Community Faire Features Local Businesses

Matt Klein, Staff Writer

Local businesses and carnival games highlighted the sixth annual Moraga Community Faire which took place on May 12th at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center.

The event, which features live bands as well as booths run by local businesses, attracted an estimated 1000 people according to the faire’s chairman, Ellie Beans. Other attractions at the faire included carnival games, a dunk tank, wine tasting, and a classic car show.

An array of food items were available at the Faire, with everything from a taco truck parked in the middle of the faire, to a shish kabob stand located on the outskirts. Wine tasting booths offered a wide selection.

According to the Moraga Chamber of Commerce website, “The core of this community gathering is its businesses, coming out to meet and greet the public.” Local businesses such as Pennini’s operated booths.

“The faire was a big success this year,” said Beans. “The weather was great, and it seemed like everyone who came by throughout the day was having a good time.”

She added, “Events like this are good for our community because it allows us to come together and meet new people at the same time. Not to mention, the food was outstanding.”

Both Campolindo students and faculty were featured in the faire. The Chamber Choir was among the acts from 11am-12pm. Later in the day, Varsity Baseball Coach Max Luckhurst took the seat in the dunk tank.

Luckhurst was “happy to do it.”  He said, “It feels good to be able to give back to the community every once in a while so I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to participate in the Faire.”

The Moraga Community Faire is expected to return next year in the same location.