Beer Garden

The Beer Garden is staffed by local charities established for the benefit of Manhattan Beach youth. A lottery takes place in June of each year, where four charities are selected to operate the Beer Garden. This year's lottery will take place on June 13th.

Each group selected receives a portion of the net proceeds. The Beer Garden is located on Dorsey Field at the north end of the fairgrounds.

  • Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tickets are sold until 5:00 pm
  • Last Call is at 5:30 pm

The following four organizations operated the Beer Garden in 2018
MCHS Tech/Drama Boosters
MCHS Girls Lacrosse Booster Club
MCHS Surf Team Boosters
MCHS Boys Lacrosse Booster Club

Wine Garden

The Wine Garden will be in full swing at the fair as a go-to spot for sipping delicious wines, socializing and simply having some good, grownup fun. Tables with umbrellas are available for relaxing and enjoying a variety of wines and beer on tap. The Wine Garden opens at 12 Noon.

Entertainment will be provided by musicians Paul Lemire on Saturday and Dave Leahy on Sunday.

Proceeds from the Wine Garden go to two deserving organizations whose members volunteer to make the Wine Garden successful. For 2018 Wine Garden volunteer organizations are:

Saturday: The Neptunian Woman's Club

The Neptunian Woman’s Club of Manhattan Beach (NWC), founded in 1909, is the oldest civic organization in the South Bay. It has a deep seated tradition of cultivating the passion of like-minded women to support and serve the changing needs of their local communities, and to build a better place to live. The Neptunian Woman’s Club makes it easy for you to make a difference in the South Bay community, meet amazing charitable-minded woman and hopefully develop life long friendships whose purpose is to improve the lives of women and girls in the community and throughout the world.

Sunday: Leadership Manhattan Beach

Leadership Manhattan Beach (LMB) offers a comprehensive 9-month leadership program to educate and develop future community leaders. LMB has over 25 years’ experience working with our city departments, and enabling primary access to Manhattan Beach departments and city executives. Techniques learned in LMB training are put to immediate use to connect with city officials lead teams, and manage the final class project.

  • Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
  • Live Music Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Tickets are sold until 5:00 pm
  • Last Call is at 5:30 pm

Free Games

Kids of all ages enjoy the free games offered at the Hometown Fair.  There is no charge to participate.  Many thanks go to our local merchants who have donated generously to provide prizes that are awarded in each heat.  Prizes include meal certificates for local restaurants & kids activities/classes as well as local surf shop apparel and much more!

Free Games Schedule:

Saturday, October 5th:

Sunday, October 6th:

Kid Country

Kid Country is Family Country!  We will have tons of fun filled entertainment including pony rides, petting zoo, balloon artist magician, wild animal show and all sorts of bounce houses fit for all ages.

Kid Country is located on the Greenbelt off Ardmore Avenue at 15th Street (across from the Post Office).

There is no charge for the tons of fun located inside Kid Country!

Kid Country Hours Are:

Saturday, October 5th

  • Pony rides: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Petting Zoo: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Toddler Bounce: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Pirate Ship Bounce: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Under Sea Snake: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Obstacle Course: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Titanic Slide: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sports Course: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Velcro Wall: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wildlife Learning Center: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wild Animal Show: 1030am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
  • Magic Show: 11:30am; 1:15pm & 3:00pm
Sunday, October 6th

  • Pony rides: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Petting Zoo: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Toddler Bounce: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Pirate Ship Bounce: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Under Sea Snake: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Obstacle Course: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Titanic Slide: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sports Course: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Velcro Wall: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wildlife Learning Center: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wild Animal Show: 10:30am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm & 3:15pm
  • Magic Show: 11:15am; 1:00pm & 2:30pm

Private Event Friendship Circle Sunday 9:00-10:00am. Families with special needs children are welcome.

Kids Under 4

Magicians, Clowns and Treasure Hunt

For children under 4, we have a magician that will perform both days at the Tot Lot, a Treasure Hunt for toys, roaming clowns, and of course our famous Toddler Trot and Diaper Derby races.

Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot

The annual Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot races are a hit for both the parents and the children racers alike! Entrants for the Diaper Derby must still be crawling, and for the Toddler Trot, are walkers under 24 months. Parents… bring your cameras. It is a hoot!


Saturday, October 6th:

Sunday, October 7th:

Free Games Donation Letter 2017