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2020 Avocado Festival poster released and plans for a virtual event coming together

Avocado Festival
John Palminteri
The California Avocado Festival will have a hybrid look involving restaurant menu offerings and a virtual show, but the annual street event will not take place in Carpinteria. (Photo: John Palminteri)
Avocado Festival
John Palminteri
The California Avocado Festival will have a hybrid look involving restaurant menu offerings and a virtual show, but the annual street event will not take place in Carpinteria. (Photo: John Palminteri)
Avocado Festival
The California Avocado Festival will have a hybrid look involving restaurant menu offerings and a virtual show, but the annual street event will not take place in Carpinteria.

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - The California Avocado Festival will celebrate in a hybrid way in October, but it will not include a multi-day street event as has been seen in the past 33 years.

The officials poster was released Thursday evening.

The designer Evangalina Cervera of Carpinteria said she saw the entire valley in her eyes where she began to create the art.
"I designed with a lot of color this time.  It has been such a hard year, I wanted something happy. And it is all Carp.   Sea, mountains, fields, sun and the avocado."

Festival President Gary Dobbins says the poster, hats, shirts and collectables will be sold every Thursday at the Farmers' Market on Linden Ave. Proceeds will help the scholarships given out by the festival, and other contributions to community groups.

There are also plans to have a virtual show featuring sponsors, growers and entertainment.

Some restaurants are also planning a special menu for the festival week.

Some of the newly created plans are still coming together and will be posted on the web at: Avofest

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John Palminteri

John Palminteri is senior reporter for KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News.