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September 2008 Event Calendar California


Saturday, September 20, 2008


BIG BEAR LAKE - Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. 38th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Schedule of Events includes Log Sawing & Stein Holding Contests - held several times throughout the day. Safe Slam Beer Drinking contest every Saturday evening. On Saturdays after 6:00 p.m. only persons 21 years and older will be admitted. However, families with children who have entered Oktoberfest prior to 6:00 p.m. Children's contests held Sundays at approximately 3:00 p.m.; Outside Budenstrasse Game Booths, Exhibitors, Petting Zoo Saturdays from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.  will not be asked to leave Oktoberfest after 6:00 p.m. Price: $5 - 10 (kids under 12 free). Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Highway 18 at Division Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA. Call: (909) 585-3000.


FALLBROOK -  Wine & A Bite Art Walk - through Downtown Fallbrook features food from popular Fallbrook restaurants, wine from an award-winning winery and unique art experiences at each stop.   Time: 5-7 p.m. Cost: $20 person.  Call: (760) 451-3282.


HUNTINGTON BEACH - Oktoberfest. Adults only (21+) event includes a German/carnival atmosphere with huge crowds, dancing, drinking and food, plus a live German band. Time: 6:30 p.m.  - 1:30 a.m. Cost: $15.

IRVINE - Natolympics. The 1st annual event includes a day of games, sports, music, crafts, and food organized to raise funds for two worthwhile causes: CHOC (Childrens Hospital of Orange County) and an individual, Natalie Gragnano, diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma at the young age of eight. Potato Sack Races, 50 Yard Dash, Soccer Shoot Out, Cake Walk, Water Balloon Toss, Live Music, Craft Activities, Snack Bar & Lunch, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Raffle with incredible prizes and much more! Per request of the family, 50% of the proceeds will go to CHOC in order to benefit the many children who are suffering from similar diseases. The Natolympics Planning Committee & OC Kids brings you this event. Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Heritage Community Park, 4601 Walnut Ave.,
Irvine, CA. Cost: $35 ($25 advance on

- Avocado and Margarita Festival. Avocado & Margarita Festival. Sample guacamole til you see green! Quench your thirst with Cabo Wabo margaritas. Cost: Free admission. Location: 714 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA. Call Chamber of Commerce: (805) 772-4467.

Taste of Newport. 2008 Taste of Newport sponsored by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is now in its 20th year.
Location: Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island, Pacific Coast Highway @ Jamboree, Newport Beach, CA.  Time: Saturday, Sept. 20 4 -11 p.m.; Sunday Sept. 21, Noon - 8 p.m. Cost is around $25. Free and Valet Parking. Call:(949) 729-4400.


POMONA - Los Angeles County Fair. Full of city-fied fun. Horseracing, too. (Jessica Simpson will perform at 8 p.m. Ticket: $25 - 125).  Location: Fairplex at Pomona Fairgrounds. Open daily, runs through September 28, 2008.


SAN DIEGO - Street Scene. 40 Bands, 4 Stages, 2 Nights (Friday & Saturday). Names such as Black Crows and Beck headline this street event near Gaslamp in East District around Petco Park. Cost: $65/night; $95 two night pass.


SAN JUAN BAUTISTA - Antique Fair along Mariposa Street in the downtown area is sponsored by San Juan Bautista Antique Committee.  Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: San Juan Bautista, CA. Call: (831) 623-4491.


SOLVANG - Solvang Danish Days. 72nd Annual Event Features Music, Folk Dancing, Authentic Foods, Living History And 3 Parades. Location: Village Square and Solvang Park in Solvang, CA. Call: (805) 686-9386

YOUNTVILLE - Artist Patrick O'Rourke. Gallery 1870 will be hosting the local romantic realist artist Patrick O’Rourke. Patrick uses acrylic to portray the distinct colors of the land from the early morning mist on the vines in springtime, to the golden leaves of harvest. Patrick is one Gallery 1870’s most versatile artists from landscapes, to still-lifes, airbrushed perfection to textured 3-dimensional masterpieces.  Refreshments will be served. Location: VMarketplace 1870 (formerly Vintage 1870), 6525 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599 Call: (800) 322-1870.

-  Yuba City Fall Home, Garden and Recreation Show.  In an area that continues to grow, nothing is better for exhibitors than to have the opportunity to talk with potential customers who are looking to prepare their homes and gardens for the upcoming holiday season and winter weather. The Yuba-Sutter area is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and this show is one of the fastest growing shows in N. Cal. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location & address: Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, Yuba City. Tickets (subject to change): Adult $5; 12 and under Free with paying adult.  Call: (530) 671-9600.


TEMPLETON - Heirloom Tomato Tasting at Jack Creek Farms. Heirloom tomatoes come in different shapes, sizes and a festive rainbow of colors with names Cherokee Purple, Pineapple, Mortgage Lifter Radiator Charlie, Basinga, Box Car Willie and Black Krim. Jack Creek Farms supplies the tomatoes, plates, forks, salt and fun. Your job is to bring along your friends and enjoy an afternoon at the farm. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA. Call: (805) 238-3799 Home Office; (805) 239-1915 Farm store during business hours.