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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

October 15, 2000|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

OJAI--Celebrate Ojai Day and this town's Chumash heritage on Oct. 21. There will be handmade crafts, five stages of music and children's activities. Downtown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (805) 646-1197.

CAYUCOS--A blessing by a Native American elder on Oct. 21 will kick off the Cayucos Music Festival and Ocean Front Fair. There will be world-beat, reggae and rock music, plus exhibits of artwork and Earth-friendly products. Afterward, relax or eat in the beer and wine garden. Beach next to Cayucos Pier. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. (805) 995-1200.

PISMO BEACH--A clam dig, steamed clams and a clam chowder cook-off will be highlights of the 54th annual Clam Festival, Oct. 20-22. Festivities include a three-day carnival, entertainment, a parade (10 a.m. Oct. 21), a kite fair (11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21), arts and crafts and more. Main and Pomeroy streets. 4-11 p.m. Oct. 20; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 21; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. (800) 443-7778.

SPRINGVILLE--Celebrate the harvest at the Apple Festival, Oct. 21-22, and sample apple butter, jellies, cakes and pies. There will also be a quilt show and a Family Town, featuring pony rides for kids. Downtown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free. (559) 539-0619.

CAMPBELL--Get ready to oompah through the historic downtown during Oktoberfest, Oct. 21-22. Enjoy a beer garden, German food and music. The kids can keep busy in the Children's Corner. Campbell Avenue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free. (408) 378-6252.


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