63Rd Annual Grubstake Days To Be In New Location



The Grubstake Days Community Fair committee and Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce have announced a new location for the 2013 Grubstake Days celebration, set for Saturday, May 25, 2013. Because of construction planned near the Yucca Valley Community Center, this years event will be centered around the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club, the Tri-Valley Little League fields and Brehm Sports Park on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley between Palm and Grand Avenues, North of State Route 62.

This years event will be bigger and better, bringing in new partners, more events, and marking the opening of the Miracle League Park, designed for the disabled to play team and individual sports.

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is once again putting on their highly successful Home and Crafts show inside the Boys and Girls Club Building. Booth space is available now by calling the Chamber at 760-365-6323. The deadline to sign up for booths for the Home and Craft show is 5:00 pm May 9, 2013.

The outside Community Fair portion of the event will run from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, beginning right after the Grubstake Days parade. A free family concert with featured and community entertainment will run continuously on the stage in front of the Boys and Girls Club. A wide variety of food and beverages will be available for the entire event from Tri-Valley Little League, Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association, and the Boys and Girls Club.

The deadline to sign up for outside booths is also 5:00 pm May 9, 2013. This years 63rd annual Grubstake Days Celebration will be a one-day event set for Saturday, May 25, 2013. To apply for an outside booth call the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce at 760-365-6323 or visit their offices in the California Welcome Center in the Highway.

The outside fair will feature a dunk tank, Gold Panning, Duck Pond, Snack Walk, Watermelon eating contest, Sack and 3-legged races, a Horseshoe Tournament and the traditional Beard contest, among many attractions.

In addition the fair will include a display and demonstration of mining history, a softball tournament, light-hearted competition between local Police and Firefighters, delicious BBQ Sandwiches and other food specialties, historic tractors, law enforcement displays, a live radio broadcast, a free Community Concert and much more!

The Grubstake Days Community fair is being organized this year by local media partners, Hi-Desert Publishing and Radio Station Z107-7, with assistance from the Town of Yucca Valley and the Basin-Wide Foundation. For the new location this year, valued partners are The Boys and Girls Club, Tri-Valley Little League, Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association, and Brehm Sports Park.

Vendors, Non-Profit organizations, artisans, and crafters who wish to participate in either the Home,  Garden and Crafts show inside the Boys and Girls Club, or the Community fair outside, are being asked to register for their booth space as soon as possible. Outside booths which offer activities for children, (ring toss, bean bag throw, 3-legged race, coloring, etc.) are especially being sought.

Children’s games, non-profit displays, food booths, and drawing booths can help non-profits raise funding while giving them valuable exposure. The charge for booth space includes insurance coverage.

To apply for space for Non-Profit or commercial booths at The Community Fair outside or be included in the Chamber’s Home and Craft show outside call the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce office at 760-365-6323. To be part of the Community Entertainment stage line-up call Gary Daigneault at 760-366-8471.

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