Del Mar Harvest Festival 2009
We missed the one at Long Beach so we decided to go to Del Mar (San Diego). A harvest festival is an annual celebration which occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times throughout the world. Harvests festivals typically feature feasting, both family and public, with foods that are drawn from crops that come to maturity around the time of the festival. Ample food and freedom from the necessity to work in the fields are two central features of harvest festivals: eating, merriment, contests, music and romance are common features of harvest festivals around the world.
Time for fun
Did You Know? - Del Mar Racetrack is an American Thoroughbred horse racing track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of San Diego. Operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it is known for the slogan: "Where The Turf Meets The Surf." It was built by a partnership including Bing Crosby, the actor Pat O'Brien, Jimmy Durante, Charles S. Howard and Oliver Hardy. When Del Mar opened in 1937, Bing Crosby was at the gate to personally greet the fans.
Eighty-three miles from home... About 90 minutes
This year they used the Crosby and O'Brien Buildings at the fairgrounds
Crafts galore - Sue got a blouse at this shop!
The same shop where she bought hats when going through cancer treatment!
Food was everywhere
We took the tram as our car was a mile
Did You Know? - A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolleycar, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a conventional train, designed for the transport of passengers (and, very occasionally, freight) within, close to, or between villages, towns and/or cities, on tracks running primarily on streets.
We Headed For Del Mar To Eat At En Fuego Cantina & Grill
It's dog friendly!! We saw a dog at the table and he was served water and a doggy taco!
Great place to eat
Have Food Will Travel... On Our Way To Dance
Quick trip home and chage to get ready to dance