41st Annual Kiwanis Citrus Festival

July 18-20, 2008
Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Blvd, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Santa Paula Kiwanis: Bill Grant, (805) 207-0182; Kiwanis, POB 186, Santa Paula, CA 93061
Mary Mata, (805) 616-3719; Kiwanis, POB 186, Santa Paula, CA 93061

City of Santa Paula: Brian Yanez, (805) 933-4226, Santa Paula Community Services Dept
Jeanne Orcutt, (805) 933-0076, Santa Paula Community Services Dept

Known as the “Citrus Capital of the World” because of its expansive lemon and orange orchards, the City of Santa Paula celebrates the fruit of California every year with the popular Kiwanis Citrus Festival. The 41st Annual Kiwanis Citrus Festival is a full weekend of headline entertainment, carnival rides, a downtown parade, car show, citrus and avocado pavilion, specialty foods, arts and crafts vendors, family fun stage, and fruity fun and games. The Festival starts at 5 PM on Friday, July 18, and runs through Sunday, July 20, 2008. The presenting sponsor for the Festival is Limoneira Company, one of Ventura County’s oldest and largest agricultural businesses. All of the attractions and details can be found on the Festival website, www.santapaulafestival.org.
The Citrus Festival features a spectacular lineup of headline entertainment, featuring Brenton Wood, Lakeside, Banda la Limon and La Sonora Dinamita. Other great bands at the festival includes Rico & Mambo, Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, Angela Skeels Band, House Arrest, Anthony Prieto Band, Mariachi Camarillo, Nuestro, Banda Santa Elena Las Potras, Grupo Sismo and Banda Reina del Sur. Music lovers can also enjoy the headline entertainment and DJ music under the trees in the Bud Light Beer Lounge. The entertainment lineup is listed on the festival website, www.SantaPaulaFestival.org.
The Citrus Festival Parade on July 19 is a genuine hometown parade with classic cars, bands, community group floats, an antique fire engine, and local equestrians. The parade starts at 10 AM on Main Street in downtown Santa Paula between 7th and 11th Streets. Classic and antique autos will be on display at the entrance to the Citrus Festival from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, July 19. Entry forms for the parade and car show can be downloaded from the festival website.
The Festival features plenty of the fruit that made Santa Paula famous. Join in the fun as festival-goers of all ages compete in Citrus Contests and entertainment at the Family Fun Stage on Saturday and Sunday. The Citrus Festival is packed with information and displays about the fruit of California, citrus ranching, and our agricultural heritage.
Visitors can enjoy the Festival’s fabulous food vendors and the wide selection of arts, crafts, and merchandise through the weekend. The popular carnival rides run all three days as well (5 to 11:00 PM on Friday and noon to 11:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday).
Daily admission to the Citrus Festival is $5 for adults and $1 for children (12 and under). Admission includes all of the daily live music and entertainment. Tickets for the carnival rides are sold separately at the carnival entrance.
The Citrus Festival is centrally located in Ventura County in Santa Paula adjacent to the 126 Freeway and is an easy drive from within the county, or from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The 126 Freeway connects the 101 Freeway in Ventura with the I-5 Freeway in Santa Clarita. Santa Paula is 10 miles east of Ventura and 25 miles west of Santa Clarita.
The Kiwanis Club of Santa Paula, like all Kiwanis Clubs, is an organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The proceeds from the Citrus Festival support many youth organizations and programs in Santa Paula.
The Festival is sponsored by the Santa Paula Kiwanis Club and the Presenting Sponsor for the Citrus Festival is Limoneira Company (Limoneira.com). Other sponsors include City of Santa Paula, Calavo, Ventura County Star, Gold Coast Broadcasting, Santa Paula Development (Adams Canyon Preserve), City National Bank, Bud Light, Santa Paula Times, Time Warner Cable, Santa Clara Valley Bank, Ocean Gateway Inn, Hozy’s Grill, Ventura Coastal, Ford of Santa Paula, Rushing Real Estate, Travis Agriculture, SketchPad, Cumulus Media (103 the Vibe, 100.7 KHAY), 102.9 Radio Lazer, , Troop Real Estate, Party Pleasers, Juan Carlos Ramirez DDS, Santa Paula Super Store, Glen City Medical Group, Soroptimists Int’l of Santa Paula, Ventura County Medical Center/Santa Paula Hospital, Michael Sparkuhl MD, Edwin Beach.

What: The 41st Annual Citrus Festival of Santa Paula
Where: Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Blvd, Santa Paula 93060
When: Friday, July 18, 5 – 11:00 PM; Saturday, July 19, Noon – 11:00 PM; Sunday, July 20, Noon – 11:00 PM
Admission: $5 Adults, $1 Children (12 and under); charge for carnival rides
Directions: Proceed west on the Santa Paula Freeway (126) from I-5 (Santa Clarita) or east on the Santa Paula Freeway (126) from the 101 Freeway in Ventura; in Santa Paula take the Palm Avenue or Peck Drive exits and follow signs to festival parking.