SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO--"Once Upon a Story," the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, offers tales, legends, myths and music, Oct. 13-14. Story showcases and workshops are held in the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library (31495 El Camino Real) and adjacent venues. Tickets: $3-$7 per event; $10-$15 for workshops. Some events are free. Festival passes and Saturday passes available (workshops included). (714) 768-1916.
BAKERSFIELD--The stars of PetFest '95 are furred and feathered, with roles in such events as a Frisbee catch contest, K-9 demonstrations and a pet show. The fund-raiser for the Bakersfield SPCA is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Beach Park, 21st and Oak streets. Information and registration material: (805) 323-8353.
OJAI--Visit up to 30 studios on the Ojai Studio Artists Tour '95, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Painters, sculptors, photographers and others open their doors to visitors on the self-guided tour. Tickets: $15; $12 in advance. (Tickets are good for both days.) For tickets and information, call or stop by the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce, 338 E. Ojai Ave. (805) 646-8126.
HALF MOON BAY--It's a seasonal sea of orange at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15. The festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the Great Pumpkin Parade, contests in pumpkin carving and pumpkin-pie eating, and a haunted house. Free. On Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce streets. (415) 726-9652..
LAKE ARROWHEAD--The 11th annual Oktoberfest brings traditional German food, music, beer and fun to Lake Arrowhead Village today, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22. Noon-5 p.m. daily. 28200 California 189. Free. (909) 336-3274.
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