Organizers of the California Avocado Festival recently announced plans to hold a scaled down version of the annual festival on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Linden Field. Themed “Back to the Roots,” the festival will include two performance stages, two beer and wine gardens, commercial booths and food booths. The popular strong-arm contest and guacamole contest are also on the menu. This year mark’s the festival’s 35th year. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.