting rooms may continue to operate as long as they adhere to strict guidelines.

Alternatives to Outdoor Dining

Ventura beach dining at Harbor Village offers a few alternatives to sit-down dining. First, order your food to go. Just about every restaurant at Ventura Harbor Village allows you to call in an order for pick-up. Then, take your food to the Seaside Takeout Zone at the village. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs for a nice, comfortable picnic at the harbor. Or rent an electric boat for a ride around the harbor and enjoy your food on the water. Yet another option is to go across the road and take it out on the beach for a lovely beach picnic. Just make sure you always pick up after yourself and throw trash away in the appointed receptacles. We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy the beaches for decades to come.

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Main Street Moves Ventura

Just today, Governor Newsom ordered a second shutdown of indoor businesses amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. That includes indoor dining at restaurants. However, he still allows outdoor dining and shopping to continue. Why? This facilitates social distancing much easier than the confines of indoors. So, the local experiment known as Main Street Moves Ventura appears to continue through until its end date of July 16th.

Even though Governor Newsom again announced closures of indoor dining at local restaurants, Main Street Moves Ventura allows you to eat and shop outside over five blocks in the downtown area until July 16th, 2020.

What: Main Street Moves Ventura
Where: Downtown Ventura, Main St between Fir & Palm and California St between Santa Clara & Poli
When: 7 am to 10 pm every day between now and July 16th, 2020

Main Street Moves Ventura

Search Ventura County homes for saleOn June 16th, five blocks in the downtown Ventura area shut down their streets to vehicular traffic. This allowed businesses in the area to expand out onto the sidewalks and streets in an effort to accommodate customers while still allowing for social distancing requirements. These blocks allow for foot and bicycle traffic from 7 am to 10 pm daily.

In addition to shopping at your favorite stores outdoors, restaurants allow dining al fresco. Of course, takeout is still available at many places if you feel more comfortable doing that instead.

Health and Safety

Restaurants and shops must adhere to state, federal, and CDC guidelines during this time to remain open. That means that employees and guests must always wear a mask. The only exceptions to that rule are if you have a medical or mental condition that prevents you from wearing a mask. Also, hearing-impaired people or anyone who needs to communicate with a hearing-impaired person does not need to wear a mask. Basically, if a person must be able to see another person’s mouth in order to communicate, they do not need to wear a mask at that time.

Of course, when you eat or drink at a restaurant, you don’t need to wear a mask either. But that’s where a six foot distance from others becomes necessary. Outdoor activities such as swimming, running, hiking, bicycling, etc., do not require the use of masks. Again, maintain that six foot distance from others in your vicinity while engaged in outdoor activities.

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Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020

In March, we celebrate Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor Village. All month long, several mermaid-related events take place in the village. treasure-hunting, a mermaid parade, and a themed escape room created specifically for Mermaid Month. But if you want to see one of these beautiful creatures live, you need to come to one of the Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020 events scheduled this month.

As part of Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor Village, guests can see a real live mermaid at the Ventura Mermaid Meet & Greet March 7th & 21st as well as listen to live music, create a fun arts & crafts project, watch a chalk art demo & see a mermaid sculpted from ice.

What: Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker)
When: Saturday, March 7th & 21st, 1 pm to 4 pm

Ventura Mermaid Meet and Greet 2020

Search Ventura County homes for saleAriel may be the most famous mermaid, but her friends make an appearance at the Harbor Village’s Mermaid Meet & Greet. Talk to them and pose for a picture anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm this Saturday, March 7th. Try on a tail of your own at a Mermaid selfie station. Macaroni Kid Adventure hosts a free crafts project for the kids. The Surfer Joe Band plays live beach music all afternoon.

Watch artist Tina Obrien create a beautiful art project right before your eyes in front of the Mermaid Gallery. Then, visit Coastal Cone for a Fishzookie. While you treat yourself to this delicious ice cream goodness, watch Randall Williams create a masterpiece in chalk on the sidewalk nearby. Finally, Le Petit’s very own chef Jean-Luc creates a mermaid ice sculpture between 3 pm and 4 pm to close out the day’s events.

In addition to all that, get your face painted. Visit a tarot reader to have your cards or seashells read. Don’t forget to stop in to the various shops in the village for mermaid specials going on all month long. It’s loads of fun for children of all ages to enjoy.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Valentine’s Day Events

In less than two weeks, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. What do you have planned with your sweetie? Chocolates? Jewelry? Dinner? If you struggle to find a way to show your special someone how much you love them, consider one of these Ventura Valentine’s Day events.

Still searching for things to do to show your sweetie how much you love them? Consider one of these Ventura Valentine's Day events in Ventura Harbor.

Ventura Valentine’s Day Events

Whale Watching

Search Ventura County homes for saleWintertime is a great time to go whale watching in Southern California. Right now, you might see gray whales as they journey back north from Mexico. Island Packers Cruises offers whale watching cruises every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through mid-April in the Ventura Harbor area. Choose from the early 9:30 am cruise or afternoon 1:30 pm cruise. Each cruise takes between three and three and a half hours to complete.

Evening Harbor Cruise

Island Packers also offers a special one-hour Valentine’s Day evening harbor cruise. They depart at 6 pm. Guests enjoy tasty appetizers while sipping a complimentary beverage as they cruise around the harbor. Tickets cost $27 per person. Seniors receive a $3 discount per ticket. Visit the Island Packers website to reserve your spot today. They fill up quickly.

Love Local Art Walk

Does your sweetheart like art? Visit three Ventura Harbor art galleries on Valentine’s Day: Ventura County Potter’s Guild Gallery, The Mermaid Gallery, and Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts. Enjoy special sweets while looking at the art exhibits in each gallery. Local artists provide live demonstrations at the Potter’s Guild from 1 pm to 4 pm on Valentine’s Day. Watch a live art demo at The Mermaid Gallery from 1 pm to 4 pm as well. Pick up a unique piece of “heart art” at the Village gallery, too. Money raised from sales helps support local artists.

Dining With Your Love

Make a reservation at one of the Harbor’s restaurants. Enjoy a heart-shaped pizza at Fratelli’s Pizza and Brew. The Greek Mediterranean Steak and Seafood offers a special Valentine’s dinner between 4 pm and 10 pm. Take a photo in the photo booth on-site to capture the memory forever. Reservations required (805-650-5350). Starting at 5 pm, Le Petit Cafe offers a wonderfully romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Reservations are required here as well (805-642-1191).

If you decide you want to take your paramour out for dinner on Valentine’s Day, make sure you make your reservation soon. Fridays tend to be pretty busy anyway. But Valentine’s Day makes it that much busier. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019

It may not snow here in Southern California, but we definitely know how to celebrate the holidays! First, with a tree lighting at the San Buenaventura Mission right after Thanksgiving. Then, with our Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk a couple of weeks ago. Only eight more shopping days until Christmas. So, if you have yet to start your shopping, I suggest you get on the ball now. This weekend’s Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019 might offer your last opportunity to complete your shopping list before the big day next week!

Not quite done with your Christmas shopping yet? Visit the Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019 this Sat, Dec 21st for free activities & more.

What: Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker)
When: Saturday, December 21st, 12 pm to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleGrab your Christmas gift list and head over to the Ventura Harbor Village this Saturday. We hear Santa and Mrs. Claus promise to make a visit and they brought their reindeer with them! Tell Santa what you want him to deliver on Christmas Day and pose for photos. Keep your eyes open for other beloved holiday characters as they wander around the village, too. Carolers and Toy Soldier band keep the public entertained with lively renditions of favorite holiday songs.

Keep the kids busier still with fun scavenger hunts. Macaroni Kid and Lakeshore Learning host free kids crafts in the Village as well. Once completed, take these Christmas-themed crafts home to become part of your holiday decor for years to come. You might want to wander over to Coastal Cone sometime between 12 pm and 4 pm. Why? Well, don’t be surprised if you happen to catch snow falling every 15 minutes or so. What winter wonderland would be complete without snow?!

Shopping Passport Contest

Plan on visiting at least three shops and spending a minimum of $15? Pick up a shopping passport at any of the Village shops. Have the retailers at each shop you visit stamp the passport. Then, turn it in before you leave. You automatically receive free entry into the Harbor Village contest. Prizes include whale watching tickets and free merchandise at several of the Village shops. It’s free to enter.

From our family to yours…we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a joyous New Year!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk 2019

We certainly hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving with family and friends. Who went to watch the official tree lighting at the San Buenaventura Mission last Saturday? Now that Christmas season is underway, you might want to visit the Ventura Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk 2019 this weekend. Time to get going on your Christmas shopping list. (And maybe pick up something for yourself as well.)

After the tree lighting in downtown Ventura on Dec 6th, come back for the Ventura Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk 2019 on the 7th. The tree lighting and street fair are free. But tickets for the wine walk are selling fast.

What: Ventura Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk 2019
Where: 300-500 blocks of Main St, Downtown Ventura
When: Saturday, December 7th, 12 pm to 8 pm
Admission: Street Fair – FREE, Wine Walk – $55 to $99
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588 or via email

Ventura Winter Street Fair 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleNeed to pick up a winter birthday gift, Hanukkah present, hostess gift or Christmas present for the loved ones in your life? Visit the street fair from 12 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, December 7th. Dozens of vendors sell unique gifts for all occasions. You won’t find these in any big box store! Plus, find something fun for your dinner table tonight.

Ventura Winter Wine Walk 2019

After the street fair, consider attending the Winter Wine Walk. Local wineries and breweries vie for your attention at this fun wine and beer tasting held from 4 pm to 7 pm in downtown Ventura. Tickets range from $55 for general admission up to $99 for VIP tasting rooms. Of course, this event caters to the strictly 21+ crowd. Make sure you bring a valid photo ID or risk getting turned away. Visit the Winter Wine Walk website to pick up your tickets today. They’re selling quickly.

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2019

Before the street fair or wine walk starts, visit downtown Ventura for another fun holiday tree lighting event on Friday, December 6th. Choirs perform live Christmas music while dancers entertain starting at 5:30 pm. Santa brings the snow with him at 6:45 pm for the official lighting of the tree. It’s free fun for all ages to enjoy.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

Thanksgiving comes late this year (November 28th). That means less than a month afterward before Christmas Day. So even though we have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving, we thought you might want start planning a visit to the official Ventura Christmas tree lighting 2019 ceremony.

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, visit the Sanbuenaventura Mission to watch the official Ventura Christmas Tree Lighting 2019 ceremony with your family.

What: Ventura Christmas Tree Lighting 2019
Where: San Buenaventura Mission Steps (211 E Main St)
When: Saturday, November 30th, 5 pm to 8 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: San Buenaventura Mission (805) 641-1090

Ventura Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleIf one Christmas tree brings you such joy and happiness, two must be twice as nice, right? That’s what the event organizers of Ventura’s tree lighting believe. Two Norfolk Pines and the mission’s fig tree light up for the holidays at 6:45 pm. However, no one gets bored waiting. Several activities keep you busy beforehand.

Listen as choirs regale you with classic Christmas carols. We hear Santa promised to show up at 6 pm to listen to children’s Christmas wishes and pose for photos. So, make sure you bring your camera with you. He throws the switch to light the thousands of new LED lights on all three trees. Visit the informational and vendor booths on-site. When you get hungry, pick something up from one of the food vendors on-site.

Start the Christmas season off with bright lights and cheer. Bring your friends and family to watch the officially lighting of Ventura’s Christmas tree. Dress to stave off our chilly wintery Southern California weather. This event happens come rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy your evening in comfort.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura County Farm Day 2019

Living in the city, you sometimes forget how much agriculture plays a part of the California lifestyle. While the middle of California hosts a large percentage of farmland for the state, several farms conduct their daily business right here in Ventura County. To explain how they fit in with our California economy, several of these farms plan on participating in Ventura County Farm Day 2019.

Visit more than a dozen different farms and museums to learn about California's agricultural industry and its impact on the local economy during Ventura County Farm Day 2019.

What: Ventura County Farm Day 2019
When: Saturday, November 9th
Where: Various Ventura County Farms
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura County Farm Day Organizers (805) 901-0213 or via email

Ventura County Farm Day 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleOn Saturday, November 9th, 18 different agricultural organizations in seven different cities located in Ventura County let the public into their facilities for free. This event proves both educational and entertaining for all ages. Take a self-guided tour. Many of these farms provide food for local Ventura County restaurants (such as Ventura’s Rumfish Y Vino, Oxnard’s Waterside Restaurant, Camarillo’s Bistro 13, and Ojai’s Farmer & the Cook among others).

Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner

Before visiting these farms for free, enjoy a special Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner at Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai. The November 7th evening’s festivities begin with a 4 pm VIP reception. Then, at 5 pm, guests enjoy a flight of wine, appetizers, main course, and dessert. Live music helps with digestion. Tickets cost $95 for general admission and $125 for the VIP treatment. Pick up your tickets today. They won’t last long.

Participating Farms

  • Agromin (6859 Arnold Rd, Oxnard)
  • AGQ Lab (2451 Eastman, Oxnard)
  • Alpacas at Windy Hill (7660 Bradley Rd, Somis)
  • Chivas Goat Milk Skin Care (11971 Darling Rd, Saticoy)
  • Earthtrine Farm (1091 Cuyama Rd, Ojai)
  • Good Farms (1980 S Rice, Oxnard)
  • Houweling’s Group (645 W Laguna Rd, Camarillo)
  • Laguna Farms (203 Wood Rd, Oxnard)
  • Limoneira (12390 W Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula)
  • McGrath Family Farms – The Abundant Table (1012 W Ventura, Camarillo)
  • Ojai Olive Oil (1811 Ladera Rd, Ojai)
  • Oxnard Historic Farm Park (1251 Gottfried Pl, Oxnard)
  • Petty Ranch (11971 Darling Rd, Saticoy)
  • Rancho Camulos Museum (5164 E Telegraph Rd, Piru)
  • Rincon Vitova Insectaries (11971 Darling Rd, Saticoy)
  • Seeag’s Farm Lab (11971 Darling Rd, Saticoy)
  • UC Hansen Ag Center (287 S Briggs Rd, Santa Paula)
  • Ventura County Ag Museum (926 Railroad Ave, Santa Paula)

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019

So, Thanksgiving is still over a month away. But why wait to give thanks for all the blessings in your life? Thousands of families in Ventura struggle to find their next meal and put a roof over their heads every single day. The holidays provide a perfect opportunity to show them some love. How? By participating in Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019 for one.

Reserve a unique artist-created bowl at Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019 and sample tasty soup cooked by talented local chefs. Proceeds benefit our local Humane Society and the Ojai Valley Family Shelter.

What: Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019
Where: Ventura County Potters Guild (1567 Spinnaker Dr #105)
When: Sunday, November 3rd, 11 am to 4 pm
Admission: $25/bowl
Contact: VCPG (805) 644-6800 or via email

Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleThe amazing artists at the Ventura County Potters Guild created beautiful handmade bowls specifically for the Bowl of Thanks event. Each one-of-a-kind bowl features unique touches you won’t find anywhere else. With the purchase of your bowl, you receive a punch card. This allows you to sample soup prepared by some of our finest local Ventura chefs.

Only 250 bowls have been created for this year’s Bowl of Thanks event. Once they’ve been purchased, that’s it. No more for the year. So, if you want to be a part of this unique fundraiser, visit the VCPG offices on Spinnaker right away to reserve your bowl.

Who Benefits from Bowl of Thanks?

Two local charities receive donations from money raised through the Bowl of Thanks event: the Humane Society of Ventura County and the Ojai Valley Family Shelter. The Humane Society in Ojai is Ventura County’s very first “no-kill” shelter. They provide food and shelter for neglected animals. None of the animals in their care ever get euthanized. But their care comes at a cost. They rely heavily on donations to continue to operate.

The Ojai Valley Family Shelter provides food and shelter to homeless individuals and families in Ventura County. Even through scheduled power outages (like last week), volunteers band together to make sure people get fed. They even bring a mobile shower facility to those in need in the field. They also rely on donations from the public to keep these services open to those in need. So reserve your one-of-a-kind bowl for the Bowl of Thanks event today.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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