Attending the Fair

The Fair is located on Valley Drive between 15th and 21st Street.  We have a variety of entertainment and fun for everyone.  Please click on Activities and Attractions to learn more about the various areas of the Fair. We look forward to you joining us at the Fair.

Fair Hours


General Fair Hours:   Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Beer Garden: 10 am to 6 pm (last call at 5:30pm and ticket sales end at 5pm)

Wine Garden: Noon to 6 pm (last call at 5:30pm and ticket sales end at 5pm)

Arts & Crafts: 10 am to 5 pm

Food Booths:  10 am to 6:00 pm

Games Booths:  10 am to 6:00 pm

Kid Country:  10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4:00pm on Sunday

Please for everyone’s safety, No dogs, No bikes, No skateboards, No scooters, No roller skates or blades are allowed anytime on the fairgrounds

Bike Valet - South End Joslyn

Bike & Stroller Valet

Leave your strollers and bikes at our FREE VALETS, located on the south end in the Joslyn Center parking lot located at 15th Street or on north end near 21st Street.

These areas are sponsored and staffed by volunteers of the Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Beach.


Information/Lost & Found

There are three Information Booths, located on Live Oak Field, Dorsey Field and at the Fair entrance on 15th Street.  Each Information Booth displays a large map of the Fair.

For any lost items, please check in with the Dorsey Field Information Booth.

Parents are encouraged to arrange a meeting place in case a child becomes lost.


Where is the handicap parking
Accessible parking is available on a first-come basis in the City Hall lot and the Joslyn Center Lot.  Enter the lots from the corner of Highland Avenue and 15th Street by showing your accessible placard or license plate to the officer.

Where are the restrooms located at the Hometown Fair?
There are restrooms conveniently located throughout the fairgrounds:

  • At 15th Street, Just outside Kid Country
  • Inside Joslyn Center - Community Showcase Art Exhibit Hall
  • Behind the Scouthouse
  • In the Tennis Office being Dorsey Field
  • Next to Free Speech, near 19th Street
  • Inside the Beer Garden

Where do I go if I lost my child?
If you lost your child, please visit the nearest Information Booth

  • Live Oak Field
  • Dorsey Field
  • 15th & Valley
  • Kid Country

Where are the smoking areas?

On June 17th, 2014 the Manhattan Beach City Council voted to adopt Breathe Free MB to prohibit smoking in all public places in the City of Manhattan Beach, and prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is not allowed.

Which buildings are air conditioned?
If you want to take a break from the heat, we have air conditioning in these buildings for your comfort:
- Joslyn Center - Community Showcase Art Exhibit Hall

Where is the best place to sit and rest?
Located next to the Main Stage on Dorsey Field there is seating and shade for your comfort. This area is surrounded by food vendors, so you can grab a snack while you rest your feet.

Do you allow Commercial Exhibits/Booths? 
The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair does not accept any commercial booths.  We are focused on family and fun and take pride in our juried hand-crafted items for sale

Who sponsors the fair? 
The Hometown Fair does not have any sponsors.  We are a local community fair for the pure enjoyment of our lovely community.

Who puts on the Fair each year?
The Fair is put on by a tireless group of 20 all volunteer board members who meet from March through October to make each fair the best yet.

What are the online contest official rules? 
There is no purchase necessary. Open to all ages. All prizes are available to be picked up by the winner over fair weekend at their designated locations in the contest post. We will not ship any prizes. Use of winners images or name will be for marketing purpose and winner agrees to allow the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Association use of images. Contests on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are not sponsored by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. 

How can I become a Board Member?
If you live in Manhattan Beach and would like to join our board, please fill out the application form.