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Sunday’s Larchmont Family Fair Draws a Crowd

Fair organizers estimated ten thousand people came out on Sunday, Oct. 28th for the annual Larchmont Family Fair. It was a bright warm day, perfect California weather, and kids collided in their excitement to do everything possible while parents just tried to keep up, venturing between camels, bounce houses and food stands throughout the day.

Some highlights of the day’s activities:

  • Singer Maggie Fitzgerald won over the judges and crowd with her singing in the Larchmont’s Got Talent Show sponsored by Coldwell Banker.
  • Scott Mosenson wiped the cream off his face after winning the Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Hancock Homes in which he devoured a pie (pies provided by Betsy Malloy) in the record time of 2:58.
  • Two kid goats were born to a mama goat around 5 pm in the Petting Zoo, much to the delight and surprise  of the crowd. We have some great photos and the story as it unfolded from Wendy Gottlieb, owner of the goats.


Maggie Fitzgerald sings and plays for the crowd, eventually winning the talent show prize.
John Duerler (l) of Hancock Homes awards a $250 check to pie-eating contest winner Scott Mosenson (r). Hancock Homes matched the winnings with a donation of $250 to Wilshire Rotary and the Needlework Guild of America.

Two baby kid goats (read story) were born at around 5 pm in the Petting Zoo during the Fair, to the surprise of many.
The camels were kept on the south end of the boulevard to keep them far away from the horses – as they don’t get along.

The bubble ride on water was a cool relief for the kids who got zipped into giant balls and rolled around the portable pool.


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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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