The 2017 California Strawberry Festival is the perfect summer kickoff! Located at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard, this “berrilicious” event has expanded by 50% this year and now covers 15 acres. Fairgoers can now enjoy over 50 food booths, live concerts, 200+ arts & crafts exhibitors, and cooking demonstrations as well as a Strawberryland for Kids with rides and attractions. The Strawberryland Kids Theatre presented by Wells Fargo hosts live shows throughout the day. Be sure to enter the “Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest” if you have children under the age of 4 years old for prizes. Proceeds to the event will benefit Southland charities. All the non-profit food booths receive 100 percent of their sales proceeds. This 34th annual festival is on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st this year!
Halloween is a big month for us. We all over the place, and we loved experiencing every bit of it. As we bid adieu and head into the next holiday season, I’d like to share with you one last Halloween coverage of Eek at the Greek (and a sneak peak inside the VIP Lounge at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles). Families were able to dress up and enjoy activities like costume contests (winners were announced during intermission), cupcake decorating, crafts, treat stations (I didn’t see that many), and photo ops. After the family-friendly activities, we enjoyed a live performance of ghoulish themed hits at the outdoor theater. Inside the … READ MORE
While at the Orange County Fair one year, we tried the SKY RIDE. I have always been curious about this ride and thought it would have some amazing views of the festival from above. We had the children with us, but had to ride separately, because it can only seat three and one of the children was afraid to ride. Warning: It is quite high and I wish I had a passenger with me to keep me company and distract me, but the views are spectacular. There are height restrictions and if you have a stroller, you’ll have to do a round-trip or walk all the way back. If you are afraid of heights, this ride is not recommended for you. The annual OC Fair is usually mid-July through mid-August and is located in Costa Mesa, California. www.ocfair.com