Claremont’s highly popular Village Venture approaches

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is hard at work preparing for the Village Venture arts and crafts fair. With an estimated 15,000 people in attendance, the streets of the Claremont Village will be filled with more than 500 booths at this annual event on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The streets will be lined with booths selling unique art, original crafts, apparel, business and organization information, international food and providing entertainment.

 Sponsored by The Claremont Sunrise Rotary, a children’s pre-carved pumpkin competition will be held at Shelton Park on the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues. Judging for the contest will take place at 2 p.m. The traditional children’s Halloween costume parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues by 9:15 a.m. No motorized vehicles will be allowed in the parade.

A complimentary off-site shuttle service will be provided. Shuttle locations include Claremont University facilities on First Street and Mills Avenue, at  the Cahuilla Park parking lot on Scripps Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard and St. Ambrose Episcopal Church on Bonita and Mountain Avenues.

First Street to Fourth Street and Indian Hill Boulevard to College Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic throughout the day. Volunteers are needed to man entrances and exits to the fair. Contact the Chamber for information.

For more information, contact the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 624-1681 or visit


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