Weekend spotlight: Ode to Tomatoes

September 24, 2011


Autumn, the time for the harvest, warm apple cider, succulent roast turkeys and freshly baked pumpkin pies, has arrived along with an array of fun festivities.

Start the season off right by attending the 74th annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival on Saturday. Admission is free, but if you don’t want to get thrown in the festival jail, make sure to purchase a harvest buttons for $1.

Let out your inner farmer with fresh local produce, veggie decorating, cow milking, and butter making. Release your inner baker with fresh baked goods and a baking contest. Remember to bring your favorite wiener dog to compete in a fun race.

If the Autumn Harvest leaves you thinking of juicy tomatoes, crisp apples and aromatic herbs, get your fill at Ode to Tomatoes: An Edible Feast.  Local chefs from Marisol, Sea Venture, Apple Farm, and Gardens of Avila are slated to produce a four course meal with fresh local produce picked right here in the chefs garden.

The palate pleasing gathering starts this Sunday at 6:30 in The Gardens at Sycamore and will run every night until October 6th. Be sure to make reservations for this can’t miss culinary event.

Looking for an outdoor music party, head to the Fall Frenzy at the Pozo Saloon. The good times start with music by Big Sean, Pennywise, the Game and Guttermouth. Adding a wonderful BBQ lunch, your favorite drink, and exciting friends makes this an event sure to get your mojo running at full speed.

Fall Frenzy starts Sunday at noon with tickets costs running from $28 to $75.

Find these and other local events on CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar.