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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   

Image Credit: Ojai Wine Festival

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!


Stock Up at Ventura County Farmers Markets!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The beautiful climate and landscape in Ventura County provides us with incredible produce and locally grown goods. There are amazing farmers markets in our communities throughout the year. Find a wide variety of items from fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meat and dairy, handmade crafts, and so much more. Put healthy, delicious food on your kitchen table and help promote economic development throughout Ventura County by shopping local at these great farmers markets!


Midtown Ventura

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Pacific View Mall West Parking Lot (3301 North Main Street, Ventura)



Downtown Oxnard Farmers Market

When: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Where: 471 South B Street, Oxnard



Downtown Ventura

When: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: 2220 Ventura Boulevard, Old Town Camarillo

Ventura College Foundation Marketplace

When: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Ventura College (4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura)

Camarillo Certified Farmers Market

When: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Corner of Palm and Santa Clara Streets, Ventura



Ventura College Foundation Marketplace

When: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Ventura College (4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura)

Ojai Certified Farmers' Market

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: 300 East Matilija Street, Ojai

Channel Islands Certified Farmers' Market

When: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: 3350 South Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard

Incredible local farmers markets are one of the many reasons that Ventura County is a great place to live. If you are interested in Buying your dream home in one of these communities, search our Homes for Sale. Give ​​The Blake Mashburn Group a call today or visit our website at  

Celebrate Earth Day in Ventura CA!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

There is no denying it...and why would we. One of the greatest things about living in Ventura is the breathtaking natural setting. With miles of beaches along the majestic Pacific Ocean, stunning hills and valleys, and lush green spaces, home owners in Ventura love having the most beautiful "backyard" around. They also know the importance of conserving and protecting this natural setting for themselves and future generations to come. Come celebrate Ventura's natural beauty at the award-winning Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest!!! Enjoy family-friendly, eco-fun and entertainment on Saturday, April 21st, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Plaza Park (651 East Thompson Boulevard).


Join 6,000+ community members for this vibrant event. Check out the 100+ exhibits, including the Green Auto Expo, for great educational and informational material. Win fantastic prizes during the Earth Day Raffle and Silent Auction. Dine on a variety of delicious, healthy, and sustainable menu items from The Grilled Cheese Truck, It’s In the Sauce, Rice Balls of Fire, Kona Ice, The Deli Doctor, and Belly BombZ. Get centered during the free yoga classes (bring your own mat). Enjoy incredible live music and dance performances, as well as demonstrations, throughout the day. Your children will love exploring the educational exhibits, creating recycled art, participating in a scavenger hunt, playing fun games, and so much more! There truly is something for everyone in the family.


Yoga Zone Schedule

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am | Chelsea w/ Grass Roots Yoga

  • 11:15 am – 11:45 am | Tiffany Puhy-Jenkins

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Erin w/ Soul Fire Yoga

  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Yoga Jones

  • 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm | Stephanie w/ Ravens Wing

  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Nicole w/ Temple Pilates


Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage

  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am | Pacific Sound

  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am | Kealoha

  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Grace Fellows

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Billy Clower

  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm | Anchor and Bear

  • 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm | VCS Music Program

  • 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm | Sea at Last

  • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm | Tae Kwan Do Plus

  • 2:55 pm – 3:15 pm | Super Nova Dance Academy

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Jade Hendrix

Gazebo Stage



Be green and ride your bike to the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest! There will be a free Bike Valet and ample secure bicycle parking locations.



The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone in Ventura County a very Happy Earth Day!


Image Credit: Ventura's Earth Day


A Weekend of Music in Ventura!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Enjoy a weekend full of music in beautiful Ventura! Head to Discovery Ventura (1888 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura) on Saturday and Sunday for not one but TWO incredible music festivals! Whether you want to chill out to some reggae or sing along to some classic rock, there is a band for you to enjoy. Both events are open to all ages!


Backyard Bash

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm (Backyard Bash) | 7:00 pm - 1:00 am (After Party)

Cost: $35 General Admission | $45 General Admission + After Party | $85 VIP

Purchase tickets HERE!

Entertainment Lineup

West Beach Main Stage

Bashment Stage


After Party


TRIBOO Music Festival

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm (Music Festival) | 8:00 pm - 1:00 am (After Party)

Cost: $25 General Admission | $35 General Admission + After Party | $75 VIP

Purchase tickets HERE!

Entertainment Lineup

Main Stage

Indoor Stage

  • 1:45 PM | SGT PEPPER (A Tribute to the Beatles)
  • 3:30 PM | HOLLYWOOD STONES (A Tribute to the Rolling Stones)
  • 5:15 PM | HIGH VOLTAGE (A Tribute to ACDC)

After Party


Both of these events will be held indoors and outdoors at Discovery Ventura. Parking is not available on site. Please utilize the free shuttle from 125 Hartman Drive. The shuttle will run throughout the day and drop off and pick up right in front of the festival gates.


Images Credit: Discovery Ventura

Celebrate Easter in Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Easter is here! Celebrate the holiday all weekend long throughout Ventura County! Check out these fantastic community events that the whole family will enjoy!


Photos with the Bunny

Dates: Thursday, March 29th - Saturday, March 31st

Times: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Thursday & Friday) | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Saturday)

Location: The Collection at RiverPark (2751 Park View Court, Oxnard)

Cost: Varies based on desired photo size and quantity

Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny in the Annex. Afterwards, search for the coveted golden egg that has been hidden at The Collection. The egg can be redeemed for incredible prizes, including gift cards, movie passes, and passes to the Santa Barbara zoo.


Spring Fair

Dates: Friday, March 30th - Sunday, April 1st

Times: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday) | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday) | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $6 for admission

It’s “a County Fair with Springtime Flair”! Have a fun filled Easter weekend at the fair. Enjoy carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, egg hunts, petting zoo, face painting, Kids zone, live entertainment, and delicious fair food.


Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, March 31st

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Arroyo Vista Community Park (4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark)

Cost: $5 for general admission | $10 all access (includes unlimited attractions & games)

This great event features an egg hunt, fun attractions and carnival games, food trucks, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.


Easter EGGstravaganza & Spring Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, March 31st

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Community Center Park (1605 East Burnley Street, Camarillo)

Cost: FREE!

Find 20,000 eggs filled with toys or candy. Afterwards, enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, entertainment, carnival games, petting zoo, craft and food vendors, and so much more!


Family Spring Fling

Date: Saturday, March 31st

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Museum of Ventura County (100 East Main Street, Ventura)

Cost: FREE!

Head to the Museum for some fun family activities. Come create some beautiful springtime crafts. Decorate a bag to use at the egg hunt in Mission Park. Make a bouquet of tissue paper flowers and a mosaic card.


The Hunt!

Date: Saturday, March 31st

Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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

Cost: FREE!

Come to Ventura’s biggest holiday egg hunt! Join the Easter Bunny as this hunt kicks off the spring street fair. Enjoy live entertainment while you shop from local art and craft vendors.


Easter Lunch Train

Date: Sunday, April 1st

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Fillmore & Western Railway Co. (364 Main Street, Fillmore)

Cost: $50 per adult | $29 per youth (ages 4-12) | $25 per child (2-3)

On Easter Sunday, enjoy a relaxing ride through the beautiful Heritage Valley. Dine on a delicious lunch and receive treats from the Easter Bunny himself! Register HERE.  


The Blake Mashburn Group wishes you and your family a very happy Easter!


Ventura Restaurant Week!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Fill your bellies with mouthwatering food during Ventura Restaurant Week!!! From Sunday, March 25th through Sunday, April 1st, check out 20 restaurants in beautiful downtown Ventura for some deliciously spicy good deals! This year's Restaurant Week is honoring Ventura's rich history by featuring the fire roasted Ortega Chili. Learn more about the Ortega Family and their delicious chili HERE. We wish you happy dining throughout Ventura for this great annual event!



Participating Ventura Restaurants

Aloha Steakhouse | 364 South California Street

Busy Bee Cafe | 478 East Main Street

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant | 593 East Main Street

Jimmy’s Slice | 585 East Main Street

Limon Y Sal | 598 East Main Street

Paradise Pantry | 222 East Main Street

Rookees | 419 East Main Street

Snapper Jack’s Taco Shack | 533 East Main Street

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt | 607 East Main Street

VenTiki | 701 East Main Street

Winchester’s Grill & Saloon | 632 East Main Street



With Easter right around the corner, this year's Restaurant Week features a fun, adult Easter Egg hunt. There will be an Easter Egg hidden within each of the participating restaurants listed above that contains a gift certificate to another participating restaurant. Begin your search on Wednesday, March 21st, to find one of these lucky eggs. Please note, you must be a customer at the restaurant in order to search for the egg. Hoppy searching!



Image Credit: Downtown Ventura


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