|Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff|
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, 500 vendors will take to the Claremont Village with their crafts, jewelry, clothing and other assortments for the yearly fall staple. For a map of this year's offerings, visit the Claremont COURIER booth at Second Street and Yale Avenue, in front of Pizza 'N Such.
While parents shop, the kids can play. This year's faire includes a pumpkin carving contest at Shelton Park, located at the northeast corner of Bonita and Harvard avenues. Bring a pre-carved pumpkin to the park between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Make sure to fill out a registration form. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Pumpkins must be picked up between 2 and 4:30 p.m.
The kids can also participate in the always-anticipated kids costume parade, which kicks off at Bonita Avenue and Harvard at 9:30 a.m. The El Roble Marching Band will lead the procession.