Scenes From Reyes Adobe Days 2016

Reyes Adobe Days 2016 was just as fun and adorable as the festival always is. See below for slideshow of pictures from the parade and the park.

reyes adobe days intersection

I recently started a new day job, so I haven’t had as much time to add things to this blog. But I’m starting to get used to my new schedule, so never fear! I’ll be back with more regularity.

I love to share the places, people, and experiences that delight me around our little town on this website! The truth is, over six years after moving here I still love Agoura Hills. I only work 10 minutes away but when I pull off the freeway at Reyes Adobe Road, I feel a sense of home and beauty, especially as the weather gets cooler.

Reyes Adobe Days Photo Slideshow:

It wasn’t cool yet last weekend during Reyes Adobe Days, though. As usual, it was a hot weekend even though autumn had officially begun for the annual celebration of all things Agoura Hills. Notre Dame was playing right at the same time as the parade, but I grabbed my camera and ran out to the intersection in time to catch half of it, and then I had my son snap some photos from the festival in the park. Comment if you see yourself or your children or friends and feel free to share on Facebook!

Reyes Adobe Days and Agoura Wine and Food Fest

reyes adobe days 2012

Reyes Adobe Days, 2012

Are you kidding me, Agoura Hills? This weekend is shaping up to be very active for our “sleepy” little town where nothing happens!

Reyes Adobe Days is such a huge hit that it’s now taking place over FOUR days, October 3 – 6. The big events for most families are the parade on Saturday morning and the fair at Reyes Adobe Park on Saturday and Sunday, but there are lots of things to do to celebrate Agoura Hills. Check out the website and make your schedule!

On Saturday night, October 5, there’s a great event for the grownups happening down the street at the Sheraton. The annual Agoura Wine and Food Festival benefits Hats Off For Cancer. “Over 50 of the Conejo Valley’s best restaurants and beverage purveyors will be offering exquisite bites, flavorful wines, top craft and micro brews, and exotic cocktail tastings to our exclusive guests.” Tickets range from $15 (for designated drivers) to $185 for VIP’s, and it looks like this event finally brought Uber, the text-based car service, to The Bubble!

Reyes Adobe Days 2012 – Photos

This is the first year since we moved to Agoura Hills that I was in town for Reyes Adobe Days.  Conversely, my husband was OUT of town, so once again the kids had to experience our city’s celebration with one parent.

No matter.

We walked down to the corner of Thousand Oaks and Reyes Adobe just before Saturday morning’s parade started and got a nice spot on the corner.  It wasn’t exactly the Rose Parade, so there was plenty of room for spectators.  The parade was adorable, with the major exception of the bizarre practice of throwing candy to the children watching from the sidelines.  Many of the parade participants did this, tossing candy or even other treats like pencils and erasers.  The downside of this practice is that the children started not caring about who was in the parade, just what the people would throw to them.  Also, many of the kids lost their little minds and fought over the spoils, or paid no attention to their own safety and nearly ran under the slow-moving wheels of the vehicles that towed or led each attraction.

Minus one for that, Parade.  Otherwise, it was really sweet.

After the parade we walked down to Reyes Adobe Park for another small-town celebration.  Kid 1 met each of 6 or 7 old-timey activity challenges and got his card stamped by each one, thereby earning himself…a coupon for a free kid’s meal at a local restaurant.  Free with the purchase of one adult meal.  I call lame prize, Festival. Minus one for that!  Otherwise, the festival was quite lovely.

And now, the photos.  Click through to view the set on Flickr in larger sizes.