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The big festival each year is the Avocado Festival, which began in 1984 and has since grown into a major event for the entire area.  Live music, recipe contests and exhibitors provide plenty for everybody to do. Drawing over 100,000 people in just three days, the event is held the first weekend in October.  

Santa Barbara County is the third largest producer of avocados in the country.  The lush green trees can be seen in many open fields throughout Carpinteria.