Art of the Avocado competition calls for entries

“Linda Vista” by Noel Glaser of Fallbrook is the 2019 Merrill Everett Memorial Award winner. Valley News/Courtesy photo

FALLBROOK – The Art of the Avocado Competition, part of Fallbrook’s annual Avocado Festival, is now calling for entries thanks to the continuing sponsorship of Fallbrook Propane Gas Company. This year is its 15th anniversary.

Any artistic medium may be submitted – the only restriction is that an “avocado” must be easily identifiable in all pieces.

Three categories: two-dimensional and three-dimensional cash prizes awarded in each: first place – $300, second place – $200, and third place – $100. The photography category is limited to the first 10 registered entries – one entry per artist, cash prize – $100.

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will award a prize for their “Chamber Pick,” and the winner of this award will be invited to design a piece of artwork that will be used in the 2021 Avocado Festival logo.

Additional cash prize awards are Honorary Mayor Award, Avocado Chairman Award, Holy Guaca-Moly Award, Merrill Everett Memorial Award and the George Bamber Memorial Award. Awards will be presented at a private reception.

Entries should be delivered to Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office Friday, March 27, or Saturday, March 28. Artists may enter any previous piece of artwork, as long as it did not win an award. No entries will be accepted after March 28.

The entries in the competition will be on display at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, 111 S. Main Ave., from April 1-24, including the day of the Avocado Festival, April 19.

The People’s Choice Award is sponsored by Manny from Tekila Cocina Mexicana Restaurant in Bonsall, and can be voted on during April at the Chamber office as well as the day of the Avocado Festival until 4 p.m. The winner of the award will be notified that evening.

To register, contact Anita Kimzey (714) 222-2462 (cell), (760) 731-0277 (home) or email

Rules and entry form can be picked up at Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, Tekila Cocina Mexicana in Bonsall, the Green Art House at Pala Mesa Resort or can also be downloaded from

Submitted by event coordinator Anita Kimzey.