Although the Morro Bay Avocado and Margarita Festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers launched 'Guac-tail Hour' boxes with locally sourced produce and items to raise funds for local businesses and non-profits.
According to a spokesperson for the festival, the event's inaugural "avomargfest home kits" include three ripe avocados grown in Morro Bay, a special Avo-Marg cocktail mixer from Yes! Cocktails, locally-grown limes, the official California Avocado Commission guacamole recipe, one entry into the Del Rey 'Year Supply of Avocados Giveaway' and other items from Morro Bay businesses.
"We know our SLOcals love locally grown produce more than anyone, and want to make sure all of our San Luis Obispo County neighbors have the opportunity to enjoy this very unique offering," said the spokesperson.
Each kit costs $49 and yields cocktails for 10 people, according to a news release sent to KSBY News. All proceeds from the sales will support the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce and other local non-profit organizations and shops.
Organizers said community members in San Luis Obispo County can also pick up their kits locally to remove shipping costs.
"Our outreach has been heavily oriented to those who've purchased advanced tickets to our live events in the past, many of which are from the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles," said the spokesperson.
Those interested in purchasing a 'Guac-tail Hour' box can visit the festival's website here.