The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is set to return in person on October 2 and 3 with music, games, food, entertainment, crafts, and more.
The Hometown Fair is a platform for organizations to fundraise and
raise awareness. All food and drink purchases or paid games support local non-profits.
This year, the
Beer Garden will help support Mira Costa High School’s Tech/Drama
Boosters, Cross Country, Boys Indoor Volleyball, and Band. The Wine
Garden will help support Leadership Manhattan Beach and the Neptunian
Woman's Club. Individual organizations also host food and game booths to raise money for their groups.
Fairgoers will also find a wide range of free games across Dorsey
Field and Kid Country (see schedule below). And along Valley Drive, local artisans will host more than 150 arts and crafts booths.
Additionally, this year there will be an extensive collection of
fair memorabilia on display, as donated by the community. Visitors can check out the exhibit throughout the weekend at
the Joslyn Community Center
"Everyone has spent weeks preparing for this -
including our artists, musicians and volunteers," said Marcy. "We can't wait to see
you on the fairgrounds."
The Fair is located on Valley Drive between 15th and 21st Street. That area of Valley Drive will be closed down during fair weekend. Fair activities take place at Veterans Park as well as the Joslyn Center
and both Live Oak Park and Dorsey Field.
Fair hours run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Parking at the beach is always at a premium, so the fair provides
visitors with free parking and free shuttle buses leaving from Kinecta Federal Credit Union
at 1440 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach. The shuttle bus will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, running approximately every 20 minutes throughout each day.
(There will be one shuttle run at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning for vendors. The
shuttle will then start operating again at about 8:00 a.m. for fairgoers after the
conclusion of the MB 10K Race.)
For full details on logistics, see Attending the Fair.
Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Schedule
The full Hometown Fair schedule is as follows:
MAIN STAGE HEADLINERS
10:00 a.m. Frank Jung (Alt. Rock)
12:00 p.m. JMD (Reggae/Blues)
2:00 p.m. Gage Hall (Rock)
4:00 p.m. White Chocolate Martini (Jazz / Blues)
10:00 a.m. Battle of the Bands Finalists: The Meerkats & Fake News
12:00 p.m. The Illusions (Rock)
1:00 p.m. Wais (Indie)
3:00 p.m. Cliff Beach (Funk)
SOUTH STAGE HEADLINERS
10:30 a.m. Randy Coleman
12:15 p.m. Lisa Richie
1:30 p.m. Joe Cipolla & the Pink Roach Band
4:00 p.m. Dietz Brothers
10:00 a.m. Hyperion Outfall Serenaders
12:00 p.m. Thin Ice
2:00 p.m. Jodi Siegel
3:00 p.m. Scream Revolution
4:00 p.m. Triple Bueno
11:00 a.m. Andy Roader
1:00 p.m. Music Rhapsody Ensemble
2:00 p.m. Smoky Hollow Bluegrass
5:00 p.m. Blue Dice
11:00 a.m. Rise Academy of Dance
1:00 p.m. MB Poetry Circle & Mira Costa Poets
KID COUNTRY ACTIVITIES
Saturday & Sunday
Animal Shows, Pony Rides, & Petting Zoo
11:00 a.m. Obstacle Course
11:30 a.m. Magic Show
12:00 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest
1:00 p.m. Sack Race
1:30 p.m. Magic Show
FREE GAMES ON DORSEY FIELD (unless noted below)
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 a.m. Sack Race
12:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss
1:30 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest
2:00 p.m. Ping Pong Contest (Ganz Memorial)
3:00 p.m. Obstacle Course
3:30 p.m. Jelly Bean Guess (Saturday only)
WINE GARDEN PERFORMANCES
1:00 p.m. Kelly Fitzgerald (Saturday)
1:00 p.m. Dave Leahy (Sunday)
10:00 a.m. (Saturday)
City Council and Manhattan Beach Mayor Hildy Stern
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Hometown Fair President Joe Marcy
Manhattan Beach Boy Scout Troop 849
Girl Scout Troop 70755
Mira Costa Marching Band and Color Guard
Fair merchandise and Wine Garden drink tickets are available for presale at www.mbfair.org
If you can't attend the fair in person, you can still join in the fun and support the community. The Hometown Fair Silent Auction
is full of fun events and packages.