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Calendar for August 2010

SHINGLETOWN, CALIF.

Wild Horse Sanctuary Open House

When, where: Aug. 21, Wild Horse Sanctuary

Highlights: This annual Shasta County event, hosted by a nonprofit, includes opportunities to ride horses (free for children 10 and younger), see wild mustangs and burros and learn about horseshoeing, grooming and saddling. Also cowboy poetry, live music, a barn dance and plenty of food.

Cost: Free

Info: (530) 474-5770, https://www.wildhorsesanctuary.org

VANCOUVER, CANADA

Wooden Boat Festival

When, where: Aug. 26-29, Granville Island

Highlights: Wooden boats are the focus of this annual event, either afloat as exhibitions or in a variety of races. On shore, enjoy music, take in a demonstration or participate in boat building.

Cost: Free

Info: https://www.vancouverwoodenboat.com

WINTERS, CALIF.

Earthquake Street Festival

When, where: Aug. 27, downtown Winters

Highlights: This Yolo County celebration commemorates the town’s rebuilding, after an 1892 earthquake, with dancing, a farmers market and live music.

Cost: Free

Info: (530) 795-2329, https://www.winterschamber.com/events.html

ESCONDIDO, CALIF.

Grape Stomp

When, where: Aug. 28, Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Highlights: An afternoon and evening of hay rides, live music, wine tasting, grape stomping, tours and a buffet dinner.

Cost: $85

Info: (800) 868-9463, https://www.orfila.com

BODEGA, CALIF.

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

When, where: Aug. 28 and 29, Watts Ranch

Highlights: Culinary highlights at this Sonoma County get-together come from some 30 wineries, 15 microbreweries and 15 restaurants. The event also features live music, an animal show, a rubber-duck race and craftspeople selling their works.

Cost: $15; $13 for seniors; $11 for kids 12 to 18 (discount for buying online)

Info: https://www.winecountryfestivals.com

— Avital Binshtock

itinerary@latimes.com


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