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35th Annual Village Venture
Still accepting applications for the 2016 show!!
Get your holiday shopping done early as you walk the streets of the Claremont Village lined with 450 booths selling unique art, original crafts and apparel. Get to know all the local businesses and non-profits in the business and organization block located on First Street. Be sure to also stop by the food court for an array of international foods and entertainment.
Don’t forget to stop by the village businesses on both sides of Indian Hill that will be open all day. This is the place to kick off your one-stop holiday shopping, you’ll find something unique for everyone on your list! Sit and relax at one of our sidewalk cafes, or enjoy the international cuisine located on First Street. Well over 15, 000 visitors attend Village Venture every year to enjoy not only this one-day event, but also the wonderful shops and restaurants that are located in our city.
Village Venture is located in downtown Claremont Between Indian Hill Blvd to College Ave and First St. to Fourth Street. For directions to the Faire, use the Claremont Chamber address, 205 Yale Ave. Claremont, CA 91711.
Children's Halloween Costume Parade
Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Ave. at 9:15 a.m.
Parade will be led by the El Roble Marching Band.
Sponsored by: Claremont Sunrise Rotary
Pre-Carved Pumpkin Contest
Bring your pre-carved pumpkins to the Claremont Sunrise Rotary Booth located at the corner of Harvard Ave. and Bonita Ave, between 8:30-9:30am. Judging will take place at 2pm.
Shuttle Service & Parking
Parking is available on streets surrounding the closed streets of Village Venture, however, you can eliminate the parking hassles by taking advantage of the free shuttle service offered by the Pomona Valley Transit Authority (PVTA).
Shuttle service is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking for the shuttle pick up will be located at:
• Claremont University Facilities on First and Mills
• Taylor Hall at Cahuilla Park on Scripps and Indian Hill
• St. Ambrose Episcopal Church on Bonita and Mountain
The Village drop off point will be the Metrolink Parking lot. Buses run every 10 -15 minutes from all three parking points.
Located in the Library parking lot. Enter at College Ave. and Bonita Ave. (space is limited)
Bank of America parking lot. Enter from Indian Hill Blvd.
Save time, ride the Metrolink
With an estimated 15,000 in attendance parking can be a task. You can make your trip easier and stress free by taking the Metrolink. Claremont's Metrolink station is located right in the heart of the Faire!
For Metrolink fees, schedule and contact information visit: www.metrolinktrains.com.