PERRIS--Contests, concerts and carnival rides await at the Farmers Fair and Expo, today-Oct. 22 at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Themed "Something to Crow About," the 49th annual fair pays tribute to the poultry industry. Festivities, exhibits and entertainment: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today and Oct. 21-22; noon-11 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 4-11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. General admission, $6; seniors, $6 on weekends and $5 on weekdays; kids 6-11, $3; kids 5 and under, free. 18700 Lake Perris Drive. (909) 657-4221.
SAN DIEGO--Once again the San Diego Museum of Man undergoes a terrifying transformation for the 22nd annual Haunted Museum, Oct. 20-21 and 25-31. 6:30-9:30 p.m. nightly. $6, adults; $3, kids 12 and under. 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 239-2001.
SANTA BARBARA--Taste suds from 60 breweries at the Pacific Coast Beerfest, Oct. 21 at the Earl Warren Show Grounds. Meet the brewers and enjoy food, entertainment and cooking demonstrations, noon-6 p.m. $10 (includes three free tastes); $5 for those 13-20 and designated drivers; $2, kids 6-12; free for those 5 and under. (310) 207-6904.
DESERT HOT SPRINGS--The 10th annual Desert Hot Springs Festival is Oct. 21-22 at Palm Drive and 1st Street. Highlights of "A Celebration of Our Waters," include international foods, arts and crafts, entertainment and a chili cook-off. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. (619) 329-6403.
DANVILLE--Seasonal fun is planned at the Danville Art and Halloween Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Featured: arts and crafts, a parade, trick-or-treating, pie-eating contest and live entertainment. Free. On Hartz Avenue between Diablo Road and School Street. (415) 346-4446.
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