Join us for the 20th Annual Plum Fest at Old World Huntington Beach

Plum Fest: FREE
Dog Races: $2 tickets sold at Wiener Dog Store #38

This is a fun family day to celebrate with your family and friends. Live Music, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Plum Cakes, Plum Crepes, Berliners, BBQ Kitchen, Arts & Craft Vendors and much more...

  • Join us on Sunday August 23th, 2015.
  • Doors open at 1pm - Plum Fest is 2pm - 6pm.
  • Wiener Dachshund Race at 3pm - 4pm.
Miss Elly in the 1960’s
Hollywood CA

History of the Plum Fest

Plum Festival originated at Old World, Huntington Beach in 1995. Honoring our Grandmother, Elly Schwarzer who would bake this delicious “Pflaumenkuchen” (Plum Cake) for my Mother, Dolores’s birthday each year. Elly baked her last plum cake when she was 100 years old. She lived to be 103 ½ and resided here at the OLD WORLD VILLAGE. Our mother had an August Birthday and during August is when these special plums are ripe.

Miss Elly and Dolores
1939 boarding the ship to Germany

When Dolores was 5 years old, she and her mother Elly went on holiday to Germany in 1939. The most shocking news came that World War 11 started and due to Elly’s German Citizenship, she was no allowed to leave the country and certainly wasn’t going to allow her then 5 year old daughter to cross the Atlantic with her. So hence, they were stuck in war stricken country for 9 years until the war ended. The bombings became so bad in the area where they were living that Elly had to send her Dolores to a “kinderheim” for 6-months.

When Dolores was 5 years old, she and her mother Elly went on holiday to Germany in 1939. The most shocking news came that World War 11 started and due to Elly’s German Citizenship, she was no allowed to leave the country and certainly wasn’t going to allow her then 5 year old daughter to cross the Atlantic with her. So hence, they were stuck in war stricken country for 9 years until the war ended. The bombings became so bad in the area where they were living that Elly had to send her Dolores to a “kinderheim” for 6-months.

Dolores at the age of 5
in Hollywood CA Farmers Market

The Italian Plums are seasonable and harvested in August. When that plum cake came out of her oven, baked with yeast dough and plenty of plums on top, friends and neighbors would come by and enjoy this baked delight. When Elly could not bake anymore, Mom said “OH NO, Who is going to bake my plum cake for my birthday now?” So we gave our bakers at the Old World Euro Bakery the recipe and we make it each and every year. My Mother Dolores (1st Lady of Old World Village) now has also passed away in 2015 and my family and I are forever thankful that this festival exists honoring our Grandmother Elly and our Mother Dolores.

Dolores with her 2 kids
2003 Huntington Beach CA

We thought if Garden Grove can have a Strawberry Festival, why can’t Huntington Beach start a Plum Fest. So we did, we asked our Bakery to make the special Plum cake, we also make a Plum Strudel, flamed Plum Crepes, German donuts filled with Plum jam, made by our own bakery team. We of course also serve Chicken, Brats, Hamburgers, etc., around this eatery we strike up the band, who will get your toes a tapping, we invite a folk dance group, and for the kids we have a bouncy house and game booths. For all we provide a good time.

Plum Fest: FREE

Dog Races: $2 tickets sold at Wiener Dog Store #38

  • Date:
    August 23, 2015
  • Time:
    2pm - 6pm
  • Cost:
    FREE
  • Phone:
    (714) 895-8020
  • Location:
    Old World Huntington Beach 7561 Center Ave., #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Live Entertainment and Great Food:

  • Live Music!
  • Wiener Dog Races
  • Carnival Games
  • Face Painting
  • Plum Crepes & Cakes
  • Berliners
  • BBQ Kitchen
  • Beach City Cloggers
  • Arts & Craft Vendors
  • And More...

Here are some Plum Fest pictures from previous years... Enjoy!

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