The Sherman Oaks Street Fair returns to Ventura Boulevard Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with all sorts of activities, from live music and food stands to face painting and a dog show.
"We have two different stages," said Vicki Nussbaum, executive director of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. "A main rock and roll stage, which is sponsored by and a community stage, where we'll feature a teacher of the year presentation, a dog show and pet adoptions."
Dog show prizes will be awarded to the pet who looks most like his or her owner.
There will also be booths featuring business vendors (including street fair sponsors such Galpin, T.J. Maxx and Equinox) arts and crafts displays, food vendors, a section for children with balloon animals, face painting and a pet expo. Councilman Tom LaBonge is the fair's grand marshal.
"We have over 100 vendors and about half of those vendors are local Chamber members," said Nussbaum. "It's a wonderful way to showcase Sherman Oaks businesses and doing business in Sherman Oaks."
Nussbaum said that more than 75,000 people attended the street fair last year. Admission is free, and a percentage of the profits from the fair goes to local schools.
"The Chamber has given over $400,000 to schools in the past," Nussbaum said. "And it’s just a great day. It's always a terrific day, a merging of schools, businesses and people walking around."
Sherman Oaks Street Fair, October 21, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys and Kester. Visit www.shermanoaksstreetfair.org.