xHgGrtG-show-poster2x3-aXpIxNN.png

Artbound

Start watching
Tending Nature poster 2021

Tending Nature

Start watching
IYhnPQZ-show-poster2x3-Ytk6YwX.png

Southland Sessions

Start watching
RYQ2PZQ-show-poster2x3-OGargou.jpg

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
E5VnHdZ-show-poster2x3-PrXshoo.png

City Rising

Start watching
QraE2nW-show-poster2x3-uY3aHve.jpg

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement and Special Events teams.

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!

farmersmarketsign
The original market and fair signs | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

fallfestival3
"Milkmaids" on parade | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collections/LAPL Photo Collection

 

fallfestival1
Strolling the market | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

fallfestival4
Two young fair-goers eating ice cream | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

butchersonparade
Butchers from Magee's on parade | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

indianmaidens
"Indian maidens" | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

fallfestival2
Bracelet vendors | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

freecircusrealindians
A country band and a sign that's strange to modern eyes | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

fallfestival5
Buying flowers | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

Want recipes and food news emailed directly to you? Sign up for the new Food newsletter here!

Support Provided By
Support Provided By
Read More
Two rows of colorfully lit Christmas trees at Hikari – A Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms. | Sandi Hemmerlein

Six SoCal Holiday Lights Drive-Thrus and Drive-Bys for 2020

Haul out the holly and fill up the stockings. We need a little Christmas! Here are some of the best drive-thru holiday experiences in Southern California.
Ballona Lagoon “Lighthouse” Bridge | Sandi Hemmerlein

Where to Explore 5 of L.A.’s Great Footbridges

Here’s where to find five of L.A.’s most scenic bridge crossings — and why they’re fascinating destinations in their own right.
Malibu Wine Hikes take visitors through the Semler family’s Saddlerock Ranch vineyards | Sandi Hemmerlein

13 SoCal Open-Air Adventures That Are Off the Beaten Path

Looking for outdoor options beyond your local park or playground? Here’s a guide to going off the beaten path with some of the best open-air attractions SoCal has to offer.