The 2015 Festival of Fruit was hosted by the San Diego Chapter this year between the dates August 7 through August 9 (Friday through Sunday).
San Luis Obispo
The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers hosted the 2015 statewide meeting, The Festival of Fruit, with the theme of the festival being "The Year of the Drought Tolerant Fruits" This event featured a day of dynamic speaker presentations on Saturday August 8 revolving around some of the more drought tolerant fruits that can be grown in Southern California as well as products and cultural practices that can be used to help reduce water use and help in water conservation.
On Saturday there were fruit tastings, a opportunity drawing, educational displays, both a plant auction and plant sale and a closing dinner.In addition, the San Diego Master Gardeners held a marketplace with vendors, agencies and non-profit organizations and had educational instructional demonstrations throughout the day. The marketplace was free and open to the public from 8:00am-4:00pm. There were allso wonderful garden and nursery tours on Fri. August 7th and Sunday August 9th.
Attendance at the 2015 Festival of Fruit was about 400 fruit enthusiasts from California and Arizona and the Marketplace probably had more than 1000 visitors coming from the San Diego area.