Chamber reveals Village Venture details, seeks volunteers

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host the 36th annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire in the Claremont Village on Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine.

Guests can start their holiday shopping as you walk the streets of the Claremont Village lined with 400 vendors. Booths will  sell original crafts, unique art, jewelry and apparel.

New this year is a beer and wine garden held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Bonita and Harvard at Shelton Park. Enjoy local craft beers from Claremont Craft Ales, Last Name Brewing, Iron Bark Cider Works and wine from Packing House Wines and Plumeridge Wines.

Get to know all the local businesses and non-profits in the business and organization block located on First Street. And be sure to stop by the food court for an array of international foods and entertainment.

Other festivities will include a children’s pre-carved pumpkin competition sponsored by the Claremont Sunrise Rotary. Pre-carved pumpkins should be dropped off between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the Sunrise Rotary booth located on Yale Avenue outside the Chamber office. Judging will take place at 2 p.m.

A traditional children’s Halloween costume parade will begin at 10 a.m. All participants, who will receive a goodie bag at the end of the parade, must assemble in front of the Chamber offices located at 205 Yale Ave by 9:45 a.m. Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the parade. 

A complimentary off-site shuttle will be provided by the Pomona Valley Transit Authority. Shuttle locations are at the Claremont University facilities on First Street and Mills Avenue, at the Cahuilla Park parking lot on Scripps Avenue and Indian Hill and at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church on Bonita and Mountain.

To lend a hand at this year’s festival, please call Maureen at the Chamber at (909) 624-1681. For more information, visit claremontchamber.org

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