With Gem Faire coming to town, OC playground is ready-Los Angeles Times

2021-11-12 08:52:51 By : Ms. Echo Zhang

Since OC Fair packed up and vacated its base camp at the Costa Mesa Outdoor Market, numerous weekend events and fairs have poured in to provide locals with their own unique entertainment, entertainment and shopping opportunities.

This weekend, Gem Faire returned to town after the pandemic was interrupted and continued to hold three years of activities at the fairground. Nearly 120 suppliers displayed a dazzling array of gems, crystals, beads and jewellery, which are suitable for both big-handed consumers and those who are looking for a limited budget.

Yooy Nelson, the advertising and promotion director of Portland, which organized the event, said that people can buy jewelry designs or buy bulk supplies and make their own jewelry.

"For those who want to buy engagement rings and very expensive jewelry, there are exquisite jewelry suppliers, and you can place custom orders. [But] there are also items that kids can buy, such as very cheap bead bracelets-every Individuals will have something."

Nelson said that in addition to typical jewelry items such as gems and beads, visitors will also find a series of other interesting discoveries such as crystals, polished mineral rocks and fossils.

Although Gem Faire travels all over the country, one of the most popular stops has always been the Costa Mesa Souk, where weekend performances usually attract up to 10,000 visitors. The organizers are considering the possibility of returning to the scene on the weekend of October 8.

"We will look at how this weekend is going, and then discuss things," Nelson said.

Gem Faire is located in the Costa Mesa building in the playground and will continue from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturdays and 10 am to 5 pm on Sundays

Tickets for adults are $7, and children 11 years and younger enter for free. The parking fee for OC Fairgrounds is $10. For more information, please visit gemfaire.com or the event page on ocfair.com.

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Sara Cardine covers Costa Mesa for the Daily Pilot. She is from La Cañada Valley Sun, where she worked as a journalist covering La Cañada Flintridge for 6 years, and recently won the first prize of the Public Service Journalism Award from the California Press Publishers Association. She also worked at Pasadena Weekly, Stockton Record and Lodi-News Sentinel, which made her love community news. (714) 966-4627

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