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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

November 08, 1998|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

CORONADO--See rare and historic sports cars, dating from 1912 to 1972, roar across the North Island Naval Air Station in the Chrysler Classic Speed Festival Nov. 14-15. Classic cars will race on a track that incorporates the runways of the air station. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. One-day ticket, $12; two-day ticket, $20; under 12 free. (619) 283-5808.

SAN MARCOS--Step out for the San Marcos Street Fair Nov. 15. Local rock and country bands will perform, and food, children's activities, a health fair and arts and crafts will fill San Marcos Boulevard from Rancheros Drive to Mission Road. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (760) 744-1270.

NEWCASTLE--Get a healthy dose of vitamin C at the fifth annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, Nov. 22. About 50% of domestic mandarin oranges are grown in and around this former center of the fruit-packing industry. A recipe contest, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, entertainment and children's activities will take place in the town square. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Free. (916) 663-1918.

BARSTOW--Buckaroos will band together, along with Roy (Dusty) Rogers Jr., for a tribute to the late Roy Rogers at the Calico Heritage Festival, Nov. 27-29. Activities include a Roy Rogers memorabilia display, a shooting contest, arts and crafts, a cowboy encampment and, on Nov. 28, a dance and barbecue. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7, $4 ages 6-15. Calico Ghost Town, on Ghost Town Road off Interstate 15, 10 miles north of Barstow. (760) 254-2122.

YREKA--Santa Claus, marching bands and holiday floats will roll down Miner Street beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 28. The annual Yreka Holiday Parade kicks off the holiday shopping season in the former gold mining town, 22 miles south of the Oregon border. Free. (530) 842-1649.

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