Valley Fair kicks off Thursday in Lake Balboa
The Valley Fair opens Thursday afternoon in Lake Balboa with musical entertainment, magic acts and a petting zoo, among other activities planned during the four-day event.
Organizers say the fair at Birmingham Charter Community High School will offer amusement for families through Father’s Day, when Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz band leader Poncho Sanchez tops the bill.
Fair attractions through Sunday will include science displays such as puzzle challenges, a bubble arena and a morphing mirror.
Young fair-goers can attend a petting zoo and learn how to milk cows, make scarecrows and saddle ponies, which they also will have the opportunity to ride.
Hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The Birmingham Charter Community High School is at 17000 Haynes Street in Lake Balboa. Parking is free, and Metro is offering a $1 discount on admission for adults, organizers said.
-- Ann M. Simmons