Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email Print This Post See Image Gallery. At the 28th annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival, Ashlyn Clarke, left, 7, was named Little Miss Avocado, and David Gonzalez, 9, Little Mister Avocado. 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. Decorating and making The Avo 500 Guacamole Contest chairman Sue Shimer, center, presents the winners in the Amateur category: Karah Johnson, left, first place, and Susana McGinnis, second place. The Enjoying a Corn on the Cob as first timers to the Avocado Festival are Hiroko Kehoe, left, and Nancy Jarvis, The winner of the Guacamole Contest, Professional division, is Oink And Moo, Large crowds pack Main Avenue during the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 14. 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; 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 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+). 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. Artist and entertainer Cameron Canales Owner Avocado Festival co-chairmen Gary Shimer and George Archibald 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; Katrina Mahr is already eating her snow cone, while Justin Madrid is waiting for Rose Degrazia to make his. CHP officers at the Avocado Festival include Jim Bettencourt, public information officer, left, and Officer Dan Hollywood. 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, This photograph of the crowd at the 28th annual Avocado Festival was taken from the Sheriff Approximately 70,000 visitors attended the 28th annual Avocado Festival. 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. 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. 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. Rourke Van Elderen hawks avocados at a farm stand during the annual Avocado Festival April 13 on Main Ave. in Fallbrook. 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, Danny and Christine Drazil share a sausage at the annual Avocado Festival held in Fallbrook on April 14. 28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages added by Newsroom on April 17, 2014 View all posts by Newsroom → 6 Responses to "28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all ages" Lee April 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 Reply June Bernesser April 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 Reply fiona kennelly April 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! Reply Rosalyn April 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm Lol hey. That’s me in the characature pic!!! Reply Nicole Becker April 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! Reply Ruth Gregory April 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!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.