SD County Fair Demo Days

For the past several years, Viola Sullivan has ensured that the San Diego Bead Society is well-represented at the San Diego County Fair.  She tirelessly works with the fair planners, and lines up the many volunteers who share with fair-goers the diversified beading that we do.   She also encourages us to submit our bead work to the various competitions in jewelry design.

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The theme of the Fair for 2017 is a Western theme called “Where the West Is Fun.”  The Bead Society will have a table up on the second floor in the Home and Hobby building, where our volunteers will be beading and talking to fair-goers about the work that we do.  If you come to the Fair this year, be sure to stop by our table to say “hi”!

This Year’s Schedule for Our Booth:

  • Wednesday, June 21, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, June 22,11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • Friday, June 23, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, June 24, 10:00 -4:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, June 25, 10:00 -4:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, June 27, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, June 29, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
  • Friday, June 30, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Prizes Sponsored by the San Diego Bead Society

Each year, the SDBS happily sponsors several prizes for jewelry-making at the Fair.  This year our prizes are:

  • First Place:
    • One year General Membership to the SDBS.  (Worth $25.00.)
    • One year Individual Membership to the Mingi International Museum. (Worth $50.00.)
    • A $25.00 check.
  • Second Place:
    • One year Associate Membership to the SDBS.  (Worth $25.00.)
    • $50.00 credit toward a beading class fee only, sponsored by the SDBS.
  • Third Place:
    • One year Associate Membership to the SDBS.  (Worth $25.00.)
    • $25.00 credit toward a beading class fee only, sponsored by the SDBS.

Volunteering at Our Booth

Viola would love to have our members — especially newer ones — join her!  Each member that volunteers gets two entry tickets to the Fair: one for herself to enter the Fair, and an extra one for a family member or a friend.  (The parking fee of $13.00 plus an optional extra $5.00 fee if you park in the Horseman’s Park lot will need to be paid for by each volunteer.)

We demo what we do best, as long as we use beads:  wire work, kumihimo, crochet, freeform, etc.  You will be speaking to the fair-goers, so you don’t want to bring anything with a difficult pattern.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the booth or have questions, please reach out to Viola via email at sdbeadsociety@gmail.com.

As soon as she receives the tickets, she will be sending our volunteers everything they need in an information packet.

If you need more information about the Fair in general, their website is:  www.sdfair.com  

 

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