Hometown Fair Serves Up Food, Music, Fun
Oct 08, 2018 01:05PM
By Jeanne Fratello
The Manhattan Beach Old Hometown Fair (the "old" was later removed from the name) was started by a group of residents in 1972 who wanted to promote community spirit within Manhattan Beach. The fair included a parade down Manhattan Beach Boulevard, turning north on Valley to the fair.
From the beginning, the parade has included the Mira Costa High School band and drill teams and various city dignitaries in convertibles and old cars. The fair has also always included local craft booths, non-profit food and game booths as well as a variety of entertainment for children and adults.The fair was incorporated on April 12, 1977 as a California non-profit organization. It has continued as a successful non-profit venture ever since.