California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs
SAN CLEMENTE--Artisans and growers share the turf at the Village Arts and Crafts Fair and Farmers Market, Sept. 4 in the 100 and 200 blocks of Avenida del Mar. Fresh produce available 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; arts and crafts for sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In addition, a storyteller and face painters join the scene. Free. (714) 361-0735.
SAN JOSE--Attention collectors and admirers of dolls, bears, toys and miniatures: The San Jose Fall Doll Show and Sale features all of the above and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road. $4, general; $2, children 5-12; free for those under 5. (415) 459-1998. GUERNEVILLE--The Russian River Jazz Festival stages top-notch tunes in an idyllic setting at Johnson’s Beach, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10-11. In advance: $29 per day; $55 for both. At the gate: $33 per day; $60 for both. Craft and food booths are also on the beach. (707) 869-3940.
LAKE ARROWHEAD--The Rotary Art and Wine Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10-11, showcases fine California wines, works by about 75 artists and live music. Free. In the Village festival area. (909) 336-3274 or (909) 337-3715.
SANTA BARBARA--Delight in a cornucopia of Central Coast foods and wines at the 13th annual Taste of the Town, noon-3 p.m. Sept. 11. Cuisine from more than 40 purveyors, and wine from a dozen vintners are offered in the gardens of Riviera Park Research and Communications Center, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. (805) 687-1592.
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