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Home News Latest Fourth annual Kelseyville Olive Festival features local products and fun for the whole family

Fourth annual Kelseyville Olive Festival features local products and fun for the whole family

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Crowds enjoy a variety of booths inside the Chacewater Winery during the Kelseyville Olive Festival in Kelseyville, Calif. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The fourth-annual Kelseyville Olive Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill located at 5625 Gaddy Lane in Kelseyville.

The event will showcase local products and their importance to the health of our community, while benefiting local nonprofit organizations.

The festival will feature vendors offering olive-related and other local products, samples, food, soaps, and more, as well as providing educational materials about olives and our local industry. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available.

There is no cost to attend the festival; wine and beer tasting with a commemorative glass will be available for a $15 fee with proceeds benefiting Lake Family Resource Center.

Several related contests will be held up to and during the festival, including a poster contest, amateur recipe contest, olive pit spitting contest, and people’s choice olive oil contest.

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Contestants hula hoop for prizes at the 2012 Kelseyville Olive Festival in Kelseyville, Calif. Courtesy photo.

Event proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the California Women for Agriculture’s Lake County Chapter and their AgVenture Program, the raffle benefits the Kelseyville Education Foundation, and the tasting sales benefit the Lake Family Resource Center. The Lake County Arts Council will also benefit from the event for their part in the poster contest.

For more information about the Kelseyville Olive Festival, contact Livia Kurtz, Rosa d’Oro Vineyards, at 707-279-0483 or visit www.kelseyvilleolivefestival.com .

The Kelseyville Olive Festival is presented by Rosa d’Oro Vineyards and Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill. Both companies are located in Kelseyville and produce wine and olive oil.

The Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill is located at 5625 Gaddy Lane in Kelseyville, across from the Kelseyville Post Office.

For more information about Rosa d’Oro Vineyards, visit www.rosadorowine.com or call 707-279-0483. For information about Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill, visit www.chacewaterwine.com or call 707-279-2995.

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Livia Kurtz pours samples of donated beer at the 2012 Kelseyville Olive Festival in Kelseyville, Calif. Courtesy photo.

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