Frugal Event in Canoga Park 6/25

Frugal FestivalMy friend Julia Scott is also known as the Bargain Babe.  Once upon a time she lived in Los Angeles and wrote a column for the Daily News, but since then she had moved back east.  However, that doesn’t mean she forgot how expensive it is to live here!  For the third year in a row Bargain Babe has organized a Frugal Festival, this time centered on Food.  It is taking place on Saturday, 6/25, at Canoga Park High School.  Tickets are $5-10 – what a bargain.  Not only do you get a day long festival of classes and competitions and events that help you save money at the grocery store, but you also get to see what the inside of Canoga Park High School looks like!

Here is the schedule of events happening at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in Canoga Park. Scroll down for a list of on-going activities.  I will be there and I will participate in the Coupon Challenge – please come by to cheer me on!

11 a.m. – Festival opens! Door prizes are first come first serve!!! Food swap starts at 11 a.m. as well.

11:30 a.m. – Early Bird Raffle prize – a $100 Target gift card from Shortcuts.com! Admission includes one free raffle ticket so everyone is eligible to win.

11:40 a.m. – Food Preservation session with Registered Dietician Heidi Diller of Albertsons.

12 p.m. – Coupon Class with Tia of Tia Saving Cents.

12:30 p.m. – Coupon Challenge sponsored by Albertsons and Shortcuts! Who will find the best deals the fastest? Prize is a $300 gourmet gift basket!

12:45 p.m. – Albertsons fresh fruit samples – peaches, nectarines, and plums!

1:15 p.m. – Raffle starts. Prizes include a $300 Albertsons gift card.

2 p.m. – Festival ends. Go home and enjoy your prizes and SWAG bags!

On-going activities:

-Solar oven demo by Homestead Hardware

-Coupon Wallet sales by The Coupon Wallet

-Food demo by 99 Cents Only Chef

-Free food samples from The Stand, Libertine, and Yozen Frogurt

-Coupon and recipe exchange

-Frugal food quiz at BargainBabe.com table

-Face painting for kids (and adventurous adults) by Face Makers

-Chalk coloring area for kids

-DJ Cassette spinning tunes

Get your tickets now!

Conejo Valley Restaurant Week Reveals Hidden Eateries

Who knew there were so many restaurants in Agoura Hills? With The Hideaway right around the corner, and Fresh Brothers hosting awesome benefit events, I don’t really need to find new restaurants ever again.

Except.

They’re right down the street! I mean, no matter where you go in Agoura Hills it’s never farther than 2 exits away. You just can’t beat that.

Conejo Valley Restaurant Week, happening now, has opened my eyes to just how many culinary delights are out there for me and my family to sample. The event’s website has a helpful tool that allows the user to search for eateries by town, and the Agoura Hills selection in the drop-down box revealed 3 participating restaurants in our town that I’d never heard of, not to mention the 9 other towns around us.

Sigh. I love it here.

Food Trucks Come To Agoura Hills During Agoura Munch Madness

Okay, so it took a high school fundraiser to lure the food trucks to Agoura Hills.  Forget the hungry mouths, desperate for gourmet treats on wheels because we hate to drive east of Calabasas.  Whatever the reason, I’m just glad I’ll get a chance to sample their wares, and so I’m saving my pennies for November 13 when the Agoura Hills International Baccalaureate Program holds Agoura Munch Madness – a collection of LA’s food trucks in the parking lot of the high school, accessible with a $5 pre-paid ticket or $7 the day of the event.  Crap, I’m hungry already.