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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

May 18, 1997|AMY A. WEBER

LAKE FOREST--Cowboys and Indian fry bread are among highlights of the May 31 Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road. The event, honoring the contributions of early Native American, Spanish and Mexican peoples to the area, will include a Native American hoop dancer; a cowboy "shootout"; roping, blacksmithing and branding demonstrations. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3 adults; $2 children 12 and under. (714) 855-2028.

CLOVERDALE--Black Bart, the area bandit who gained renown in the late 1800s, is the namesake of a May 31 festival featuring square dancing, a restored 1880s stagecoach, rope tricks and competitions such as a cow-chip toss and western costume contest. 9 a.m.-midnight on Cloverdale Boulevard from 1st to 3rd streets. Free. (707) 894-4470.

VICTORVILLE--The San Bernardino County Fair, May 31-June 8, marks its golden anniversary this year. Among the highlights will be country music performances, livestock exhibits and a 7,000-gallon shark tank. Couples marking their 50th year anniversary in '97 can renew their vows June 3 in ceremonies at the fairgrounds. Fair admission is $5 adults; $2, children 6-12; kids under 6 free; $2 parking. At the fairgrounds at 14800 7th St. 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday; noon-midnight Saturday and Sunday. (760) 951-2200.

SAN FRANCISCO--The Crystal Fair, June 7 and 8, will present a metaphysical mix of minerals, crystals and jewelry, plus information on alternative methods of healing. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 7; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8. In Building A of Fort Mason Center, at Laguna Avenue and Marina Boulevard. $4 adults; children under 12 free. (415) 383-7837.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday June 1, 1997 Home Edition Travel Part L Page 6 Travel Desk 1 inches; 27 words Type of Material: Correction
California Corner--Due to an editing error, a map with the California Corner column in the May 18 issue incorrectly located Lake Forest. The city mentioned in the column is in Orange County.

ISLETON--This town, population 863, expects about 200,000 people to flood its three-day Cajun-style Crawdad Festival June 13-15. There will be steamed crawdads and alligator tails for sale, and zydeco, Cajun and Dixieland music. Street dances will be held at 7 p.m. June 13 and 14, and a parade along Main Street will begin at noon June 15. Craft and food booths and activities will be on Main Street, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 13 and 14; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 15. Free. (916) 777-5880.

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