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Topanga Days 2008 - Country Fair With a Twist

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga CalBRE #01409242

We never do anything commonplace or run-of-the-mill here in Topanga.  Like our mountain roads, there is always a twist or two.  Such is the case with our fair.

Welcome to the 35th Annual Topanga Days Country Fair

Topanga Days 2008

This Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 - 26, our celebrated festival will take place at the Topanga Community House.  Bring family and friends to explore the flavors of our beautiful canyon.  The kids will find plenty of play with games, facepainting, and more.  Adults will find lots of good food, art, and music (and quite a bit of playtime, too!).

Come enjoy a day away from city life.  Topanga Days pays respect to the many faces of this town:

Pioneering - Rustic - Independent  - Relaxing - Hippie-haven
 Slightly-off-center - Nurturing - Artful 

You will find it all those flavors and more blended into this recipe for a most extraordinary fair.

Visit with a holistic healer, browse among eclectic artisans or just stake a place on the lawn with a cold beer and listen to some great music.  If you are a people-watcher, this crowd will be a treat. 

Come on Saturday for the best selection of treasures.  Sunday will continue the fair with more music and food, food, FOOD!

The music is always fantastic on both the Indoor Stage and Outdoor Main Stage.  The Indoor Stage also will host Melanie Kareem's fabulous belly dancing troupe.  From the tiny little beginners on up to the masterful experts, these dancers are a whirl of color and grace, transporting you away like a fresh breeze through an exotic oasis.

My favorite day is Memorial Day Monday.  Beginning with the strangest homegrown parade you'll ever see, it's our local tradition to gather, see your neighbors, and just revel in the spirit of Topanga.  The Bowl Bar does a brisk business of keeping those dancing in the dust well hydrated with cold beer or icy soda.  I've got to say - I will be one of those dancers! 

Venice is back!  I love this band!  Nobody can make a cover its own like Venice can.  I think their secret is that they just kick back and play whatever they want, with the sole goal in mind of NO WORRIES!  I dare you to sit still!!

Chevy Metal will headline Monday as a brilliant climax to the festival.  Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters fronts this band of incredible musicians who will rock the crowd until they make us leave!

It's a good natured, family friendly, eco-conscious, diverse and uniquely Topanga experience.  You deserve a break - come up and see us!

Visit the Topanga Days website for the info you need - PAY ATTENTION TO THE PARKING RULES and try the shuttle.

 

Topanga Days graphic  - Photobucket - Robin Welch 

Copyright 2008 Elaine Hanson

 

Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Elaine, this sounds like it can be a fun event. Thanks for sharing this with us.

May 20, 2008 03:48 PM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Jo-Anne - It's a great setting for a fun three days.

Mel - That we do!

Amanda - i will do my best.  There will be pictures (maybe not of me.....)

May 20, 2008 03:58 PM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Mana - Are you coming?  It's not that far!  The kids would love it!  You would have fun!  Come on!

Twin - Really, you should come for any other reason but that.  Really.

Inna - I love that video!  They are so funny!  The Chevy Metal guys always look like they are having a great time. 

May 20, 2008 05:31 PM
Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA

Elaine, I have so much going on, but I'll try my best to make it.

May 21, 2008 03:16 AM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Sardi - You would definitely enjoy this.

Rich - There will be photos of the festivities,  I have to take the photos, you know, so I really don't see how there could be any of me ;)

 

May 21, 2008 07:03 AM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Danny - My pleasure.  Without a doubt, it WILL rock!

Mana - I would love to see you!  Let me know!

May 21, 2008 09:46 AM
Tom Plant
WINEormous.com - Murrieta, CA

Elaine - Sounds fabulous! As you know I'm headed your way for a wedding on Friday... can't hardly wait.

May 21, 2008 11:28 AM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Tom - So who do I have to call to see if the AR Ambassador is taking appointments?

May 22, 2008 05:15 AM
Cedric (Ced) Reynolds
Covina, CA
(909) 263-4569

Elaine,  looks like Topanga is in for a wild and fun weekend.  Have a great time and stay safe.

Ced

May 22, 2008 05:20 AM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Ced - It will be fun.  Topanga is one of the safest places I know.  Now if the rain would just all happen today, we'll be all set!  Rain in May?  Your area got hit with the wildest weather yesterday!

May 23, 2008 06:02 AM
Cedric (Ced) Reynolds
Covina, CA
(909) 263-4569

Elaine, we did have some wierd weather yesterday.   I thought somebody was throwing rocks at my car.  It was wild.  I do hope the weather is good for Topanga Days this weekend.  Great talking with you also.

Ced

May 23, 2008 07:44 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Elaine, love people watching, sounds like fun.

May 24, 2008 07:07 PM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

Elaine.... Looks like a great time...  If Mana shows up why don't the two of you discuss a Road Trip to San Diego next week...  Would love to have some laughs and maybe you can do a little shoe shopping!

May 25, 2008 02:18 AM
Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography

Chevy Metal - great name for a classic rock band. They're topanga locals...that's cool. Enjoy it.

May 25, 2008 12:46 PM
Judy Greenberg
Compass - Long Grove, IL
Compass- Long Grove -Buffalo Grove

Sounds like a great festival!  Enjoy the weekend!

May 25, 2008 01:16 PM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Dan - Hmmmm.  Interesting idea

Joey - They are a lot of fun -- I will enjoy!

Judy - Thank you!  I hope you are having a good holiday!

May 25, 2008 03:59 PM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Duane - It is a people watching event for sure!   I'll have pictures.

May 25, 2008 04:01 PM
Paul Slaybaugh
Homesmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate

Hi Elaine :)

May 25, 2008 04:12 PM
Elaine Hanson
Coldwell Banker Realty - Malibu | Topanga - Malibu, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

Hi Paul :)

May 25, 2008 04:29 PM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Elaine, looking forward to those pictures, hope all went well.

Duane

May 27, 2008 03:48 PM