Barry, this is the first time I've seen this thread. When the 'new posts' search was disabled I was either not checking at all or was just looking at the DL forum. We are in Simi too and thought about going to the fair this year but decided against it due to financial reasons and my general dislike of county fairs. I would have changed my mind if we could have arranged a meet!
So don't give up and don't feel slighted...some people probably never even saw this. If we're still living here next year I'd definitely go for a meet-up.