Photos: The 1937 Fall Festival At The Farmers Market

This weekend, the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax will be holding their annual Fall Festival. The market was first opened in July of 1934, and was an instant hit: the first festival was held that very year among the brand-new stalls. The event is very kid-oriented these days, with a petting zoo and musical acts catering to the young set, but judging by these pictures, it was originally a celebration of buying produce and crafts. All of these photos were taken at the third Fall Festival, in 1937. That's before the clock tower was built!

The original market and fair signs | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
"Milkmaids" on parade | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
Strolling the market | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
Two young fair-goers eating ice cream | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
Butchers from Magee's on parade | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
"Indian maidens" | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
Bracelet vendors | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
A country band and a sign that's strange to modern eyes | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection
Buying flowers | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

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Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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