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Enjoy Festive Holiday Cheer At The Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The holiday social event of the year is finally here! Head to beautiful downtown Ventura this Saturday, December 7th, for Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair!! Join family, friends, and neighbors for some festive holiday cheer!

 

Start your weekend with the Holiday Street Fair from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Main Street in Ventura will be filled with unique vendors and incredible live entertainment. Find great holiday gifts from artisans, crafters, and local businesses. Dine on delicious treats from the plethora of food vendors. Marvel at spectacular holiday lighting and enjoy a magical snow fall from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. The Holiday Street Fair is FREE and open to the public!

 

Stick around for the ​Ventura Winter Wine Walk from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm! This favorite annual event features the most delicious wine and beer being served at 80+ Tasting Locations. Tickets for this event are $55 per person (21+ years old) and can be purchased HERE! HURRY before they are all sold out!

 

Live Entertainment

Adelaide | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

Box Of Beats | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

Upstream | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

Bruno and the Hooligans | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

DJ Cue | Santa’s VIP Lounge

DJ Bnske | Electric Runway

 


 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone a very merry time this Saturday in Ventura! Visit our Website and follow us on Facebook for more great events this holiday season!


Image Credit: Downtown Ventura

Discover Something Beautiful At The Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Kick off the holiday season in beautiful Ojai, California at the 23rd Annual Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace! Explore four stunning Ojai Valley homes on Saturday, November 16th, and Sunday, November 17th. Each home has been matched with talented local florists and gardeners that have created marvelous displays that match the architectural features of the homes. The tour hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily This favorite annual event benefits the Ojai Music Festival and its Bravo! Education and Community Program, which offers free music programs to community members and students.

 

2019 Holiday Homes

  • The Wall House
  • Tuscan Ranch
  • Foothill Farm
  • El Sombrero

This self-guided tour allows you to visit the homes in any order. Visitors are able to drive to The Wall House, Tuscan Ranch, and Foothill Farm. The El Sombrero home can be accessed via the free shuttle service. The shuttle will pick up from Monica Ros School (793 McNell Road). Please note, the last shuttle will depart at 3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Advance tour tickets cost $40 per person. They can be purchased by calling (805) 646-2053, online HERE, or in person at one of the following locations:

  • Attitude Adjustment | 1129 Maricopa Highway, Ojai

  • Flora Gardens | 245 Old Baldwin Road, Ojai

  • Rains Department Store | 218 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai

  • Fox Fine Jewelers | 560 East Main Street, Ventura

Tickets can be picked up from the Will Call Box Office will be located in Libbey Park. Day of tickets, which will cost $45 per person, will also be available at the Marketplace and each of the homes.

 

When you are not exploring the homes, be sure to swing by the Holiday Marketplace in Libbey Park. This great event features 40+ artisans and vendors selling a variety of home, lifestyle, and fashion goods. Cross off everything on your holiday shopping list and find unique items for yourself and Ojai home. Admission to the Marketplace is FREE! A portion of all sales also benefit the Ojai Music Festival and its Bravo! program. The Marketplace will be open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday.

 

2019 Marketplace Vendors

Jewelry: Cindy Kalmenson, Little Muse, Patricia Cuenot, Ramina Rechard Pearls, and Shari Milner Designs

Home Décor and Gifts: Art Mina, Bazaar Boutique, Bliss Art Designs, Bohemian Bowls, Firestick Pottery, Heritage Succulents, Hostess Gifts to Go, Istanbul Art Design, Laura Stitches, Lavender Blue, Little City Designs, Metal Mountain, Once Upon a Storybook, Sweet Mello, Susan Bruce, and Terry Sharp 

Edibles: Julie’s Cookies and Gourmet Blends

Clothing and Wearable Art: Alpaca by Karim, Art Couture Dominique, Dale Michele, Gerie’s Fashion Closet, Leslie Marcus, Limelight Boutique, Louise’s Hats, Tiny Tot Threads, and Your Needs Company

Bath and Body: Fiamma Naturals, From the Heart of Ojai, and Ojai Dirt Candy

Find your own spectacular home in Ojai! Search Ojai CA Homes for Sale. Give Blake Mashburn a call at (805) 856-9350 and visit our website at https://www.blakemashburn.com/ today.



Image Credit: Ojai Music Festival

Celebrate Our Veterans Throughout Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The veterans of our armed forces have done so much to protect and promote our freedoms at home and around the world. It is time to honor all the men and women of our military on VETERANS DAY! The holiday is on Monday, November 11th. Come to one of the many community events being held throughout Ventura County to celebrate this important day.

 

Veteran's Day Concert

Date: Sunday, November 10th

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Ventura County Concert Band (5200 Valentine Road, Ventura)

Come enjoy your favorite patriotic tunes at this FREE Veteran’s Day tribute concert. 

 

Fourth Annual Veterans Day Celebration 

Date: Monday, November 11th

Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Location: Port Hueneme City Hall (250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme)

The theme of this celebration is “Honoring America’s Military: Past, Present and Future”. Join the City of Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, Navy League, Oxnard Harbor District, Sea Cadet Corp Ben Moreell Battalion, and VFW Post 3935 at this fantastic annual event.

 

Veteran's Day Celebration

Date: Monday, November 11th

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Location: Downtown Plaza Park (500 South C Court, Oxnard)

Find the perfect spot along the parade route for the annual Veterans Parade. Afterwards, head to Plaza Park for a flag raising ceremony at 11:00 am.

 

Veterans Day Commemoration

Date: Monday, November 11th

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum (40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley)

Make a trip out to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for this spectacular Veterans Day event. Honor all branches of the military as you explore a military vehicle display, a civil war encampment, and the great exhibits at the museum. The official program will begin at 11:00 am and will include live music, an honor guard, and a speech by Naval Captain Dan Pedersen. The program is FREE. Please register in advance HERE. Please note, there is a fee to enter the museum for any non-military members and veterans (with valid ID). 

 

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 11th

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Santa Paula Veterans Park (Downtown Santa Paula)

Join the Santa Paula Veterans, Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043, and Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 56 at this annual event. Patriotic music, including the Star-Spangled Banner, will be performed by the Santa Paula High School Band. 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 11th 2019 

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Ventura County Veterans Memorial (6001 Telephone Road, Ventura)

Come to the Ventura County Veterans Memorial as we honor all of our local veterans and their families. All of the branches of the military will be celebrated and the event will feature several great speeches.

 

Elk's Lodge Veterans' Day Spaghetti Dinner

Date: Monday, November 11th

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Oxnard Elk’s Lounge (801 South A Street, Oxnard)

Cost: FREE for Veterans, Spouses, & Kids (10 and under) | $6 for public

Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner along with great prize drawings and giveaways, Live KADY Veteran Interviews, fun games of Bingo, and more!

 

Blake Mashburn THANKS all of the veterans within Ventura County and throughout this entire great nation for their years of service protecting us and our freedoms.

Explore Our Agricultural Backyard During Ventura County Farm Day!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Do not miss the 7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day!!! "Explore. Learn. Taste" this Saturday, November 9th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm throughout Ventura County. Explore 15+ farms, ranches, and agricultural organizations in our area with great family friendly activities and tours. Celebrate the beautiful countryside right outside our backdoors and learn more about where our local food comes from. Click on the links below to learn more about activities offered at each location and plan out your day!

 

2019 Farm Day Locations

Agromin | 6859 Arnold Drive, Oxnard

AGQ Laboratory | 2451 Eastman Avenue Suite 1, Oxnard

Alpacas at Windy Hill | 7660 Bradley Road, Somis

Earthtrine Farm | 1091 Cuyama Road, Ojai

Good Farms | 1980 South Rice Avenue, Oxnard

UC Hansen Agricultural Research & Extension Center | 287 South Briggs Road, Santa Paula

Houweling's Tomatoes | 645 West Laguna Road, Camarillo

Laguna Farms | 203 Wood Road, Oxnard

Limoneira | 12390 West Telegraph Road, Santa Paula

Ojai Olive Oil | 1811 Ladera Road, Ojai

Oxnard Farm Park | 251 Gottfried Place, Oxnard

***Official Farm Day BBQ Lunch Location (Cowboy John's Smoking BBQ)***

Petty Ranch | 11971 Darling Road, Saticoy

***Farm Day Hub Location***

Come to the SEEAG's Farm Lab at Petty Ranch for fun activities, helpful information, and

special exhibitors including Rincon-Vitova Insectaries and Chivas Skin Care.

Rancho Camulos Museum | 5164 East Telegraph Road, Piru

McGrath Family Farm & The Abundant Table | 1012 West Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo

Ventura County AG Museum | 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula

 

**Downloadable Farm Day Map**

 

 

Get the celebrations started early with the Wine Farm-To-Table Dinner! Come enjoy a delicious chef prepared pig roast dinner, incredible wine flight, and fun live music on Thursday, November 7th, at 5:00 pm. This great event is taking place at Topa Mountain Winery (821 West Ojai Avenue, Ojai). General Admission Tickets cost $95 (plus fees) per person). VIP Tickets cost $125 (plus fees) per person and include early entry at 4:00 pm and reserved seating. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

 

 

The incredible farms throughout Ventura County are one of the many assets that make this area a great place to live. If you are interested in Buying your dream home in one of our communities, search our Homes for Sale. Give ​​Blake Mashburn a call today or visit our website at http://www.blakemashburn.com/.  

 

 

Image Credit: Ventura County Farm Day

Halloween Festivities In Ventura!

by The Blake Mashburn Group


Halloween is right around the corner! Get in the spooky spirit before October 31st with fantastic Halloween themed events in Ventura! There is fun to be had by all ages all weekend long throughout our great community!

 

Spooktacular: A Halloween Variety Show!

Date: Friday, October 25th

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Namba Performing Arts Space (47 South Oak Street)

Cost: $15 per person

Unity Theatre Collective returns to Namba with              “Spooktacular: A Halloween Variety Show!”Join the Unity Theatre Collective for a fantastic variety show featuring local comedians, actors, and musicians! Come dressed in your best costume to be entered in the costume contest. This is a family friendly event!

Haunted Housing Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Ventura State Beach (901 San Pedro Street) 

Cost: $40 per 5K participant | $50 per 10K participant | FREE Kids Dash

Work off all the Halloween treats during this fun oceanfront run! Choose from the 5K or 10K and enter the little ones in the Kids Dash! Along with the races, there will be inflatables, photo booth, face painting, food, and more! All proceeds from this event benefit the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura's Scholarship Program.

 

HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest 2019

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 10:30 am - Noon

Location: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive)

Cost: FREE!

Your furry friend can get in on the fun too! Dress your dog in their best costume to win great prizes! Be sure to register in advance and arrive at 10:30 am for check in. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and all pets will receive a treat!

 

Mummy Pumpkins!!!

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: Noon - 10:00 pm

Location: Seaward Brewing (1920 Goodyear Avenue, Suite D)

Cost: $8 per pumpkin

Sip on some delicious brews (or non-alcoholic beverage) and decorate your very own unique pumpkin! It will be a fun crafting event for all ages!

 

Kids Seaside Trick or Treat 2019

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive)

Cost: FREE!

Spend the afternoon trick or treating at the stores of Ventura Harbor with your family. There will be loads of family fun!

 

All Ages Halloween Costume Contest & Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Main Street Mini Park (Between Oak & Palm)

Cost: FREE!

Don your costume and gather even more Halloween treats throughout Downtown Ventura.

 

Haunted HalloWINE Costume Ball

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Ventura City Hall (501 Poli Street)

Cost: $40 per person

Enjoy an adult celebration of Halloween! Sip on delicious wine, dine on fantastic food, and dance the night away to live music! There will be prizes for the best costumes for individuals, couples, and groups!

 

Halloween Party at The Greek

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive)

Cost: Call (805) 650-5350

Head to The Greek Greek Mediterranean Steak and Seafood restaurant for a full night of dancing, food, and cocktails. Prizes will be awards to the scariest costume, most original costume, and best couple costume. Please note, this is an adult only event.

 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone in Ventura a very Happy Halloween! Follow us on Facebook and check out our Website for more fantastic community events taking place throughout the year!

Celebrate Ojai at Ojai Day!!!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Celebrate everything you love about Ojai at the 26th Annual Ojai Day!!! Come explore all the best art, culture, food, and entertainment that Ojai has to offer at this favorite community street festival. Enjoy unique vendors, incredible performances of music and dance, fun children's activities and games, cool classic cars, stunning Mandala street art, delicious food and beverages, and SO much more! All this is taking place this Saturday, October 19th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout beautiful downtown Ojai. Do not miss out on any of the family friendly fun taking place at this year's Ojai Day!

 

Flying Embers Ojai's Own Stage

  • 9:00 am | Dave Cipriani

  • 11:00 am  | Kerri Climer Band

  • 12:00 pm | "Rockin' It Old School Seniors Choir"

  • 1:00 pm | Danny McGaw and The 33

  • 2:00 pm | The Turner Sisters

  • 3:00 pm | Smitty and Julija

  • 4:00 pm | Ojai Songwriters

Ojai Valley Youth Foundation Teen Stage

  • 10:05 am | Nordoff Dance

  • 10:20 am | Hadley Julca

  • 10:40 am| Lily Fields

  • 11:20 am | Shannon David

  • 12:00 pm | Quinn Davis

  • 12:25 pm | The Senate

  • 1:00 pm | Lucca Kun

  • 1:30 pm | Beckett McDowell

  • 2:00 pm | Besant Hill School

  • 3:00 pm | Kaylie Turner

  • 3:45 pm | Kyra Maal King

  • 4:00 pm | Johnny Bennett

  • 4:15 pm | Joy Mathebula

  • 4:30 pm | Maggie Sonenshine

  • 4:45 pm | John Geyer

 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone an amazing time celebrating everything that makes Ojai an incredible place to live! Check out our Website and follow us on Facebook for more fantastic community events throughout the year!  

 

Image Credit: Ojai Day

Find Incredible Works Of Art At The 2019 Ventura ArtWalk!

by The Blake Mashburn Group


Celebrate the 26th anniversary of our favorite art filled community event…..ArtWalk Ventura!! On Saturday, September 28th  from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm enjoy a fun, self guided tour of the best art that Ventura has to offer! Check out the incredible works of art by 100+ talented artists on display at dozens galleries, studios, and pop-up venues. Do not miss this fantastic art event!

 

Participating Venues

Art City Gallery & Studios | 197 Dubbers Street

Bell Arts Factory | 432 North Ventura Avenue

Buenaventura Art Association | 432 North Ventura Avenue

Davey Miller Gallery | 407 North Ventura Avenue

Fox Fine Jewelry | 560 East Main Street

John White Studio | 110 North Olive, Unit N

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery | 401 East Main Street

Museum of Ventura County | 100 East Main Street

Oak & Main | 419 East Main Street

Pacific Wonderland Inc | 651 North Ventura Avenue

VC Art Market | 185 East Santa Clara Street

Very Ventura | 540 East Main Street

Vita Art Center | 28 West Main Street

Working Artists Ventura | 175 South Ventura Avenue


 

**2019 Full Schedule **

 

Fill your dream home with the incredible works of art you discover this weekend at ArtWalk Ventura! Check out the current Homes for Sale throughout Western Ventura County to find your perfect property! Give our experienced team a call today at 805-856-9350 or visit our website at http://www.blakemashburn.com/.


Image Credit: ArtWalk Ventura 

Do Your Part During California Coastal Cleanup Day!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

One of the best things about living in Ventura County is the stunning coastal areas and waterways! Help keep all of these beautiful, vital natural spaces clean during the 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. This Saturday, September 21st, volunteer and give back to your community. Help protect local wildlife and take care of our environment by removing debris from the beaches, creeks, lakes, and rivers throughout the county.

 

Sign up for a 3 hour shift (9:00 am to Noon) and enjoy time along the water while making an important difference. Last year, over 13,000 pounds of trash and recyclables was collected during the event! You really can help make a difference! Click HERE for the Volunteer Waiver Form.

 

Help keep Ventura County one of the best places to live by participating in the 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Find all the information about area cleanup sites below!

 

 

Coastal Sites

  • Emma Wood Group Camp 

  • Fairwind Yacht Club 

  • Marina Park

  • McGrath State Beach

  • Mugu Rock Beach

  • Ventura Promenade

  • Oil Piers

  • Ormond Beach Wetland (The Nature Conservancy)

  • Ormond Lagoon

  • Oxnard Beach Park

  • Port Hueneme Beach (East of Pier)

  • Port Hueneme Beach (West End at Hueneme Wharf Plaza)

  • Rincon Parkway

  • Sanjon

  • Silver Strand Beach

  • Ventura Harbor Beaches (Harbor Cove beach to Surfer’s Knoll)

  • Ventura Promenade

Inland Sites

  • Camarillo-Calleguas Creek

  • Camarillo-Mission Oaks Park Barranca

  • Camarillo-Beardsley Wash

  • Fillmore

  • Lake Casitas

  • Moorpark

  • Ojai

  • Santa Clara River Gateway

  • Simi Valley

  • Thousand Oaks/ Arroyo Conejo Creek

 

*Map and Directions of 2019 Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day Sites*

 

Help do your part this weekend by keeping Ventura County a beautiful place to live for us all! Find your Dream Home in this stunning natural oasis! Give ​​Blake Mashburn a call today! 

 

 

Image Credit: California Coastal Commission

 

Discover A Masterpiece At The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Ventura is about to get a lot more colorful! It's time for the 9th annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival!!! Head on down to the beautiful Ventura Harbor on Saturday, September 7th, and Sunday, September 8th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily to see some magnificent works of art!

 

Find incredible pieces of art for yourself and your Ventura home at the fine artisan marketplace. Fifty local artists will be displaying and selling their jewelry, paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, glassware, and more!

 

Stroll along the harbor promenade for the most amazing display of "living" art. Forty five of Southern California's finest chalk artists will transform the sidewalks into vivid masterpieces for all to enjoy.

 

Admission and parking at this favorite community event are FREE!

 

 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone a colorful good time at the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival! Follow us on Facebook and check out our Website for more fantastic community events taking place throughout the year!

 

Image Credit: Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival

Labor Day Weekend Events Throughout Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Labor Day Weekend is Here! This long holiday weekend is traditionally filled with family gatherings, cook outs, outdoor recreation, and more. Looking for something unique to fill your time this weekend? We have found a fun event for you and your family to check out each day! Explore the best Ventura County has to offer at these incredible community events taking place this Labor Day Weekend!


 

17th Annual Ventura Nationals

Date: Saturday, August 31st

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Cost: $15 General Admission | FREE Children 12 & Under | $10 Active Military

Check out the most incredible hot rods, customs, motorcycles, low riders, and more at this incredible annual show! You will find some of the best automobiles and bikes in the entire country, from antiques and classics to modern custom builds. Do not miss the fun Pedal Car Contest as they cruise their way through the fairgrounds. Enter for your chance to win a 1959 El Camino. Enjoy great live music by Jesse Dayton, Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas, The Moontones, Eddie & The Scorpions, and The Rockin Henrys. And, so much more! Tickets are available for purchase at the fairgrounds (Cash Only).

 

15th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade

Date: Monday, September 2nd

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Main Street, Santa Paula

Cost: FREE Admission!

Find the best spot along the parade route and enjoy the best Labor Day parade in the area! Check out all the great floats, musical groups, and more.

7th Annual Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair

Date: Monday, September 2nd

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Agriculture Museum (926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula)

Cost: FREE Admission!

After the Santa Paula parade, head to the Agriculture Museum for an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun! Check out vintage tractors, enter the pie eating contest, bob for apples, play in the bounce house, make tractor crafts, and so much more!

38th Annual Malibu Chili Cook Cook-Off

Date: Friday, August 30th - Monday, September 2nd

Time: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Fri), 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (Sat&Sun), 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (Mon)

Location: 23575 Civic Center Way, Malibu

Cost: $15 per day

Take a trip down to Malibu for this fun annual event featuring carnival rides, fair games, live entertainment, silent auction, vendors, food sales, and of course, the famous chili cook-off. Purchase tickets HERE!

Labor Day Concert in Thousand Oaks - The Police Experience

Date: Monday, September 2nd

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Conejo Community Park (1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: FREE!

Dance the evening away to one of the most authentic cover bands in the country, The Police Experience. Refreshments are available.

 

 

Blake Mashburn wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!

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