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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

May 19, 1996|MARY FRANCES SMITH

BISHOP--Hundreds of mules compete in 153 events at the Mule Days Celebration, May 22-26. Western classes, barrel racing, packing and comedy events, and more are featured 6 a.m.-midnight daily at the Tri-County Fairgrounds at Main and Sierra streets. Other celebration activities at the fairgrounds include Waylon Jennings concerts on Thursday, arts and crafts, and Western dances. A parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Free admission to fairgrounds; $8 per show. (619) 872-4263.

GARDEN GROVE--"A Strawberry Salute to Music" is the theme of the 38th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival, May 24-27 at the Village Green. Festivities include carnival games and rides, live music, arts and crafts, the world's largest strawberry shortcake and the Strawberry Festival Celebrity Parade. 1-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday. 12862 Euclid Ave. Free. (714) 638-0981.

COSTA MESA--Activities in plaid fill the Orange County Fairgrounds during the 64th annual Scottish Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-26. Bagpipes and drummers, caber toss, sheep dog herding, traditional dancers, Scottish foods and more are among the offerings. One-day admission: $12, general; $10, seniors and students; $2, kids 12 and under. Two-day admission: $18, general; $14, seniors and students; $4, kids 12 and under. (310) 370-9887 and (714) 998-7857.

SAN FRANCISCO--From quartz crystals to crystal balls, the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair will feature more than 40 exhibitors, June 1-2 in Building A at Ft. Mason Center. Featured: Crystals, minerals, jewelry and the metaphysical and healing arts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $4, general; free for those under 12. At Laguna and Marina Boulevard. (415) 383-7837.

LA JOLLA--The 10th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts and Food Faire is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-2 on the campus of La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. Works by more than 175 artists are featured, in addition to an array of international cuisine. $5, general; free for children 12 and under and people with disabilities. (619) 456-1268.

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