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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

February 04, 2001|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

COLUSA--The self-crowned Granddaddy of Farm Shows, Feb. 6-8, will have farming equipment and demonstrations and 4-H programs for kids. Colusa Fairgrounds. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (530) 458-2641 or http://www.thefarmshow.com.

TEMECULA--Rev up for the Temecula Rod Run 2001, Feb. 16-18. More than 800 hot rods and motorcycles will show up in Old Town. Events include a concert of '50s bands ($19) Feb. 16 at the Pechanga Entertainment Center; and a car show, poker walk and sock-hop ($5) Feb. 17. 8-11 p.m. Feb. 16; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 17-18; sock hop 6 p.m. Feb. 17. Free. (909) 676-4718 or http://www.temecularodrun.com.

IMPERIAL--Explore desert habitats Feb. 16-19 at the Salton Sea International Bird Festival. It includes walks, cruises and seminars, plus events such as a Parent-Child Birding Tour & Picnic (10 a.m.-noon Feb. 17). Barbara Worth Golf Resort. 2-6 p.m. Feb. 16; 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 17; 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 18; 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 19. $75 for four-day pass; some events free, others up to $40. (760) 344-5FLY.

KERNVILLE--This Sierra town celebrates its Western heritage Feb. 16-19 with Whiskey Flat Days. Festivities include a parade (11 a.m. Feb. 17), rodeo (1 p.m.-dusk Feb. 17-18, $10, $5 12 and under) and frog jumping, carnival (10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 16-18; 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 19, free). (760) 376-2629, http://www.kernvillechamber.org.

SACRAMENTO--Catfish, crawfish and other Cajun foods will be available Feb. 23-25 during the Old Sacramento Mardi Gras 2001. Festivities will include music, dancing lessons and short processions at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25. Old Sacramento Historic District. 7-11 p.m. Feb. 23; 1-10 p.m. Feb. 24; 1-7 p.m. Feb. 25. $12 per day or $30 for weekend pass; free 12 and under. (916) 264-7031, http://www.oldsacramento.com.

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

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