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.

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 2023 Beer Garden operations! Congrats to the randomly selected winners:

  • Mira Costa Model UN
  • Mira Costa Boys Basketball
  • Mira Costa Orchestra Boosters
  • Mira Costa Dram Tech Boosters

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. Come by and check out our new and expanded layout with two serving tents with tables and umbrellas perfect for relaxing and enjoying a variety of wines and other drinks. This year we will be pouring wine from Uncorked Wineshops and also offering Weekday Vibes non-alcoholic wine spritzes.   The Wine Garden opens at 11 am. 

Entertainment will be provided by Dave Leahy on Saturday and Brian and Stacey Pothier on Sunday.  

This year, a portion of the proceeds from the Wine Garden will go to three deserving organizations whose members volunteer to make the Wine Garden successful.

Wine Garden Hours

  • Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am - 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.

Free Games Schedule 2023


Saturday and Sunday October 7-8, 2023

11:00amDiaper Dash / Toddler TrotDorsey Field

12:00pmWaterBalloonTossDorsey Field

1:00pmSack RaceDorsey Field

1:30pmMystery GameDorsey Field

2:00pmPing Pong ContestGanz Memorial

3:00pmObstacle CourseDorsey Field

Kids Under 4

Magicians, Balloon Artist, and Animals

For children under 4, we have a magician and a balloon artist that will perform both days in Kid Country. There will also be wildlife shows, petting zoo and pony rides suitable for our younger visitors. You can find these activities in Kid Country. 

Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot will return in 2023!

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, and a wild animal show. Fun 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: (2023)


  • Pony rides: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Petting Zoo: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wildlife Learning Center: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Inflatable Jumpers : 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wild Animal Show: 10:30am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm & 3:30pm
  • Magic Show: 11:00am; 1:30pm
  • Balloon Artist: 10:00pm-2:00pm

  • Pony rides: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Petting Zoo: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Wildlife Learning Center: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Inflatable Jumpers: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wild Animal Show: 10:30am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm & 3:00pm
  • Magic Show: 11:00am; 1:30pm
  • Balloon Artist: 10:00am-2:00pm

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