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Avocados, margaritas at center of Morro Bay fest

The Avocado Margarita Festival returns to Morro Bay for a 10th year in September.
The Avocado Margarita Festival returns to Morro Bay for a 10th year in September. Associated Press

A family-friendly street festival and an intimate soiree are in store for the 10th annual Avocado and Margarita Festival in September.

Presented by the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, the festival kicks off Sept. 9 with the inaugural Taste of the Grove at The Packing Shed, an avocado farm turned rustic event venue in Morro Bay. Tickets for Taste of the Grove cost $60.

The evening event, which is limited to 200 people, features avocado-themed dishes by Central Coast chefs, as well as Reef Points Hard Cider, beer from Libertine Brewing Co. and wine from Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery and MCV Wines. Also in store are cocktails, cooking demonstrations and live music.

Festivalgoers also can savor local flavors at the daylong Avocado and Margarita Street Festival on Sept. 10. Admission is $5.

Among the attractions are food, face painting, games, arts and crafts vendors and music by local bands including Bear Market Riot, The JD Project, Próxima Parada and Zongo All-Stars. Folks with stylish headgear can enter a Best Sombrero Competition.

For more information, call 805-772-4467 or visit www.avomargfest.com.

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