Santa Clarita Street Fair at COC brings vendors closer to new customers

by Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer 682 views0

Vendors, exhibitors, gourmet food trucks, live entertainment and a kids’ bouncy house are part of the monthly Santa Clarita Street Fair.

Since November 2010, many local, out of state, and small business vendors make the trip to College of the Canyons parking lot eight to sell their personal products, introduce themselves to the local community and network among fellow vendors.

From arts and crafts, toys, clothing, hats, jewelry, furniture and many more items there is always something for everyone including a Marshmallow Blaster Shooter by Mike Calver.

Photo by Oscar Rogel

This is the safe version of a paintball gun by sticking a marshmallow in the back hole and then blowing the back end where the marshmallow is placed with your mouth in order to shoot the marshmallow. “It’s a lot of fun for the kids, it’s safe and plus it’s very cheap,” said Calver.

Another attraction is the variety of food trucks. From Chinese, Greek, Southern and numerous categories of food these vendors our looking to introduce there freshly made meals to the local people.

Owner and Chef of Mossie Lee’s Southern Cuisine, Catherine Vault runs a food truck of southern homemade style food following her roots of her mother’s cooking and upbringing.

Mossie Lee’s Food Truck is shown to the left of picture

Serving smoked barbecue, unique burgers, catfish, macaroni, and a number of homemade dishes Mossie Lees continues to grow introducing their style of southern cuisine to new faces.

“Were growing slowly and having a lot of fun, meeting plenty of nice people,” said Vault. “I enjoy cooking and plus I get to be with my family since it’s a family business.”

Event Coordinator Loren Vallin-Flores has been organizing this event from the beginning. “It gives the city of Santa Clarita something to check out every month,” said Vallin-Flores. “Were making some cool connections and opening a lot of doors to new and different opportunities,”

The next event will be held the weekend of Oct. 27-28 from Saturday 9 a.m. to 5p.m and Sun. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Street Fair visit them on 

For more information about Mossie Lee’s Southern Cuisine visit

For more information on Mike Calver’s Marshmallow Blaster Shooter visit

Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer

Born and raised in city of Santa Clarita, Oscar Rogel is a full time student at College Of The Canyons, and has a full time job. Oscar is on his way to being the first in his family to earn his AA degree. He is currently enrolled in the MEA 225 class to continue to improve his skills in all areas to one day work for a Television News or Radio Station. Oscar has some nice experience when it comes to being in front of crowd or being asked to get a job done. From 2004 to 2010 Oscar served in United States Marines Corps where he was a Motarman for his Marine reserve unit and in 2009 deployed overseas to Iraq. In between that time frame Oscar also continued to take classes at C.O.C. and discovering a passion for music learning how to play guitar and bass and being part of a few bands along the way playing a couple of live shows. He has had experience with doing some work with SCVTV and interning at KHTS radio. In the end Oscar Rogel brings discipline, patience, a hard work ethic, and a eagerness to learn more to improve his skills.

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