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Avocado Margarita Festival

Closeup of an avocado - Avocado Margarita Festival
Mary Piper
Mary Piper
August 14, 2020

Experience charming accommodations and fantastic ocean views when you stay at the Blue Sail Inn in Morro Bay, California. The area hosts extraordinary events throughout the year, making it the perfect place for a couple’s trip to Morro Bay. We recommend planning your trip during one of these seasonal events. One such event is the Avocado Margarita Festival in Morro Bay.

About the festival‍

The Avocado Margarita Festival lovingly referred to as “AvoMargFest,” is a sizeable one-day street festival that celebrates local California avocados and farmers. The festival is held in early fall each year, just as the plump avocados reach peak ripeness. The festival takes place in downtown Morro Bay right on the water, offering excellent views while you sip and dip on homemade guacamole and margaritas.

Food and drink‍

Woman with food and drink during a festival

Avocado-infused and inspired dishes take center stage at the festival. Local chefs get creative at The Grove, where they compete to create the best avocado-inspired dishes. There are various food and drink stands throughout the festival, manned by local breweries and eateries. Margaritas and local craft beer booths dot the festival as well. Local mixologists and bartenders serve up their most creative variations on the classic margarita. While you’ll enjoy a classic lime margarita, be sure to sample creative infusions like pineapple jalapeno and strawberry margaritas. Also, you can’t leave the festival without trying its signature drink, the one-of-a-kind avocado margarita!

In addition to margaritas, delicious drinks created by local cocktail artists are also available. Local California brand Boochcraft serves the world’s first hard kombucha at the festival as well.


People sitting on the floor enjoying a live music

AvoMargFest features live music and a large dance floor throughout the day. The festival also holds plenty of local specialty vendors and arts and crafts. Purchasing an entry into the drawing to receive a year’s supply of Del Rey avocados from a local farm is also an entertainment highlight. The Grom Zone is a particular kids-only area that features live music, a petting zoo, magicians, and other entertainment for the little ones.

Visiting the Avocado Margarita Festival Morro Bay 2020‍

The AvoMargFest looks a little different this year. The street festival was initially planned for September 12th, but to comply with the CDC’s guidance, the in-person event was postponed until 2021. Instead, the festival will hold smaller events throughout the fall to celebrate all things avocados and margaritas. View the AvoMargFest website for the latest and up to date information about the 2020 event.

Margaritas with avocados and lemons

There is still a way to bring the atmosphere of the festival home! The festival is offering the Guac-tail Hour Party Box, which brings many of the festival elements right to your door. For $49, the box comes with supplies for up to 10 people. Inside you’ll find an AvoMarg cocktail mixer, fresh Morro Bay avocados, AvoMargFest merchandise, and food samples from local vendors. The box also contains virtual experiences as well. These include a tour of a local avocado grove and video how-tos about making the perfect AvoMarg cocktail. Purchasing the box also lets you enter the contest to win a year’s supply of California avocados.

Discover Morro Bay at the Blue Sail Inn‍

While the AvoMargFest looks a little different in 2020, it’s never to early to plan your trip to visit Morro Bay for next year. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021. Tickets will go on sale starting in June 2021. Want to visit Morro Bay, California, for the next festival? Book a room at the Blue Sail Inn to make sure you don’t miss out!

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