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Ventura County Pumpkin Patches 2021

Halloween is less than two weeks away. Ventura Harbor Village hosts their Seaside Skeleton Hunt over Halloween weekend. That sounds like a ton of fun. But have you picked up your pumpkin yet? No better time than the present! Any one of these Ventura County pumpkin patches can help you find the perfect pumpkin to make your jack-o-lantern dreams come true this year.

Do you still need a pumpkin to fulfill your Halloween jack-o-lantern dreams? Try one of these Ventura County pumpkin patches.

Ventura County Pumpkin Patches

Camarillo Pumpkin Patch

Peace Lutheran (71 Loma Dr) – Open 1 pm to 7 pm October 24th to 31st. Includes tractor-pulled hayrides and a haunted house. Join them on the 24th for their special Peace Pumpkin Fest.

Fillmore Pumpkin Patches

Search Ventura County homes for saleEMIS Pumpkin Patch (2600 Old Telegraph Rd) – Open 8 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 7 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Freshly picked pumpkins for sale at their shop or farmstand. Honey and concessions also available for sale.

Fillmore & Western Railway (364 Santa Clara) – Open Saturday and Sunday through October 31st. Hop aboard the Pumpkinliner for a special trip to the Loose Caboose Garden Center pumpkin patch in Santa Paula. Refreshments and fun arts and crafts await you at your final destination. But the experience of getting there can be just as fun. Choose your adventure in the form of a Haunted Hayride Family Dinner, Murder Mystery Dinner, or Zombie Hunter train ride.

Ojai Pumpkin Patch

Boccali Ranch (3277 E Ojai Ave) – Pick up a pumpkin harvested fresh out of the field at Boccali’s shop or farmstand. They offer hayrides and a kids’ maze on the weekends from 11 am to 5 pm, with haunted hayrides on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Santa Paula Pumpkin Patches

Prancers Farm (18540 Telegraph Rd) – Open 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. Freshly picked from the field and sold in the shop and farmstand. Includes a corn maze, petting zoo, barrel train ride, and more. Visit their website for a 10% discount.

Painted Pony (15315 Ojai Rd) – Open 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Pick your own pumpkin straight from the field. They also include a petting zoo.

Ventura Pumpkin Patches

Big Wave Dave’s (103 S Mills) – Open 10 am to 9 pm every day through October 31st. Games and prizes for the kids.

McGrath Brothers (5100 Olivas Park) – Open now through October 31st.

McGrath St Pumpkin Patch (5156 McGrath St) – Open 9 am to 6 pm every day through October 31st. Pumpkin patch remains open all day every day. But if you come after 3 pm during the week and anytime on the weekends, get a free hayride, too.

Prancers Village (3075 Johnson Dr) – Open 12 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 9 pm Saturday and Sunday. Includes a hay pyramid, train ride, petting zoo, barrel train ride, and more. Visit their website for a 10% discount.

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Seaside Skeleton Hunt Haunts Ventura Harbor This Halloween

In Ventura, you never worry about finding fun things to see and do. Of course, we saw fireworks shows all over Ventura County on July 4th. In August, we experienced a sort of revised Ventura County Fair with SummerFest 2021. Last month, the Ventura Art and Street Fair filled Ventura Harbor Village with beautiful artwork. This month, we celebrate all things “spooookkky” with the Seaside Skeleton Hunt.

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween in Ventura this year? Join the Seaside Skeleton Hunt in Ventura Harbor Village over Halloween weekend for your chance at a big Halloween prize pack.

What: Seaside Skeleton Hunt
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: October 30th & 31st, 2021
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Seaside Skeleton Hunt

Search Ventura County homes for saleVentura Harbor Village hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year. October proves no exception. As part of the Halloween fun, they scheduled a skeleton hunt this month for all good little boils and ghouls. But these skeletons are not for scaring. Instead, they want you to flush them out of their hiding spaces and say hello. And the more skeletons you find, the better your chances become of winning a super Halloween prize pack from various vendors inside the Village. So, get out there and start this silly (weird?) game of hide-and-seek over Halloween weekend.

How to Play

Visit Ventura Harbor Village on October 30th and/or 31st. Keep your peepers open and on the lookout for skeletons hiding all over the village. Look all around the plaza, including the bushes and even the trash cans. When you find a skeleton, take a selfie with them. Upload the photos to your social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Make sure to include #SeasideSkeletons and tag @venturaharbor to ensure entry into their prize drawing. Also, make sure to set your social media profile to “public”. Otherwise, event organizers will not see the post. Then, you miss your chance at a prize. Organizers encourage costume-wearing but do not require them. Just have fun! Good luck!

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Ventura Community Clean Up and Recycling Day 2021

Why wait until spring to clear out your home of unwanted junk? Not sure where to dispose of big things like furniture, appliances, and old mattresses? Sign up for the Ventura Community Clean Up & Recycling Day event. They dispose or recycle these things absolutely free of charge for all Ventura residents.

Get rid of your old furniture, appliances, mattresses, and more safely, securely, and for free during Ventura Community Clean Up and Recycling Day 2021.

What: Ventura Community Clean Up & Recycling Day 2021
Where: 765 S Seward Ave, Ventura
When: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Admission: Free for Ventura Residents
Contact: Rick Guzman, City of Ventura (805) 652-4525 or via email

Ventura Community Clean Up & Recycling Day 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleCurbside trash pick-up only accepts certain household trash. Larger items must be taken to the dump. And that entails a fee as well as your time and a bit of elbow grease. Instead, take them to the City’s Community Clean Up event on Saturday, October 2nd.

In an effort to keep the public’s health secure at this time, you must pre-register for an appointment to drop off your items. Based on the condition of the item, it either gets recycled or disposed of properly. Unfortunately, they cannot accept tires at the Ventura Community Clean Up event. For that, you must go to Avenue Tire (617 N Ventura Ave) from 8 am to 12 pm on October 2nd. Limit of four tires per household. When you arrive, you must wear a face covering over your mouth and nose whenever interacting with on-site staff. While some staff may be able to help you unload, please be prepared to unload your own items if necessary.

Items Accepted

  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Electronic Waste
  • Green Waste
  • Mattresses
  • Metal
  • Wood

Items Not Accepted

  • Aerosol cans
  • Adhesives
  • Batteries
  • Compressed Gas or Propane Tanks
  • Gasoline or motor oil
  • Household cleaners
  • Medications
  • Paint and paint-related items
  • Pool Chemicals
  • and other household waste

Ventura Light Bulb Swap

In keeping with the greener living topic, the City of Ventura also hosts a light bulb swap on Wednesday, October 6th. Swap out your old incandescent or CLF lights for more energy-efficient LED light bulbs no matter the size. Take your old bulbs (limit of five per household) to 336 Sanjon Rd between 5:30 pm and 7 pm on October 6th. In return, receive an LED 9-watt bulb (800 lumens) for each bulb exchanged. First, you must register for the event online. Then, bring proof of registration as well as proof of residency in the City of Ventura to the swap.

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Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021

Artists of all sorts thrive in our Ventura community. Steel Drum Saturdays and Live Music Sundays highlight the talents of local musicians. All March long, we celebrate Mermaid Month with artistic offerings in various mediums. Artistic craftsmen even showcase their wares at events like SummerFest 2021. Another fun way to support our local artisans is by coming to the Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021 on September 11th and 12th.

Help support local artisans as they showcase their craft at the Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021 in Ventura Harbor Village.

What: Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021
Where: Ventura Harbor
When: September 11th & 12th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Art Festival (805) 650-9858 or via email

Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021

Search Ventura County homes for salePainters. Sculptors. Ceramicists. Photographers. Glassmiths. Metal artists. Leatherworkers. Jewelers. All mediums of artwork can be found at the art and street festival in Ventura Harbor. Watch street artists create masterpieces before your very eyes. And all of the artwork you see at the festival will be available for purchase from the artist directly.

Encourage the artist in your child. Let them express themselves in the Children’s Chalk Area. Spend $10 and your child receives their own box of colored chalk and a designated square on the sidewalk to sketch out whatever inspires them. The Boys and Girls Club of Ventura oversees the children’s area.

Fundraiser

In addition to supporting local artists, the festival acts as a fundraiser for local charities. This year, funds go to FOOD Share of Ventura County, a member of Feeding America. Over the years, they distributed more than 26 million pounds of food to Ventura County residents in need. For a mere $10 donation, 30 people (men, women, and children) receive a warm meal. If you would like to donate your time or money, please visit the FOOD Share website today. Thank you!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Wings Over Camarillo 2021

Last weekend, Ventura area residents and visitors bid adieu to Summerfest. It may not have been the spectacle that the Ventura County Fair tends to be, but it still allowed everyone a chance to celebrate the season. On August 25th, students begin their new school year in Southern California. But that does not mean that summer is officially over yet. Enjoy one last hurrah with the Wings Over Camarillo 2021 air show.

Take the family out for one last hurrah before school starts. Visit the Camarillo Airport for Wings Over Camarillo 2021 Aug 21st or 22nd.

What: Wings Over Camarillo 2021
Where: Camarillo Airport (555 Airport Way)
When: August 21st & 22nd, Gates Open at 9 am, Air Show Starts at 12 pm
Admission: $10 to $30 per day
Contact: Camarillo Wings Association (805) 419-3530 or via email

Wings Over Camarillo 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleOrganizers chose “Honoring Our Healthcare Workers” for this year’s theme. How appropriate considering everything we have all gone through over the past year and a half. Some of the amazing aircraft guests get to see flying high above include a P-17 Stearman, AT-6/SNJ, and Judy Phelps, Sammy Mason, and Tommy Suell in their respective Pitts among others. Helicopter rides will also be available (for an additional fee) both before and after the air demos.

Arrive early and start your day with a delicious breakfast courtesy of the Ventura County Chapter Ninety-Nines. They serve breakfast until they run out (around 11 am normally) in the food court’s West End. Dozens of classic cars also make an appearance at Wings Over Camarillo on both days of the event. Make sure you stop over at the veteran’s hangar to speak to real-life heroes. Give these brave men and women your hearty thanks for their service. Plus, see some of the aircraft up close in their static display on the grounds. They truly are a sight to behold.

Ticket Info

This year, you must purchase your tickets to the air show online. They do not allow ticket sales at the gates. Unfortunately, VIP tickets already sold out. But you may still purchase general admission tickets online. Children ages 0 to 5 get in absolutely free of charge. Kids ages six to 16 cost $10 per person per day. Adults ages 17 and over cost $30 per person per day. Active military members receive a $10 discount with their military ID. You cannot enter the show without your pre-purchased tickets. Visit the Camarillo Wings Association’s website to purchase your tickets today.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura SummerFest 2021

Firework shows on the 4th of July. Tequila and Tacos the weekend before last. We seem to have enjoyed a bit of a return to normal here in California lately. Unfortunately, the Delta variant of COVID-19 put mask mandates back in place for everyone when indoors. Sadly, officials canceled the annual Ventura County Fair this year. But, visitors may satisfy their “fair tooth” with the Ventura SummerFest 2021 Carnival instead.

Unfortunately, organizers canceled this year's Ventura County Fair. However, you can enjoy some of the fair's perks (like carnival rides and fun fair food) at Ventura SummerFest 2021 from Aug 4th to 15th.

What: Ventura SummerFest 2021
Where: Ventura Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)
When: Aug 4th to Aug 15th, 3 pm to 10 pm Mon through Fri, 12 pm to 10 pm Sat & Sun
Admission: Free (tickets required for carnival rides)

Ventura SummerFest 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleIf we cannot enjoy the Ventura County Fair this year, at least we get the next best thing…SummerFest! Sure, the size of the fair we are used to will not be happening. No cattle auction or exhibits this year. And the big baking and crafts competitions will not take place either. But the heart of the fair lives on. Guests get to enjoy carnival rides and games as well as the amazing fair food usually reserved for things like the county fair. And that’s what most of us go to the fair for anyway, right?

Ticket Info

Parking runs $15 per vehicle. But it costs you nothing to enter into SummerFest. If you wish to ride the carnival rides, you must pay for tickets. The amount of tickets required varies from ride to ride (anywhere from three to eight each). Tickets cost $1 each. Or you may purchase them in bulk at $20 for 24. But if you go to Kastl Amusements’ online box office before midnight on August 3rd, you may purchase them at a huge discount of 40 ride tickets for just $25. You receive a 37.5% discount off the regular price of a ticket this way. That means more money for fair food! Yay!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021

Summer weekends at Harbor Village fill up with music thanks to Steel Drum Saturdays and Summer Sundays. But if you want something a little more substantial to feed your soul (and your belly), visit the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021. There will be music. There will be tacos. And, of course, there will be tequila!

Do you like tacos? Do you like tequila? Do you like listening to live music? Then head over to the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021!

What: Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 E Harbor Blvd)
When: July 24th (1 pm to 9:30 pm) & July 25th (12 pm to 6:30 pm)
Admission: $20 per person or $35 for two

Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleGuests of the festival enjoy the chance to sample some of the best Top Shelf tequila around. Since you also need something in your belly to keep your spirits high while enjoying the alcohol, pair your tequila up with amazing gourmet street tacos. If you like your tequila in the form of margaritas, yes. Those will be made available to guests as well. Even if tequila or fruity margaritas are not to your liking, you will find beer vendors offering up craft beer, too. No one will be left out of the fun this weekend!

In addition to the tequila and tacos, arts and crafts vendors hawk their unique wares to guests. So make sure you visit vendor row. And no music festival will be complete without live music to keep things upbeat. Vanilla Ice, Tag Team, and Adelaide perform on Saturday. On Sunday, listen to bands perform their tributes to Latina artists, including the legendary Selena.

Ticket Info

You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID to purchase and consume any alcohol on the premises. Tickets cost $17.50 each for General Admission each day. But, you can purchase the Margarita Experience. This provides you with entry for two people and two 12 oz margaritas in their own souvenir glasses. Kids ages 12 and under may enter free of charge. For more information, please visit the Tequila and Taco Music Festival’s website here.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

How to Avoid Falling Out of Escrow

Who watched the fireworks in Ventura County this weekend? They were glorious! It is nice to see a return to some sort of normalcy here in California. Is homeownership next up on your agenda? Oxnard made Forbes’ list of the hottest markets in California. But, really, we have seen prices reach record highs all over Ventura County these past few months. Finding a home is one thing. Avoiding falling out of escrow is another thing entirely.

Finding the right house is just one step of many in your journey to homeownership. Avoid falling out of escrow by following these tips.

How to Avoid Falling Out of Escrow

Possible Inspection Surprises

Search Ventura County homes for salePart of the home sale process includes a home inspection. This offers buyers a realistic look at the condition of a property, warts and all. Sometimes, the inspector may find minor issues. Other times, an inspector may find major issues. At that point, a buyer can choose to either re-negotiate repairs and/or the sale price or decide to walk away. Talk to your Ventura REALTORĀ® about your options. In turn, let them contact the seller’s agent about lowering the price or offering discounts to compensate for the cost of repairs. It never hurts to ask.

Keep Spending in Check

Another way to avoid falling out of escrow is to keep your spending in check. Loan approval is just one of many steps in the home buying process. Just before final approval (near closing), the loan company runs another credit check. If you got so excited that you spent money on new furniture, accessories, a patio set, and other items for your new Ventura home, that all affects your credit. For buyers whose scores fell just above the minimum originally, this extra spending could easily send you below your minimum credit score. When that happens, loan companies decline final approval. Then, you lose the house. Declare a moratorium on any major purchases (including new vehicles) until after you sign your final documents and receive your new house keys.

Closing Doc Checklist

Finally, make sure you bring all the documents required to the closing table. Otherwise, you risk delaying your close or possibly falling out of escrow.

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, government-issued ID)
  • Homeowner’s Insurance proof
  • Sales contract
  • Inspection reports
  • Bank check in the amount of final closing costs (contact lender if unsure of amount)
  • Signed power of attorney if your co-applicant will not be present at signing
  • Any other paperwork your lender requires (contact lender for complete list)

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura County Fireworks Shows for July 4th Weekend 2021

When Governor Newsom lifted the mask mandate last week, Californians rejoiced. Residents and visitors to Ventura get to enjoy local events like Steel Drum Saturdays and Live Music Sundays without any face coverings. And with temperatures beginning to heat up, that makes it even more pleasant. Last year, most Ventura County cities canceled their fireworks displays due to COVID concerns. This year, we see a return of normalcy (of sorts). Here is a list of some of the places you can catch Ventura County fireworks shows for the July 4th weekend this year.

Live Ventura County fireworks shows are back and more exciting than ever  for this July 4th 2021 holiday weekend. Find out where to see them here.

Ventura County Fireworks Shows and More

Camarillo

Search Ventura County homes for saleThis Ventura County fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9 pm on Sunday, July 4th, at Camarillo Park. Listen to music streaming live set specifically to the show on your car radio. Just tune to 95.1 KBBY. Parking is offered on a first-come/first-served basis at Camarillo Outlets and the surrounding areas. However, you must watch the fireworks from your vehicle. No one is allowed in the park during the show. So, put down the tailgate or set up your lawn chairs around your car to watch in comfort. Admission is free.

Ojai

This year, Ojai celebrates Independence Day with fireworks on Saturday, July 3rd at Nordhoff High School. Gates open at 5:30 pm. The band CVR performs live for guests. Fill up on tasty food from one of the food trucks on-site. Bring your own chair but leave the pets, alcohol, and glass containers at home. Tickets cost $5 to $10 per person. Discounts are available for family groups of four, six, or eight. However, they must be purchased beforehand. No tickets will be sold on-site.

Oxnard

The 4th of July family parade returns to Oxnard this year! From 10:30 am to 11:30 am, watch as families walk, stroll, or bicycle from Albacore Way to Harbor Boulevard, ending at Cabezone Circle. If you want to participate in the parade, download an entry form here.

Santa Barbara

At the time of the writing of this post, Santa Barbara was still waiting on confirmation for their fireworks show on the beach. Check back on their site to see if it is a go or not.

Happy Birthday, America. Celebrate safely and sanely.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021

Last month, Governor Newsom said that he expected to lift the mandatory mask mandate in California on June 15th (just eight days from today). However, he may require workers to continue to wear masks under certain circumstances. Fortunately, outdoor events appear to be OK. Last month’s Open Air Seaside Market showed tremendous success. Starting later this month, Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays should also be a welcome treat for visitors to Ventura Harbor Village.

After Governor Newsom officially lifts the California mask mandate for outdoor activities on June 15th, outdoor events like Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021 may become the norm again.

What: Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: 1 pm to 4 pm every Saturday from June 19th to Sept 4th
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleThey say music calms the savage beast. Well, then, all savage beasts need to visit Ventura Harbor Village. Sip on a cocktail. Indulge in delicious a delicious lunch at one of several fantastic dining establishments. Relax with the sound of ocean waves in the background. Then, between 1 pm and 4 pm every Saturday from June 19th to Labor Day weekend, enjoy the lilting sounds of steel drums while you shop and/or dine. You may watch the drummer perform live by the Sugar Lab Bake Shop. But their music floats along the airwaves and can be heard all over the village.

Live Music Sundays This Summer

Come back to Ventura Harbor Village every Sunday between 1 pm and 4 pm for more live musical entertainment. It starts up on Sunday, June 20th, and continues through Labor Day weekend as well. The musicians perform on the Seaside Promenade Stage every Sunday afternoon. Each week brings a new musical act for you to enjoy. One week you will hear soft jazz. The next week brings classic rock and pop songs. After that, sway to the sounds of reggae and Caribbean tunes. So come back often to take advantage of everything Ventura Harbor Village has to offer.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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