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August 2008 California Events

  Tuesday, August 12, 2008



FERNDALE - Humboldt County Fair.112th Annual Humboldt County Fair. Horse races, mule races, sheep dog trials, livestock, carnival rides, arts & handicrafts, food, floriculture and much more! Founded in 1896, this is the oldest uninterrupted county fair in California. Runs through Aug. 17. Call: (707) 786-9511.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Night. Street fair with farmer's market and live musical, dance and acrobat acts, plus bouncy houses and kiddie train ride for family fun entertainment. Location: Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. time: 5-9 p.m. Free parking at 200 Main St. Info:

LAGUNA BEACH - Art-A-Fair festival. 42nd annual art event located in a beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This year's theme is "Venetian Carnival."  The event runs through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. until 10 p.m. Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7.00; under 12 free. Call: (949) 494-451.

LAGUNA BEACH -  Sawdust Festival. Sawdust Art Festival features over 175 artists and creators with original, handcrafted gift items that include: hand blown glass, ceramics, clothing, ornaments, jewelry, painting, sculpture and so much more. Admission includes complimentary art project for all ages, entertainment, 3 outdoor caf├ęs and artist demonstrations including glass blowing. Call (949) 494-3030 Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA. Cost: $7/person. Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

MONTEREY- Monterey County Fair at Monterey County Fairgrounds. Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, games, contests, music, food vendors and a whole lot of fun. Event runs through Aug. 17, 2008.

SAN MATEO - San Mateo County Fair and Bay Meadows Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Contests, carnival, livestock, crafts, home arts and animal competitions, top musical acts, petting zoo and pig racing are but a few of the attractions and events at this popular bay area fair. Cost: $10 (approx.) to free for kids 5 and under. Time: Noon to 11 p.m. most days. Check web site for details. Location: San Mateo County Fair, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403. Call: 650-574-3247.

SEASIDE - Automobilia Monterey. Vintage automobile memorabilia from the finest international dealers includes original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges and pins, mascots and hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk and display pieces, scale models, literature and books, signed items, post cards, stamps, unique scarves, ties and shirts. Runs through Aug 13Location: Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, CA. Hours: Tues. 12-6pm, Wed. 10am-7pm. Phone Number: (831) 659-1551.