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 23rd.

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 have been selected for our 2019 Beer Garden operations! Congrats to the randomly selected winners:
MCHS Rugby
MCHS Swim & Dive Team
MCHS Softball Boosters
MCHS Boys & Girls Golf Team

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 Mike O'Bryan 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.

We are happy to announce the 2019 Wine Garden volunteer organizations:

Saturday: The Manhattan Beach Rotary

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. 

Sunday: Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach is a service organization made up of women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. The name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women. 

  • 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 shop apparel and much more!

Free Games Schedule:

Saturday, October 5th:

Magic Show 11:30 am Tot Lot
Water Balloon Toss 12:30 pm Dorsey Field
Hula Hoop Contest  1:30 pm Dorsey Field
Magic Show 2:30 pm Tot Lot
Jelly Bean Guess   3:00 pm Dorsey Field
Water Balloon Toss 3:30 pm Dorsey Field

Sunday, October 6th:

Toddler Trot 10:30 am Dorsey Field
Diaper Derby 11:30 pm Dorsey Field
Magic Show 12:30 pm   Tot Lot
Ping Pong Contest  1:00 pm Rec Hall
Treasure Hunt  1:30 pm Tot Lot
Magic Show 2:00 pm Tot Lot
Water Balloon Toss 2:30 pm Dorsey Field

Kids Under 4

Magicians 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, 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! 

To participate in the Toddler Trot and Diaper Derby, please sign up at the free games booth on Dorsey Field during fair weekend.

See Free Games for Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot times.

See Kid country for a list and schedule of all the events!

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
  • Obstacle Course: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Shark 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
  • Obstacle Course: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Shark 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.