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Go Bananas at 3rd Annual Banana Festival

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The free festival provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in addition to learning about the journey of the banana and inner workings of the Port. Festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, live music, interactive displays, recipe contests, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, Port tours and more.

Food & Beverages

Visitors can enjoy tasty banana flavors with the variety of dishes such as banana empanadas, banana tamales, delicious grilled bananas with chocolate and fried savory bananas, including banana crepes and caramel banana crème brulee. Those taste buds desiring a different zest can enjoy dazed & confused fries, candied bacon sushi rolls, spiral fries, hamburgers, nachos and tacos. Besides the food, attendees can quench their thirst with ice cold local brews, soft drinks and banana ice cream, plus banana Italian ice and creamy banana smoothies.

Music & Dance

Hot local bands will entertain the crowd on the main stage, providing a wide array of music for all preferences.

Port Education at the Port Pavilion

A look into the Port’s daily operations and its inter-working are provided at the Port Pavilion. Visitors can learn how the Port works for the community as well as about its many imports and exports that are transported globally throughout six continents.

Waterside Port Tours

For those wanting to view operations taking place during festival weekend, the Waterside Port Tours offer a rare opportunity to see The Port from the sea as the Bluefin boat of Hook’s Landing located in Channel Islands Harbor takes visitors in and around the Port and the Naval Base. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Kid’s Zone

Kids can have endless hours of fun in the Kid’s Zone! Fun highlights include a banana crafts, inflatable fun, small rides and a climbing wall!

Shopping

Those who love to shop will enjoy browsing through local vendor exhibits offering gourmet foods, boutique clothing, hand-crafted jewelry, garden art, hats, sunglasses, maritime treasures and so much more.

About the Port of Hueneme

For more than 75 years, the Port of Hueneme has been a major economic engine in Ventura County. Its customers create over 10,000 jobs (direct, induced, indirect, and influenced), ranging from the pilots who guide ships to people who load and unload cargo to the accountants who track the freight. As one of California’s busiest seaports, The Port is as proud of its $1 billion economic contribution to the area as it is of the people who have made it possible. The Port is a vital west coast getaway for the import & export of automobiles. In addition, the Port also handles produce, liquid bulk, fuels and fertilizer. Coast trade includes fish, offshore oil, general cargo and vessel fuel.

For Festival information, call 805-535-4060 or visit the website at www.BananaPortFest.com.

Parentclick is a proud sponsor of this event.

September 19, 2014

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