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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

January 28, 2001|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

NAPA COUNTY--The Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Feb. 3-March 31, will include a free "Weekend of Fine Art," Feb. 10-11, and the Marketplace, showcasing Napa Valley cuisine and wines, March 10-11 ($7-$25; $2 ages 12 and under). Locations throughout the county. Call or check the Web site for schedule and prices. (707) 938-1133, Internet http://www.mustardfestival.org.

INDIO--More than 150 artists and craftspeople will exhibit their works Feb. 2-4 at the Southwest Arts Festival. Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival grounds, California 111 and Arabia Street. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. $6; under 12 free. (800) 44-INDIO.

RIVERSIDE--Charles Dickens will be commemorated Feb. 2-4 at the Dickens Festival, which kicks off with a pub night at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 ($25 for food, beverages and entertainment). Festivities include a street fair on Mission Inn Avenue and Mr. Fezziwig's Ball at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 ($25 for costumed participants, $5 for spectators). Downtown. Street fair: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4. Free. (800) 430-4140, http://www.pe.net/dickens.

SAN DIEGO--Sashay into the International Folk Faire on Feb. 4. Folk and ballroom dancers will don ethnic costumes at Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park. Noon-5 p.m. Free. (619) 286-0355, http://www.sandiego.org.

DEL MAR--Fish and wildfowl carvers will compete Feb. 10-11 at the California Open Wildlife Art Festival. Vendors will sell art and supplies. At 1 p.m. Feb. 11, children can compete in the junior painting contest. Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 10; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11. $5 (good both days); under 12 free. (858) 271-1714.

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E-mail: lkschenden@msn.com.

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