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Temecula’s First Annual Family Fair Needs Volunteers

Do you want to be part of a new tradition being born right here in the Temecula Valley?

Get ready for funnel cakes, ferris wheels and tons of family fun because, on March 27th through the 29th, the first annual Temecula Valley Family Fair will make its debut at Lake Skinner County Recreational Park.

Before now, you had to drive over an hour to either the Del Mar Fair (yes, I still call it that) in San Diego or the Orange County Fair for this type of old fashioned entertainment and so Shannon Karrigan and her husband, Josh Clark, took it upon themselves to create something that all of their friends and neighbors can take pride in.

“We surveyed individuals and discovered that most people in our local community would benefit and supported the idea of a fair right here at home,” Karrigan said. “Since Temecula Valley’s population consists mainly of families with children, it was decided. Let’s make a fair!”

Karrigan and Clark put together a board of local members to assist in the development of the project and are still accepting applications for additional chairmen and women interested in helping with the implementation of this premiere event.

If being a member of the board is a little too much of a commitment, there are still a number of volunteer opportunities for everyone in the community to lend to hand. Volunteers are asked to be free to work the entire three-day duration of the fair, with shift times of two hours, four and a half hours and six hours available. Volunteer jobs include:

  • Greeter
  • Local performance assistance
  • Stage coordinator
  • Parking
  • Booth assistance
  • Safety
  • Announcers
  • First aid/lost and found
  • Contest judges
  • Contest coordinators
  • Exhibit check in/set up/release
  • Guest services

The Temecula Valley Family Fair has been created as a way for area residents to spend time with friends and family and is not for profit; therefore, all proceeds will be donated to local charities. Those interested in proposing a charity to be a benefactor from the fair can submit their requests to

For more information about the Temecula Valley Family Fair or to sign up to be part of the fun, you can visit their website at Regular updates are also posted on the fair’s Facebook page, so Karrigan and her team urge community members to become fans of their page to receive up-to-date information on this exciting upcoming event.

“This will be the first event that will bring all of the traditions of a county fair to the residents that live in the Temecula Valley,” Karrigan said. “People in the community will benefit from the opportunity to start a new fair-going tradition, stir up nostalgic memories, and create new ones.”

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Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.

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