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Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 Campaign Ends Soon

As if the Marine Corps wasn’t cool enough. Since 1947, they’ve been collecting toys for underprivileged children during the holiday season. You can be a part of their efforts. But you must hurry. The Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign ends December 10th. This ensures that all toys donated reach local boys and girls in time for Christmas.

The Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign ends Dec 10th. Drop off a new/unwrapped toy for a boy or girl at any of the 3 designated locations by then.

Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017

The Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign needs toys for boys and girls ages infant to 12. Everything is accepted. If you have children or grandchildren, think about the kinds of things they like. Dolls, action figures, games, art supplies, toy cars…everything is welcome. Just make sure it is new and unwrapped. After December 10th, the local Marine coordinator arranges the pickup of donations from our local drop off points. Then, these toys get sorted into gender and age categories at a central warehouse. Finally, they get distributed to church groups, community agencies, and local welfare organizations.

Can’t make it to the drop-off point in time for the Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign? You can still contribute by donating online. The money will be used to purchase toys wherever there is a deficiency so that no child gets left out. Since Toys for Tots is made up entirely of volunteers, 97% of the money raised goes directly to the kids, with 3% used for marketing materials.

Drop-Off Locations for Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017

The following locations generously volunteered to host a drop-off box for Toys for Tots this year. Please visit them during their regular business hours.

  • Harbor Cove Cafe (1867 Spinnaker Dr) – Anyone who brings in a new, unwrapped toy receives a 10% discount (ends Dec 10th)
  • Sierra Pacific Mortgage (1583 Spinnaker Dr #213) – 9 am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday until Dec 8th. They’re located just upstairs from the Boatyard Pub. After lunch at the pub, take a stroll upstairs to drop off your toy donation.
  • Silhouettes by the Beach Salon (1591 Spinnaker Dr) – Make an appointment for a cut and style so you’re ready for all the holiday parties (805-650-9014). But make sure to bring something with you for the toy drive. They accept donations through the end of business on Dec 10th.

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, approximately 15 million kids in the USA live below the poverty line. If they struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads, imagine how difficult Christmas must be for these families. You can make all the difference in these children’s lives this holiday season. Drop off a toy or two for the Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign by the end of this week. Merry Christmas!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017

When does the Christmas season start in your home? The day after Thanksgiving? Or when the official City tree gets lit up? If it’s the latter, then you’ll want to watch the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 yourself on Friday, December 1st.

The Christmas season doesn't officially start until the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 takes place. This year, that's on Dec 1st at Mission Park.

What: Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017
Where: Mission Park (185 E Santa Clara St)
When: Friday, December 1st, 3 pm to 8 pm
Contact: San Buenaventura Mission (805) 643-4318

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017

Main Street will be shut down in front of the San Buenaventura Mission specifically for the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 ceremony. While the tree lighting won’t take place until after dark (around 6:45 pm), there will be plenty to keep you busy beforehand. Visit Santa’s Village for holiday-themed fun. You can also start checking off the items on your Christmas list by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts found at the Village. Santa even plans to stop by for pictures with the children.

Watch Jesus’ birthplace come alive before your eyes with the mission’s living nativity. Choirs sing Christmas classics while other live entertainment performs throughout the day on two separate stages in Mission Park. They say it never rains in California (which, of course, is silly because it absolutely does). But, this year, it snows. That’s right. Guests at the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 event enjoy a beautiful winter setting complete with snowfall. Food and beverages will also be available for sale.

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 Parking

Parking for this holiday event can be found at the Ventura County Museum, at the Knights of Columbus Hall or in any of several lots available in the downtown area.

Hopefully, you and your family can make it to the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017. Santa should arrive just as the lights go on. Snow and surf within minutes of each other. Only Southern California can offer you both. Happy holidays!

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2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience with Martha Stewart

Do you enjoy sipping a fine glass of wine while eating delicious food prepared by some of today’s most talented chefs? Then you’re going to want to get your tickets right now for the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience. This year, visitors have the chance to actually meet Martha Stewart live and in person.

Meet talented chefs from all over Southern California at the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience. Special guests: Duff Goldman and Martha Stewart.

What: 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience
Where: Olivas Adobe (4200 Olivas Park Dr)
When: Sunday, October 1st, 1 pm to 4 pm
Admission: $85 to $325
Contact: Ventura County Star email update sign-up

2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience

So many extremely talented chefs live right here in the Ventura area. Luckily for us, they’ve agreed to come to the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience to showcase their talents for you. Some of the chefs featured at this exclusive event include Alex Montoya from The Cave Ventura, Gabe Garcia from Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, Salvador Austen from The Pierpont Inn in Ventura and Michelle Kinney from La Dolce Vita in Oxnard. But those are only a few scheduled for the day. Duff Goldman, owner of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes and Food Network personality, will also be at the event for a meet and greet with guests. And, of course, the legendary Martha Stewart makes an appearance as well.

At the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience, guests sample food, wine, beer and more from several local wineries, breweries, bakeries, restaurants and personal chefs. Indulge in a cooking demonstration or two. Learn the latest techniques in culinary excellence from those in the know. This event is jam-packed with tons of things any foodie would be thrilled to experience.

Tickets for 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience

Since alcoholic beverages will be served at the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience, you must be at least 21 years old to enter. Choose from four different options for your total experience. First, the Grand Tasting costs $85 per person. Guests enjoy unlimited samplings, live demonstrations and access to guest panels. Next, the VIP Grand Tasting runs $120 per person. With the VIP package, guests get in one hour earlier than everyone else (12 pm). That means an early jump on food, wine, beer and spirit tasting. After that, the Duff Goldman VIP Grand Tasting costs $180 per person. You receive everything included in the regular VIP Grand Tasting as well as a signed cookbook and personal meet and greet and with Duff Goldman himself. Finally, for $325 each, meet Martha Stewart as she signs copies of her latest cookbook Slow Cooker. In addition to the cookbook signing, guests partake in a sampling of Martha Stewart Wine Co wine selections and take home a swag bag filled with Martha Stewart goodies. To purchase tickets, visit the Ventura Food and Wine Experience box office online here.

Everyone can have a good time and still be responsible. Arrange a designated driver before you head out. Or, call a cab, Uber or Lyft to pick you up and take you back home. Whatever choice you make, just stay safe and keep others safe around you. Cheers and bon appetit!

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California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

Only a few days left to summer, according to the calendar. But in sunny Southern California, we get to enjoy summer a little bit longer. Nothing goes better with summer time weather than a nice cold beer. Choose from some of the finest craft beers at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017.

Celebrate finely crafted local beers as well as fantastic food and great music at the 3-day California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 in Plaza Park.

What: California Beer Festival Ventura 2017
Where: Plaza Park
When: Sept 15th 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sept 16th 12:30pm to 5pm, Sept 17th 11:30am to 7pm
Admission: $25 to $75 (3-Day Passes are SOLD OUT)
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

There’s so much to see and do at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017! First, kick things off with a food and beer pairing on Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Various local chefs put their talents to work for you. They’ve partnered with local Ventura breweries to bring you a pairing menu unlike any other. Then, visit craft beer heaven on Saturday. Gates open for early bird VIP ticket holders at 11:30am. General admission comes in at 1pm. Live music and bocce ball provide the day’s entertainment. Guests sample from more than 85 craft beers on tap. Of course, there’ll be food to help absorb the alcohol. For these two days, you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Finally, Sunday wraps up the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 with the popular Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. Four amazing acts are scheduled to perform: Highway Starr, “Yours” singer Russell Dickerson, “Fix” singer Chris Lane and “Think a Little Less” hit maker Michael Ray. Food and drinks sold separately. All ages are welcome to this event.

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 Tickets

Please note: 3 day passes for the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 already sold out. But others are still available…for now. Friday’s Food & Beer Pairing costs $60 per person. You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. General admission on Saturday runs $50 per person. Get in an hour and a half early with a VIP ticket for $75. However, if you’re the designated driver for your group, you only pay $25. Keep in mind that, even if you don’t partake in sampling beer, several talented chefs prepare amazing food for you to taste. Then, there’s always the great entertainment, too. Sunday’s Boots & Brews Music Festival costs $25 for general admission. Upgrade to VIP for $50 each. This gets you a front row seat and access to the VIP lounge. Purchase tickets online at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 website here. But, hurry. They sell out quickly.

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Ventura County Farm Day 2016

Saturday, November 5th is Ventura County Farm Day 2016, when more than 20 farms open their doors to the public. Then, visit the fairgrounds for a BBQ after.Do you ever stop to think where our food comes from?  More likely than not, you owe your dinner to a farmer.  Everyone should visit a farm at least once in their lifetime to truly appreciate the work that goes into creating a feast for Americans.  Ventura County Farm Day 2016 could be that day for you and your family.

What: Ventura County Farm Day 2016
Where: 20+ Farms All Over Ventura County
When: Saturday, November 5th, 10am to 3pm, BBQ from 4pm to 9pm at Ventura County Fairgrounds
Admission: Tours – free, BBQ – $40/adult, $15/kid under 12
Contact: Mary with Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture (SEEAG) (805) 901-0213 or via email

Ventura County Farm Day 2016

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On Ventura County Farm Day 2016, more than 20 farms around the county open their doors to the public.  This self-guided tour allows guests to spend as much time as they want at each location.  Visit a couple, several or all of them.  Every farm features family-friendly games, tours, book signings and samplings of food and/or beverages.  For a complete list of participating farms as well as a downloadable map, please visit the Ventura County Farm Day website here.

Ventura County Farm Day 2016 Barbecue

After you have visited as many farms on the Ventura County Farm Day 2016 list that you want, go to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  From 4pm to 9pm, the San Miguel Building hosts a delicious barbecue prepared by Ventura County Young Farmers & Rangers.  Only locally sourced, farm fresh meat and produce will be used.  Do you enjoy embibing in beer, wine or cocktails?  Choose from some of the best locally produced alcohol around.  Must be 21 or older to drink, of course.  Coldwater Canyon provides the live entertainment for the evening.

All tours on Ventura County Farm Day 2016 are absolutely free to the public.  However, you must have a ticket for the barbecue.  You can purchase your tickets for the barbecue online here.  Have fun while you and your family gain an appreciation and understanding about where our food comes from.  That’s a heck of a way to spend a Saturday!

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Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 – All Treats, No Tricks

Little ones can dress up a couple of days early and go trick-or-treating at the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 event. It's safe and it's free.Halloween can be a fun time.  However, the scary clown craze has spooked more than one resident of our Ventura community.  Don’t panic, parents.  There’s a solution to let your kids enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating without the worry.  Come to the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016.  Here, it’s all treats, no tricks.

What: Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura)
When: Saturday, October 29th, 1pm to 3pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016

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Allow your kids to dress up a couple of days early for the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 event.  Visit each shop and restaurant in the Ventura Harbor Village.  All your little one has to do is say “trick or treat”.  Everyone is welcome.  Harbor Village Gallery plans on being on-site to teach some crafts to the kids.  They’ll also paint your face if you’re interested.

Ventura Harbor Thrill the World 2016

After you’re done with the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 trick-or-treating, you might want to stick around.  That’s because we want to break a World Record.  The Thrill the World Zombie Dance starts at 3pm.  It’s only expected to last for 15 minutes.  For just $20, everyone ages 6 and up can show off their best Michael Jackson moves to his #1 hit “Thriller”.  All proceeds benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.  Sign up at ThrillTheWorld.com.  Participating may cost money, but watching won’t.  Cheer these guys on if you have two left feet and experience a touch of stage fright.

Feel free to grab a bite at Baja Bay, Margarita Villa, La Petite Cafe or Brophy Bros.  Not feeling hungry enough for a full meal?  Coastal Cone and The Parlor offer sweet treats.  Celebrate Halloween early at these two fun Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 events.  Happy Halloween!

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ArtWalk Ventura 2016 Hits the Streets This Weekend

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 appeals to all the senses, including visual, auditory and taste with art pieces, music, dance and food all weekend long.Art lovers rejoice!  ArtWalk Ventura 2016 hits the streets this weekend.  That’s right.  It’s time to let our Ventura arts community showcase its talents to their fullest.  You won’t want to miss a moment.

What: ArtWalk Ventura 2016
Where: Downtown Ventura
When: Sat, Oct 1st 11am to 7pm & Sun, Oct 2nd 12pm to 5pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Mary Perez, ArtWalk Ventura (805) 644-9214 or via email

ArtWalk Ventura 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleOur Ventura community encourages a love of the arts.  Exercise offers profound benefits for your physical health.  But, you should not neglect your mental health either.  Events like ArtWalk Ventura 2016 help you see how our local artists stretch their minds to their limits.

More than 30 galleries bring the work of over 700 local talented artists directly to you at ArtWalk Ventura 2016.  Come see the mural that Mexican “Global Artist of Distinction” Rolando Siguenza worked on with local Ventura “Artist of Distinction” MB Hanrahan and muralist Uriel Leon.  His exhibit can be found at the Vita Art Center (432 N Ventura Ave).

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 Feast for the Senses

Art comes in many forms.  Some art appeals to the eyes while others stimulate the ears.  ArtWalk Ventura 2016 hits both spots.  While you visit the visual artists displaying their works in different media, enjoy live performances by musicians and dancers throughout the day.  You’ll find these acts performing on the main stage located at California St and Santa Clara St.

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 Bowl Hop

The Bowl Hop is back!  Visit the Bowl Hop tent located at California and Main St on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.  For just $25 per bowl, guests sample amazing food from local restaurants.  Proceeds from the Bowl Hop benefit Project Understanding’s Food Pantry.  Project Understanding has helped low income and homeless individuals and families in the Ventura area since 1977.  Their food pantry feeds approximately 1,000 Ventura residents each and every month.

Want something fun to do this weekend?  Visit ArtWalk Ventura 2016.  It’s fun and it’s free.  Two great things that go great together.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

2016 Ventura CROP Walk – End Hunger One Step at a Time

Join the 2016 Ventura CROP Walk on October 2nd. Sign up today, raise money for great causes, have fun and possibly win a prize or two in the process.Did you know that more than 48 million Americans go to bed hungry every night?  A little over 15 million of these people are children.  Food banks struggle to keep up with demand.  The 2016 Ventura CROP Walk wants to end hunger one step at a time.  They need your help, though.

What: 2016 Ventura CROP Walk
Where: First United Methodist Church (1338 E Santa Clara St)
When: Saturday, October 2nd, 1pm to 5pm
Admission: FREE (Donations accepted)
Contact: Renata Hundley, Ventura CROP Walk (805) 216-3161 or via email

2016 Ventura CROP Walk

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleFeel the need to assist in the cause?  Good!  First, sign up online at the Ventura CROP Walk website.  The walk begins and ends at the First United Methodist Church on Santa Clara.  Participants have two options: 5K or 10K.  It costs nothing to participate.  However, organizers encourage you to raise money ahead of time.  In fact, anyone who registers and raises $150 by tomorrow, September 16th, receives a free commemorative T-shirt at check-in on the day of the event.  Participants win prizes for money raised.  The more you raise, the better the prize you receive.

Can’t make it to the 2016 Ventura CROP Walk?  Online donations go a long way to feeding those in need.  You may donate to an individual who is already signed up to walk, a team or a general donation if you wish.  Everything is welcome.  Money raised benefits charities such as 1 Family 1 Restaurant, Catholic Charities, FoodShare, Project Understanding and Family to Family.

Over the 35 years that the Ventura CROP Walk has been in business, they have raised more than $650,000 for food and clean water programs.  Approximately one-quarter of the money stays right here in the Ventura community.  The rest reaches less fortunate people in other parts of the country.  Please help.  Sign up yourself, your friends, your family and your co-workers today.

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2016 Ventura County Fair is in Full Effect Right Now

The 2016 Ventura County Fair is in full effect through August 14th. Enjoy carnival rides, midway games, exhibits, musical acts, food and much, much more!What time is it?  It’s fair time.  The 2016 Ventura County Fair is in full effect right now.  You have until August 14th to get to the Ventura County Fairgrounds for some out of this world entertainment.  Of course, you won’t want to miss the fair food either.  Yum!

What: 2016 Ventura County Fair
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA)
When: Now Through Aug 14th, 11am to 11pm Daily
Admission: $12/Adult, $9/Senior & Child (Ages 5-12), FREE/Kid Under 5 & Super Senior 100+
Contact: Ventura California (800) 333-2989 or (805) 648-2075

2016 Ventura County Fair

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThe 2016 Ventura County Fair officially kicked things off yesterday.  One day down.  Eleven more to go.  First of all, visitors to the fair have the chance to see some fantastic exhibits of everything from livestock to art every single day of the fair.  Then, show off your talent at the midway games for fun and prizes.  Which carnival rides top your list of “things to do”?  The midway itself opens at 12pm each day.  Come to downtown Ventura at 10am on Saturday, August 6th for the the parade.  Finally, cheer on the cowboys of the PRCA Rodeo as they compete on the final two days of the fair (August 13th and 14th) at 2pm and again at 7pm.  Everything here comes free with your fair admission.

2016 Ventura County Fair Musical Line-Up

  • Thursday, August 4th – Styx, 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 5th – Old Dominion, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 6th – Third Eye Blind, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 7th – El Chapo de Sinaloa, 3pm
  • Monday, August 8th – UB40, 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th – America, 1pm, Patti LaBelle, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 10th – Chris Young, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 11th – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 12th, Trace Adkins, 7:30pm

All concerts are included in your 2016 Ventura County Fair admission.  Watch these amazing acts on the grandstand concert stage.  Just make sure to get there early.  Seats fill up quickly, as you can imagine.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016 – Boot Stomping Fun

Country music, a mechanical bull, line dancing and more await at the Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016. Get ready for some boot stomping fun!You don’t have to be cowboy to enjoy country living.  This weekend, enjoy a Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016 at Discovery Ventura.  That’s right.  Boot stomping fun for the whole family abounds.

What: Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016
Where: Discovery Ventura (1888 E Thompson Blvd)
When: Saturday, July 23rd, 7pm-11pm
Cost: FREE with RSVP, $7 at the Door
Contact: Discovery Ventura (805) 856-2695 or via email

Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleBeginning at 7pm this Saturday, Discovery Ventura transforms their location into a southern oasis with Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016.  Local favorite John Barone with Ventura’s country music station 106.3FM makes an appearance.  He promises to bring all the country hits you love, too.  Bar-B and The Ranch Hands perform live throughout the evening as well.

Dust off your cowboy boots, folks.  Get ready to do a little line dancing.  Don’t know how?  It’s simple.  If you can follow directions, you can line dance.  Get your Urban Cowboy on.  Hop aboard the mechanical bull and see how long you last.  Keep your strength up with some delicious food.  Dancing and bull riding can really work up an thirst, too.  Luckily, you can have a glass of champagne, beer or the house wine for just $5 each.  Must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume any alcoholic beverage.  There will also be a costume contest with fun prizes for the winners.  Dress up in your cowboy best.

Admission to the Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016 is absolutely free provided you RSVP ahead of time.  Call Discovery Ventura at (805) 856-2695 or send them an email at info@discoveryventura.com to make your reservation today.  Didn’t RSVP?  You can still have fun.  It’ll just cost you $7 per person at the door.

Stop looking for love in all the wrong places.  Grab your favorite guy or gal and come to the Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016 this Saturday.  Fun times for everyone!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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