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.