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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!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 Rocks It

Come to Promenade Park on Saturday, April 23rd for the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016. It's free to attend but the education you receive is priceless.We only have one Mother Earth.  We need to treat her well so that our children’s children can enjoy all she has to offer.  We need to lessen the stress we put on her.  The Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 will teach you what you can do to help our planet thrive for years to come.

What: Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016
Where: Promenade Park/Surfer’s Point, Shoreline Dr, Ventura
When: Saturday, April 23rd, 10am to 5pm
Cost: FREE

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleOfficially, Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd.  However, Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 will celebrate all things “eco-friendly” this Saturday in Promenade Park.  And you’re invited.

This popular Ventura County event brings in more than 5000 visitors every year.  Over 90 eco-centric exhibits will be on display along the beachfront.  Visit the green auto expo to see what is new in electric and hybrid vehicles.  They have come a long way, baby!  Some of the highlights of the day include a kid’s scavenger hunt, lots of raffles, a silent auction, live music on two separate stages and plenty of family-friendly activities that allow you to have fun while you learn.

Six different food vendors will be on-site at the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 to satiate your hunger.  Stop by one of the health food vendors.  You might be surprised how tasty healthy can be.

Parking for Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 is available for just $5 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  However, it is going to be a beautiful day.  If you can, bicycle with your family to the beach.  A free bike valet will be on-site to take care of parking your bicycle safely.  You can also use public transportation like the bus (view bus schedules here) or train (visit the Amtrak website for more info).  Both of these have stops located within two blocks of the event.

What do you do on a regular basis to help reduce your carbon footprint?  We’d love to hear about it.  Please share your stories in the comments below.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016 Along the Beach

Honor mom with a fun 5K or 10K Ventura Mom's Day Run 2016 along the San Buenaventura Beach. Proceeds will benefit the VHL Alliance.Mother’s Day is almost exactly one month away (May 8th).  Flowers are nice.  Candy is great.  But how about honoring your mother by participating in the Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016?  If she is up to it, your mom may even want to join you.  The money raised from this event goes to charity, too.

What: Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016 (5K/10K)
Where: San Buenaventura State Beach (901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA)
When: Sunday, May 8th, Check-in – 7am, Race Starts – 8am
Cost: $25/$30 until April 8th, $30/$35 thru May 6th, $35/$40 on Race Day
Contact: Suellen Lindquist, Race Director via email

Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleYou don’t have to run the 5K or 10K courses of the Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016.  You can walk, hop, skip or even saunter to the finish line if you’d like.  The goal is just to finish and have fun doing it.  With the beach as a backdrop, why would you want to miss it?

The Ventura Mom’s Day Run started out as a small affair to honor the passing of the family matriarch, Marianne, back in 2011.  Marianne passed away due to complications from VHL in 2010.  VHL is a a blood cancer that forms tumors in the blood vessels of the brain, eyes and spinal cord.  It is a hereditary disease that can be passed down through the generations.  Proceeds from the Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016 will benefit the VHL Alliance to help find a cure for this disease.

Each participant in the Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016 will receive a free breakfast burrito from none other than Tacos Los Koras.  As if that wasn’t enough, Rolling Pin Donuts will be providing over-sized donut holes.  There will also be chocolate covered strawberries, Homemade Harvey fruit snacks, tasty cupcakes courtesy of Suite 106 Cupcakery (the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars…twice!) and so much more.  Don’t fill up before the 5K/10K, though.  These will help refuel you at the finish line.

Honor your mother’s charitable nature by joining the Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016 today.  If you register by tomorrow (April 8th), it will cost you $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K.  If you don’t make it by tomorrow evening, you pay just $5 more until May 6th.  Are you a procrastinator?  You can still register on race day but it will cost you $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K.  Register online at the Ventura Mom’s Day Run 2016 event website here.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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