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Hometown Fair Attracts Thousands To Manhattan Beach

Oct 04, 2015 05:41PM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

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The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, a local tradition since 1972, brought thousands of people to town this weekend for food, crafts, carnival games, live music, and dancing.

Attractions at the fair this year included:
  • More than 200 jury-selected fine arts and crafts booths.
  • Food and beverage booths sponsored by local school and community organizations, ranging from the classic Pepper Bellies, Tri-Tip sandwiches, and hot dogs to more recent additions like Pho and Brazilian barbecue.
  • Games and services sponsored by local school and community organizations including a sponge toss, bean bag toss, fishing ponds, "Name That Tune," temporary tattoos, and panning for gems.
  • Music and dance from a variety of local bands and performers.
  • Booths from local municipal and service organizations such as police, fire, CERT, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the Manhattan Beach Historical Society.
  • "Kids' Country" with inflatable bounce houses, pony rides, and a petting zoo.
  • The annual Toddler Trot and Diaper Derby races for tiny tots.

On the main stage this year, participants were able to learn to salsa dance with Tenia Raeni Worick, a local salsa dance instructor.

Also featured on the main stage was local teen cover band 11Echo, winner of the annual Battle of the Bands.

The fair was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1977. There are no corporate sponsors, as organizers hope to preserve the original "hometown" spirit of the fair. It is produced by an all-volunteer board of twenty local individuals.

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