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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

October 01, 2000|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

LA MESA--Get a taste of Bavaria at the Oktoberfest street fair, Oct. 6-8. Expect traditional entertainment, a beer garden, German cuisine and dancing, as well as games, children's rides, and arts and crafts. La Mesa Boulevard. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 6; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 7; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8. Free. (619) 440-6161.

BORON--Twenty Mule Team Days, Oct. 7-8, pays tribute to this town's history as a borax mining area. Festivities include museum tours, a parade (9:30 a.m. Oct. 7), music and contests. Boron Park. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free. (760) 762-5810.

WINTERS--This Central Valley farm town celebrates the Dried Fruit & Nut Festival, Oct. 7, with baking contests, crafts, children's games and food. Rotary Park, Main Street and Railroad Avenue. Noon-5 p.m. Free. (530) 795-4551.

MORRO BAY--On the waterfront is the place to be for the Harbor Festival, Oct. 7-8. It includes seafood and wine tasting, ship tours, and a 35-ton sand sculpture. Embarcadero. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. $6; 12 and under free with an adult. (800) 366-6043.

SAN FRANCISCO--The Columbus Day Celebration and Italian Heritage Parade, Oct. 7-8, includes a street chalk art competition both days at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Fisherman's Wharf. A Ferrari car show takes place in Washington Square Park, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 8. Little Italy. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Free. (415) 989-2220.

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

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