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2009 Marin County Fair: July 1st – July 5th, 2009

During the five days of the 2009 Marin County Fair (July 1st to July 5th), Healthy Marin Partnership and PLAY FAIR will host the 7th Annual PLAY FAIR FUN FEST. More than 50 local agencies and organizations will join together to provide fun, interactive and educational exhibits to fairgoers – encouraging families to make healthy choices all through life.

Join us at FUN FEST, the #1 destination at the Fair for kids, teens and families, and enjoy the FREE interactive and fun activities and Access to Healthcare to resources in Marin that improve our health and the health of our planet. Activities will include hands-on fun and prizes for everyone! Whether it’s kids & teens learning to eat healthy and make fun & nutritious smoothies, adults looking at ways of getting around Marin without relying on automobiles, or families learning together how to be prepared for emergencies, take care of themselves and our Planet, increase physical activity and community involvement – FUN FEST is guaranteed fun for all!


Fairgoers who join the fun at FUN FEST will receive a FREE pedometer as we walk together around the planet. Strap on your pedometer before leaving FUN FEST and track the steps you take while at the Fair. Then stop back at the end of your day to show us the number of steps taken at the Fair and be entered in a raffle for great prizes. First prize is a BREEZER bike – perfect whether you’re a bicycle commuter or taking to the open road.

Climb on our pedal-powered fan and create your own COOL GREEN FUN, or maybe hop on a bicycle blender and make a cool, delicious and healthy fruit smoothie. No matter what, don’t forget to drop by, say hi and refill your water bottle!

Thinking Locally & Acting Globally. In 2009 we’ll be collecting gently worn running shoes to be donated to youth and adults in San Rafael, San Francisco and as far away as Guatemala. Bring us shoes you’re no longer using and receive a free raffle ticket for some great prizes!

In 2008 more than 7,000,000 steps were tracked to walk from Marin to New York City, as fairgoers danced, hula hooped, jumped and skipped while agencies shared incredible information about the incredible work being done in Marin.

Through the strength of individuals and agencies, along with Play Fair Marin, Smoke-Free Marin County Fair, and Healthier Fair Foods working and playing together, we are truly impacting the health of Marin County. Our work at the Fair has become a model for other fairs and festivals, both in Marin and across the nation – creating an environment where people have fun being healthy.

Playing at FUN FEST 2008