28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages


Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Issue 16, Volume 18.


28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - At the 28th annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival, Ashlyn Clarke, left, 7, was named Little Miss Avocado, and David Gonzalez, 9, Little Mister Avocado.
At the 28th annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival, Ashlyn Clarke, left, 7, was named Little Miss Avocado, and David Gonzalez, 9, Little Mister Avocado.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Imagene and Frank Gladden dance to the Blue Zone band in the Fallbrook Avocado Festival beer garden on April 13. Married 57 years, the Gladdens are from Palm Springs and are regular Avocado Festival attendees.
Imagene and Frank Gladden dance to the Blue Zone band in the Fallbrook Avocado Festival beer garden on April 13. Married 57 years, the Gladdens are from Palm Springs and are regular Avocado Festival attendees.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Decorating and making a car from an avocado to compete in the Avo 500 race is serious business for, from left, twins Tom and Peter Griger, age 5, with sister, Veronica, 6.
Decorating and making a car from an avocado to compete in the Avo 500 race is serious business for, from left, twins Tom and Peter Griger, age 5, with sister, Veronica, 6.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - The Avo 500 winners include four-year-old Hudson Quinn, left, first place, in the Modify division and four-year-old Talon Conger, first place in Stock division.
The Avo 500 winners include four-year-old Hudson Quinn, left, first place, in the Modify division and four-year-old Talon Conger, first place in Stock division.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Guacamole Contest chairman Sue Shimer, center, presents the winners in the Amateur category: Karah Johnson, left, first place, and Susana McGinnis, second place. The presentation award (not pictured) went to Linda and Kenny Antonioli.
Guacamole Contest chairman Sue Shimer, center, presents the winners in the Amateur category: Karah Johnson, left, first place, and Susana McGinnis, second place. The presentation award (not pictured) went to Linda and Kenny Antonioli.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Enjoying a Corn on the Cob as first timers to the Avocado Festival are Hiroko Kehoe, left, and Nancy Jarvis, mother and daughter, who just moved to Fallbrook from San Clemente.
Enjoying a Corn on the Cob as first timers to the Avocado Festival are Hiroko Kehoe, left, and Nancy Jarvis, mother and daughter, who just moved to Fallbrook from San Clemente.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - The winner of the Guacamole Contest, Professional division, is Oink And Moo, from left, Noah Davidson, cook, Jonathan Arbel, chef and owner, and Jennifer Arbel, owner.
The winner of the Guacamole Contest, Professional division, is Oink And Moo, from left, Noah Davidson, cook, Jonathan Arbel, chef and owner, and Jennifer Arbel, owner.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Large crowds pack Main Avenue during the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 14.
Large crowds pack Main Avenue during the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 14.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Hard at work judging the Guacamole Contest are, from left, John Bullard, Brigadier General and Commander of Camp Pendleton; Lila MacDonald, CEO, Fallbrook Chamber; Bill Metcalf, Fire Chief, North County Fire;  Lt. Todd Richardson, Fallbrook Sheriff Sub-station Commander; and  CHP Captain Amy Mangan. Not pictured, Bill Horn, S.D. County Supervisor, District 5 and Martin Quinoz, Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook.
Hard at work judging the Guacamole Contest are, from left, John Bullard, Brigadier General and Commander of Camp Pendleton; Lila MacDonald, CEO, Fallbrook Chamber; Bill Metcalf, Fire Chief, North County Fire;  Lt. Todd Richardson, Fallbrook Sheriff Sub-station Commander; and  CHP Captain Amy Mangan. Not pictured, Bill Horn, S.D. County Supervisor, District 5 and Martin Quinoz, Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Best Dressed Avocado Winners include, from left, Gianna Breese, Craziest (ages 8+) , Meadow Breese, Prettiest (ages 1-7) and Allyse Breese, Weirdest (ages 8+); all three took first place.
Best Dressed Avocado Winners include, from left, Gianna Breese, Craziest (ages 8+) , Meadow Breese, Prettiest (ages 1-7) and Allyse Breese, Weirdest (ages 8+); all three took first place.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Best Dressed Avocado Winners also included first place winners, from left, Samantha Solis, Prettiest (age 8+), Maarissa Solis, Most Creative (ages 1-7) and Maude Hutson, Most Creative ( ages 8+).
Best Dressed Avocado Winners also included first place winners, from left, Samantha Solis, Prettiest (age 8+), Maarissa Solis, Most Creative (ages 1-7) and Maude Hutson, Most Creative ( ages 8+).

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Avocado seller Supremo Produce was a festival favorite; having fun manning the booth are, from left, Refujio Cilla (dressed as an avocado), Evelia Villa, Guadalupe Medrano, Ricardo Peras and Maria Martinez.
Avocado seller Supremo Produce was a festival favorite; having fun manning the booth are, from left, Refujio Cilla (dressed as an avocado), Evelia Villa, Guadalupe Medrano, Ricardo Peras and Maria Martinez.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Artist and entertainer Cameron Canales draws a caricature of an Avocado Festival visitor.
Artist and entertainer Cameron Canales draws a caricature of an Avocado Festival visitor.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Owner Lou Schweizer shows off his 1930 Ford Model A to Randy Ashdown and Pedro Carrera during the mini-car show, sponsored by the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club at the Avocado Festival.
Owner Lou Schweizer shows off his 1930 Ford Model A to Randy Ashdown and Pedro Carrera during the mini-car show, sponsored by the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club at the Avocado Festival.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Avocado Festival co-chairmen Gary Shimer and George Archibald have fun with a chips and guacamole poster after all the work is done.
Avocado Festival co-chairmen Gary Shimer and George Archibald have fun with a chips and guacamole poster after all the work is done.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Judges for the Guacamole Contest are, from left, Bill Horn, S.D. County Supervisor, District 5; Lila MacDonald, CEO, Fallbrook Chamber; Martin Quinoz, Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook; Bill Metcalf, Fire Chief, North County Fire;  Captain Amy Mangan, commander of the Oceanside CHP; Lt. Todd Richardson, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff substation; and Brigadier General John Bullard, commander of Camp Pendleton.
Judges for the Guacamole Contest are, from left, Bill Horn, S.D. County Supervisor, District 5; Lila MacDonald, CEO, Fallbrook Chamber; Martin Quinoz, Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook; Bill Metcalf, Fire Chief, North County Fire;  Captain Amy Mangan, commander of the Oceanside CHP; Lt. Todd Richardson, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff substation; and Brigadier General John Bullard, commander of Camp Pendleton.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Katrina Mahr is already eating her snow cone, while Justin Madrid is waiting for Rose Degrazia to make his.
Katrina Mahr is already eating her snow cone, while Justin Madrid is waiting for Rose Degrazia to make his.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - CHP officers at the Avocado Festival include Jim Bettencourt, public information officer, left, and Officer Dan Hollywood.
CHP officers at the Avocado Festival include Jim Bettencourt, public information officer, left, and Officer Dan Hollywood.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - North County Fire Explorer Shane Rees is ready to be dunked at water dunk tank game; standing by are, from left, Matt Knowles, Charlie Granoff, Lake Moran, Garrett Jones, Elijah Roque, and Keifer Preston.
North County Fire Explorer Shane Rees is ready to be dunked at water dunk tank game; standing by are, from left, Matt Knowles, Charlie Granoff, Lake Moran, Garrett Jones, Elijah Roque, and Keifer Preston.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - This photograph of the crowd at the 28th annual Avocado Festival was taken from the Sheriff’s Dept.’s “Eye-in-the-Sky.”
This photograph of the crowd at the 28th annual Avocado Festival was taken from the Sheriff’s Dept.’s “Eye-in-the-Sky.”

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Mary Jane Poulter photo. - Approximately 70,000 visitors attended the 28th annual Avocado Festival.
Approximately 70,000 visitors attended the 28th annual Avocado Festival.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Victoria Wilson passed out chips and guacamole samples at the Holy Guaca-Moly stand during the annual Avocado Festival held in Fallbrook on April 13.
Victoria Wilson passed out chips and guacamole samples at the Holy Guaca-Moly stand during the annual Avocado Festival held in Fallbrook on April 13.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Andy Kramer, Taekwondo instructor, leaps over three of his students to break a board held by Casey Rector at the Avocado Festival April 13. Kramer is the owner of ATA Success Martial Arts of Fallbrook.
Andy Kramer, Taekwondo instructor, leaps over three of his students to break a board held by Casey Rector at the Avocado Festival April 13. Kramer is the owner of ATA Success Martial Arts of Fallbrook.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Manuel Rivera demonstrates a dog carrier holding his dog Lucy at the Avocado Festival April 13 on Main Ave. in Fallbrook. Manuel and Lucy were working the Pet Harnesses by Ines booth.
Manuel Rivera demonstrates a dog carrier holding his dog Lucy at the Avocado Festival April 13 on Main Ave. in Fallbrook. Manuel and Lucy were working the Pet Harnesses by Ines booth.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Rourke Van Elderen hawks avocados at a farm stand during the annual Avocado Festival April 13 on Main Ave. in Fallbrook.
Rourke Van Elderen hawks avocados at a farm stand during the annual Avocado Festival April 13 on Main Ave. in Fallbrook.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Harmony Zampino, left, Madison Loughboro, and Valerie Loughboro, dressed in the costumes of the candy girls, were on Main Ave. April 14 promoting the play, “Willie Wonka.” The play was performed several times at the Mission Theater during the Avocado Festival.
Harmony Zampino, left, Madison Loughboro, and Valerie Loughboro, dressed in the costumes of the candy girls, were on Main Ave. April 14 promoting the play, “Willie Wonka.” The play was performed several times at the Mission Theater during the Avocado Festival.

28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages - Ken Seals photo. - Danny and Christine Drazil share a sausage at the annual Avocado Festival held in Fallbrook on April 14.
Danny and Christine Drazil share a sausage at the annual Avocado Festival held in Fallbrook on April 14.


 

6 comments

Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #1 | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 9:03 am
Where was the mariachi music and the lovely dancers?

VILLAGE NEWS REPLIES - Lee - All the community group performances took place this year at the Elder House front lot - corner of Main and Elder. That's where the Chamber's community stage was located this year. Beautiful performances. Thanks, D. Ramsey
Comment Profile ImageJune Bernesser
Comment #2 | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:04 am
Mary Jane Poulter's photography of the Avocado Festival fully captures the very essence of this merry, fun-filled day. She loves photography and has the talent to showcase the lively spirit of the crowd, its individuals and what a fun time everyone is having. Mary Jane is a member and former president of Bonsall Woman's Club and an award winning club photographer for BWC and its California and national organizations CFWC and GFWC, as well as other organizations in the community. Her enthusiasm on her photo shoots manages to get her to where the action is. The end result is that her photo images of this past celebration will make next year's event one that folks will not want to miss.

VILLAGE NEWS COMMENTS: Thank you, June. We wholeheartedly agree with you on Mary Jane's talent. Not to mention she is a fabulous person to work with in many regards. Debbie Ramsey
Comment Profile Imagefiona kennelly
Comment #3 | Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:03 am
I totally agree with June Bernesser's comments on Mary Jane Poulter's photography. Absolutely superb! Loved it all!
Comment Profile ImageRosalyn
Comment #4 | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm
Lol hey. That's me in the characature pic!!!
Comment Profile ImageNicole Becker
Comment #5 | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:44 am
Mary Jane's photos captured the aliveness of the people and the rousing success of our 28th Avocado Festival!
Comment Profile ImageRuth Gregory
Comment #6 | Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm
I loved Mary Jane's photos. I didn't go to the Avocado Festival this year, but after seeing the pictures, it makes me want to attend next year. Great Job in covering the event!!

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