Each year the California Poppy Festival™ team works hard to provide guests with a wide array of new exciting events. 

 

In addition, we have a variety of enticing attractions, including:


Stingray & Butterfly Encounters


Keeping with the Festival’s tradition to always offer something new, we are excited to introduce the Stingray Encounter located in the Adventure Zone. Safely view and even touch these wonderful creatures during this hands-on educational experience! Visit the Stingray Encounter and learn all about these fabulous fish! Also new to the Adventure Zone is the Butterfly Encounter. This wonderful exhibit allows visitors to “feed”, observe and enjoy hundreds of beautiful butterflies! Visitors will learn all about the life cycle of a butterfly and how to fix a broken wing.


Adventure Zone

Adventure Zone

Get ready for tons of fun with squeals and “oohs and aahs” when you visit our Adventure Zone. Many of your favorite fun and educational animal programs with winged and four-legged friends are back. You will be able to get up-close and personal with the Festival’s most adorable stars.

Stop by the huge Petting Zoo where kids of all ages will be able to interact with mini-horses, alpacas, llamas, pot-belly pigs, sheep, goats and more.

For the daring, adrenaline junkies looking for some fun, high-flying trampoline action, Euro Bungy, will return to the Festival this year. This amazing bungee trampoline will fling you 25 feet into the air as you jump and flip on the inflated trampolines. Euro Bungy’s extreme air power jump truly creates a weightless sensation. Experience the adrenaline rush of a bungee jump, as you perform gravity-defying moves.


Animal Attractions

Animal Attractions

Seeing animals on television is one thing, but at the Poppy Festival you can get up close and personal with a variety of unique and beautiful animals including reptiles, birds, and insects.


Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Stroll through a shopper's paradise featuring more than 200 vendors and thousands of handmade fine arts and quality crafts. What will you discover in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace? There's jewelry, handmade wooden toys, glassware, aromatic soaps, silk floral pieces, denim clothing, candles, stained glass, hats, artwork, wooden hammocks, stoneware, baskets, dolls, quilts, children's clothing, leather items, lawn accessories, Native American goods, metal items, towels, pillows, custom pottery, and so much more.


Modern Muscle vs. Imports Car Show (Saturday Only)

Car Show

Check out an impressive lineup of vehicles presented by local car clubs Above Sport, Ruthless Squad, Team Blessed, Fresh Upgrade and West Coast Elites during the Modern Muscle vs. Imports Car Show on Saturday. For more information about participating, check out the flyer or send an inquiry here.


Classic Car Show (Sunday Only)

Car Show

Come see classic cars from the 1920s through the 1970s as All Things Engravable hosts this incredible Classic Car Show. Expanded to feature more than 100 classic automobiles, the display will showcase beautifully restored cars.


Farmers Market

Farmers Market

If you have been waiting to start that garden, the Farmers Market is the place to visit. There is an incredible selection of floral magic awaiting you with an array of fresh flowers, assorted plants, decorative topiaries, bonsai trees, bamboo, wildflower seeds, cacti, unique garden ornaments, and of course, colorful poppies. There are homegrown fruits and vegetables, nuts, roasted corn, olives, garlic, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, gourmet spices, dressings and various other delicious products.


Festival Foods

Festival Foods

Eating at the Festival is an activity in itself. Patrons can choose from a delectable array of tasty treats. From traditional fair foods, like funnel cakes and kabobs, to exotic ethnic delicacies,even the pickiest eaters will be delighted by the sumptuous array of food.


Healthy Living Pavilion

Healthy Living

Healthy living is a lifestyle choice and the Healthy Living area highlights an array of different ways this can be achieved. Brimming with information and interactive demonstrations, you will be able to discuss smarts ways and tips to pursuing better health, overcome health challenges, lose weight and feel better. Massage therapists will be available to check your spine and provide free mini-massages. There will also be a variety of consultants onsite to show you the benefits of using natural facial products, minerals, oils and the latest sensation. With every vendor you visit, the more health tips you will learn!


Safety Zone

Safety Zone

Visit the Safety Zone, where you will find a wealth of information and resources related to public safety, crime prevention and emergency preparedness. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department will be onsite both days with an impressive display of emergency response vehicles. Los Angeles County Animal Control and Pet Adoption will also be onsite ready to place pets needing good homes with loving families, and the United States Army Los Angeles North Recruiting Company will have a tactical weapons simulator vehicle on display. You will not want to miss all the intriguing demonstrations and displays in the Safety Zone! Additional organizations that will be on hand with helpful information for you and your family include the American Red Cross, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, Community Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T.), Damsel in Defense, Edwards Air Force Base - Office of Emergency Management, Jacob Hefter Foundation and many more.



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