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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

April 14, 2002

Blythe--Concerts, stock car racing (Sunday only), bungee jumping, rock climbing and a petting zoo will fill Colorado River Country Fairgrounds for the Colorado River Country Fair April 18-21. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily. $6; $4 seniors; $3 ages 6-12. (760) 922-3247.

Riverside--At the annual Orange Blossom Festival April 20-21, a parade will march down Market Street at 10 a.m. April 20. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (fireworks at 8:30 p.m.) April 20; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 21. Free. (909) 715-3400, www.orangeblossomfestival.org.

Carmel Valley--The Earth Day Festival April 20 offers farm tours, recycling tips, tree planting and composting demos. Earthbound Farm, 7250 Carmel Valley Road.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (831) 625-6219, www.ebfarm.com.

Nice--Spring blooms will cover the town during the Redbud Festival April 20-21. Food, entertainment and arts and crafts will be throughout downtown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21. Free. (707) 274-8029, www.lakecounty.com.

Los Olivos--The Vintner's Festival April 20-21 will showcase 58 Santa Barbara County wineries and 40 chefs.

Firestone Meadow. Noon-

3 p.m. $75 per day, $125 for both days; designated drivers $65/$105. (800) 218-0881, www.sbcountywines.com.

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Laurie K. Schenden; Schenden's e-mail address is Lkschenden@hotmail.com.

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