California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO--Seven storytellers will spin yarns at the third Festival of Tales for Adults and Children, Friday-Saturday. Events are scheduled in the library courtyard and La Sala Auditorium (both at 31495 El Camino Real), and at the Old Fire Station Complex (31421 La Matanza). Tickets: $2-$10. Reservations are encouraged. (714) 768-1916.

KERNVILLE--The Kernville Stampede Rodeo begins at 2 p.m. Saturday-next Sunday at the John E. McNally Rodeo Arena. Tickets at gate: $8.50 general, $4 kids 6-12. Before Oct. 8: $6 general, $3 kids 6-12. Free for kids under 6. (619) 378-3157.

MORGAN HILL--KFAT may be gone, but the eccentric radio station in Gilroy will long be remembered by its fans. The KFAT Family Reunion is set for Oct. 16-17. Gates open at 8 a.m.; shows start at 10 a.m. at the Morgan Hill Community Park. Advance tickets: $18 per day, general; $8 per day, kids 6-12. At the gate: $22 per day, general; $10 per day, kids 6-12. Free for kids under 6. (209) 533-1049 or (209) 533-3473.


PASO ROBLES--Discover scents and tastes of the garden at the Herb Harvest Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Sycamore Farms. Taste herb delicacies, including lemon thyme ice cream, sip some wine and enjoy live music. $2, general; free for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center. (805) 238-5288.

SOLVANG--More fresh treasures are blooming at the “Violets International” show and sale, Oct. 23-24, sponsored by the African Violet Council of Southern California. The show is noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Royal Scandinavian Inn, 400 Alisal Road. Free. (805) 495-0218.