Village Venture features hundreds of booths filled with unique art, handmade crafts and international cuisine, along with specific areas focusing on local businesses. This is autumn's largest arts and crafts fair in the Inland Empire. A children’s costume contest begins at 9:30 a.m. Assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita avenues at 9:15 a.m. The parade will be led by the El Roble Marching Band. Bring pre-carved pumpkins to Shelton Park between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. for a pumpkin carving contest. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. and winners must be present to win. Village Venture takes place in the Village between 9 and 5 p.m.
The more the merrier: Oktoberfest at Fairplex
We donned our best beer maiden dresses, pigtailed our hair and set off for Oktoberfest at Pomona Fairplex.
Situated within the enormous fairgrounds and located right next to Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare was this year’s Oktoberfest.
Through the main entrance we stepped into a large hall decorated to the brim with German storefronts, props and, of course, beer stands.
An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper on Wednesday, November 6. Ben Harper is a musician, artist and activist. Whether it’s through the soul of Southern gospel, ‘70s funk, blues, reggae or straightforward rock and roll, Mr. Harper and his trademark Weissenborn guitar have been stunning audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting for years.
The Press Restaurant features Sunday dinner piano music with Patrick Vargas at 6 p.m. followed by Cinema Sundays featuring The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Dead Alive (1992). 9 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, October 20.
Dale Bros Brewery hosts an Oktober Fiesta with music by The Plus Tones and food from The Viking Truck from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Shoes That Fit. Bring a new pair of athletic shoes—sizes 10 youth to 12 adult—to be entered into a charity raffle. $5 cover. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. www.dalebrosbrewery.com.
Find yourself transported through the Twilight Zone this haunted holiday season with The Colony at Loft 204's ghoulish new exhibit, featuring the artwork of graphic artist and illustrator Matthew Jager. The exhibit ends October 31. 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Browse comic collectibles, art dealers, original art, prints, action figures, games and more at the Comic Book & Collectibles Show. Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 532 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.
The LA County Fair is open through Sunday, September 29. Visit www.lacountyfair.com for details and see the COURIER’s Claremont After Hours blog about the fair by visiting www.claremontafterhours.com or click the link on the lower left side of this page.