Los Angeles AVOCADO Festival
Los Angeles, California, USA
La Placita Olvera is located right across the street from Union Station and one block from Chinatown.
It’s the host of many beautiful traditions held by our Latin Community. Also known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles is a traditional Mexican style plaza area with shops for handcrafted Mexican souvenirs. Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles in 1781.
The avocado fruit was introduced from Mexico to California in the 19th century. Some 90% of United States avocado production is located in Southern California, with 60% in San Diego County.
While dozens of cultivars are grown, the Hass avocado is today the most common. It produces fruit year-round and accounts for 80% of cultivated avocados in the world. Peru, Chile and Mexico are the avocados exporter to USA.
The avocado is very popular in cuisine dishes, meats, sandwiches, Seafood, California sushi rolls, salads as well as a spread on corn tortillas or toast served with spices like the Mexican dip known as guacamole.
Generally, avocado is served raw and is also often eaten as a fruit, eaten alone, or mixed with other fruits. They are generally available throughout the year, they are the most abundant and at their best during the beginning of spring in California.
At the “Los Angeles AVOCADO Festival” (free entrance to the public) in La Placita Olvera more than 10,000 Latinos from different countries and 5,000 people from other nationalities will taste a variety of Dishes serve with lots of Avocado or Guacamole provided by all type of ethnicity food vendors and local Restaurants of Los Angeles area. Attendants can also enjoy Crafts, live entertainment, free ruffle to win gifts, cooking recipe books, Commercial Products, free health screenings, services and information provided by all type of exhibitors.
Placita Olvera: Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave.Times
10:00am - 6:00pmAdmission & Parking