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Get Out: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Bug Fest, Silver Lake Jubilee, Strawberry Festival

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Have A Berry Nice Weekend: Since 1984 the annual California Strawberry Festival
festival has meant strawberry fun (for the non allergic) "for each and every one." Attractions, exhibits, contests, entertainment, arts & crafts, cooking demos, presentations, 200+ booths, and an unbelievable assortment of delicious strawberry foods and beverages. "Twenty-four companies harvest and cool more than 207,646 tons of sweet berries in the area from 11,538 acres with annual revenues topping $300 million to ship them worldwide from the region, known as California’s Strawberry Coast." Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue in Oxnard, 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tickets here.

Bug Out: Eat a basic bug, get a discount. Eat a "super awesome uber bug" and get in free. "Believe It or Not!, bugs are the most environmentally-efficient animal protein source on the planet. Crickets, for instance, require hundreds of times less water to generate the same amount of protein as a cow, provide three times the calcium and iron as beef, and are said to taste like nutty shrimp."Ripley's Believe it or Not! Bug Fest at The Odditorium, 6780 Hollywood Blvd. (at the corner of Highland Ave), 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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