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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

September 08, 2002|Laurie K. Schenden

Kerman--A four-day carnival will kick off the 58th annual Harvest Festival Sept. 12-15, followed by a weekend of food, arts and crafts, entertainment and a parade (10 a.m. Sept. 14). Kerckhoff Park. 5 p.m.- midnight Sept. 12-13; 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 14; 12:30-11 p.m. Sept. 15. $3; $2 ages 5-12. (559) 846-6343, www.kermanchamber.org.

Vallejo--Celebrate the town's rich musical heritage Sept. 14-15 at the Blues & Heritage Festival. Sonny Rhodes and Lenny Williams will be among the featured artists. Vallejo Marina, Mare Island Way. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. both days. $10; seniors and students $5; younger than 12 free. (707) 647-3962, www.bayareabluessociety.net.

Carmel--Taste more than 300 varieties of tomatoes at the 11th annual Carmel TomatoFest Sept. 15 at Quail Lodge Resort. Also check out the other treats. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $75 (includes food and beverages); 12 and younger free. Reservations required: (888) 989-8171, www.tomatofest.com.

Buttonwillow--If farm livin' is the life for you, check out the Fall Farm Festival Sept. 21. Festivities will begin with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by food, contests, kids' rides, a beer tent and live music. Buttonwillow Park. Noon-10 p.m. Free. (661) 764-5406.

Oceanside--Step out in deck shoes for the 22nd annual Harbor Days Sept. 21-22. Highlights will include the Nail 'n' Sail boat construction competition, food, crafts, children's activities and entertainment. Oceanside Harbor. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Free. (760) 722-1534, www.oceansidechamber.com.

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

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