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 Morro Bay Harbor Festival Event in Morro Bay, California

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Morro Bay Harbor Festival held along the beautiful bay includes over 30 bands, local vintners, microbrews and more.


Morro Bay Harvest Festival

October 2 & 3, 2010


Morro Bay Harbor Festival

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $8/day; $10 weekend (subject to change)

Location: 714 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA

Call: (805) 772-1155 or email [email protected]


Morro Bay absolutely loves its music, food, great wines grown and crafted in the region and microbreweries that continue to create great ales and beers along the Central California Coast. Following on the heels of a huge summer event, the Morro Bay Music Festival, the Morro Bay Harbor Festival continues the tradition of celebrating the scenic coastal location with its unique bay ideal for kayaking, the big Morro Rock landmark and the beautiful Pacific Ocean ever beckoning with its glistening waters.


In the fall when the weather is absolutely stunning and locals know this best-kept secret that it's the ideal time to visit, the Harbor Festival is hosted to showcase the unique talents of musicians, and local agricultural, commerce and beverage industries. Those who have had the pleasure to explore this enchanting coast not far from the massive Hearst Castle know that Morro Bay is a gem beyond compare. With a state park hugging its coastline, a golf course overlooking the bay, and many hotels set upon hills leading down to the harbor, there's seldom a bad view in the house when you book a hotel room and stay at this popular tourist destination. Many souvenir shops and restaurants line the coastal streets, making the weekend getaway to Morro Bay for the Harbor Festival one of your best opportunities to experience the local scene. Thousands of local residents and students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo pour into this event, making it the hottest ticket during the fall season along the Central Coast.


A leader in tourism promotions, Morro Bay has recognized that their city has much to offer visitors. They've learned it from the huge numbers of guests who come to stay. And they know that if you provide things to see and do, people from around California will come out to celebrate.


With an event featuring over 30 bands, you discover the amazing quality and talent of musicians living or traveling to this event to perform. While many local bands spring forth from this inspiring region comprised of Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, top musicians also trek to the festival to perform. And as you'll discover, many settlers to the Central Coast come from city centers, bringing their careers and musical talents with them. Many form new bands along the Central Coast, and those who believe they've entered a sleepy place with cows dotting the hills, will soon discover the Central Coast is quite cosmopolitan and the harbor festival is actually comprised of not-so-simple folks, but great artists, musicians, creators, and savvy marketers. We've met some of them who have had prestigious careers in major movie industry filming in Los Angeles, advertising agencies in New York City, and high-tech and Internet firms with cutting edge technologies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.


What awaits at one of these festivals is an amazing surprise. You'll discover not only great talent, great foods, great wines and top brews, but incredibly hospitable people who are charming, talented and welcome you to their home!


If you plan to stay overnight or during the weekend, you may want to book your hotel room early. When they fill up, you can try looking for rooms in San Luis Obispo, Cambria, San Simeon and Pismo Beach. As of this posting, at least half the hotels in Morro Bay still have rooms available.