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It's going to be a Banana-rama on South Coast!

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The Port of Hueneme Banana Festival is returning to Ventura County in September, after being cancelled for two years by the pandemic.

Port of Hueneme Banana Festival returning after being cancelled for two years by pandemic.

The South Coast will once again be going bananas this September.

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Port of Hueneme’s Banana Festival will be back this year.

It’s set for Saturday, September 24th, and will feature banana-themed food and drink, as well as entertainment, port tours, and harbor boat rides.

The Port of Hueneme is the main West Coast hub for banana imports, with more than 600,000 tons of the fruit passing through Ventura County annually.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.