Avocado Festival 2013 - annual favorite draws crowd of over 70,000
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Issue 17, Volume 17.
The new (2013) Miss Fallbrook, Shavonne Donoghue, right, places a crown on Marissa Solis, 6, the new (2013) Little Miss Avocado at the festival on April 21. A dancer with the Nanahuatzin Folkloric Dance Company performs for the crowd at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 21. Quintin Pongun, 5, is the newly crowned 2013 Little Mr. Avocado A wild and creative guacamole presentation titled, “The Great Fallbrook Guactastrophy,” by Chef Jonathan Arbel, won first place in the guacamole contest. Arbel owns the popular Fallbrook eatery "Oink and Moo." Young racers participate in the Avo 500 at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 21. This entry in the Best Dressed Avocado contest was designed by 11-year-old Allyse Beshe and named “Vincent AVOn Gogh.” “Rockin’ Guac” is one of the entries in the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival guacamole contest on April 21. This guacamole entry was presented in a colorful margarita glass. An avocado dish holds a guacamole entry topped with pomegranate seeds for judges to review. One of the guacamole contest judges, Fallbrook Honorary Mayor Leo Romero loads a chip with guac for a taste. Hundreds of vendors and over 70,000 visitors packed Main Avenue in Fallbrook for the 27th annual Avocado Festival on April 21. A young boy spins around on a flying elephant ride offered at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Julia Albanna, Miss Teen Fallbrook 2013, serves as am ambassador at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Foreground, Alex Mendoza surprised folklorico dancer Cindy Martinez with an invitation to the Prom with the help of some friends at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Matthew Salek, 6, designed this entry for the “craziest” category in the Best Dressed Avocado contest at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Eric Leon designed a somewhat feathery avocado entry for the Best Dressed Avocado contest at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Kylee Steele’s “avocado bride” entry was designed for the Best Dressed Avocado contest. Nine-year-old Deidre Gorian, right, and her little brother, Arthur, 6, construct an avocado race car for the Avo 500 race. Contestants who entered the Best Dressed Avocado competition pose for a picture with “Wendy” and “Frosty” at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. A bagpiper plays in front of Magee’s Tavern on Main Ave. during the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Chris Crowell preps his entry for the guacamole contest at the 2013 Avocado Festival. One of the guacamole judges, CHP Captain Deb Schroeder, samples an entry at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Guacamole contest organizer Sue Shimer, goes in for a sample herself after all the hardwork coordinating the event. Judges for the guacamole contest, San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn, left, and North County Fire Chief, Bill Metcalf load up chips with tastes of guacamole. A dancer with the Nanahuatzin Folkloric Dance Company performs at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. A dancer with the Nanahuatzin Folkloric Dance Company performs at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Holy Guaca-Moly kept samples of award-winning guacamole flowing to guests at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival held April 21. There was no shortage of locally grown avocados for festival visitors to purchases. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. had its “eye in the sky” surveillance tower focused on the large crowd at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Nicolas Gibbens, 10, demonstrates his martial arts skills during the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Gibbens is a student at ATA Success Martial Arts in Fallbrook. Tammy Kramer, owner of the new ATA Success Martial Arts location in downtown Fallbrook poses with her class during demonstrations performed at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Many avocado vendors at the 2013 Fallbrook Avocado Festival were selling bags of avocados for $5.
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