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Welcome to the May Festivals pages of California Fairs and Festivals! Click on the links to connect to the event of interest. Enjoy!




La Habra Spring Citrus Fair

Date: May
Address: 321 E. La Habra Blvd La Habra
URL: http://www.citrusfair.com/
Description: The Annual La Habra Spring Citrus Fair featuring Food Truck Frenzy, starts Thursday April 19th, 2012 with Family Preview Night (rides, Food & Entertainment) and continues April 20th - 22nd, 2012, with exciting RIDES, gourmet Food Trucks, Lions Funnel cakes, great merchandise and a new entertainment stage.

Bodega Bay Fishermen's Festival
Date: May 2-3, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days
Address: Westside Park off East Shore Rd.Bodega Bay, CA
Phone: 707-875-3777
Description from the event site: ONGOING ACTIVITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, and a WOODEN BOAT CHALLENGE. Also: Kid Zone • Touch Tank Tide Pool • Informational Nonprofit Booths • CHP and Sonoma County Sheriff helicopter landings • US Coast Guard rescue demos in the harbor


FUSION: World Music & Dance Festival
Time: 10am Friday through 10pm Sunday
Location: Lake Casitas, Ventura, CA
Email: info@worldfusionfestival.com
Phone: 213.787.4736
URL: www.worldfusionfestival.com
Join us for a magical 3 day weekend filled with professional music and dance performances from around the world! Dance, laugh, make new friends, camp, eat delicious foods, and shop our incredible World Marketplace. 3 Days of world music & dance performances + workshops + world foods + camping at beautiful Lake Casitas!
We're building something amazing and we hope that you'll join us for this inaugural May Day weekend event!
Vendor Contact information: Morgan, morgan@worldfusionfestival.com
Attendance: 1500+


Heron Festival
Time: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Address: Redbud Park City of Clearlake, CA
Phone: (707) 263-8030
Email: help@heronfestival.org
URL: http://www.redbudaudubon.org/
Description: Visit their web site as conditions change yearly


Monterey Street Food Festival
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 12 P.M to 5 P.M
Location: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Email: info@montereycountyfair.com
URL: www.facebook.com/MontereyStreetFoodFestival?fref=nf
Description: The Monterey County Fair and Event Center Presents: The Monterey Street Food Festival. This event is a one day gathering of food trucks from throughout the Central Coast and the Bay Area. Indulge in everything from Lobster Mac & Cheese to Japanese Fusion to Sweet Treats. Don't miss out! Follow us on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/MontereyStreetFoodFestival?fref=nf
Vendor Contact information: Jessica Porter
Attendance: Free.

Yucaipa's Music & Arts Festival
Date: May 2-4, 2014
Time: Friday, May 2nd 6-10:00 pm, Sat 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Use 35139 Yucaipa Blvd Yucaipa Ca 92399 for GPS directions. The event takes several blocks on Yucaipa Blvd.
Email: ellen@yucaipachamber.org
Phone: 909-790-1841
Description: Three Dog Night will be headlining three days of music and art. Lots of food, a beer & wine garden, merchandise vendors, local artists as well as the Gem and Mineral show. A large Carnival, a thrilling BMX performance and soap box derby for the kids. This event kicks off the Yucaipa Certified Farmers Market which is held every Friday night through the end of September.
Vendor Contact information: Ellen Benefiel at Ellen@yucaipachamber.org or 909-790-1841 or Pamela Emenger atinfo@yucaipachamber.org.
Attendance: Last year's attendance was estimated to be 23,000 to 25,000 people and we plan on exceeding that number this year.


Orange County Food & Wine Festival                                
Date: May 3, 2015
Times: 6-10 pm
Address: Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa, CA
URL: www.ocfoodandwine.com
Description: Founded in 2009 by the Brea Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the purpose of the Orange Country Food and Wine Festival is to create a fun and exciting experience that showcases delicious foods and wines while raising money for worthy local and international charitable programs.


San Francisco's Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
Date: Saturday - May 3, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets, San Francisco, CA 94110
Email: festival2014@cincodemayo.com
Phone: (415)206-7752
URL: http://www.sfcincodemayo.com
Description: The San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival is an alcohol-free, family friendly celebration which is being planned on one of the Mission's trendy, main thoroughfares, will occupy Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets. The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy.
Attendance: Approximately 7,000 - 10,000


Inland Empire Cupcake Fair
Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: 3485 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA
Email: hello@ieshineon.com
Phone:(909) 257-8862
URL: www.ieshineon.com/blog
Description: Join us for the first Annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair - Over 20 local cupcakeries competing for the Best Inland Empire Cupcake, cupcake tastings, live entertainment, Spa Zone, Kids Zone. General Admission Early Bird Sale: $15; includes 6 tasting tickets. Starting 3/5/13, General Admission: $20; includes 6 tasting tickets. VIP: $25; includes 1 hr early entry, 1 General Admission w/ 6 tasting tickets, and goodie bag. Group: $95; includes 5 General Admission w/ 6 tasting tickets each. Kids 3 and under are free.Interested bakers can sign up here.
Interested vendors can email hello@ieshineon.com for more information.


The Shasta Damboree
Date: Saturday May 3, 2014
Time: All day
Address: City of Shasta Lake, California.
Phone: 530 949-2759
email: secretary@shastadamboree.org
URL: http://www.shastadamboree.org
Description: Our Damboree event takes place the fist Saturday in May every year. We start with a great Pancake Breakfast at our local fire hall followed by a Parade and then we move to the Day at The Park where you will find great food, craft vendors and plenty of entertainment. Bring your chairs and a blanket to lay down and have a picinc on and plan on spending the entire day enjoying our local weather, food, fair vendors and entertainment.
Vendor: http://www.shastadamboree.org/forms1.html


Boonville Beer Festival
Date: May 3, 2014
Times: varies
Address: Mendocino County Fairgrounds
Highway 128 Boonville, CA
Email address:http://www.avbc.com/contact/contact.html
Phone/Fax Number: http://www.avbc.com/contact/contact.html
URL: http://www.avbc.com/


Endangered Species Faire
Date: May 3, 2014
Times: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Address: The Nature Center at Bidwell Park Chico, CA
Email address: marym @ becnet.org
Phone/Fax Number: (530) 891-6424
URL: http://www.endangeredspeciesfaire.org/
Description from the publicists: "Since 1979, the Endangered Species Faire has commemorated Earth Day with a full-day of exhibits, activities, presentations and entertainment. Between 6,000 and 10,000 individuals of all ages visit and participate in Northern California's oldest annual environmental fair held at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The Faire is designed to give local school classrooms, government agencies, environmental organizations and community groups a public forum to present information on ecology, wildlife and a host of environmental issues."


IE FOOD TRUCK FEST 2011                                 
Date: May no update for 2013
Times: 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Address: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Phone: 909.244.5523
URL: http://iefoodtruckfest.com/
Description: 50 Gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music, Children's Activity Zone, Active Ride Shop Skateboard Demos and giveaways. Fun for the entire family! Spotlighting the gourmet food truck movement that has exploded over this past year, the IE Food Truck Fest is celebrating this new style of street food to the untapped community of the Inland Empire. A diverse mix of 50 gourmet food trucks will gather in the parking lot along with skateboard demos, live music, children's activity area, giveaways and much more! Make this the community event of the year that you do not want to miss.


May Day Festival
Date: May
Times: 12-4 pm
Address: Geyser Peak Picnic Grounds Canyon Rd. Geyserville, CA  
Phone: (707) 857-3745
URL: http://www.geyservillecc.com/
Description: Watch the May Day Queen event while enjoying barbecue and baked treats from local nonprofit groups.


California City Desert Tortoise Days
Date: May
Time: Sat. 9:00 am to 10:00 PM and Sun. 9:00 am to 5:00 PM
Address: PO Box 2424 California City, CA 93504
Email: v.keno@verizon.net
Phone: 66-300-0369 or 661-220-0357
URL: www.deserttortoisedays.org
Description: Parade, Music, Games, Rides, Food, Fishing Derby, Golf Tournament, Hot Rod Car Show
Vendor information: 661-300-0369 or 661-220-0357


Chili Cook Off and Car Show
Date: May 10, 2014
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Address: Vets Hall and Pinedorado Grounds, 1000 Main St. Cambria CA 93428
Phone: 805-927-3624
Email: info@cambriachamber.org
URL: www.cambriachamber.org
Description: Hot Chili, Cool Cars and Beer Tasting – What more could you want? Gourmet Chili, lively music, raffle drawings, cool cars and beer tasting. Vote for your favorite car and vote for the best Chili in town. Car Show free, Chili Tasting $5, Beer tasting $3.
Vendor information/ contacts: info@cambriachamber.org


Whole Earth Festival
Date: May 9-11, 2014
Times: varies
Address: UC Davis Campus (Main Quad)
Davis, CA
Email address:visit website
Phone/Fax Number: visit website
URL: http://wef.ucdavis.edu/
Description from their website:"The mission of the Whole Earth Festival is to envision and create a community driven festival of education, music, and art. We will ensure that as little 'waste' as possible is generated during this festival. We will cultivate amazing organic produce grown in the WEF garden into tasty, nutritional meals to feed volunteers, staff, & performers, while making it both yummy and educational.
Vendors: http://wef.ucdavis.edu/applications/


Mothers Day Celebration Wine Walk
Time:6pm until 8pm
Location:The Depot Museum, 101 West Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561
URL: http://www.mainstreettehachapi.org
Description: Mother's Day Wine Walk, Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 6pm until 8pm.
This event will be limited to the first 200 participants. You'll visit 8 locations that will each have white and red wines and appetizers. You can enjoy live music while you taste and browse and clothes, jewelry, antiques etc. Tickets are $30 each for eight tastes. Our May weather can be some of the most beautiful of the year and so a stroll in Downtown is just a perfect way to start the celebration of your favorite Mother. Call 822-6519. You can purchase tickets atwww.mainstreettehachapi.org using PayPal.



Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, and Beer Tasting
Date: May 9, 2015
Time: check web site
Address: Behren's Park, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
Petaluma, CA
Email: mailto:Empress@greatchilicookoff.com
Phone: 707-763-8920 for tickets
URL: http://www.greatchilicookoff.com/
Description: If the chili isn't hot enough at this event you can spice it up more with salsas. If your taste buds need cooling-off, try a beer from one of the fourteen breweries planning to attend.
Directions from their site: http://sundayusa.com/chilicookoff/map.html
Vendors: here


Asian Pacific Spring Festival                                 
Date: May 10, 2014
Times: 9AM to 5 PM
Address: Locke, California
Email address: lockefoundation@frontiernet.net
URL: lockeca.com
Description: The Asian Pacific Spring Festival is a fundraising event sponsored by the Locke Foundation. The Locke Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, non-profit public benefit organization. The mission of the Locke Foundation is to educate the public about LockeÕs history and legacy.
This is a one day event celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month. It is an outside event that takes place on Main Street, Locke. There will be multiple culture performances scheduled throughout the day, food vendors, merchandise vendors and Asian Pacific performances are being solicited. We encourage donations to aid in this annual fundraiser.


Inland Empire Reggae Music and Art Festival                                 
Date: May
Times: 11 am to dusk
Address: NOS Event Center
Email: info@inlandempirereggaefestival.com
Phone: (866) 514-3391
URL: http://inlandempirereggaefestival.com/
Description: The 2nd annual Inland Empire Reggae Music and Art Festival is slated for May 12, 2012 at the NOS ( Orange Show ) Event Center located in San Bernardino, California.
Vendors: http://inlandempirereggaefestival.com/2012/VenderApplication-Inland-empire-Reggae-Festival-2012.pdf


Strawberry Festival
Date: May
Address: Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, CA
Email: numberjohnyfive@gmail.com
Phone: 916-787-0101
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/feedmestrawberries/Home
Description: The Strawberry Festival is a Roseville tradition.
Vendor: https://sites.google.com/site/feedmestrawberries/vendors-and-sponsors


Mother's Day Artisan Fair                                 
Date: May 11, 2014
Times: 10-3 pm
Address: Suisun City Historic Waterfront, Main St and Solano St, Suisun City
Email: blmossa@aol.com
Phone: (707) 399-7195
URL: www.SuisunWaterfront.com
Description: Over 50 unique artisans will participate in the 3nd annual Mother's Day Artisan Fair on Sunday May 13th, 10 am - 3 pm, at Harbor Plaza, Main and Solano Streets, Suisun City. "Amber Snider and the Amber Snider Band" will perform, bringing their unique brand of folk-rock, country and blues to the Historic Waterfront stage.
Booths featuring quality hand-crafted wares will be set up in the park and along the beautiful waterfront. Mom's and families come to browse the booths, meet the artists and find a special treasure! The setting is awesome and there are twelve independent restaurants walking distance of the show!
Vendor info: (707) 399-7195 or email brendamossa@aol.com


Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival
Date: May 10- June 15, 2014
Time: 11am - 7pm saturdays, 11am-6pm Sundays and Memorial Day (open until 9pm may 28 and june 18 with special after dark shows!)
Address: Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Road, Corona, CA 92880
Phone: 951-735-0101
Email: prince@renaissanceinfo.com
URL: www.koroneburg.com
Description: Join us for feast, drink, and merriment at the only permanent rennaissance village in California! Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer invites you to enjoy his lush garden estate nestled in the hills of Corona, CA along with reenactment encampents and world class entertainment including fire shows, sword juggling, comedy, voluptuous wenches and mugs of german beer.


Orange County Food & Wine Festival                                
Date: May 17, 2014
Times: 6-10 pm
Address: Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa, CA
URL: www.ocfoodandwine.com
Description: Founded in 2009 by the Brea Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the purpose of the Orange Country Food and Wine Festival is to create a fun and exciting experience that showcases delicious foods and wines while raising money for worthy local and international charitable programs.


Spring Dog Festival
Date: May 17, 2015
Time: 9am - 2pm
Address:Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 888-682-6972
Description: C-DOG is a non-profit organization that has been going strong helping dogs and dog owners in Santa Cruz County for eleven years! Our annual festival Spring Dog Festival is a "fun" raising event for dogs and their people and yes, a fundraiser too, for the preservation and creation of off-leash exercise options for dogs, education about responsible dog ownership and worthy dog related charities in our local community.The festival features interactive fun and games for kids and adults
C-DOG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization organized entirely by dog owners to benefit dogs.
Vendor information/ contacts: Coastal Dog Owner's Group, visit website for more information/contact

OC Greek Fest
Date: May 16-17, 2014
Time: Fri., May 17, 3:00-10:00 pm; Sat., May 18, 12:00-10:00 pm; Sun., May 19, 12:00-10:00 pm
Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 405 N. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA
Email: info@ocgreekfest.com
Phone: (714) 827-0181
URL: http://www.ocgreekfest.com
Description: Join us for Orange County's premiere Greek Festival, the 2013 OC Greek Fest! Experience the flavors, sights and sounds of Greece and enjoy the
very best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture right here in Orange
County. Regular Admission $3.00; Seniors (65+), children 12 and under and all
military, police and fire personnel with proper ID admitted free
Free admission with coupon available on website; one coupon per person.Free parking behind Wal-Mart at the Buena Park Mall; free shuttle service to and from the Buena Park Mall to the festival grounds.Live music by Takis "Kokotas" Stathoulis & Friends. Traditional Greek dance performances scheduled each day; Authentic Greek foods, appetizers and homemade pastries; Greek wines, beer, spirits, and coffee. Great shopping at our outdoor marketplace; dozens of unique vendors. Carnival rides and games for all ages; Complimentary guided tours of our Greek Orthodox church scheduled each day
Vendor Contact information: info@ocgreekfest.com (714) 827-0181
Attendance: 10,000+ over 3 days


Boogie on the Bayou (presented by Campbell Chamber of Commerce)
Date: May 17, 2014
Time: Sat(10am-6pm), Sun(10am-5pm)
Location: Historic Downtown Campbell, CA
Email: info@campbellchamber.net
Phone: 408-378-6252
URL: www.campbellchamber.net/boogie.html
Description: The 35th annual Boogie on the Bayou Festival. This popular Cajun-inspired event brings all to enjoy authentic Cajun food, live entertainment, unique arts and crafts and the enormous Crawdaddy Kids Corner.
Vendor Contact information: www.campbellchamber.net/boogie.html
Attendance: Admission and parking are free.


Wakamatsu Farm Festival
Date: April 27 to June 23, 2014
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (gates open at 9)
Location: Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA 95667
Email: Michael@arconservancy.org
Phone: 530-621-1224
URL: http://www.arconservancy.org/wakamatsu
Description: Japanese artists, musicians and performers, Gold Rush living history, Native American artists, historic farming displays, and organic farm tours are featured at the third annual Wakamatsu Farm Festival. Hosted by American River Conservancy at Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, the Festival celebrates the diverse cultures that made their home on these historic 270 acres of rolling hills and rich agricultural lands. The festival features wine tasting, food vendors, music and family friendly activities in an exceptional Foothill setting. For tickets, visit www.arconservancy.org/wakamatsu. Advance ticket purchase recommended.


Josua Tree Music Festival
Date: May 15-18, 2014
Time: 11am
Location: 2601 Sunfair Rd. Joshua Tree, CA
Email: jtmusicfest@gmail.com
Phone: 877-327-6265
URL: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/
Description: The Joshua Tree Lake Campground is soul central station for the festivals. The Copper Mountains provide a red rock sunset backdrop to this 40 acre privately owned venue, which is located 9 miles from the entrance to the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park. Live music runs continuously from 11am til past midnight on SAT, and from 11am - 7pm on SUN. Kids 10 and under free. An intimate setting, where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred, and a passionate performance can be truly relished in close proximity to the stage.
Vendor Contact information: Inquire via email regarding sponsor/partner/alliance with two of the very few multi day camp out music festivals in Southern California.


Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival
Date: May 16 & May 17, 2015
Time: Saturday, May 16, 2015 9am -6pm and Sunday, May 17, 2015 9am-5pm
Location: Hwy 120 & 108
Email: events@OakdaleChamber.com
Phone: 209-847-2244
URL: https://www.oakdalechamber.com/chocolate-festival/
Description: Join us at the 23rd Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival on May 16 & 17, 2015! Located at the junction of Highway 120 and 108 at Wood Parkand surrounding area. We will continue to have quality and a great variety of over 200 vendors; unique arts & crafts, Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheese cake, etc.), a variety of food to satisfy every palate (giant onion rings, Lockeford Sausage, funnel cakes, smoothies, Chinese and the all American favorite hot dogs), and Specialty Merchandise & Services.
Vendor Contact information: Vendor applications available at www.oakdalechamber.com or by emailing events@OakdaleChamber.com
Attendance: 65,000


Rocklin Community Festival
Date: May 15 - May 18th
Time: 4 - 10pm Thursday, Friday 4 - 11pm Saturday 10 - 11pm Sunday 12 - 9pm
Address: 5480 5th Street Rocklin Ca 95677
Phone: 916 622-8737
Email: njk517@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Description: 15 Carnival Rides, Live Music sat/sun Parade Saturday 5:00pm, Food Court, Business & Craft Fair, wine/beer garden sponsored by Boneshakers Community Brewery, Fireworks display Saturday Evening and many more fun things to do.


Annual Gourd Festival
Date: May-- no festival in 2013 : (
Times: 9AM to 5 PM both days
Address:Greg Leiser Farms, 21886 Knights Road, Knights Landing, CA
Email address: gleiser@afes.com
Phone Number: 530-735-6677
URL: http://www.GourdFarmer.com/
Description from Greg Leiser: "Artists from all over California will be selling their exquisite gourd art, gourd supplies and tools. Free demonstrations from expert gourd artists. Musical performance by the Putah Creek Crawdads. On-site food service. Gourd art classes being offered..must pre-register. Children's Gourd Crafting Corner. The California Gourd Society will be sponsoring, for the first time, a Northern California Section Gourd Art Display." Parking and admission are free.


The Keg, Cork & Fork Fest -- Beer, Wine & Food Tasting
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 3-9 pm
Address: 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, CA
Phone: (530) 784-4TIX
Email: info@northstateevents.info
URL: www.northstateevents.info
Vendor information/ contacts: Vendors must arrange a space IN ADVANCE, and may not just show up. There is no fee to vend, and no commission. Electricity is provided free. You provide free samples (approx $1 retail value) to patrons and mark their punchcard. You may also sell larger portions, meals or other items, and all your profits are yours. We are interested only in Northern California restaurants and other food vendors, wineries and breweries.
Vendors: To secure a space, call Brian at (530) 784-4TIX.


May Artisan Fair                                
Times: 10AM-5PM
Address: SonRise Plaza-located just off of I-80 620 Orange Drive
Vacaville, CA
Phone: 707.450.6017
URL: www.mayartisanfair.com
Description: The event will feature crafters and artists from a variety of mediums including but not limited to: painting, ceramics, fine art, weavers, crochet, knitters, wood carving, and photography.


Himalayan Fair                                 
Date: May 17-18, 2014
Times: opens 10 am both days; closes at 7 Saturday and 5:30 Sunday
Address: Live Oak Park, Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510-869-3995
URL: http://www.himalayanfair.net/
Description: Step in to a vibrant marketplace deep in a Himalayan Mountain village. Life is simple. Market stalls spill in to the streets. Old world charm feeds the mind and soul.Performances by: Caroluna, Ancient Peace, Riffat Sultana, Teed Rockwell, Natya Rasa, Dholrhythms, Dance Identity, Karma Moffett, Danceversity, Tamarind Jones, TseringCho, Chaksam-Pa, and more… Aum.


California West Coast Brew Festival
Date: May 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Miller Park 2790 Marina View Drive
Email: wcbf2011@yahoo.com
Phone: 916-924-EVENTS (3836)
URL: http://www.westcoastbrewfest.com
Description: The West Coast Brew Fest the annual celebration of the
West Coast heritage of the microbrew revolution. Featuring Tokenless Microbrew
Tasting of over 120 different beers from over 60 breweries, along with Live
Music and Great Food and not to mention Awesome People! WCBF holds a
BCJP-sanctioned Commercial Craft Competition two weeks prior to the event and
winning Breweries will be displaying their award-winning brews at the festival.
A complete list of breweries attending will be available online two weeks prior
to the event. Tickets are only $40 the day of event or $30 prepay on our


Walk on the Wildside
Date: May 17, 2014
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Beach lake Park, 8301 River Rd, Freeport Ca
Email: Cassadyk@sacsewer.com
Phone: 916-875-WILD
URL: www.bufferlands.com
Description: Nature Festival to celebrate local efforts to save and enhance wildlife habitat. Refuge tours, exhibits, entertainment, family activities, games. Event and parking are free.
Vendor Contact information: Susan Peruzzi (walkotwildside@gmail.com)


The Galt Strawberry Festival
Date: May 17-18, 2014
Time: 10:00 am
Address: Veterans Field, 900 Charoline Ave, Galt CA
Email: n/a
Phone: 209-745-2529
URL: n/a
Description: The 19th Annual Strawberry Festival


Family Festival
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Grover Beach, CA 93433 (San Luis Obispo)
Email: filipinowomensclubslo@gmail.com
Phone: 805.242.3453
URL: familyfestival.weebly.com and facebook.com/familyfestivalSLO
Description: A FREE event for the community to enjoy a great day while raising money for an important cause! Food, Crafters & Makers, Entertainment, Games, Face Painting, and so much more! This is organized by a local non profit to raise money for their annual scholarships fund. Their scholarships are rewarded to well-rounded, graduating, high school seniors.
Vendor Contact information: Applications are online or can be emailed (filipinowomensclubslo@gmail.com).


The Zinfest
Date: May 17, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm each day
Address: Lodi Lake Park 1101 W. Turner Road Lodi, CA
Phone: 209-365-0621
URL: http://www.zinfest.com
Description: Celebrating all things Zinfandel with 250 handcrafted wines served up with food and live music.


The California Strawberry Festival
Date: May 17-18, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm each day
Address: Strawberry Meadows of College Park
3250 South Rose Avenue Oxnard, California
Email: csf@strawberry-fest.org
Phone: 888-288-9242
URL: http://www.strawberry-fest.org/
Description from their site: "The California Strawberry Festival kicks off summer fun at the picturesque Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard – California's Strawberry Coast."
Vendors: http://strawberry-fest.org/participating/


Old Town Temecula Western Days
Date:May 17-18, 2014
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Address: Old Town Temecula, various locations
Phone: 951-694-6412
URL: www.temeculacalifornia.com/
Description: The event will feature gold panning and civil war exhibits, western and gunfighting skits, music, family fun, and more.


Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival
Date: May closed down 2008
Times: varies
Address:Hughson, CA
Email address: apryl@hughsonchamber.com
Phone/Fax Number: 209.883.2800 (Hughson Chamber of Commerce)
URL: http://www.hughsonchamber.com/
Description: Parade, carnival, car show also fruis and nuts of course


Campbell Boogie on the Bayou
Date: May 17-18, 2014
Time: 9am - 6pm
Address: Downtown, Campbell, California
Email: caartists@earthlink.net
Phone: 650 348-7699
URL: www.caartists.com
Description: Arts & Crafts Festival


Spring Dog Festival
Date: Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Address: Soquel High School 401 Old San Jose Road, Soquel
Phone: 888-682-6972
Email: coastaldogs@gmail.com
URL: http:// www.coastaldogs.com
Description: Fun for Dogs and Their People! The 13th Annual C-DOG Spring Dog Festival features lots of fun games, shopping, raffle, an adoptable dog showcase, dog sports demonstrations and LURE COURSING! Bring your dog out to play and help raise money for local dogs in need.


Fiesta Days
Date: May 22-26, 2014
Time: Times Vary
Address: Andrews Park/CreekWalk near Vacaville's Historic Downtown District –
Fiesta Days Parade along Merchant St.
PH: 707-448-4613
E-mail: fiestadays@sbcglobal.net
URL: http://fiestadays.org/
Description: Annual Fiesta Days celebrates Vacaville's Spanish and Mexican heritage. Come out and enjoy the Fiesta Days Parade, the largest parade held in the state of California. Family-fun carnival Thur-Sun at Andrews Park, Annual Classic Car Show, the Whiskerino Contest, Diaper Derby, Annual Dart Tournament, and the hottest contest around, the Onion and Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest – Watch out, the traditional Jailhouse is back and looking for customers! Musical entertainment Thur-Sun at the CreekWalk.


Bakersfield Rock & Country, Music & Art Festival
Date: May 23, 2015
Time: 12pm - 10pm
Address: 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 1-661-636-6099
Email: support@bakersfieldmusicfestival.com
URL: http://www.bakersfieldmusicfestival.com/
Description: This one day event is packed with activity for everyone. There will be 7 stages featuring more than 30 national musical artists and dozens of local talent. Just a sample of who will perform are Leann Rimes, Chubby Checker, Eddie Money, Terry Sylvester, Herman's Hermits, Juice Newton and many more. There will be a car show, arts and crafts booths, dance contest, costume contest, beer & wine garden, sports shack, kid's activities, some of the best food trucks in the area, and there will be a spectacular fireworks display to finish off the day.
Vendor information/ contacts: Vendors can send information through the email listed or call the number listed. They can also visit the website and go to the Contact link.


Mule Days Celebration
Date: May 20-25, 2014
Time: various times
Address: Bishop, CA
Email: mailto:muledays@qnet.com
Phone: 760-872-4263
URL: http://www.muledays.org/
Description from their site: "Our event takes place Memorial Day Weekend each year. Approximately 700 mules will compete in 169 events, during the nation's premier mule show. Bob Tallman and Bob Feist will take the microphone, educate and entertain crowds that have grown in excess of 30,000 fans.The country stars appear at our concert on Thursday night. The country's longest running non-motorized parade takes place Saturday morning at 10:00 right down Main St. in Bishop. Mule shows begin on Tuesday and end Sunday night. The eleven mule shows consist of: western, youth, English, cattle working, gaited, coon jumping, racing, musical tires, gymkhana, packing, shoeing, chariot racing, and driving. There are barbecues, country dances and an arts & crafts show. All taking place at the foot of the beautiful Eastern Sierra."


The Annual California Festival of Beers
Date: May
Time: check web site
Address: Avila Beach Resort
Avila Beach California
URL: http://www.hospiceslo.org/beerfest/index.htm
Description: The annual California Festival of Beers at Avila Beach Resort, Avila Beach California benefiting Hospice of San Luis Obispo County. Features over 50 brewers and over 100 of their finest microbrewed creations. Admission includes souvenir beer glass and unlimited (but responsible) samples of offerings. Enjoy some of California's most beautiful settings while listening to the sounds of the featured bands. $40 before May7, $45 after. DD $10


Santa Paula Chili Cook-off & Festival
Date: May, 24th 2014
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: 18249 E. Telegraph Rd. Santa Paula, Ca
Email: santapaulachilicookoff@gmail.com
Phone: 8055251333
URL: www.santapaulachilicookoff.weebly.com
Description: Chili, vendors, beer, music and more
Vendor Contact information: 8055251333
Attendance: 5,000 and up


San Francisco International Beer Festival
Date: May 9, 2015
Time: varies
Address: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion 99 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 358-1213 (school)
URL: http://www.sfbeerfest.com/
Description: Beer by the bay, what could be better.


Annual Topanga Days
Date: Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25, Monday May 26, 2014
Time: 10am to 7pm
Address: Topanga Community House Fair Grounds
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290
Phone: 310-455-1980
Email: info@topangacommunityclub.com
URL: www.topangadays.com
Description: LA's largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music on two stages, featuring national touring acts and local bands. Gourmet, organic and down home food and beverages provided by local vendors, as well as arts and crafts and lots of activities for both little and big kids. It's fun for the entire family. Don't miss the historic community-driven Memorial Day Parade on Monday, beginning at 9am along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Free Shuttle Service available. $25 general admission; $15 children 6-12, seniors, Military Personnel and TCC members; Children 5 and under free. Free for military personnel on Memorial Day only.
Vendor information/ contacts: Merchant Vendors only, No Food Vendors. Applications on website.


Vista Strawberry Fesitval                                 
Date: May 24, 2015
Times: 8 am - 6 pm
Address: 127 Main St, Vista, CA
Phone: 408.778.1786
URL: http://vistastrawberryfest.com/
Description: Live music, Beer Gardens, home brew contest, video contest, putting contest, Ms Strawberry Festival competition, and all things strawberry.


Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Fesitval                                 
Date: May 24-25, 2014
Times: 10 am - 7 pm (Sat) and 10 am - 6 pm (Sun)
Address: Downtown Morgan Hill
Email: info@mhmmg.com
Phone: 408.778.1786
URL: www.mhmmg.com
Description: Family fun festival featuring Arts & Craft vendors, Gourmet Food Booths, Mushroom Exhibit and Display, Wine & Beer Gardens, Live Music on two stages, Strolling Musicians and Street Performers, Commercial Exhibits and Retail vendors and Munchkinland for the kids with rides, games and kid's entertainment.
Vendors: http://www.mhmmg.org/vendors/


Cajun & Blues Music Festival
Date: Memorial Day weekend May 24 – 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm both days
Location: Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 Los Angeles Avenue Simi Valley, California 93063
Email: info@simicajun.org
Phone: 805-517-9000
URL: www.simicajun.org
Description: The largest Cajun, Zydeco and Blues Music Festival on the West Coast with Grammy award winners and nominees performing. Three stages of music and fun. Dance lessons, Cajun-Creole and Southern food, large kids area, crafts and Mardi Gras parade. An all-volunteer run event with all proceeds going to charities.
Vendor Contact information: vendors@simicajun.org
Attendance: 20,000


San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
Date: May
Time: 9-5
Address: San Ramon Community Center & Park
Email: caartists@earthlink.net
Phone: 650 348-7699
URL: www.caartists.com
Description: Arts & Crafts Festival, Children's Area, Kite Making, Hot Air Balloons, Food


Redlands Shakespeare Festival
Time:Various Events
Location: Redlands, CA
Phone: 909-335-7377
URL: www.redlandsshakespearefestival.com
Description: Three weekends of Shakespearean productions, workshops, and events
Vendor Contact information: president@redlandsshakespearefestival.com


Monterey May Fest
Date: May 23,24 and 25,2015
Time: Noon 7pm Daily
Location: Custom House Plaza Monterey
Email: Lugano@swissbistro.com
Phone: 831 277 3779
Description: May fest has something to offer every one of every nationality and includes local food, beer, wine, live stage for performing musicians and bands for 3 days and, of course, great international food and beverages guaranteed to quench the thirst and hunger that reminds one's taste buds of home. Admission to May fest Monterey is free!
Vendor Contact information: Andre Lengacher
Attendance 8000


Larkspur Flower and Food Festival
Date: May 25, 2014
Location: Ferry Terminal
Address: Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur California
Email address: ProEvent@aol.com
Phone (vendor info): (415) 383-3470 • Fax (415) 383-7020
URL: http://www.teamproevent.com/events/larkspur.html
Description from their site: Flowers and food in this Marin County setting
VENDORS: http://teamproevent.com/Forms_Applications/13LARKApp.pdf


Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival   
Date: May 29-31, 2015
Times: Friday 5-10 pm; Sat 6 am to 10 pm; and Sun 6 am to 6 pm
Address: Lake Skinner
Email address: email form link here
Phone/Fax Number: 951-676-6713/ 951-676-5921
URL: http://www.tvbwf.com
Description: This is a popular festival that features balloons and Saturday, a festival within a festival that includes concerts, wine-tasting and much more. Remember, No Smoking around the hot air balloons! 


Mendocino Film Festival
Date: May 29 - June 1, 2014
Time: Various times during the days and evenings
Location: Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Willits, Anderson Valley California
Email: michael@MendocinoFilmFestival.org
Phone: 707 937-0171
URL: www.MendocinoFilmFestival.org
Description: Independent film narratives, documentaries, children's films, short films from around the world showing in a working winery, an art-deco theater, and other special venues. Q&A with filmmakers. Small town, comfortable festival. In Mendocino - overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Vendor Contact information: Vendors will be Mendocino County wines and special specialty foods.
Attendance: 2,000


The Annual Castroville Artichoke Festival
Date: May 31-June 1, 2014
Time: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Address: Merritt Street
Castroville, CA
Email: mailto:info@artichoke-festival.org
Phone: 831-633-2465
URL: http://www.artichoke-festival.org/index.html
Description: This festival celebrates the importance of artichokes to Castroville, and you will find it fried, sautéed, grilled, pickled, and creamed. Artichokes aren't the only thing being shown off at this two-day event, you'll see a classic car show, a parade on Sunday, musical entertainment, and fun for the entire family.
Directions: http://www.artichoke-festival.org/directions.html
Vendors: http://www.artichoke-festival.org/vendors.html


Patterson Apricot Fiesta
Date: May 30-June 1, 2014
Address: 20 Plaza Circle Patterson, CA
Email address: n/a
Phone/Fax Number: 209-892-3118
URL: http://www.apricotfiesta.com
Description: 25,000 visitors enjoy the Apricot Fiesta every year. See you there!


Kare Youth League Circus and Family Fair
Time: Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday and 10 am on Saturday
Location:Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Ca
Email: karecircus@gmail.com
Phone: 626-442-1160
URL: www.kyl.org/circus
Description: The Annual Kare Youth League Circus is widely recognized as the best family entertainment value in Southern California. In addition to the incredible Circus and Show featuring circus acts from around the world, there are games, good food, a petting zoo, rock climbing and a host of fun activities children and families love to do... and all priced for the family budget.
Vendor Contact information: visit website
Attendance: 12,000 over the two days


Salsa Blast
Date: Moved to October 2014
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: On Pierson at Palm
Email: events@deserthotsprings.com
Phone: 760-329-6403
URL: www.salsablast.com
Description: Celebrating all things SALSA-The Food, The Music & The Dance!
Spicy food, hot music and Desert Hot Springs cool breezes are on the menu for the 1st Annual Desert Hot Springs Salsa Festival on May 4th , 2013 on the street of Pierson. Benefiting the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Vendor Contact information: (760) 329-6403 SalsaBlast@DesertHotSprings.com
Attendance: Estimated 4,000


Norway Day Festival
Date: May (postponed 2014)
Times: varies
Address:Fort Mason San Francisco, CA
Email address:
Phone/Fax Number: (415) 342-0698
URL: http://www.norwayday.org/
Description from the publicists: "The Annual Norway Day Festival is around the corner. We are excited to present you many new events and entertainers this year. In addition to a fantastic day time schedule we are also excited to present the evening events. Friday night we kick off the weekend with a concert. On Saturday the four visiting chefs will dazzle guests with their delicious dinner. Space for the evening events are limited so make sure you buy your tickets today."
Vendor: http://www.norwayday.org/Vendor_Resources.html





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