Festival marks Agoura Hills anniversary
Agoura Hills’ eighth annual Reyes Adobe Days kicked off Tuesday with the announcement that Hayley Kiyoko, a 21-year-old actress and recording artist and Agoura High School graduate, will be this year’s celebrity grand marshal.
The Oct. 5 through 7 event will also commemorate the city’s 30th anniversary.
The three-day festival was launched in 2003 as a city signature event to celebrate California culture through art, history, recreation, food and shopping.
Kiyoko portrayed Stella Yamada in the Disney Channel movie “Lemonade Mouth.” She also played the role of Velma Dinkley in Cartoon Network’s “Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins” and “Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.” Her other credits include a recurring role on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She is working on a debut solo album.
“I’m very honored to be asked to be grand marshal,” Kiyoko said. “I grew up going to Reyes Adobe Days. It’s always an exciting celebration of our history, our present and our future.”
As grand marshal, Kiyoko will ride on a float in the Reyes Adobe Days Parade, a mile-long procession floats, cars, bands, drill teams, equestrians, entertainment and organizations. The parade will be the morning of Sat., Oct. 6.
This year’s theme is “Celebrating 30 Years of the Good Life.” Agoura Mayor John Edelston said a special celebration has been planned for Oct. 6 after the awards ceremony.
Ladyface Alehouse in Agoura Hills has brewed a new beer called “ Reyes Adobe Red.” A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of their new brew will benefit the rancho site and museum.
A new Agoura 10 Miler run has been added to the festival roster. Both the 10
Miler and a 10K will follow a scenic route that will end at Paramount Ranch’s
A general store will open this year for the first time, offering folks the opportunity to buy goods as diverse as candy, drinks artwork and antiques.
Other scheduled events include a senior Fiesta at the Adobe that includes
Spanish dancing, Mexican food, live music, an art gallery preview and museum tours.
On Oct. 5, the Night at the Adobe program will highlight regional talent and local cuisine, wine and beer. The Reyes Adobe Art Gallery and General Store will be open, and artwork of all kinds will be exhibited and available for purchase. Tickets to the evening event are $15, and guests must be 21 years or older.
During the Day at the Adobe on Sat., Oct. 6, offerings include rancho-themed games and rides as well as a petting zoo, pony rides, historical demonstrations and museum tours. Food vendors and a beer garden will be open all weekend. Entertainment includes marimba bands, strolling acts and tribute bands on Saturday and Sunday evenings.