The beloved La Jolla Open Aire Market is celebrating its 17-year anniversary with the return of the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 25! Come decked out in your Halloween costume and bring the whole family for some outdoor fun and delicious treats.
The Harvest Festival will be from 9am-1pm and will feature several family-friendly activities, including free games (think potato sack races, mini pumpkin decorating, and guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin), a bunch of chances to win prizes, dancing, and music. The festival will be held at the Upper Playground of La Jolla Elementary School (on the corner of Girard Avenue and Genter Street in La Jolla).
All proceeds from the festival and the La Jolla Open Aire Market directly benefit La Jolla Elementary and go towards school improvements and programs such as art, music, library, technology and additional classroom teachers to lower class sizes. The market was started back in 1996 by former La Jolla Elementary School mom and La Jolla community supporter, Sherry Ahern. The original motivation for the market was to help fund a library and librarian; at the time, the school’s “library” consisted only of a small collection of books in the back of the auditorium!
Today, participating vendors at the Market include local, organic, and fresh farms like Morning Star Ranch, Suzie’s Farm, Springhill Cheese, J.R. Organics, and several others. The Open Aire Market is held every Sunday from 9am-1pm in the LJES playground.
[image courtesy of facebook.com/lajollaopenairemarket]
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