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Calistoga Tamale Festival, Vegas Uncork'd, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club opening day and more.

April 24, 2011

CALISTOGA, CALIF.

Calistoga Tamale Festival

When, where: May 1, Pioneer Park

Highlights: One of the town's 125th anniversary celebrations, this tribute will feature folkloric dancing, live music, piñatas, tamale-making contests and a raffle.

Cost: Admission is free; proceeds from tamale sales benefit local community organizations

Info: http://www.calistogavisitors.com

LAS VEGAS

Vegas Uncork'd

When, where: May 5-8; Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Encore

Highlights: The annual culinary event, presented by Bon Appétit magazine, presents more than two dozen luncheons, dinners, tastings and workshops featuring Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, Michael Mina and others.

Cost: $65-$395, depending on the event.

Info: http://www.vegasuncorked.com

CARPINTERIA

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club opening day

When, where: May 8, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Highlights: The club celebrates its 100th opening day by offering the public admission to see the polo games. A Mother's Day brunch is also available.

Cost: $10 for polo

Info: (805) 684-6683, http://www.sbpolo.com

LEHI, UTAH

Lamb & Wool Festival

When, where: May 21, Thanksgiving Point

Highlights: A family-friendly event with, of course, many sheep. Also hands-on wool crafting, storytelling and food.

Cost: $5

Info: (801) 768-4900, http://www.thanksgivingpoint.com

SAN MATEO, CALIF.

Maker Faire Bay Area

When, where: May 21 and 22, San Mateo County Event Center

Highlights: This annual event displays 600 do-it-yourselfers' and crafters' creative curiosities.

Cost: $5-$25; free for ages 3 and younger

Info: http://www.makerfaire.com

--Avital Binshtock

travel@latimes.com

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