In 2013, The Olive Festival was conceived in honoring Sylmar for the contribution to olive cultivation since the early 1900’s.
Funding for the Festival is provided solely through partnerships and sponsorships of individuals and businesses, both large and small, non-profit and for-profit, whose goal is to uphold and preserve Sylmar’s culture. As the Festival grows from year to year, new possibilities and prospects for long-term exposure and opportunity will continue to be available to all. Moreover, enthusiastic participation by the community, partners and sponsors will continue to result in success and rewards for the Sonoma Valley throughout the coming years. Sylmar Olive Festival is an organization dedicated to promoting the culture of Sylmar’s past, both at home and abroad, and providing its members with promotional opportunities and exposure through its strategic partnership network. The benefits of an event of such caliber as the Sylmar Olive Festival are invaluable, and impact large and small businesses alike, as well as non-profit organizations throughout the community. Proceeds from each Olive Festival are used to fund the next year’s Festival. Our principle goal for the Festival is that it will continue to be a significant unifying force for Sylmar and their partners, successfully promoting the community’s exceptional cuisine, wine, and the arts within its authentic historical, agricultural context, and will positively impact the general economic vitality of the community. We welcome you to Sylmar Olive Festival, and invite you to join us as we celebrate the season of the olive.
Yours Truly, Edward Campos – Co Founder