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Enjoy A Night Under The Stars At Ventura's Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Celebrate the natural beauty of Ventura at the WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL!! This 10th annual festival showcases inspirational and educational films related to our natural environment. Enjoy these incredible, award-winning short films with a stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Bring a blanket, find the perfect spot on the grassy lawn, and relax under the stars during this fantastic event!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place this Saturday, August 17th, at the Ventura County Credit Union (2575 Vista Del Mar Drive #100). The gates to the event will open at 5:00 pm with fun lawn games, family friendly activities, Live Music from The Guy Martin Band & Todd Hannigan & Sleeping Chief. Films will begin at 8:00 pm.

 

Film Line Up 

Cascada

Blue

Brotherhood of Skiing

Moonline

Great Old Broads for Wolves

Fire Followers

A New View of the Moon

Lost in Light

The Majestic Plastic Bag

Carpe Diem

Fire and Water

Climbing Out of Disaster

For the Love of Mary

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

 

Dine on delicious food from your favorite local trucks, including Crazy Greek, Farm & Flame, It's in the Sauce, Mr. Softee, SoCalComfort, Steamy Bun Truck, and We Bee Poppin. Sip on refreshing beer and wine from Leashless Brewing, Ojai Valley Brewery. Rincon Brewery, Topa Topa, Castoro Cellars, and San Antonio Winery.

General Admission is $35 per person and child admission is $5 per child (ages 12 and under). For the first year ever, VIP tickets are also available for $125 per person. Enjoy the ultimate VIP experience with FREE adult beverage, appetizers, and desserts from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the VIP Lounge and Courtyard, as well as access to indoor restrooms throughout the entire event! Purchase your Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets HERE!

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Image Credits: Ventura Land Trust

Ventura County Students Are Heading Back To School!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

It’s time to pack up those school supplies, pick out the first day’s outfit, and get your child ready to head BACK TO SCHOOL! That’s right! The first school bells of the year are about to start ringing throughout Ventura County! Check out the dates for the first days of school for all our local districts!

 

Santa Paula Unified School District | 201 South Steckel, Santa Paula

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 14th

2019 - 2020 District Calendar 

 

Fillmore Unified School District | 627 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore

First Day of School: Thursday, August 15th

2019 - 2020 District Calendar

 

Ojai Unified School District | 414 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 21st

2019 - 2020 District Calendar 

 

Oxnard School District | 1501 South A Street, Oxnard

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 21st

2019 - 2020 District Calendar 

 

Ventura Unified School District | 255 West Stanley Avenue, Ventura

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 21st

2019 - 2020 District Calendar 

 

Hueneme Elementary School District | 205 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 27th

2019 - 2020 District Calendar

 

Oxnard Union High School District | 309 South K Street, Oxnard

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 27th

2019 - 2020 District Calendar 

 

Pleasant Valley School District | 600 Temple Avenue, Camarillo

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 28th

2019 - 2020 District Calendar 

 

 

Blake Mashburn wishes all Ventura County students a fun and successful 2019 - 2020 school year to all students in Ventura County!!!

If you are interested in BUYING your dream home in one of these excellent school districts, give Blake a call at (805) 856-9350 or visit his Website today!

Celebrate Ventura at the 144th Annual County Fair!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Celebrate everything you love about living in beautiful Ventura County by partaking in that great summertime tradition.....the Ventura County Fair!!! Head to the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 West Harbor Boulevard) now through Sunday, August 11th, for days of family fun and excitement! The 144th annual fair promises to be better than ever! Enjoy carnival games, exciting rides and attractions, incredible live entertainment, interesting vendors and exhibitions, and SO much more every day from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Admission to the fair costs $12 for adults and $9 for children and seniors (65+). Take advantage of discounted ticket prices on Special Admission Days. Purchase your fair tickets HERE! Do not miss out on the “County Fair with Ocean Air”!!

 

Grandstand Entertainment Schedule

Monday, August 5th

  • 7:30 pm | X Ambassadors

Tuesday, August 6th

  • 1:00 pm | Tommy James and the Shondells
  • 7:30 pm | Brothers Osborne

Wednesday, August 7th

  • 7:30 pm | Daughtry

Thursday, August 8th

  • 7:30 pm | George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Friday, August 9th

  • 7:30 pm | Collective Soul

Saturday, August 10th

  • 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm | P.R.C.A. Pro Rodeo

Sunday, August 11th

  • 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm | P.R.C.A. Pro Rodeo

 

Check out all the fun happenings and live entertainment: 2019 Ventura County Fair Daily Schedule of Events!!!

 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone a happy & fun time at this year’s Ventura County Fair!


Image Credit: Ventura County Fairgrounds

Spice It Up at the Oxnard Salsa Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Spice up your weekend at the annual OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL!! On Saturday, July 27th, and Sunday, July 28th, all five of your senses will be delighted in Oxnard’s beautiful Plaza Park (5th & B Streets). There is something for everyone at this HOT summer festival! Whether you love your salsa sweet or spicy, you will find something to enjoy at the region’s largest salsa bar in the Salsa Tasting Tent. Treat your tastebuds to even more deliciousness with the festival’s plentiful International Cuisine. Find something unique to take home from the 100 Craft & Retail Vendors. Keep the little ones entertained in the exciting Kids Zone. AND, put on your dancing shoes for hours of live entertainment! The fun will endless from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily

 

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Main Stage

Saturday, July 27th

Sunday, July 28th

Community Stage

Saturday, July 27th

  • 12:00 PM - Ritmo Latin Dance Team

  • 1:00 PM - Passion y Tumbao (Dance)

  • 2:00 PM - Dance Identity

  • 3:00 PM - Leela Belly Dance Productions

  • 4:00 PM - Garcia Dance Studio

  • 5:00 PM - TBA

  • 6:00 PM - Easy Dub

Sunday, July 28th

  • 12:00 PM - TBA

  • 1:00 PM - Michelle Ostrove Singer Showcase

  • 2:00 PM - NEMA Bellydance

  • 3:00 PM - Ritmo Latin Dance Team

  • 4:00 PM - Good Nothings (Rock n' Roll)

  • 5:00 PM - TBA

  • 6:00 PM - TBA

 

The best part of this fabulous community event……..admission is FREE!! That’s right! If you want to get even closer to the action, it is only $5 to enter the open seating area by the main stage! 

 

Never miss out on any of year round fun in Oxnard by purchasing your dream home in the area! Search Oxnard Homes for Sale! "Better Call Blake" at (805) 856-9350 to find the perfect abode for you and your family today!    


Image Credit: Oxnard Salsa Festival

Still Time To Enjoy The 25th Annual Ventura Music Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

It is your last chance to delight your ears at the 25th annual VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL!!! Spend this weekend in Ventura listening to some of the most incredible live music you have ever heard! There is a fantastic performer to see every day! This is one of the cultural events of the year that you do not want to miss!

 

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 18th

  • INCENDIO | High Octane Latin Guitar

  • Time - 5:30 pm

  • Location - Mission Park (185 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura)

  • FREE Public Concert

Friday, July 19th  

  • JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO | Jazz

  • Time - 8:00 pm

  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)

Saturday, July 20th

  • RANKY TANKY | Gullah Culture

  • Time - 8:00 pm

  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)

Sunday, July 21st 

  • RASTRELLI CELLO QUARTET | From Brahms To The Beatles

  • Time - 3:00 pm

  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)

Purchase tickets to each of these performances HERE!

 

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Image Credit: Ventura Music Festival

Giddy On Up To Ventura’s Surf Rodeo!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Yeehaw!!! It’s time for the 12th annual Surf Rodeo & Surf Music Festival!!! This favorite summertime community event is returning to beautiful Pierpont Beach on Saturday, June 13th, and Sunday, June 14th, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Do not miss out on any of the fun!

Spend the weekend dancing away to the 30 bands. Ride the waves or watch the Surf Contest. Show off your skills in the “Wimbledon” of Cornhole Tournaments. Check out exciting Rodeo Competitions like barrel racing and greased pig paddle races! Dine on delicious food from your favorite local vendors and cool down with an ice cold beer from the Beer/Wine Gardens. Swing by the Street Fair to find unique items from around 70+ vendors. Take a turn on the mechanical bull, try the beach activities, swing by the Kids Corral….and so much more! Find the full schedule
HERE!! This festival is fun for all ages!
 

Live Music Lineup

Saturday, June 13th

Sunday, June 14th

Chappy Stage

Chang Stage

Chappy Stage

Chang Stage

Music E.T. Sound

Brian & Rowena

Shiragirl

Music E.T. Sound

Art City Monsters

Music E.T. Sound

Rising Son

Brian & Rowena

Hy Brasil

Jumpstart

Shakey Feelin

Socialeyes

Kings Revenge

Bad Leaf

B-side Players

Honey Owl

Dani Stacy

Sik Sik Sicks

Rob Leines

Hannah Jobus

Bikini Cowgirl & Cowboy

Zepp Heads

Highway Starr

Stoneflys

James Kaye

Jackass

Zach Deputy

Paige Peel

Raging Arb and the Redheads

Sitting on Stacy

Yachtley Crew

Noble Grizwald

Radkey

Sir, Please

Hep Cat

Aaron Pax Taylor

The Expendables

Cydeways

 

Wordsauce



Ticket Information
Day Pass: $40 per person
Weekend Pass: $55 per person
Children 10 and under are FREE!

Purchase tickets in advance HERE to avoid the lines! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

    
The Surf Rodeo & Surf Music Festival is just one of the incredible community events taking place throughout the year Ventura! These fantastic events are just one of the many reasons why Ventura is such an incredible place to live! Search Ventura Homes For Sale to join in on all the fun! Give Blake Mashburn a call at (805) 856-9350 and visit his Website to find your dream home today!


Image Credit: Surf Rodeo & Surf Music Festival 

 

Celebrate Independence Day in Ventura!!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Independence Day is almost here! It is time to show off our patriotic pride and celebrate everything we love about our great nation! Luckily for all of us, there is no better place to spend the 4th of July than in beautiful Ventura! Fill your Thursday with family fun and holiday spirit at these incredible community events!

 

PUSHEM PULLEM PARADE & 4TH OF JULY STREET FAIR

    Head on down to beautiful downtown Ventura for the 44th annual street fair! This year’s theme is “We have liftoff!” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo space program. This FREE street fair has so much for the whole family to enjoy! Start your day with your little ones by participating in the Pushem Pullem Parade. Help your child decorate their bicycle or little read wagon, get dressed up, and meet at Cemetery Park at 9:00 am to strut your stuff down Main Street. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun and all participants will receive a commemorative button (while supplies last).

    Then from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, stroll down Main Street (between Chestnut Street & Mission Park) to find incredible handmade arts and crafts created by the 200+ participating vendors. Dine on delicious food from your favorite local businesses and organizations. Swing by the Kids Zone for fun inflatables and to check out a Ventura Fire Department fire engine. Dance the day away to incredible live music. And, so much more!

   Live Entertainment Schedule

   California Street

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Colette Lovejoy Band

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Bring Me the Hits

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Rhythm 805

   Oak Street

11:00 am – 11:30 am | Barranca Vista Dancers

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Channel Aire Chorus

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Rubicon Theater

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Got Rhythm

   Palm Street

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Johnny & The Love Handles

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Jukebox Rockers

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Vendo 81

   Mission Park

11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Leif Engeswick

 

2019 VENTURA FIREWORKS & FAMILY PICNIC

   Celebrate our nation’s independence at this 25th annual community event. Come on down to the Ventura College Athletic Fields (4667 Telegraph Road) at 5:00 pm for an evening filled with patriotic fun. Enjoy delicious food, fantastic live music by Soul Infusion, fun games and children’s activities, and so much more. Bring a blanket to find the perfect spot for the fireworks display at 9:00 pm. Tickets bought at the gate cost $8 per adult, $6 per child (ages 4 to 12 years). Children 3 and under are free! All proceeds from this great 4th of July tradition support charitable organizations within our own community.

 

ELECTRIC BOAT PARADE & FIREWORKS BY THE SEA

   Head on down to Channel Islands Harbor for some seaside patriotic fun all day long. Find the perfect spot along Harbor Boulevard (between Albacore Way & Cabezone Circle) to watch the 4th of July Children’s Parade at 10:30 am. After the parade, head to Marine Emporium Landing for some family fun activities from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. There will be a great crafters market, delicious food booths, a rock-climbing wall, inflatable fun zone, and so much more.

Do not miss the 4th annual Electric Boat Parade at 4:30 pm. This spectacular event features 50 patriotic-themed electric boats in the harbor. Finish the day’s celebration with one of Ventura county’s most beautiful fireworks displays over the water at 9:00 pm.

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone in Ventura County a Happy & Safe 4th of July!! Check out our Website and follow us on Facebook for more fantastic community events throughout the year!

 

 

Image Credits: City of Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor

 

Celebrate Dad in Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Father's Day is here! Show your dad how much you appreciate everything he does for you by giving him a Father's Day experience he will never forget. There are so many unique ways for you to spend the holiday this weekend! Here are our top choices to celebrate your dad in Ventura County!

 

Father's Day Golf

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: All day

Location: Buenaventura Golf Course (5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura)

Hit the green with dad at this award winning golf course. For only $79, your dad’s green fee, cart fee, sleeve of golf balls, and lunch with a drink will be covered! Reserve your tee time HERE!

 

Father's Day Brunch Buffet

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Discovery Ventura (1888 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura)

Fill your bellies with a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with omelette station, carving station, oysters, children’s fare, and so much more! There will also be a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas. Reserve your family a spot online HERE!

 

Dad’s Day Out Train

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

Location: Foster Park (438 Casitas Vista Road, Ventura)

Take a 2.5 hour train ride through the beautiful Heritage Valley as you enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch. Book online HERE!

 

From Tree to the Sea: Father's Day Wooden Boat Show and Classic Cars

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Channel Islands Maritime Museum (3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard)

Check out spectacular classic wooden boats and cars on display at this 3rd annual show. There will also be a variety of family-friendly, maritime activities to enjoy.

 

 

Blake Mashburn wishes all the dads in the Ventura County a very Happy Father’s Day!

Feel Refreshed At The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Ventura County's longest running wine festival returns this Sunday, June 9th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Head to scenic Lake Casitas Recreation Area (11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura) for the 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival!!!

 

This favorite annual festival allows you to try the most delectable wines and libations you have ever tasted! Enjoy over 250 different selections of wine from 60 award-winning Wineries! Not a wine drinker? Your favorite Breweries will also be offering a wide variety of craft beers and microbrews at the event.

 

While the main feature of this festival is the beverages, there are plenty of other reasons you why you do not want to miss this event. Dance to fantastic live music from Area 51. Relax on a scenic lake cruise aboard the Rotary Boat. Explore the Art & Craft Vendors to find unique items for yourself and your home. Win an incredible prize in the silent auction. Dine on delicious cuisine from your favorite local Dining Vendors. Soak up the summer time sun and incredible scenery with your family and friends.


 

Ticket Information

  • General Admission (Early Bird Pre-Sale) | $60 per person

  • GA Non-Drink Admission (Day Of) | $25 per person

  • VIP Admission | $130 per person

  • VIP Non-Drink Admission | $75 per person

  • Parking Pass | $10 per car

  • Children 12 & Under are FREE with paid adult.

  • Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

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The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival is just one of the many fun community events occurring in beautiful Ojai throughout the year. If you are interested in Buying your dream home in this vibrant, close-knit community, search our Homes for Sale. Give ​​Blake Mashburn a call today or visit our website at http://www.blakemashburn.com/.   


Image Credit: Ojai Wine Festival

Have A Delicously Good Time At The Casa Pacific Wine, Food & Brew Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Do not miss the "Best Food & Drink Festival" of Ventura County......the Casa Pacifica Wine, Food & Brew Festival!!! Now in its 26th year, this fest is the premier food and wine event for the county. Head to California State University - Channel Islands (One University Drive) in beautiful Camarillo this Sunday, June 2nd, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, for an afternoon of tasty delights! With delicious food, refreshing wine, cold beer, and incredible live entertainment, this is one annual event you do not want to skip out on! Check out the full list of 2019 Exhibitors HERE!

 

 

Not only will you have a great time, BUT you will be helping support a worthy cause! All proceeds from this event benefit the work of Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families, which helps vulnerable youth and families in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties overcome life’s hardest challenges.

 

Yummie Culinary Competition

Be sure to check out the Yummie Culinary Competition! This action-packed cooking showdown features chefs from Ventura County's top restaurants. See whose food is the very best in flavor, presentation, innovation, and quality as they are judged by a panel of celebrity chefs, food columnists, and other culinary experts.

 

Main Stage Entertainment

Dance the afternoon away to fantastic live performances by Benise’s Band of Gypsies and N'Demand. Ventura County's favorite DJ Bruce Barrios will be emceeing.

 

Ticket Information

General Admission: $150 per person

Includes: All-Inclusive Wine, Food, Beer, & Beverages | Festival Bag, Tray, & Glass | Live Entertainment | Complimentary Parking

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone a deliciously good time at the 26th Annual Casa Pacifica Wine, Food & Brew Festival! Check out our Website and follow us on Facebook for more fantastic community events throughout the year!  

 

 

Image Credit: CASA PACIFICA

 

 

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