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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

March 19, 2000|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

EUREKA--A Taste of Main Street, 5-9 p.m. March 23, kicks off the Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival, March 24-26. Make your way through 20 area restaurants where food, music and microbrews will be offered. Tickets cost $20 for all ages. Jazz festival tickets cost $50 for the weekend. Reservations suggested for the kickoff event. (707) 442-9054.

INDIO--Sample Native American culture at the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Indio Powwow, March 24-26, featuring traditional dances, food, arts and crafts. Adjacent to Fantasy Springs Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway. 5 p.m.-midnight March 24; 11 a.m.-midnight March 25; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 26. $4; $3 seniors; $2 ages 7-12. (800) 827-2946.

FILLMORE--It's full steam ahead for the Spring Rail Festival, March 25-26. Miniature steam train rides ($2), antique car displays, music, gunfights, children's activities and food and craft booths will fill the historic downtown area. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free. (805) 524-1500, Ext. 226.

BORREGO SPRINGS--On March 25-26, more than 60 artists exhibit their works in Christmas Circle, the grassy area in the center of town, for the 11th annual Juried Circle of Art Show and Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Free. (760) 767-7460.

COLUMBIA--This town celebrates its 150th birthday March 25-26 with music, storytelling, horseshoes, hoop races and cannon firings. Columbia State Historic Park, Parrot's Ferry Road, off Highway 49. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free. (800) 446-1333.

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