California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

LOS OLIVOS--Start filling your autumn calendar by purchasing tickets to “A Celebration of Harvest,” 1-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Dunn School. Tickets for the wine and food tasting are $50 and go on sale Tuesday. Wines from 30 area wineries are featured at the fourth annual event. (800) 218-0881.

SAN DIEGO--Colorful, spicy and rhythmic offerings await at the Latin American Festival, Aug. 5-7 in Bazaar del Mundo, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Folk art, fashion, music and foods from Mexico, Central and South America are showcased 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. (619) 296-3161.

VENTURA--Immerse yourself in 16th-Century adventure at the second annual Gold Coast Pirate Festival, 10 a.m.-dusk Aug. 6-7. San Buenaventura State Beach becomes a pirate village with arts and crafts, taverns, music and jugglers. The Witch of Wood, a reproduction of an 18th-Century ship, cruises the shoreline. $5, general; $4, seniors and students; $3, kids; free for those 3 and under. (800) 333-2989.

PETALUMA--California history from the 1840s is celebrated at the 33rd annual Old Adobe Fiesta, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7 at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, 3325 Adobe Road. $2, general; $1, kids 6-17. (707) 762-4871.


ANAHEIM--Pick up tips to spruce up your dwelling at the 40th annual Southern California Home and Garden Show, themed “A Million Great Ideas Under One Roof.” Aug. 13-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella. 2-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. $7, general; $5, seniors; $3, juniors 8-14; free for kids 7 and under. (714) 708-1543.

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