August 29, 1991
Carnival, entertainment, hot-air balloon races, country dancing, vendor booths. Friday (military and families get in free), 5-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5; military, $4; seniors 55 and older, $3; children 12 and younger, free. Balloon races 6:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday. Lake Perris Fairgrounds, exit Interstate 215 in Lake Perris, follow signs. (714) 695-6866.
November 1, 1993 |
The Sawdust Festival, home of the summer-long showcase for local artists in an open-air gallery, found a hero last week. Kurt Branton, 26, is being credited with saving the festival's grounds. As the fire approached, Branton, an assistant groundskeeper for the Sawdust Festival, had been helping a family move things out of their house when he began worrying about the festival grounds. He hopped on his mountain bike, sneaked past the blockades on Laguna Canyon Road and headed toward the grounds.
July 26, 1985 |
Once considered the boisterous rebel among Laguna Beach's three summer art festivals, the Sawdust Festival has finally won respectability. Now in its 19th year, the Sawdust lives in a state of official togetherness with its archrivals along Laguna Canyon Road--the Festival of Arts and the Art-A-Fair Festival.
July 27, 1985 |
Once considered the boisterous rebel among Laguna Beach's three summer art festivals, the Sawdust Festival has finally won respectability. Now in its 19th year, the Sawdust lives in a state of official togetherness with its arch rivals along Laguna Canyon Road--the Festival of Arts and the Art-A-Fair Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1993 |
In a cramped, one-car garage, Paul Proppe takes stock of the half-finished fanny packs scattered beneath a sewing machine. Nearby, piles of cowhide strips on metal bookshelves give off a sweet, slightly musty odor. "I'm trying to make as many items as quickly as I can that will sell," Proppe said, gesturing toward the leather purses in various stages of completion. "You still have to put food on the table."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1989
A special Family Day at the Sawdust Festival is scheduled for July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment to be featured that day will include magic and puppet shows, animal balloons and musicians. The Sawdust Festival will run through Aug. 27 at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. The festival is an annual nonprofit arts-and-crafts fair that also features daily entertainment and a variety of concessions. For information, call (714) 494-3030.