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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

May 25, 1997|AMY A. WEBER

SACRAMENTO--Step back to the 1840s at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, where the summer program, History Live, kicks off Saturday. Actors, in the guise of such characters as a sailor, trapper, immigrant, doctor, blacksmith, farmer and militiaman, reenact life at the fort, built in 1841. And visitors can try their hand at weaving, making rope or building wooden crafts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 1 at 2701 L St. $5 adults, $2 children 6-12, under 6 free. (916) 445-4422.

ANAHEIM--A colorful mix of entertainment, from a strolling barbershop quartet to cloggers, will be featured at Heritage Day, June 1 at Oak Canyon Nature Center. Also look for live bands including mariachis; Native American dancers; rope tricks; and pony rides for the kids. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 6700 Walnut Canyon Road. Free. (714) 998-8380.

SAN DIEGO--Visitors will be in stitches at the Fabric Fantasies Festival, which showcases an abundance of fabric and craft materials for sale, quilting and embroidery seminars and fashion shows featuring wearable art. And hat designeers will custom-design headwear for customers on the spot. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6 and 7 at Bazaar del Mundo, 2754 Calhoun St. Free admission. (619) 296-3161.

SAN FRANCISCO--Local performers, including comedians, jugglers and unicyclists, will converge at Pier 39 on June 7 and 8 for the Street Performers Festival. Performances will be held on two stages from noon to 5. Free. At Beach Street and the Embarcadero. (415) 705-5500.

QUINCY--Cars, cows and crafts are all part of the 10th annual Plumas County Old-Fashioned Picnic, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7. There will be food and crafts vendors, local music and dance troupes, hot rods on display, and children's games and a petting zoo. For $1 per ticket, you can bet on what's called the Cow Plop Drop, a fund-raiser for the local high school involving a cow and a field with numbered grids. Free admission at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, on Fairgrounds Road. (916) 283-6272.

Call listed phone numbers for directions.

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