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July 28, 1996
As much as the Valley has changed over the past half-century, a few things remain comfortably constant. The San Fernando Valley Fair celebrates the end of its 50th annual run today, the golden anniversary of an event that began when the Valley was still a place where folks were as likely to be real farmers as suburban gardeners. The years have not been easy on the state-sponsored fair.
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October 3, 2003 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
After a year of disappointing attendance in Castaic Lake, the San Fernando Valley Fair will return in 2004 to the Hansen Dam Recreation Center, organizers said Thursday. The fair was relocated last June to Castaic Lake in the Santa Clarita Valley mainly because renovations at Hansen Dam had left inadequate parking, organizers said.
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August 3, 2000
The San Fernando Valley Fair manager and chief executive announced her resignation this week, ending 15 years of service, as board members launched a search for a new director. Dale Coons was appointed to the 51st District Agricultural Assn. Board of Directors--which operates the fair--in 1985 by then-Gov. George Deukmejian. She was elected manager and CEO five years later.
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April 11, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The San Fernando Valley Fair has a new location, and with it a new name. Re-christened as the Valley Fair, the event will be held June 5-8 at Castaic Lake, said Bob Carlson, the fair's marketing director. "It's been renamed because it will draw from two valleys -- San Fernando and Santa Clarita," Carlson said. "It's going to be beautiful up at Castaic Lake. We're very excited."
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October 4, 1996 | DADE HAYES
People attending next year's Valley Fair should get a break from the usual sweltering heat. Based on feedback from steaming fair-goers, organizers have moved the event from July to early June. In addition to expecting cooler weather, organizers hope to involve more children in the event, now scheduled for June 5-8, because school will still be in session.
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February 23, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
"How the West Was Fun" will be the theme for this year's San Fernando Valley Fair. The event, marking the 49th Valley fair, will take place July 27 through 30. For the third consecutive year, the fair will be held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Among the attractions will be the Flying U Rodeo troupe, livestock exhibits, a poultry and rabbit show, pig races and carnival rides. Last year, about 45,000 people attended the fair, officials said.
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April 11, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The San Fernando Valley Fair has a new location, and with it a new name. Re-christened as the Valley Fair, the event will be held June 5-8 at Castaic Lake, said Bob Carlson, the fair's marketing director. "It's been renamed because it will draw from two valleys -- San Fernando and Santa Clarita," Carlson said. "It's going to be beautiful up at Castaic Lake. We're very excited."
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October 3, 2003 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
After a year of disappointing attendance in Castaic Lake, the San Fernando Valley Fair will return in 2004 to the Hansen Dam Recreation Center, organizers said Thursday. The fair was relocated last June to Castaic Lake in the Santa Clarita Valley mainly because renovations at Hansen Dam had left inadequate parking, organizers said.
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July 9, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Arthur Johnson, 77, remembers the last time he was around farm animals, right down to the year: 1946, just after the war. Johnson, who served in the Coast Guard during World War II--patrolling the waters from Seattle to Alaska--attended the San Fernando Valley Fair on Thursday with about 35 other veterans from the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center in North Hills. For Johnson, it was like a trip down memory lane. Johnson grew up on a farm in Wenatchee, Wash.
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February 24, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Danny Wahl has a beef with Los Angeles Community College District officials. And it weighs 850 pounds. Wahl, 16, was despairing Thursday over a decision by college trustees to ban this summer's San Fernando Valley Fair from Pierce College--a move that eliminates a livestock show and auction for which he has spent months preparing his steer.
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June 12, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Paid attendance for the four-day Valley Fair that ended Sunday climbed to 13,000 this year from 9,800 last year, organizers said Monday. The fair's board of directors had hired a management team that runs the profitable Antelope Valley Fair after a poorly publicized move last year from Burbank to the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Paid attendance fell by a third last year and the state-funded event lost $188,000.
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June 6, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers of the San Fernando Valley Fair, a 55-year-old summer institution that opens Thursday, are grappling with how to improve flagging attendance that plummeted last year to fewer than 10,000 people, officials said. After a poorly publicized move last year from Burbank to the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in the northeast San Fernando Valley, paid attendance fell by a third and the state-funded event lost $188,000.
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May 24, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
American music icon Bob Dylan, whose 60th birthday is today, will perform Aug. 25 at the Antelope Valley Fair, organizers said Wednesday. "We really have an excellent lineup," said Nicole Borich from the fair's Lancaster office. "We tried to mix it up with the styles of music." Also performing at the 10-day fair that begins Aug. 24 will be Destiny's Child, Wynonna Judd, Glen Campbell, Chubby Checker, Lonestar and Tracy Byrd. Tickets go on sale June 16 at the fairgrounds box office, 155 E. Ave.
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August 3, 2000
The San Fernando Valley Fair manager and chief executive announced her resignation this week, ending 15 years of service, as board members launched a search for a new director. Dale Coons was appointed to the 51st District Agricultural Assn. Board of Directors--which operates the fair--in 1985 by then-Gov. George Deukmejian. She was elected manager and CEO five years later.
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April 24, 2000 | GREG RISLING
Officials of the San Fernando Valley Fair have announced deadlines for anyone interested in submitting exhibit entries to the June event. There will be competition for awards in several categories, ranging from arts and crafts to agriculture. The Valley Fair will be held June 8-11 at Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in Lake View Terrace.
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July 29, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of searching for a permanent site, the San Fernando Valley Fair has found one at Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, officials said Wednesday. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar) and signed by the governor Monday allows the fair to sign a long-term lease agreement with the equestrian center. The agreement should be finalized in August. Under previous law, the 51st District Agricultural Assn.
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July 18, 1990 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The best hog callers, cracker whistlers and pie eaters in the Valley are perfecting their good old country skills for show at the San Fernando Valley Fair, which opens today at the Hansen Dam Sports Complex. Organizers expect about 50,000 people to flock to the Lake View Terrace park during the five-day, 44th annual fair sponsored by the 51st District Agricultural Assn., the state agency that runs the event.
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July 18, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
Attendance at this year's Valley Fair increased by 33% over 1997, fair manager Dale Coons said Friday. More than 52,000 people attended the 3 1/2-day event held in June at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, compared with 36,000 last year, Coons said. The 52nd annual fair was a success because of added attractions such as famous faces and movie memorabilia at the Celebrity Pavilion, she said. The 51st District Agricultural Assn.
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June 13, 1999 | ROB O'NEIL
The 53rd annual fair, which opened Thursday, will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, designated "Fiesta Day and Rodeole," in recognition of the Valley's heritage, said Rob Wilcox, Valley Fair board president. "Papa Lalo," as the 81-year-old Guerrero is widely known, has won a Grammy Award, along with White House and National Endowment of the Arts recognition for his work.
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June 9, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Preparations were orderly and relatively peaceful Tuesday as workers and exhibitors brought in livestock, carnival rides and heavy equipment to get the Los Angeles Equestrian Center ready for Thursday's opening of the 53rd annual Valley Fair and Rodeo. The four-day event, organized by the 51st District Agricultural Assn., is expected to draw more than 50,000 people with activities ranging from a professional rodeo and live musical entertainment to carnival rides and livestock auctions.
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