Festivals, Feasts & Fairs
AUBURN--Bust out that fiddle for the sixth annual Gold N’ Fiddle Festival next weekend, June 26-28, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It offers fiddling contests, a barn dance, chili cook-off, western arts and crafts exhibition, music and an inter-tribal powwow. A concert by the Sons of the San Joaquin begins at 7 p.m. Saturday (tickets $12-$20). Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. $7 or $10 for the weekend, children 12 and under free. (530) 823-FIDL.
OAKDALE--More than 80 vendors will be at the 27th annual Antique Show, June 28, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. There will also be food booths, musical entertainment, gold-panning demonstrations and children’s activities. Wood Park, intersection of California 108 and 120. Free. (209) 847-2244.
LAKE ARROWHEAD--Escape to the lake for the 28th annual Art & Wine Festival, next weekend, June 27-28. Besides wines from Napa to the Temecula valleys, there will be paintings, pottery, photography and sculpture for sale, plus entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Tavern Bay Beach Club; parking off Willow Creek or in Lake Arrowhead Village. Free. (909) 337-3715.
EL TORO--Sample local restaurant fare at the Taste of Orange County, next weekend, June 26-28. The music lineup includes James Cotton Friday evening, K-EARTH’s “Oldies Fest” Saturday and the reggae band Common Sense Sunday. Rides and attractions for kids. 5 p.m.-midnight June 26, noon-midnight June 27, noon-10 p.m. June 28. Marine Corps Air Station. $8, 12 and under free. (714) 753-1551.
SAN FRANCISCO--The 28th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration and Parade takes over the Castro District next weekend, June 27-28, with food, information booths, vendors, music and more noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. The annual parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2nd and Market streets. Free. (415) 864-FREE.
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