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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

May 23, 1999|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

BISHOP--Mule packing, roping, jumping and musical tires will be featured at the Mule Days Celebration, Wednesday through next Sunday, May 26-30. There will also be barbecues, Western dances, arts and crafts and a parade (10 a.m. Saturday). Call for hours, which vary each day. Tri County Fairgrounds, Main Street. $10 per show; $45 for all-event pass; free to 12 and younger. (760) 872-4263.

SUISUN CITY--This waterfront town, established on the Sacramento Delta in the 1850s, hosts the Rhythm and Brews Festival on Saturday, May 29. The music will range from blues to funk to a 70-piece orchestra. Noon-6 p.m. Old Town Harbor Plaza. $20 includes micro-beer tasting; $4 without tastes. (707) 421-7309.

MONTEREY--Learn to cook squid a dozen ways at the Great Monterey Squid Festival next Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days. Monterey Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road. $7; $5 seniors; $2 ages 6-12. (831) 649-6544.

TEMECULA--A carnival kicks off Frontier Days on Thursday, May 27. The five-day event continues with the Cowboy Poetry and Art Show 6-9 p.m. Friday, and rodeo performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ($8) and 7 p.m. Saturday ($10). Carnival noon-9 p.m. each day. Northwest Sports Complex, Winchester and Diaz roads. Free; $12 for poetry reading. (909) 676-4718.

SAN RAMON--The Art & Wind Festival, next Sunday and Monday, May 30-31, will include entertainment on three stages and a hot air balloon launch at 6 a.m. Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Central Park, Alcosta Boulevard and Bollinger Canyon Road. Free. (925) 275-2300.

Schenden's e-mail address is lkschenden@msn.com.

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