Mess-O-Greens Festival

Courtesy Mess-O-Greens Festival


Fri., June 16, 6-8:30 p.m. and Sat., June 17, 11 a.m. 2017
$5 for Friday's event

Location Info:

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA  93030
Oxnard has styled itself as the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” but it also grows a ton of other produce, especially leafy greens like collards and kale. So, for the third year, the city will be celebrating Juneteenth with the Mess-O-Greens Festival, the highlight of which is a cooking competition. It costs $5 to get into the Friday evening event, where all entries will be tasted — your opinion will be considered when selecting the winner, which is announced the next day after eight finalists cook another round of greens. In between the cooking, there's a health and wellness panel, cooking demonstrations and food vendors on Saturday morning.


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