All public, youth-oriented service groups in Manhattan Beach are invited to apply for the four openings available to service the Beer Garden at the 50th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. The hours for the Beer Garden are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2; however, the volunteer groups work from 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on the assigned day, and some members of each group will be needed from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday, September 30th for setup.
Servicing the Beer Garden is a major responsibility, and your organization must demonstrate the ability to provide 40-45 persons with a demonstrated history of working together to staff the Beer Garden on the day assigned. No one under 21 years of age will be allowed to work or enter the Beer Garden. Your group must participate in setup, service of beer and wine, clean-up and dismantling of the Beer Garden area on the day assigned. Group must also comply with State, County, City guidelines and Hometown Fair safety protocols. Winning groups will get detailed requirements prior to the event and failure to comply with these rules can result in forfeiture of all or part of your group’s portion of Beer Garden profits.
Each of the four groups selected for the Beer Garden will receive a portion of the revenue* from the net Beer Garden profits provided that your group performs the detailed requirements as established above and in additional materials. The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Association has the sole discretion to increase or decrease payment for any reason, including if warranted by Beer Garden profits as compared to prior years. These proceeds must be used for the support of Manhattan Beach youth activities. If your group was established for purposes other than Manhattan Beach youth activities, or is a private organization requiring membership dues, please do not apply, because your application will not be considered.
*Due to potential capacity limitations from State/County/City Covid Guidelines, groups will receive a minimum of $3,500 plus tips.
The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, June 10th at 5:00pm. A random drawing of all qualified applicants will be conducted at the regularly scheduled Fair Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Winning groups will be notified by June 17th.
In order to ensure that a variety of eligible groups receive a chance to participate, groups that were selected in the prior year are not eligible. If your organization gets chosen for the beer garden, this disqualifies you from having a soda/water booth that same year.
If we're unable to execute the event due to Covid-19, groups will be notified immediately of the cancellation. Groups will need to reapply for 2023.
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