2008 Editorial Calendar

Featured Event Editorial

May/June
Paso Wine Festival • SLO Wine Festival
• Paso Wine Festival, Paso Robles City Park
• Golf & Wine Festival, Atascadero
• Roll Out the Barrels Wine Festival, SLO
• Crusin’ Morro Bay Car Show
• Blues and Beers Festival, Avila Beach
Ad Space Reservations and Materials Due Date: March 26, 2008

July/August
California Mid-State Fair • Lavender Festival
July 4th Events County Wide
• California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles
• 4th of July celebrations, 4th of July Parade in Templeton, Fireworks in Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Cambria and Cayucos.
• Central Coast Wine Classic, SLO
• Lavender Festival, Atascadero
• Shakespeare Festival & Pops by the Beach, Avila Beach
Ad Space Reservations and Materials Due Date: May 26, 2008

September/October
Halloween Festivals all over SLO • Clam Festival
October Festival • Oceano Dune Races
• Paso Fall Wine Tour
• October Fest, Cambria
• Oceano Dunes Beach Race and Festival
• Clam Festival, Pismo Beach
• Colony Days, Atascadero
• Holloween Festivals, Atascadero, SLO, Grover Beach, Paso Robles
Ad Space Reservations and Materials Due Date: July 29, 2008

November/December Holiday Issue
Hearst Tours and Private Dinner • Christmas
Parades and Lighting Ceremonies
• SLO Harvest Celebration
• Hearst Castle Holiday Tours
• Hearst Castle Dinner, Friends of Hearst Castle Annual Charity
• Christmas Light Parade, Paso Robles
• Lighted Boat Parade, Morro Bay
• Winter Wonderland, Atascadero
• Cowboy Christmas, Templeton
• Teddy Bear Tea, Paso Robles
• Harvest Wine Festival, Arroyo Grande, SLO
Ad Space Reservations and Materials Due Date: September 23, 2008 

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Events - Quarter 2, 008

MARCH 7 – 16 SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival showcases film screenings in the Fremont Theater, The Palm Theatre, and other venues. Theaters in SAN LUIS OBISPO, Admission: $8 - $25

MARCH 8- 16
PCCHA SPRING ROUND- UP The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association presents the 5th Annual Spring Round-up Derby. A week of competitions, featuring Hall of Fame riders and horses.Over 450 horses from throughout the western U.S. will compete. California Mid-State Fairgrounds, 2198 Riverside Avenue, PASO ROBLES

MARCH 8 - 9
ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW Display and selling of rare orchids. Hosted by the Five Cities Orchid Society. 9 - 5 Sat, 10-5 Sun. South County Regional Center, 800West Branch, ARROYO GRANDE Admission: $5

MARCH 9
ANNUAL SAN LUIS MOUNTAIN 10K RUN Trail race circumnavigating Morro, Cerro San Luis. 6.2- mile course with an elevation gain of 1,500 feet.. 8:30 AM Race start, Laguna Park, SAN LUIS OBISPO

MARCH 14 - 16
ANNUAL ZINFANDEL WINE FESTIVAL - PASO ROBLES This weekend's events include tastings, dinners, silent auctions, open houses at Paso Robles wineries, and a tasting and auction, "A Celebration of Zinfandel." The Marquee tasting event will be held Saturday evening at the Paso Robles Event Center (Mid-State fairgrounds). Reservations required for this event. PASO ROBLES.

MARCH 15
ZINFANDEL SUMMIT Far OutWineries present a tour through the world of Zinfandel. Stop and visit winemakers and owners from each far-out winery, taste a variety of Zinfandels, and learn about Zinfandel production. Reservations are required. Wineries participating include Adelaida, Dunning,Halrter Ranch, Justin, Pipestone, Tablas Creek, and more. 10 - Noon, Justin Winery, Chimney Rock Road, PASO ROBLES

MARCH 15 - 16
ANTIQUE TREASURES APPRAISAL & SHOW 40 dealers will be selling antiques & collectibles.Have your antiques appraised or hunt for new- to- you treasures. Specialist appraisers will be available for many different kinds of antiques - call to schedule in advance: 805-541-5144 x140 10- 6 SAT, 11- 4 SUNDAY, ALEX MADONNA EXPO CENTER AT THE MADONNA INN. Madonna Road, SAN LUIS OBISPO, Admission, $4

APRIL 11 – 13
A TAX REVOLT WINERY WEEKEND The Highway 46 West wineries present a weekend of wines sold with no sales tax! Also, a Wine & Cheese event on the evening of April 11. Wineries include Castoro, Peachy Canyon, Rotta, and Summerwood. 6 - 9 PM Fri; 11 - 5 Sat & Sun, TEMPLETON

APRIL 12
CHILDREN'S DAY IN THE PLAZA Activities, rides, games, face painting, petting farm, food, and music - all for the kids. In Mission Plaza, SAN LUIS OBISPO, 10-3 PM

APRIL 17 – 19
ANNUAL ART SHOW & SILENT AUCTION An Art Show by featuring local artists, followed by a silent auction. Admission is free for this charity fundraiser at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way,MORRO BAY

APRIL 19
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Antiques and collectibles for sale by 110 vendors the "Sunken Gardens" at the historic Atascadero Administration Building. 9 - 2 PM, Sunken Gardens at the Atascadero Administration Building, El Camino Real, ATASCADERO.

APRIL 19
ANNUAL KITE FEST Nationally ranked kite flyers will perform at the annual Paso Robles Kite Fest. A truly unique experience. 2 - 5 PM, Barney Schwarz Park, 2970 Union Road, PASO ROBLES

APRIL 19
CHILI COOK- OFF, CAR SHOW AND BEER TASTING Over 70 classic vintage cars. Sample and vote for the best chili and booth. 10:00 - 5:00 Vets Hall & Pinedorado Grounds, CAMBRIA

APRIL 26
AN AFTERNOON AMIDST THE OAKS WINE TASTING This annual event features wine, food, music and art. It's all planned, organized, and run by Cal Poly students. Also known as the Cal Poly Wine Festival. . 1 - 4 PM, Santa Margarita Ranch, SANTA MARGARITA.

APRIL 26
CELEBRATE MORRO BAY PARADE Parade through downtown MORRO BAY

APRIL 27
ANNUAL GARDENS TOUR Visit six beautiful gardens in Morro Bay, Los Osos and Cayucos. Tickets available at Miner's Hardware, Coalesce Bookstore & Volumes of Pleasure Bookstore. Annual fundraiser for local charity. Noon - 5PM, MORRO BAY, LOS OSOS, CAYUCOS

COMING IN MAY AND JUNE…

"ROLL OUT THE BARRELS" WINE FESTIVAL IN SAN LUIS OBISPO May 1 - 4

ANNUAL "CRUISIN' MORRO BAY" CAR SHOW
May 1 – 4

“REEL 'EM IN" TROUT DERBY May 3 – 4

CENTRAL COAST DOUBLE BIKE RACES
May 10 PASO ROBLES WINE FESTIVAL May 16 - 18

CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL OF BEERS AT AVILA BEACH May 24

ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
May 24 – 25

ART IN THE PARK IN MORRO BAY May 24 - 26

AVILA BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL May 25

ANNUAL FUN RUN AT TALLEY VINEYARDS June 1

“TASTE OF SOUTH BAY” IN LOS OSOS June 3

OUTDOOR QUILT FESTIVAL IN TEMPLETON June 14

PISMO BEACH CLASSIC CAR SHOW June 20 – 22

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Ferris Ferdon
Associate Publisher/Owner
phone: (805)602-0930
ferris at travelhostslo.com

Stephanie Nations
Editorial
stephanie.nations at gmail.com

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