San Diego Tourist Guide

The Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Since 1962, Fallbrook, California has been known for its spectacular Avocado Festival. Held each year in the spring, this festival showcases the amazing avocado in a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Hundreds of booths line Fallbrook’s Main Street, attracting thousands of people for a day of endless fun and fabulous food. From the moment you are greeted by a giant, inflatable avocado, you’ll know you’re going to have a fantastic time.

With avocados as an underlying theme, the food here is one of the most impressive parts of the experience. A bewildering array of avocado
dishes are available, from guacamole to avocado chips to avocado pie. Though avocados are the food of the day, you will still find an incredible variety of dining options at the festival. Among the many food booths are dishes of barbeque, Chinese, Greek, and Mexican, just to name a few. Those with a sweet-tooth will have trouble deciding between all of the desserts offered at the festival, including ice cream, funnel cakes, and cookies. Plenty of ice-cold drinks are available at the booths as well, including frothy pints of beer.

Don’t expect to leave the Fallbrook Avocado Festival empty-handed. Avocado-themed souvenirs are just a fraction of what’s available to purchase. Unique crafts and dazzling jewelry are some of the more popular items for sale, but the festival’s stunning selection of agriculture goods is even more impressive. Avocados and avocado trees are sold, along with a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as gorgeous flowers, lush greenery, and fragrant herbs.

There’s never a dull moment at the festival, which offers entertainment and activities for everyone. Local music performances are interspersed with live entertainment, including entertaining acts just for kids. Contests abound at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival, including avocado pit spitting, children’s avocado derby racing, best guacamole, best salsa, and most creative avocado dish. Culinary demonstrations take place throughout the day, as well.

Fallbrook CA is conveniently located near the major cities of San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles, so typically an overnight stay is unnecessary. This is a great day trip for tourists. Parking is tight for this increasingly popular event, so arrive as early as possible to secure a good space. Convenient shuttles are available from the Del Rey Avocado Company, Fallbrook Union High School, Fallbrook Historical Museum, and the Fallbrook Airpark.

The last thing to keep in mind before making your way to the Fallbrook Avocado Festival is that health and safety codes mandate a strict rule that prohibits pets at the event. For more information and the Festival schedule, visit the Fallbrook Avocado Festival website. And by the way....wear avocado green.

More Festival Information.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Chamber of Commerce

San Diego, California