Morro Bay Avocado Margarita Festival features assortment of tasty eats

Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 20:19:43-04

Many of us enjoy avocado on salads or toast, but the annual Morro Bay Avocado Margarita Festival offered up strange variations like avocado pop creamcicles.

Live music, food and art lured in hundreds of people on Saturday.

The event has been going strong for over a decade, featuring potent margaritas and the star of the show: California-grown avocados. 

"They require more water than most people realize," Dave Hendrickson of Double H Avocado Ranch said. "A mature tree, 10 years old, requires about 110 gallons of water a week."

Hendrickson greeted festival goers at an information booth, offering up information about avocados.

In addition to a margarita, attendees feasted upon guacamole and top shelf avocado toast decked out with toppings for $14 dollars.

With paid entry, participants also received a raffle ticket that enters them to win free California grown avocados for a year.