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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

September 22, 2002|Laurie K. Schenden

Calistoga--Show your mug Sept. 28 at the 19th annual Beer and Sausage Festival, where microbreweries, sausage companies and restaurants will serve up favorites. Also: Chili cook-off, custom car show and live music. Napa Valley Fairgrounds. 1-5 p.m. $20 (includes drink tickets); $15 nondrinkers. (707) 942-6333,

Weldon--The Kern Valley Turkey Vulture Festival Sept. 27-30 will celebrate the migration of turkey vultures daily and will have bird walks, workshops, children's events and nature exhibits Sept. 28. Kern River Preserve, Highway 178, at milepost 57. 4-7 p.m. Sept. 27; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 28; 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 29. Most activities free. (760) 378-3044,

Kelseyville--Watch pear packers demonstrate their handiwork at the 10th annual Pear Festival Sept. 28. A parade at 10 a.m. will be followed by arts and crafts, food, music, children's activities, horse-drawn wagon rides and an antique tractor exhibit. Main Street. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (800) 525-3743,

Santa Barbara--More than 50 groups will perform at the eighth annual Multicultural Dance & Music Festival Sept. 28-29. Oak Park. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Free. (805) 966-6950,

San Diego--The 21st annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 80 bands. Adams Avenue, Normal Heights. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. (619) 282-7329,


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