Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

SAN LUIS OBISPO--Reel entertainment awaits at the third annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Nov. 2-5. It features American director Edward Dmytryk; a salute to art directors, with discussions and screenings; an evening with actor Noah Wyle, and more. New films to be screened include: "Dear Babe"; "The Maestro"; and "Sworn to the Drum." Individual tickets: $5-$25. Full-event pass: $65. Events held in the Fremont Theater, Downtown Centre Cinemas and the Palm Theatre. (805) 546-FILM.

CARLSBAD--The gigantic Village Faire fills downtown Carlsbad with 800 vendors of arts, crafts and other items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5. Vendors, food folk and entertainers are along Village Drive and adjacent streets. Free. (619) 931-8400.

PALM DESERT--They're tiny, but mighty. More than 75 golf carts-turned-miniature floats are showcased in the 1995 Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, 1 p.m. Nov. 5. The parade along El Paseo, themed "A Salute to America," is followed by a celebration in Palm Desert Civic Center Park with entertainment and a chance to see the pint-size floats up close. Free. (800) 873-2428.

SAN CLEMENTE--The handmade and home-grown are featured at the Village Arts, Crafts and Farmers Market, Nov. 5 in the 100 and 200 blocks of Avenida Del Mar. Arts and crafts are displayed 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; fresh fall produce is offered 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (714) 361-0735.

ROSEVILLE--Train buffs, take note: The 19th annual International Railfair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12. Highlights include: model trains, historical and educational displays, rides on live steamers and a Train Mart. $5, general; $2, kids 5-12. At the Placer County Fairgrounds, Roseville on Washington Boulevard. (916) 991-4343.

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