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Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Ventura at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Celebrate the natural beauty of Ventura at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!! This 9th 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 18th, 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 Bill Jones & J. Peter Boles and Mid Life Crisis. Films will begin at 8:00 pm.


Film Line Up

Water Take One: Ventura Land Trust

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Brothers of Climbing

Blind Sushi

Dragging 235 lbs. Uphill Both Ways

Where the Wild Things Play

Lost in Light

The Nature of Maps

Love of Place


A Letter to Congress


Dine on delicious food from your favorite local trucks, including Deer Xing, It's in the Sauce, Mr. Softee, Scratch, SoCalComfort, Steamy Bun Truck, and Sweet Arleen's. Sip on refreshing beer and wine from New Belgium Brewing, Rincon Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Topa Topa, Castoro Cellars, and San Antonio Winery.


General Admission is $25 per person and child admission is $5 per child (ages 12 and under). Purchase tickets HERE!


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Image Credits: Ventura Land Trust

Head On Down to the Ventura 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 12th, for days of family fun and excitement! The 143rd 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 6th

  • 7:30 pm | Sublime with Rome

Tuesday, August 7th

  • 1:00 pm | The 5th Dimension
  • 7:30 pm | Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Wednesday, August 8th

  • 7:30 pm | Boyz II Men

Thursday, August 9th

  • 7:30 pm | Hunter Hayes

Friday, August 10th

  • 7:30 pm | Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Saturday, August 11th

  • 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm | Professional Cowboy Rodeo

Sunday, August 12th

  • 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm | Professional Cowboy Rodeo


Check out all the fun happenings: 2018 Ventura County Fair Daily Schedule of Events!!!


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

Image Credit: Ventura County Fairgrounds

Delight Your Ears at the 24th Annual Ventura Music Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group


The city of Ventura will be filled with beautiful, melodious music during the 24th annual Ventura Music Festival!!! This incredible festival brings world class musicians and performers to multiple venues across our area. Enjoy 9 incredible live performances in a variety of genres, including classical, jazz, and popular. Do not miss this fantastic cultural event!

Complete Schedule

Thursday, July 12th

  • John Jorgenson Quintet | “Gypsy Jazz”
  • Time - 7:30 pm
  • Location - Olivas Adobe Historical Park (4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura)

Friday, July 13th

  • Tea Trumpets | Festival Brass Quintet
  • Time - 3:00 pm
  • Location - Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn (550 Sanjon Road, Ventura)

Friday, July 13th

  • Twanguero | “Rockabilly Mambo”
  • Time - 8:00 pm
  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)

Saturday, July 14th

  • Pink Martini | “Little Orchestra”
  • Time - 8:00 pm
  • Location - Oxnard Performing Arts Center (800 Hobson Way, Oxnard)

Sunday, July 15th

  • Trio Céleste | Chamber Music
  • Time - 3:00 pm
  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)
  • “What’s the Score?” Pre-Concert Talk by Nuvi Mehta at 2:15 pm  

Wednesday, July 18th

  • Jarabe Mexicano | Lively Latin American Songbook
  • Time - 5:00 pm
  • Location - San Buenaventura Mission Park (200 Block of East Main Street, Ventura)
  • FREE Public Concert

Friday, July 20th  

  • Akropolis | “High Speed” Reeds
  • Time - 8:00 pm
  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)

Saturday, July 21st

  • Perla Batalla | Songstress
  • Time - 8:00 pm
  • Location - Ventura College Performing Arts Center (4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura)

Sunday, July 22nd

  • Malashock Dance | “Together in the Fires of Delight”  
  • 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

Ride the Wave to Ventura's Surf Rodeo Music & Surf Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

One of your favorite Ventura County summertime events is right around the corner…..the Surf Rodeo Music & Surf Festival!! Celebrate everything you love about living in this beautiful community on Saturday, June 14th, and Sunday, June 15th, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily in Pierpont Beach.


Enjoy a weekend of dancing to the 24+ bands. Catch the waves or watch them ride during the Surf Contest; held at 7:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday (must have Surf Rodeo ticket to be a spectator). Participate in the “Wimbledon” of Cornhole Tournaments; held at 10:00 am daily. Check out the exciting Rodeo Competitions. 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 100 vendors. Take a turn on the mechanical bull, try the beach activities, swing by the Kids Corral….and so much more! This festival is fun for all ages!


Live Music Lineup

Saturday, July 14th

Sunday, July 15th



Long Beach Dub Allstars

Joyce Manor

Beebs And Her Money Makers

Yachtly Crew

Raging Arb And The Redheads

The Untouchables

The Upbeat

Highway Starr

Kyle Smith

Shaky Feelin’

Rising Sun

Tropa Magica

Ego Sunshine

The Love Dimension

Zep Heads

James Kaye

Rob Riccardo

TV Broken 3rd Eye Open

Dano Forte

Danielle Stacy


The Inside Break

*More bands will be added to the lineup and a schedule of times for each performance will be released closer to the date!



Ticket Information

  • Day Pass: $37 per person

  • Weekend Pass: $45 per person

  • Children 10 and under are FREE!

  • Purchase tickets in advance HERE for great savings! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.




The Blake Mashburn Group hopes everyone in Ventura County has a rockin’ good time at the 11th Annual Surf Rodeo Music & Surf Festival!



Image Credit: Surf Rodeo Music & Surf Festival

Celebrate Freedom in Ventura!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Show off your patriotic pride this Independence Day in Ventura! Wednesday, July 4th, will be filled with family, fun celebrations for the holiday! Celebrate our nation's independence and the freedoms that we enjoy every day as citizens of the United States! Spend the whole day celebrating with family and friends with delicious food, live entertainment, patriotic fun, fireworks, and so much more! Here is all the information you need to make the most of your July 4th in Ventura!



Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair 2017

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Ventura's Downtown Cultural District

Cost: FREE!

Be "Ventura Strong" at the 43rd Annual Street Fair in Ventura. There is so much to enjoy at this fantastic community event. Explore unique, handmade arts and crafts created by more than 200 artists. Dine on delicious food made by local organizations and businesses. Take the kids to the Kid Zone at Mission Park (Main & Figueroa Streets) for rides, inflatables, and a Ventura Fire Department fire engine. Decorate your bicycle or red wagon in patriotic glory and participate in the Pushem Pullem Parade at 9:30 am down Main Street. All participants will receive a free commemorative button. Dance the day away to fantastic live entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule!

Oak Street Stage

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Barranca Vista Dancers

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am | Rubicon Theater

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Channelaire Chorus

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Channel Islands Harmony Chorus

  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | 805 Rhythm

Palm Street Stage

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Love Handles

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Got Rhythm

  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Vendo

Mission Stage

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Leif Engeswick

California Street Stage

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Mighty Cash Cats

  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Footworks Youth Ballet

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Raised on Vinyl


2017 Ventura Fireworks Show & Family Picnic

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Ventura College (4667 Telegraph Road)

Purchase Tickets HERE!

Celebrate country, community, and family at the 24th Annual Ventura 4th of July Fireworks Show & Family Picnic. Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks and cart vendors or pack your own picnic! Swing over to the Kids Zone for bounce houses, inflatables, and games. There will also be live music, a DJ, robotics demonstration, giveaways, and more throughout the evening. Do not miss the spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 pm. This custom show will feature over 3,000 fireworks effects choreographed to music!


The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone in Ventura a very Happy & Safe 4th of July!  

Celebrate Dad in Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

It's time to celebrate that most special guy in your life.....Dad! 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 throughout Ventura County this weekend! Here are our recommendations for a fantastic Father's Day in our area!


Father's Day Warbird Rides

Dates: Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Saturday) & 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: CAFSoCal Museum (455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo)

Treat dad to a flight amongst the clouds in a AT6 Texan/SNJ or B-25/PBJ Mitchell bomber. Click on the link above for specific flight times and costs.


Father's Day Brunch Buffet

Date: Sunday, June 17th

Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 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 17th

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 17th

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.



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

Try A New Tasting At The 32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Find refreshing, mouthwatering beverages at the 32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival!!! This favorite Ventura County event allows you to try the most delicious wine and beer available in the beautiful setting of Lake Casitas Recreation Area (11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura)! Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 10th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for this incredible annual festival.


The highlight of this festival is truly the beverages! Enjoy over 250 different selections of wine from 60 award-winning Wineries! Looking for something different? Great Breweries  will be offering 30 different craft beers and microbrews at the event.


Along with delectable libations, there are plenty of other reasons you need to come to the Ojai Wine Festival. Find unique items to buy from the Art & Craft Vendors and dine on delicious treats from the Dining Vendors. Dance the day away to live music by Area 51 and Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan. Take a relaxing ride on the Rotary Boat . Bid on some great items in the silent auction. And, simply enjoy the perfect summer weather with family and friends.



Ticket Information

  • Main Tasting General Admission | $60 per person
  • Premier General Admission | $75 per person
  • Designated Driver/Non-Drink General Admission | $25 per person (Day of ONLY)
  • VIP Admission | $150 per person
  • VIP Designated Driver/Non-Drink Admission | $80 per person
  • Parking Pass | $10 per car
  • Children 12 & Under are FREE with paid adult.
  • Purchase tickets in advance HERE.


The 32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival is just one example of the incredible community events occurring throughout the year. If you are interested in Buying your dream home in this vibrant close knit community, search our Homes for Sale. Give ​​The Blake Mashburn Group a call today or visit our website at   

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Ventura County's "Best Food & Drink Festival" is Back!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Come to the "Best Food & Drink Festival" of Ventura County......the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival!!! Now in its 25th 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 3rd, 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 miss! 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 Angels, which helps at-risk youth through Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.


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 best on flavor, presentation, innovation, and quality as they are judges 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

Wes Quave Live. Ventura County's favorite DJ Bruce Barrios will be emceeing.


Ticket Information

General Admission: $150 per person | $175 per person (after June 1st)

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

Purchase tickets HERE!

*Please note, VIP admission tickets are sold out*


Get Sweet at the California Strawberry Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group


Do not miss the 35th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival this weekend in beautiful Oxnard! Head to the Strawberry Meadows of College Park (3250 South Rose Avenue) on Saturday, May 19th, and Sunday, May 20th, from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm for the most deliciously sweet festival in California. Fill your bellies with the most incredible strawberry concoctions you could possibly imagine: chocolate dipped strawberries, deep-fried strawberries, strawberry nachos, strawberry popcorn, strawberry pizza, strawberry chimichangas, strawberry tamales, berry kabobs, strawberry shortcake, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry beer, margaritas, smoothies, and more!



The food might be the highlight but that is not all! There is so much to do at the California Strawberry Festival! Attend fun cooking classes and demonstrations at the Strawberry Promenade, enter one of the numerous exciting Contests, and find unique items for sale from the 200+ Artisans & Crafters. Bring the little ones over to the Strawberryland for Kids for carnival rides, inflatables, face painting, and more!


Enjoy spectacular live musical performances all weekend long on 3 stages! From rock to Latin to blues, there will be something to get you dancing at the California Strawberry Festival. Click on the links below for the full lineups for each stage.


Ticket Information

Adults: $12

Seniors (ages 62+) & Active Military with ID: $8

Children (ages 5 12): $5

Children (ages 4 and under): FREE

Purchase tickets HERE!!!



Image Credit: California Strawberry Festival


Celebrate Mom in Ventura!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Celebrate the most special woman in your life this Sunday.......your Mom!! Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th! Want to make sure it is a day that she will never forget? There are so many options available in Ventura! Whether you want to treat her to a special meal or find something unique to do, you and your mom will certainly have a great time this weekend. Here are our recommendations for ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Ventura!


Mom's Night Out

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: San BuenaVentura State Beach | 901 San Pedro Street

Cost: Click HERE for prices and to register

Get active this Mother’s Day with mom for the 8th Annual Mom’s Day Run. Run, jog, or walk in the 5K or 10K races. There will be live music by Emily B and delicious food at the finish line. All proceeds from this event benefit The VHL Alliance, which helps fund cancer research and services.


Mom's Day Run

Date: Friday, May 11th

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Downtown Ventura

Start the celebration early at this special themed Ventura Late Night. Enjoy shopping the sidewalk sale...women get exclusive deals! Have fun dancing away to the live music throughout the evening.


Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Discovery Ventura | 1888 East Thompson Boulevard

Cost: $24.95 per adult | $12.95 per child

Treat your mom to one of Ventura’s most popular holiday brunches. With an omelet bar, carving station, kids selections, and more, there is something that everyone in the family will enjoy.


Mother's Day Brunch

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: The Cave Restaurant & Ventura Wine Company | 4435 McGrath Street, Suite 301

Come to this very special holiday brunch in the cave. Enjoy a menu specially crafted for the day by Executive Chef Alex Montoya.


Mother's Day Seaside

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Village | 1583 Spinnaker Drive

Take mom out for a shopping trip by the sea and dine at one of the 16+ delicious restaurants. Enjoy live ukulele music throughout the afternoon by Kenny Walters.



Happy Mother’s Day to all from The Blake Mashburn Group!


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Century 21 Troop Real Estate
1190 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite #100
Ventura CA 93003
Office: 805-856-9350
Cell: 805-368-0202
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