Annual Coastal Discovery Fair Saturday in San Simeon

ktanner@thetribunenews.comJuly 18, 2013 

A State Parks ranger points out something to visitors to the 2012 Coast Discovery Center Fair at San Simeon Bay. This year’s free fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

MERLE BASSETT — Special to The Cambrian

Live animals, underwater robots and learning how to help local marine mammals all part of the fun at the free Coastal Discovery Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach in San Simeon, across Highway 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle.

Free shuttle service will be provided by the Cambria Community Bus, taking people from the Hearst Castle Visitor Center parking lot to the festivity-filled park.

While the annual celebration is aimed at children, people of all ages will find activities to enjoy. Hint: It will be a daylong photo op for families.

The fair highlights the connection of land and sea. Games, crafts and activities are all are part of the family fun.

Young participants will be able to make and test underwater, remotely operated robots. Animals from SLO Turtle Rescue and Pacific Wildlife Center will be there, as will Sammy the Steelhead.

Exhibitors will offer environmentally oriented, kid-friendly games, displays, information and activities. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California State Parks and the San Simeon Tourism Alliance host the fair in the park in front of the Coastal Discovery Center.

During the daylong event, Boni’s Tacos will offer food for sale. For details, call the center at 927-6575.

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