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Ventura County Fair Opens TODAY! Join us for the Animal Fair Ride Aug 7 & Fair Parade Ride Aug. 8! Get wild & bring a kazoo!

August 5, 2009
classicamericankazoos.comWe went to the animal fair
the birds and the beasts were there

Yep, and those animals were riding bikes! And playing kazoos! And visiting art galleries! And drinking cheap winart by MB Hanrahan e! Then they rode to the fairgrounds and danced to Huey Lewis and the News! Finally, those crazy kazoo playing animals rode their bikes to the beach where they watched the fireworks go off at 10pm!

If this crazy animal sounds like you, put on your animal best and join us at 530pm on the Promenade by the fountain at the beach end of California Street. We’ll ride by 6pm to various art galleries, including Bell Arts to see longtime Burner artist, local muralist, and painter MB Hanrahan’s shopainting on exhibit at Bell Arts Factory by C.L. Tegenfeldtw at Vita Art Center, C. Lynn Tegenfeldt’s show at Bell Arts, and to Seabreeze Gallery to see Lisa D. Moore’s Waiving PETE. To see her photo album, click here or visit: then we’ll roar back through town to the fairgrounds!

Bring a kazoo, animal wildness, $10 to get into the fair (kids free) plus money for food, and lights on your bike to get you safely home afterward.

 Waiving PETE by Lisa D. Moore  visit: Saturday is the big Ventura County Fair Parade which rolls and clomps and marches down Main starting at 10am. If you want to join the Ventura ArtRiders Bicycle & Social Club for some Fair Festive Fun, find us by 9am on Main between Ventura High School and Taco Bell. Wear animal attire, bring a kazoo, and face paint if you have it. If you’re watching the parade, we’ll be at the end–just before Big Bad Voodoo Daddy! Nothing like being the opening band for a group which played a Superbowl halftime show! Maybe we’ll open for Bruce Springsteen next!
Where can you get a kazoo around here?
Plastic Kazoos $1 open 10-6pm
Henson’s Music Center more info »
2640 E Main St, Ventura, CA‎ – (805) 641-3788
Plastic Kazoos $2 Tyler says ArtRiders can get ’em for $1
3171 East Main Street, Ventura, CA‎ – (805) 654-9388

Metal Kazoos $3
Pulse Drumming
more info »
2434 E Main St
, Ventura, CA
‎ – (805) 648-3786

We also found packs of 12 kazoos for $5 at the Esplanade Mall party store (bought one package and tested them–they’re fine if ou know how to use them!) and 2 for $1 at Toys R Us (but we bought both packages in stock there and they don’t think they’ll get more in the Ventura store). I was completely unimpressed by the wooden ones made by Melissa and Doug which you can find at Lakeshore Learning Store in the Ross/Kinko’s shopping center on Telephone and Main–but maybe you know something I don’t about wooden kazoos. Bells, whistles, cowbells and other non-amplified musical fun also desired! The Ventura ArtRiders Bicycle & Social Club meets monthly for rides on the First Fridays. Join the First Friday ArtRiders facebook group here.
Bring your kazoo to Burning Man. You never know when a kazoo will come in handy. In fact, bring an extra to share. Because at Burning Man, two peeps + kazoos = parade!

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