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Folk Fest draws fans from afar

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Photo by Gene Dunn
Singer and retired professional surfer Tim Curran performs a soulful short set wearing board shorts and sandals Oct. 1.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Husband and wife Steve and Polly Hoganson of Santa Barbara presented the first Topa Topa Mountain Folk Fest to a crowd of 1,000 at Libbey Bowl Oct. 1.
Folk fans came from San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County to enjoy the all-day festival, said Steve Hoganson. He noted Ojaians also were well-represented in the crowd.
The Hogansons previously managed a music venue in Ventura and have repeatedly received requests from fans to stage a folk music event.
“We said, 'hey, let's contact Ojai and see if we can rent out the Libbey Bowl,'” recalled Steve.

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