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Happy Happy first Friday of October!!! Here’s the rundown from the LL805 team on this beautiful (yet a little too hot:) Friday!


It is the Annual California Avocado Festival this weekend in Carpinteria (one of our favorite beach town getaways!)! The festival is all weekend long, Friday through Sunday. Not only are there delicious avocados to be had, but this is one of the largest FREE music festivals in California with over 75 acts on 4 stages.

In addition to the live music, there’s also tons of fun games, contests and entertainment- makes for such a great family-friendly local event. And, although they do not allow dogs at the festival, DAWG volunteers are offering FREE (yes, free!) doggie care on Saturday and Sunday! How amazing is that? DAWG’s free doggie care will be located at 5100 Carpinteria Ave. For more info, check out their Facebook page. In the meantime, here’s the festival hours:

Friday, 11a – 10pm

Saturday, 10a – 10pm

Sunday, 10a – 6pm


The holidays are quickly approaching which means shopping is quickly increasing and the budget is quickly fading. Am I right, or am I right?? Well we at LocalLove805 are all about budgeting and finding ways to save so this season we will be sharing tips on how to budget for the holidays.

There are so many ways to save! Some of our favorite budget-friendly shops are Home Goods, the $1 store (great finds!) and craft stores for some fun DIY projects. Oh, and don’t forget to check for awesome local deals. So, be on the lookout for some budgeting tips soon, and please let us know how you plan to save and cut back this holiday season!


Tis the season for Harvest Festivals – yay! Underwood Farms Fall Harvest Festival is from 9a – 6pm.  Admissions is $15 on weekends, but only $3 from Monday- Friday. Children under 2 are free, as well as the parking!

The Reign of Terror at the Janss Marketplace is now through Halloween! Voted the best haunted house in Southern California, tickets are available for purchase on Haunted House dates at 6pm at the Janss Marketplace. You can also purchase tickets here (admissions is $17).

The Janss Marketplace is also hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest with a grand prize of $300 (for more info click here)!

local pumpkins


On Sunday, there’s a Thousand Oaks City Reads One Book event featuring the Family Farming in Ventura County at the Thousand Oaks Library. The McGrath Family has farmed in Ventura County since 1868 and fourth generation farmer, Phil McGrath, will share stories and experiences of life on a family farm. Such a great way to learn more about your local farms and to spend time with people in the community.

fall is here

What are you up to this weekend? Please let us know by @LocalLove805 #LL805 on all social channels. We love to hear from you and to share your experiences with the rest of the 805-ers #spreadthelove


your team at LL805

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