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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

July 07, 2002|Laurie K. Schenden

Eureka--Head to Humboldt Bay for seafood, blues and brews at the Blues by the Bay Festival July 13-14. Waterfront Park, L Street. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. $25 per day; $40 both days; ages 13-20, $25 for both days; 12 and younger free. (707) 445-3378 or (800) 346-3482, www.redwoodvisitor.org.

Brentwood--This Northern California community hosts the 10th annual Cornfest July 12-14. Carnival, car show, children's activities, fireworks (July 13) and, of course, corn. Brentwood Park. 5-10 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 13; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 14. $5; $2, seniors and ages 9-15; 8 and younger free. (925) 634-3344, www.brentwoodchamber.com.

Klamath--The Terwer Valley Fair July 14 is an old-fashioned country fair with arts and crafts, music, a logging show, games and food. Crivelli's parking lot, 4100 Highway 169. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (707) 482-3713.

Oxnard--Spicy food, hot tunes and a cool ocean breeze make up the recipe for Oxnard's ninth annual Salsa Festival July 27-28. Chefs will compete in the Salsa Challenge July 28. Plaza Park downtown. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. both days. Free. (800) 269-6273, www.oxnardtourism.com.

Hanford--The 56th annual Kings Fair July 11-14 offers motor sports, livestock auctions, children's activities and a carnival. Fairgrounds, 801 S. 10th Ave. 5 p.m.-midnight July 11; 5 p.m.-1 a.m. July 12; noon-1 a.m. July 13-14. $6; $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-10; 5 and younger free; $18 all four days. (559) 584-3318, www.kingsfair.com.

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

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