Harvest Festival

Featuring a garden exchange, homegrown tomato contest, music by Spencer the Gardener, and more.

When: Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Fairview Gardens, 598 N Fairview Ave., Goleta

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Special Events


Join us for our biggest friend-raiser of the year! Walk through our interactive tour, win a prize at the Homegrown Tomato Contest, and listen to live music by Spencer the Gardener. Bring a picnic, drinks, and friends for a day at the farm.


Interactive Tour 12 - 3 pm
Garden Exchange 12:30 - 2 pm

2nd Annual Homegrown Tomato Contest 3:30 pm


Bring a tomato you grew yourself.* We will award prizes in 4 categories:

1. Best in Show. Based only on taste, this winner takes home the grand prize.

2. Looks. The prettiest tomato wins.

3. Character. This category is open to interpretation. Have fun!

4. People's Choice Awards. Curious bystanders will get the chance to cast their votes for categories 2 and 3.

JUDGES: Shawn (Farm Manager from Out of Step Farm), Erik Stenberg (Personal Chef and Fairview Gardens Farmer's Market Expert), and Jack Motter (Farm Manager at Ellwood Canyon Farm).

PRIZES: Gift certificate from Island Seed and Feed, Gift Certificate from Isla Vista Co-op, and more!

*Amateurs only! If you sell your tomatoes then you cannot compete.


Bring extra produce from your garden or fruit trees, and take part in this neighborhood garden exchange. Anyone can contribute or participate. You can also bring herbs, flowers, seeds, seedlings, compost worms, chicken manure, eggs, or baked goods.

Thanks to SB Food not Lawns for this info.

Phone: 805-967-7369

Event posted July 26, 2010
Last updated July 26, 2010


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