Hometown Fair Attracts Thousands To Manhattan Beach
Oct 04, 2015 05:41PM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello
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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.