The California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta is slowly drawing to a close, and for many Valley residents the occasion is a mixture of joy and sadness.
The joy is most often associated from the newly minted memories created during one’s time at the fair. The sorrow most often stems from the feeling that such memories can only be created while the fair is in town.
Thanks to the many folks who make it a point to go every year, the fair is, as one fair official succinctly put it, a “microcosm” of the Valley and all it has to offer. And as long as fair officials continue to do a commendable job of keeping fair attractions and events fresh and entertaining, there’s no doubt the community will continue to show up in droves.
A walk through the fair’s various buildings and outdoor areas always presents fairgoers with the perfect chance to cast an appreciative glance at the variety and complexity of Valley life.
Many of the vendors one encounters at the fair are local entrepreneurs who always welcome the chance to inform the wider public of their goods and services. In equal fashion, fair patrons can also look forward to seeing some of the latest from local vendors and artisans and know that any potential purchase is well appreciated and contributes to local coffers.
Likewise, the opportunity to meet some of the representatives who are the men and women of some of the Valley’s most prominent agencies and institutions is also a highlight of the fair. For these upstanding individuals, who are often found in uniform of some sort, the ability to meet and greet the general public under such pleasant circumstances also goes a long way toward establishing that sense of community spirit.
While there are also countless reasons that people often cite for not wanting to attend the fair, these same folks would surely enjoy the infectious spontaneity of the fair’s atmosphere were they to suddenly find themselves there. That’s why we implore everyone to go before it’s gone for another year.
THE ISSUE: California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta draws to a close.
WE SAY: Enjoy the fun before it’s over.
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