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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

VALLEY CENTER--Christmas on the Farm is an old-fashioned celebration of the holidays set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7. Music, a barbecue, kids’ crafts, arts and crafts and a quilt auction take place at Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. (760) 749-3388.

BRAWLEY--Wild West highlights of the Brawley Cattle Call, Nov. 6-14, include a chili cook-off, 10 a.m. Saturday ($1); the Fiesta Cultura in Cattle Call Arena, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7; the Cattle Call parade on Main Street, 9:45 a.m. Nov. 13; an Elks barbecue, Nov. 14 (adults $8; children $6); and rodeos Nov. 13 and 14 ($5-$10). (760) 344-3160.

CARLSBAD--The huge Village Faire on Sunday, Nov. 7, offers entertainment and 800 booths featuring food, antiques and arts and crafts. Downtown. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (760) 434-8887.

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GRASS VALLEY-- During the Festival of Trees, Nov. 12-14, decorated trees will be on display at Holbrooke Hotel (a drawing for the trees will be held Sunday). Saturday at 3:30 p.m., a Teddy Bear Tea is open to all ages. On Sunday, a holiday brunch begins at noon ($25). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Tree viewing, free; tea, $10. (530) 265-6124.

ANTIOCH--More than 150 crafters will show and sell their works at the Christmas Craft Faire during two weekends in the Delta-area town, Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. $2. (925) 757-4400.

Schenden’s e-mail address is lkschenden@msn.com.


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