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

Gold Rush Days
Date: September (Labor Day Weekend)
Times: Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat/Sun 11am to 7pm;
Mon 11am to 4pm
Address: Old Town Sacramento, CA
Email address: access through web site
Phone: (916) 808-7777
Vendor information: Mike Testa (916) 808-7479
URL: Gold Rush Days
Press URL: http://www.discovergold.org/
Description from their press release: " More than 200 tons of dirt
will be dumped on the streets of Old Sacramento as the annual Gold
Rush Days festival will "turn back the clock," transforming Sacramento's
historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Costumed re-enactors,
Wild West gun fights, musicians playing period instruments, and many aspects
of life during the Gold Rush will be highlighted during the four-day event."


Mammoth Lakes Labor Day Festival of the Arts
Date: September 5-7, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat & Sun. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon.
Address: Mammoth Lakes
Email: info@monoarts.org
Phone: 760-873-7242
URL: http://www.monoarts.org
Description: Mammoth Lakes premier art event. Artist and contemporary craftsmen, children's entertainment, food and family fun. Located at Sam's Wood Site on Minaret Rd. Free admission.


Sausalito Art Festival
Date: September 5-7, 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)
Times: Friday: opens 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm;
Monday 9am to 5pm
Address: Marinship Park on the Sausalito Waterfront
Email address: artfest@sausalitoartfestival.org
Phone/Fax: 415-332-3555/415-331-1340
URL: http://www.sausalitoartfestival.org
Description from their web site: "More than 20,000 original works of art, top name entertainment on two stages, a magnificent sculpture garden, art and activities for children, gourmet food, premium beers, and fine wine from some 50 California wineries — all in an idyllic waterfront setting".


King' Mountain Art Fair
Date: September 5-7, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)
Time: 10am to 5pm
Address: Kings Mountain Community Center
13889 Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35)
Woodside, California.
Email: kmafsecty@aol.com
Phone: 650-851-2710
URL: King' Mountain Art Fair
Description from their web site: The Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend. The Art Fair benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community activities, including the Kings Mountain Elementary School, and is staffed completely by volunteers from the local community.
Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists (selected by jury), the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates over 40 years of art and ambiance. Come visit! Fair admission and parking are free.

Norco Fair 2015 - Cowboy Boots and Country Roots
Date: September 3 - 7, 2015
Time: 4 pm - midnight
Address:PO BOX 803, Norco, California 92860
URL: www.norcofair.org
Description: Country home town fair with a carnival, vendors, rodeo, Livestock show and more
Vendor information/ contacts: norcofairvendors@gmail.com

Annual Long Beach Lobster Festival
September 11-13, 2015
Address: Rainbow Lagoon, (400-403) Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-495-5959
Email: roy@oentertainment.net
URL: http://originallobsterfestival.com
Description: The 16th annual three day festival features Maine Lobster, flown in nightly from the icy waters of the salty Atlantic Ocean. The Lobster dinners are steamed to perfection and include sweet, succulent lobster, melted butter for dipping sauce, fresh cut lemons, coleslaw, dinner rolls and watermelon. An International food court, beach bars, arts and crafts booths, amazing live entertainment, dancing and a special children's area create an authentic east coast Lobster love-fest in Southern California. General admission tickets are $15.00. Food tickets range from $35.00 to $55.00.
Vendor information/contacts: O Entertainment, Roy Hassett, 562-495-5959

The West Coast Chowder Competition
Date: moved to June 5-6, 2015
Time: 11 – 4 p.m.
Location: One Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Email: tina@montereywine.com
Description: It's a Chowdah Throw Down! Another successful addition to the Monterey Wine Festival this year is the Annual West Coast Chowder Competition. Professional chefs from the Western Coast will come to compete and chowder lovers will pay homage to their special creations. This year chefs from Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, and other chowder known destinations will be landing in Monterey to compete against the local titans of chowder. All competitors will be trying to slay the judge's tongues with their creations, take home the prize money and boast of their achievement in what is expected to be one of the most impressive competitions around. Clam, Seafood and Creative Chowders are the categories that make up the contest and the big copper pot award goes to the Best of Show along with a cash prize. Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their own personal favorites and vote for the people's choice award comparing their palettes to the judges. Wines that pair with chowders will also be available to sample.

Tickets online at www.montereywine.com

Ramona Music Fest
Date: Moved to March 28, 2015
Time: 2-6 pm
Address: Dos Picos county park, Ramona, CA
Phone: 760-788-2889
URL: http://ramonamusicfest.org/
Description from their site: "Join us for a lively afternoon of sun, fun, and music on Saturday, March 28, 2009, when the Ramona Music Fest is held at the bandstand in Dos Picos Park, off Highway 67 in Ramona!"

Coors Light Crawfish & Catfish Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Time: Sat. noon till 11, Sun. noon till
Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, CA
URL: www.louisianasue.com
Description: Fun for the whole family:Two Live Stages with Louisianna Zydeco and Blues, Mouthwatering Crawfish, Fried Catfish, Shrimp and Fish Tacos, Gumbo, Jambalaya and more. Kid's Bouncing Houses, games and activities, hotdogs, shaved ice, Italian ice, Corn Dogs, and Hamburgers
Vendor Contact information: Sue Ramon- Event Director

Assyrian Chaldean Food Festival now called
Annual Mesopotamian Food Festival
Date: Moved to August 22-23, 2015
Location: St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3005 6th St., Ceres, CA 95307
URL: http://www.stmatthewca.org
Description:Enjoy ethnic Mediterranean Food, Folkloric dancing, kids games and raffle ticket drawing for some great prizes at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3005 6th Street in Ceres. Admission is Free, and is open to all ages. Vendor contact: 209-740-3450

L.A. Greek Festival
Date: September 11-13, 201
Times: Fri 5-11pm; Sat 1pm-11pm;  Sun 1pm to 10 pm
Address: Corner of Normandie Avenue and Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Email address: tjpastras@flash.net
Phone: 323-737-2424
URL: LA Greek Festival
Description from their festival director: "This annual event brings to you Athentic Greek Food and Pastries...Greek Wines and Beers....Live Greek Music and Folk Dancing...Kid's Arcade with special Kid's Menu, Rides, Games and Arts and Crafts...Raffle with Fabulous Prizes....and more

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Time: 9am-6pm
Address: Castro Street, Mountain View, California
Email: caartists@earthlink.net
Phone: 650 348-7699
URL: www.caartists.com
Description: One of Northern California's Oldest Festival 39th annual, Arts & Crafts, Wine, Beer, Food Booths, Children's area, Music

Cajun Zydeco Festival-Sebastopol
Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 11am to 7pm
Address: Sebastopol Community Center
Phone: 707-823-1991
URL: http://www.winecountrycajun.com
Description: Music, dancing, food, and fun.


High Sierra Fall Century Road Race
Date: September 12, 2015
Times: see website
Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Email address: jarmstrong@mammoth-mtn.com
Phone/Fax: 760-914-0396
URL: http://www.fallcentury.org
Description from their web site: "Supported century bike ride with 35 and 50-mile options. Feed stations and a BBQ at the finish."

Tracy Dry Bean Festival is now the
Taste of the Valley Art and Food Festival
Date: Looks like it won’t be back

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA 92629
Email: sludovise@ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274 ext. 344
URL: http://www.tallshipsfestival.com/
Description: Annual festival celebrating Southern California's maritime heritage. Event features historical performers, arts and crafts, and visiting tall ships from up and down the coast. NO food vendors.
Vendor Contact information: Sara Ludovise
Attendance: 20,000-25,000

Run for the Gold Car Show
Date: Sept 11 & 12th, 2015
Time: 11th 6 PM 12th 7AM- 3PM
Address: 39800 Rd 325B Oakhurst
Phone: 559 683-4452
Email: recap160@sti.net
URL: oakhurstkiwanis.org
Description: Kick off BBQ Dinner and Car Show
Vendor information/ contacts: Vendors contact Harvey Left 559

Constitution Day Parade & Celebration
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Address: Nevada City, CA
Email address: info@nevadacitychamber.com
Phone: 530-265-2692 or 1-800-655-6569
URL: Constitution Day Parade & Celebration
Description from their web site: "For the past 37 years this colorful Sierra Gold Rush town has hosted a parade to celebrate the U.S. Constitution. The parade is believed to be the oldest and largest Constitution Day observance in Western America."

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival
Date: September 12 & 13 2015
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Ventura Harbor
Email: barbara@venturaartfestival.com
Phone: 805-650-9858
URL: www.venturaartfestival.com
Description: The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show which will take place at the Ventura Harbor Village. Approximately 50 artists display their work on the lawn and street painters will once again create colorful artwork on the sidewalks. Admission is free.
Vendor Contact information: Barbara Hinton, Executive Director
Attendance: 5,000
Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Times: noon to 5pm
Address: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, CA
Email address: N/A
Phone/Fax: N/A
URL: Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Description: Chocolate lovers need no prompting for this legendary event.

Annual Palermo Community Festival & Parade
Date: Sept 12, 2015
Time: 11a.m.
Location: 2350 Ludlum Ave
Email: palermocommunity@yahoo.com
URL: www.palermocommunity.net
Description: Bring the family, join the fun, and help raise funds to support the Palermo Community Council's Sheriff Substation in Palermo, benefiting South Butte County!
Centered at the Palermo Park (2350 Ludlum, Palermo, CA), the day begins with breakfast at the Palermo Grange Hall, 7600 Irwin Ave, parade at 11:00 AM through downtown Palermo, then food, music, vendors, exhibits, children's activities, games, free swimming and more at the Palermo Park. Donations towards the event are welcome!

Silicon Valley Food Festival
Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 10-5
Location: Cupertino Memorial Park 10185 N Stelling Rd Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 650-691-1200
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/cupfallfestival/
Description: The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is thrilled to announce our Founder's Day Festival on September 14th from 11:00am to 3:00pm located on our Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. Join us in celebrating 40 years and over 60,000 acres of open space preservation by attending this admission free festival. Enjoy educational entertainment, food, prizes and more! Additional details at www.openspace.org/foundersday.
Vendor Contact information: pkoenig@openspace.org
Attendance: 200-300 (or more)


the Taste of Local 
Date: Sept 12, 2015
Time: 12:00-4:40pm
Address: Cal State Channel Islands University -Camarillo Ca
Phone: n/a
Email: TotallyLocalVC@gmail.com or info at Venturacountyagsummit.com
Description: Over 50 area chefs, wineries brewers, farmers and purveyors are expected to showcase their culinary expertise during the Taste of Local Event. Guests will be able to meet and chat with chefs, farmers and purveyors as they taste and learn about the bounty that is Ventura County. To add to the ambiance they will be treated to the live music of The Dan Grimm Band, Andrei Kids Cowboy Poetry and Emmy Award winning Todd Hannigan & friends. All while sipping local wines and brews.  Each guest will receive a "passport" providing information about participating farms and chefs and purveyors.
Vendor information/ contacts: Kat Merrick - TotallylocalVC.com or 714-423-6591


California Beer Festival - Ventura
Date: Saturday, September 13-20, 2015
Time: Saturday 12pm - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Location: Mission Park, Downtown Ventura, CA
Email: info@californiabeerfestival.com
Phone: (805) 323-5691
URL: http://californiabeerfestival.com/
Description: The California Beer Festival (CBF) returns to beautiful Mission Park in downtown Ventura for two days, September 15-16, 2012! Saturday from 12-5pm is Craft Beer Heaven with over 100 different craft beers and four live bands. This is the event of the year for any beer enthusiast! Event is 21 years of age or older with valid ID.
Sunday 2-6pm it's Blues, Brews & BBQ! Teams from all over will compete in the CBF BBQ Cook-off and guests will be able to sample these delicious entries while enjoying some of the best California blues acts! Craft beer will be available for purchase along with great food from food vendors! This is an all ages event. Proceeds of the California Beer Festival will benefit local charities. Tickets can be purchased online at www.californiabeerfestival.com.
Vendor Contact information: info@californiabeerfestival.com
Attendance: 6,000

Festa Coloniale Italiana
Date: Sept. 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133 North Beach
Email: administration@sfic.org
Phone: 415-781-0165
Description: The historic San Francisco Italian Athletic Club proudly presents: !Festa Coloniale Italiana! Celebrating their 95th Anniversary and 2013 the year of Italian Culture in America. There will be continuous live music, tasty food, Italian arts and crafts (shop Italian style) Tarantella dancers, wine tasting, Italian heritage displays, special guests, Grand Ballroom transformed into an Italian Piazza. Please join us for a fabulous day, at 1630 Stockton St. San Francisco, CA, in the Heart of North Beach at Washington Sq. Park. Free event.
Vendor Contact information: administration@sfic.org
Attendance: 1200

Fly Fishing Faire
Dates: September 16-18, 2015
Times: Thursday 2-5, Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-5, Sunday 9-3
Some evening activities.
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
E-Mail: Faireinfo@southwestcouncilfff.org
Phone: 818.7573474, 818.6019702
URL: www.southwestcouncilfff.org/faire
Description: 3 ½ days of everything to do with flyfishing. Classes for the complete novice all the way to tuning up the long distance cast for masters. Learn to tie your first fly. Catch your first trout on the fly. Maybe even let them go! On-the-water workshops with area guides from Bishop to Bridgeport, streams to lakes. Also tours, films and events for the non-anglers so the whole family can enjoy. Registration starts July 01

American River Music Festival
Date: Sept. 18-21, 2015
Time: 10am-10pm daily
Location: Henningsen-Lotus Park 950 Lotus Rd, Lotus Ca 95651
email: info@americanrivermusic.org
phone: 530 622-6044
url: http://www.americanrivermusic.org/festival.php
description: Annual American River Music Festival is a celebration of
Music and Moving Water, located in the friendly river town of Coloma, 1hr
East of Sacramento in the Mother Lode. Over 30 of the finest roots music
performances in 11 locations including our Riverfront Main Stage, three
beautiful Riverfront Campgrounds, our famous "gorge" river trip, a river
hike, and hot spots throughout town. Joining us this year are the David
Grisman Bluegrass Experinece, Paul Thorn, Hot Buttered Rum, Sean Hayes, New
Monsoon, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dead Winter Carpenters, and many many more.
vendor contact: matt semonsen


Katmandu Festival
Address: Jack London Village, Glen Ellen, California
Date: September
Phone: 707-938-1807
Email: childmedaid@gmail.com
URL: www.childrensmedaid.org
Description: The Children's Medical Aid Foundation is presenting its seventh annual fundraising event, the Katmandu Fall Festival at Jack London Village in Glen Ellen, California.  This festival feature's traditional music and cultural dance of Nepal, accented by wines of Sonoma Valley, and a marketplace with arts, imports and services. This is a multi-cultural community event showing our support for the children of Nepal. In Nepal, 2% of the population is born with some type of birth defect. Due to superstitious beliefs, those who have disfigurements and handicaps are isolated from school and community. They suffer shame and stigma. Our fundraising efforts provide medical supplies, mobile surgical teams, clinic development and ultimately the five year plan, the first Ithari hospital.

Plymouth Bluegrassin' in the Foothills
Date: moved to March 4-6, 2016
Time: 10:am-10pm Fri/Sat 10am - 3pm Sun
Location: Amador County fairgropunds
Email: roaddog@caltel.com
Phone: 209 785 4693
Description: 3-day Bluegrass Music Festival with camping
Vendor Contact information: Larry Baker

Newark Days
Date: September 17-20, 2015
Times: Wed 1:30pm-4:30pm;Thur 6pm-10pm;
Fri 4pm-10:30pm;Sat 7:30am-10:30pm;Sun noon-9pm
Address: Newark, CA (various locations)
Email address: access from web page form
Phone/Fax: 510-793-5683/510-793-5358
URL: Newark Days
Description from their web site (2004) : "This year's theme is 'Exploring the West'. This is our annual 5-day event celebrating the Birthday of the City of Newark. Newark Days is a family oriented weekend of fun. The weekend is made up of many events. Here is a partial list: Carnival, Food & Game Booths, &Crafts Faire, Parade, and more".

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Date: September 19 and 20, 2015
Time: 10am to 5pm each day
Location: Old Mill Park, 300 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941
Email: mvfafartists@gmail.com
Phone: 415 381-8090
URL: http://www.mvfaf.org/index.html
Description: The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival began as The Arts Festival in 1957 with a group of artists exhibiting their works in downtown store windows. As participation increased, the fledgling festival was held in Lytton Square. In 1962, the festival was incorporated, became an independent nonprofit organization and officially changed its name to The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and moved to its present site at historic Old Mill Park.
The 59th Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival on September 19 and 20 will showcase over 140 fine artists from all across the country and offer live music and children's entertainment. The juried works include prints, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, photography and sculpture. Many artists are fortunate to return every year and there are plenty of new artists who get juried in keeping the festival a popular mixture of tradition and novelty. The festival, held in the majestic Redwood grove of Old Mill Park in down town Mill Valley, is rated one of the top 10 fine arts and crafts shows in the Northwest and a beloved Mill Valley tradition
Vendor Contact information: Erma Murphy -
Attendance: 8,000


Woodland Chamber's Annual Chili Throwdown and Brew-Off
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 11am
Address: Yolo County Fairgrounds 1125 East Street, Woodland, CA
Email: staff@woodlandchamber.org
Phone: (530) 662-7327
URL: http://www.woodlandchamber.org
Description: Watch as teams compete for cash and trophies in the Chili Competition, Salsa Competition or Brew-Off. Taste your favorites and peruse food and craft vendors - family fun for all!

Slab Masters Bike Show & Fest
Date: September 21,2015
Time: 10:00am - 6pm
Location: Prado Regional Park,16700 S. Euclid Ave, Chino Ca 91708
URL: www.slabmastersbikefest.com
Description:Slab Masters Bike Fest invites everyone to attend one of San Bernardino County most unique Bike Shows and Fest. There will be a variety of vendors to shop with. If you enjoy Motorcycles,Beer,BBQ,Good Music, you'll enjoy The Slab Masters Bike Fest. There will be a Custom Harley Davidson Competition with a $1000 Cash Prize.
Vendor Contact information: 404.552.2789


Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Dates:  September 24-26, 2015
Location:  Watsonville Civic Plaza, 275 Main Street, Watsonville, CA
Contact:  888-909-7829, montereybaybirding@gmail.com
URL:  http://montereybaybirding.org/
Description:  The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is home to one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife venues in North America.  September marks the peak of fall migration, with wintering shorebirds arriving en masse.  Warblers and other passerines as well as wintering ducks and other waterfowl are also in abundance. You won't want to miss this opportunity to see more than 250 species in one of the world's greatest environments.  We are honored to have author Jon Young as keynote speaker presenting "What the Robin Knows:  How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World".  Dr. Mike Murray, Director of Veterinary Services at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, will present "A Glimpse Behind the Curtain: Birds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium" and Greg Meyer will discuss the connection between birds of the Monterey Bay and Baja California in his presentation "The Baja Connection".


California Lemon Festival
Date: September 26-27, 2015
Times: Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Address: Girsh Park Goleta, CA
Email address: n/a
Phone: 1-800-646-5382
URL: California Lemon Festival
Description from their web site: "The festival has something for everyone: Listen and dance to live bluegrass, country, folk and pop bands; Sample the world's best lemon meringue pie and other lemon treats; Shop the Arts & Crafts booths; Enter the Pie-eating or Lemon Cooking Contests....It's fun for the whole family."
Vendor Information: Vendors Web link here; Food Vendor Application; Arts/Crafts Application PDF;
For-Profit Display PDF; Non-Profit PDF


Annual Mesopotamian Food Festival
Date: Moved to August in 2015
Time: Saturday, 2pm – 9pm & Sunday, 12pm – 7pm
Address: 3005 6th Street (corner of 6th Street & Lawrence), Ceres CA 95307
Phone: 209-740-3450
Email: basilaboona@yahoo.com
URL: www.stmatthewca.org
Description: St. Matthew Catholic Church celebrates its annual festival. Festival includes variety of Mediterranean Food and pastries, art & cultural exhibits in addition to entertainment and games for children. Admission is free. Important Note: 30% of Net Proceeds will be donated to Displaced Christians of Iraq and Syria,
Vendor information/ contacts: Vendor is free for both days, for more information, please contact one of the festival coordinator 209-740-3450 or 209-485-8951

Taste of Morgan Hill – 26th annual
Date: September 26th & 27th, 2015
Time: Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-6pm
Location: Historic Downtown Morgan Hill (Monterey Rd.)
Email: Info@morganhill.org
Phone: 408-779-9444
URL: Morganhill.org
Description: Family fun, Arts & Crafts, Business vendors, Food, Beer and Wine tent with local wines. Kids zone, car show, quilt show entertainment, and bands/music. There is lots of seating for relaxing and enjoying the day. There will be an evening concert at the downtown amphitheater.
Vendor Contact information: Please go to Morganhill.org for more information on the Tate or email to info@morganhill.org
Attendance 50,000+
We are located south of Silicon Valley/San Jose and an hour north of Monterey.

California Sweet Potato Festival
Date: Moved to October 2-4, 2015
Time: varies
Location: Max Foster Sports Complex, 2600 Walnut Avenue, Livingston California 95334
Email: recreation@livingstoncity.com
Phone: 209-394-8830
URL: www.livingstoncity.com
Description: The City of Livingston and the California Sweet Potato Council will hosts it's Annual Sweet Potato Festival to celebrate the sweet potato harvest.
The event will host a huge carnival, live entertainment, KIDSZONE, food vendors, business booths, and Art Show. There will be a culinary display with lots of sweet potato dish cooking demonstrations. Kids and adults can participate in Dress your Tater contests and Baking contests. The California Sweet Potato council has developed "Grower's Ally" with a farmers market, equipment displays and education information on the Sweet Potato. The Festival mascot Sweet Potato Moe will be there to sign autographs.
A great family event you won't want to miss. Check out the Sweet Potato Festival at www.livingstoncity.com for the schedule of events and more! Discount Carnival Tickets now onsale at City Hall, 1416 C Street, Livingston.

California Beer Festival - Marin
Date: Moved to June 28, 2015
Time: 12:30pm - 5pm
Location: Stafford Lake, Marin, CA
Email: info@californiabeerfestival.com
Phone: (805) 323-5691
URL: http://californiabeerfestival.com/
Description:The California Beer Festival (CBF) is thrilled to add Marin County to the festival schedule in 2012! CBF is proud to educate the public on the Craft Beer movement, celebrate great beer and raise money for local charities! Live music, great local food, and sampling of over 60 craft beers! This is the event of the year for any beer enthusiast! Tickets available online at www.californiabeerfestival.com. Event is 21 years of age or older with Valid ID.
Vendor Contact information: info@californiabeerfestival.com
Attendance: 3,000

Agua Dulce Country Fair
Address: Agua Dulce, CA
Date: Sept 19, 2015
Email: aguadulcecountryfair@gmail.com
URL: http://www.aguadulce-countryfair.com
Description: The Agua Dulce Country Fair is a family-friendly community fundraising event that has been going on in one form or another for 50+ years.  This year it kicks off with a Parade at 4 p.m. followed by the Fair with vendors, food booths, games, beer garden, raffles, band and dancing until midnight.
Parade at 4 p.m., Fair starts at end of Parade through midnight


ClovisFest-Celebrating the REAL California
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Times: 8am-5pm
Address: In Old Town Clovis
Clovis, CA
Email address: tammiv@clovischamber.com
Phone/Fax: (559) 299-7363
URL: http://www.clovischamber.com/
Description from the Event Director: "Each morning starts off at 7 AM with a sky full of hot air balloons. Arts and crafts, All Valley Car Show, BBQ Cook-Off, multi-cultural food, live entertainment, family carnival and more! Drawing over 70,000 attendees, you don't want to miss out on one of the last events of the year!"

Glendi International Food Fair
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Times: Saturday, 11am-9pm and Sunday noon-6pm
Address: St. Seraphim Orthodox Church
90 Mountain View Avenue Santa Rosa, CA
Email address: glendifest@yahoo.com
Phone/Fax: 707.584.9491
URL: http://www.saintseraphim.com/glendi1.html
Description from the Event Director: "Glendi is Greek for party! Enjoy food from Middle Eastern, Eritrean, Russian, Greek, Balkan, Romanian, & American cultures and beer from local microbreweries, plus an impressive selection of wines, sodas. Try our Greek, Eritrean or regular coffee with pastries from our bakery. Dance to live Balkan music on both days.
 Along with great food and ongoing music, door prizes are drawn throughout each day. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens or take a church tour that explains the meaning behind the structure and iconography of an Orthodox Church and highlights the timeless frescoes that adorn the interior.

Glendi is all about fun and family! We have a Children's Area with entertaining activities both days.Glendi is Greek for party! Enjoy food from Middle Eastern, Eritrean, Russian, Greek, Balkan, Romanian, & American cultures and beer from local microbreweries, plus an impressive selection of wines, sodas. Try our Greek, Eritrean or regular coffee with pastries from our bakery. Dance to live Balkan music on both days.
Along with great food and ongoing music, door prizes are drawn throughout each day. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens or take a church tour that explains the meaning behind the structure and iconography of an Orthodox Church and highlights the timeless frescoes that adorn the interior.

Glendi is all about fun and family! We have a Children's Area with entertaining activities both days.”

Hughson Harvest Festival
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Address: Downtown Hughson
Email: hughsonharvestfestival@gmail.com
URL: www.hughsonharvestfestival.com
Description: Chili cook off, farmers market, food booths, commercial booths, arts and crafts booths, non profit booths, an alumni football game, a street dance, a petting zoo, a childrens play area, and live entertainment.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Time: 10am to 6pm
Address: Old Mill Park, 320 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley Ca 94941
Email: gartenlaura@yahoo.com
Phone: 415 381-8090
URL: http://www.mvfaf.org/
Description: The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is a long running and highly competitive juried art festival that attracts 140 artists many local and some from as far as Hawaii and New York. Thousands of art lovers come from all over the Bay Area to this beloved festival to stroll through the Park and discover treasures under the Redwood trees: sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, textiles, woodwork - over 15 media categories that are sure to appeal to all artistic tastes. The Festival represents the finest collection of arts and crafts in the country to view and purchase.
Vendor information: Only local non-profits can apply for 6 slots total for food vendors. Contact the event website for more information.
Fiddletown Fiddlers' Jam
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Address: 14445 Fiddletown Road
Email: flodan@volcano.net
Phone: 209-296-0918
URL: www.fiddletownca.org
Description: Fiddle music, contest, many food and craft vendors
Vendor information: Vendors welcome - contact 209-296-5705

Blazin' Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival
Date: September 19, 2015
Times: Gates open at 12 noon
Address:Hwy 49 at Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa County Fairgrounds
Email address: rudy@blazinhog.com
Phone: (209) 966-0850
Description: It's all about food, fun, and music in the Sierra foothills at the fourth annual Blazin' Hog BBQ competition and Zydeco music festival! BBQ contestants will be competing for $500 in cash prizes, with tasting available to the public. Great music that makes you get up and dance will be provided by many of Central California's greatest Zydeco performers.
For vendor information, contact: vendors@blazinhog.com

Draft Horse Classic
Date: September 24-27, 2015
Times: Performance times varies, check their web site
Address: 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949
Email address: norme@direcway.com
Phone/Fax: 530-273-6217/530-273-1146
URL: http://nevadacountyfair.com/draft-horse-classic/
Description: Draft horses are cool! If you never seen these gentle giants up close, this is a great opportunity. This event is held at one of the state's nicest fair sites, the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.


OC Lebanese Festival
Date: Friday, September 25-27, 2015
Time: Friday: 6pm to 11pm / Saturday: 11am to 11pm / Sunday: 10am to 10pm
Address: (St. John Maron Church) 300 S. Flower Street, Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-940-0009
Email: email@johnmaron.org
URL: www.oclebanesefestival.com (still under construction) or our Active Facebook Page: OC Lebanese Festival https://www.facebook.com/OCLebaneseFestival

Much Ado About Sebastopol - Renaissance Faire
Date: Sept. 26, 2015
Location: Ives Park, Sebastopol
Email: muchado@sebastopolschools.org
Phone: (707) 824-0361
URL: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/

Description: Much Ado is become THE regional Renaissance Faire in Northern California. A quality, family-friendly event in Sebastopol that is entertaining and educational, as well as a long-term fundraiser for local Sebastopol public schools.
Vendor Contact information: Click on "Be a Vendor" on the Much Ado website.
Attendance: 3000


The Bark Festival
Date: No update available
Time: 10am to 6pm
Address: The Village at Squaw (Lake Tahoe)
Email: info@tailsbythelake.com
Phone: 1-877-464-3364
URL: The Bark Festival
Description from their web site: "Over 50 booths with pet related artwork, crafts and food! Events will include a Pet Fashion Show, Dog Lake Jumping Contest & much much more! Whether you live in Reno, Tahoe or the Bay Area, this event will be worth the travels. All proceeds will benefit Tahoe-Truckee Humane Society & Pet Network!"

Sonoma County Book Festival
Date: ends after 14 years :(

Party in the Pasture
Date: postponed for 2014
Time: all day event for 3 days
Location: Shadow Hills RV Resort, 40-655 Jefferson St., Indio, CA 92203
Email: info@shadowhillsrvresort.com
Phone: 760-360-4040
URL: http://www.partyinthepasture.net/

Annual Dive N' Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
Date: September 25-27, 2015
Times: varies
Address: Seaside Lagoon located at 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach, California
Phone: 800-282-0333
Email: customerservice@redondochamber.org
URL: LobsterFestival.com
Description from their site: This all new event, which will appeal to the whole family, will highlight live bands including Too Rude, the Couchois Brothers, Player and the John Brown Band. Kids will delight in their own Childrens Area featuring a Jim Gamble Puppet Show, Pirate Ship Bounce House, Kids Arts & Crafts, Book Readings and the Wyland Mobile Learning Center. Professional Wakeboarding demonstrations and fashion shows spotlighting all the latest BodyGlove and Dive N Surf fashions will also be a part of the weekend festivities.
Participants can purchase delectable food such as fresh Maine lobster meals with roasted red potatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter. Two online lobster packages are available, including the Small Louie a 1.25 pound lobster dinner with roasted red potatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter, an official Lobster Festival T-shirt and admission into the Festival for $30.00 per person and a Large Louie a 2.25 pound lobster with roasted red potatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter, an official lobster festival T-shirt and admission into the Festival for $50.00 per person."

Vallejo Greek Festival
Date: September 25, 2015
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Address: 1224 Alabama St. Vallejo, CA
Email: ras1948@aol.com
Phone: 707.249.2241
URL: http://www.medsoul.com/gig/
Description: Greek food and music
Vendor information: greek items/jewelry

Old Mission San Miguel Annual Fiesta
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: Noon - 4 pm
Location:Old Mission San Miguel
775 Mission Street; San Miguel, CA 93451
Email: parishcenter@missionsanmmiguel.org
Phone: 805-441-1243
URL: www.missionsanmiguel.org
Description: On Sunday, September 15th, Old Mission San Miguel will be celebrating its 216th birthday with their Annual Fiesta, following mass starting at 11:00 am. The proceeds from this celebration help to maintain this Church and Historical Landmark.
Live music by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band will be sure to entertain all, as well as dancers, games for the kids, face painting, raffles and a silent auction.
Tickets for the BBQ, which includes salad, bread, beans, salsa and a choice of beef or chicken are $12.00 for adults or $8.00 for children 12 and under. Desserts, snow cones, pop corn and beverages, including beer and wine, will also be offered for sale.
The festivities will also be joined again this year by seven riders on horseback who are continuing their journey as they visit all 21 California Missions. For more information on this historic ride, please visit www.thecaliforniamissionride.org.
Vendor Contact information: No vendors
Attendance: 500-700 people


Weekend in Greece
Date: September 25-27, 2015
Time: 5-10 pm
Location: 9165 Peets Street Elk Grove, CA
URL: http://www.saintkatherine.org/foodfestival/
Description from their site: "The festival features live, authentic Greek dancing performed by the parishioners and their children. They also feature traditional Greek costumes and Greek music. In addition, there will be cultural displays and guided tours of the Byzantine-style church. Guests get the opportunity to view the beautiful iconography inside the church as well as the history of the Greek and the Greek Orthodox religion".

Oroville Salmon Festival
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Times: 10am to 4pm
Address: Feather River Fish Hatchery, Feather River Nature Center and Riverbend ParkMain Street Oroville, CA
Phone: 800-655-4653
Email: info@orovillechamber.net
URL: Oroville Salmon Festival
Description from their site: "On Saturday, September 25, the stretch of the Feather River between Historic Downtown Oroville and the Feather River Fish Hatchery will burst with fish-flavored activities during the 10th Annual Salmon Festival, a day of fun, food, music and information.
From 10:00 am-4:00 PM, the fish hatchery will celebrate the thousands of spawning salmon that annually make their way from the ocean back to Oroville. Environmental education, music, salmon tasting, tours of the processing plant, and kid's games and activities highlight this free event.
Also that day, Historical Downtown Oroville will come alive with a pancake breakfast, a certified farmer's market, live music, a craft fair, and clowns and rides for the kids. These events take place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. (Vendor Applications are available by clicking here.)
Across from the hatchery at the Feather River Nature Center, guests can enjoy a continuation of the Maidu Salmon Ceremony with live dancing by local Native Americans and free fish-tasting all day.
A free shuttle to transport people between events will be available from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Other events that celebrate salmon are happening, too. On Sept. 25-28, the Maidu Salmon Ceremony will offer Salmon Camp and demonstrations of spear fishing. These events take place at Riverbend Park in Oroville."

San Juan Capistrano Greek Fest
Date: September 25-27, 2015
Time: Saturday 11 am - 11 pm & Sunday 11 am - 9 p
Location: 27129 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano
Email: christinabaglin@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.sjcgreekfest.org/
Description: Festival with great food, Greek dancing, live music, dance lessons, and cultural activities
Vendor Contact information: Christina Baglin email christinabaglin@yahoo.com
Attendance: 3,000

Redwood City Salsa Festival
Date: September 26, 2015
Times: 12pm-8pm
Address: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway and throughout downtown Redwood City
Email address: N/A
Phone: N/A
URL: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest.html
Description: The Redwood City Salsa Festival is HOT! Amateur and professional Salsa chefs will compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Three stages of live music including Latin, Salsa and Family themes, as well as free Salsa lessons, will keep Redwood City dancing all day long. Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. Featuring public Tequila tasting and a professional Tequila panel, eclectic Art Cars, exciting hands-on art projects, beautiful murals, chalk art and more, this family festival also hosts Art on the Square, where artists and artisans exhibiting their inspirational work will transform the streets surrounding Courthouse Square into an outdoor gallery. Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm. It's going to be hot!

Yucaipa Autumn Fest
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Time: September 26: 6:00-10:00 p.m./September 27: 3:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Uptown Yucaipa (on Yucaipa Blvd. from 1st Street to Adams Street)
Email: info@yucaipachamber.org
Phone: (909)790-1841
URL: www.yucaipachamber.org
Description: A hometown celebration including a Show 'n Go Car Cruise, Beer/Wine Garden, Food & Merchandise Vendors, Certified Farmers Market, Kid's Fun Zone and Live Entertainment by the Red Letter Band (classic rock) on Friday. On Saturday there will be Food & Merchandise Vendors, Kid's Fun Zone & Art Activities, Beer/Wine Garden, Family Olympics, Food Eating Contests, Log Sawing Competition, Stein Carry & Hold Contests, Historical Displays, Gem & Mineral Show, Soup It Up Contest, Adult Tricycle Race and Live Entertainment by the San Bernardino Performing Arts Youth Band at 4:30 p.m., Centerfold (an 80's tribute band) at 6:30 p.m. and Against the Grain (High Energy Country Band) at 8:30 p.m.
Vendor Contact information: Download application at www.yucaipachamber.org, email info@yucaipachamber.org. or call (909)790-1841.
Attendance: 15,000

Pacific Coast Fog Fest
Date: September 26-27, 2015
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Address: Palmetto Ave. Pacifica
Email address: fredhoward@pacificcoastfogfest.com
Phone: (650) 355-4122
URL: Pacific Coast Fog Fest
Description from their web site: "The Fog Fest is a two-day arts and crafts fair with over 190 arts and craft booths, live entertainment, plenty of tasty food and drink to please any appetite, including the Fog Cutter, a specialty drink created for Fog Fest."

Date: September 26, 2015
Time: 12-7pm
Address: 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Email: ebc@earlebaum.org
Phone: 707-523-3222
URL: http://www.earlefest.com
Description: EarleFest is Northern California‚s premier Americana music festival! Located on the beautiful grounds of the Earle Baum Center in Santa Rosa, EarleFest features a stellar lineup of national and regional Americana musicians: James McMurtry, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women, The Belleville Outfit, Three at Last, St. Peterbilt and Tone Bent. With two separate stages, the music will be seamless all afternoon. Delicious BBQ and beverages including beer and wine will be available. Dynamite Silent Auction and enter the Raffle for a chance to win an acoustic/electric guitar signed by all the musicians. Bring the family to celebrate Americana and the musical heritage of Earle Baum at the EarleFest 2010! All proceeds benefit the Earle Baum Center for the Visually Impaired

Herlong Fall Festival
Date: no update available
Time: 4 -10 pm, 8 am - 10 pm, 8 am - 10 pm
Location: Herlong Baseball Field Herlong, CA
Email: herlong.vol.fire.dept@gmail.com
Phone: (530) 604-7677
Description: The Herlong Vol. Fire Dept. is holding their first annual Fall Festival with numerous vendors from Candles, blankets, hats, Scentsy, Miche, I Am Woman Handbags and Many More. This event will also Be Hosting a Car and Bike show as well as a county wide Fire Department Auto Extrication Demonstration. Live music, radio stations, and a Free Children's carnival will also play a huge part in this event. Last but not least we will have a night show and Performance by " The Burning Ninja." Don't Miss out on all of the Action. *** If you or someone you know would like to be a vendor please contact us no later than Sept. 14th 2012.
Vendor Contact information: Tosha Lee P O Box 911 Herlong, CA. 96113

Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
Date: September 27, 2015
Time: 10am- 6pm
Location: Abbot Kinney Boulevard (between Main Street and Venice Boulevard), Venice, CA
Email: nancy@abbotkinney.org
Phone: 310-570-7059
URL: www.abbotkinney.org
Description:The purpose of the Abbot Kinney Festival is to promote the vibrant creativity that makes the beachside community of Venice, California so unique. The event is organized and produced by the Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1984, whose primary goal is to raise funds to reinvest back into the community to support youth and families.In addition to giving back to the community, the festival is best known for its unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. Activities and areas are designed to complement the eclectic, cutting-edge mix of over 100 boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bookstores, design firms, coffee shops, clubs, salons, and much more along the famed bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd., which stretches one mile from Venice Blvd. to Main St.
Vendor Contact information: info@abbotkinney.org
Attendance: up to 150,000 people in one day!

Kelseyville Pear Festival
Date: September 26, 2015
Times: 9:30am to 4pm
Address: Main Street Kelseyville, CA
Phone: (707) 279 9022
Email: contact@pearfestival.com
URL: Kelseyville Pear Festival
Description from their site: "The Kelseyville Pear Festival celebrates 21 years on Sat., Sept. 28, 2013. This is a family-focused event to showcase the greater Kelseyville area's agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen and community services. This is a fun filled day that starts off with a home town parade. Festivities include three stages with musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse demonstrations; antique car, engine and tractor shows; quilt shows; art shows and an entire pavilion devoted to all things 'pear.' Food vendors offer an array of scrumptious selections. Wine and beer tasting along with pear margaritas round out the choices. Pear pies and desserts always sell out."

Adams Avenue Street Fair
Date: September 26-27, 2015
Time: Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, and Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Address: Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, (San Diego, CA 92116)
Phone: (619) 282-7329
Email: info@adamsavenuebusiness.com
URL: www.adamsavenuestreetfair.org
Description from their press release: " The 34th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California’s largest FREE two-day music festival, will take place on Saturday, September 26, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, on Adams Avenue, located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego. The Adams Avenue Street Fair offers extraordinary entertainment for all-ages.
The 2015 Adams Avenue Street Fair headliners include former Stray Cat bassist Lee Rocker, blues guitarist Kid Ramos & the 44’s, alternative country band HoneyHoney, reggae band the Wailing Souls, San Diego’s beloved Rugburns, and Stranger. Also performing are; Steve Poltz, The Creepy Creeps, Gregory Page, Wild Wild Wets, The Downs Family, Low Volts, Sara Petite & the Sugar Daddy’s,  Billy Watson & The Submariners, Bass Clef Experiment, Blue Largo, The Bayou Brothers, Backwater Blues Band, Jeff Berkley, Travis Larson Band, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Roni Lee, and The Routine.  More than 110 artists will be performing on eight stages on Adams Avenue, Adams Avenue Park, Lestat’s coffee house, and Java Joe’s. For the complete 2015 artist line-up, band bio’s, schedule, map, and more event information, visit us on the web; www.adamsavenuestfair.com
Vendor information/ contacts:
information, please call (619) 282-7329, or visit us on the web at: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Tour de Cure
Location:Aliso Viejo
URL: www.diabetes.org/tourdecure
Description:cycling/health event

Annual Pacific Islander Festival
Date: September 26-27, 2015
Address: Ski Beach, Mission Bay, San Diego
URL: http://www.pifasandiego.com

Date: cancelled
URL: www.bluesforthezoo.com

Atwater Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival
Date: Moved to October
Time: Sat, 9am - 5pm; Sun, 9am - 3pm
Address: Ralston Park, between Grove and Fir
Email: chamber@atwaterchamberofcommerce.org
Phone: 209-358-4251
URL: www.atwaterchamberofcommerce.org
Description: The 34th Annual Fall Festival is a weekend of fun for the whole family. With craft, resale, business, and food vendors there is a lot to see! We also have an area for kids with fun activities and a bounce house!
Vendor information: $125, 12x12 booth

Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival
Time: varies: see website for schedule of events
Address: at the Elsinore Diamond Baseball Stadium
500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Email: event organizer
Phone: 951-656-0862
URL: Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival
Description from their web site: "Country Music, beer, and good times!"

Date: Moved to October!
Times: 9am to 6pm
Address: The Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark, Kelseyville, CA
Phone: 805-701-7248
URL: http://www.okto-beerfest.com/
Description from their site: "he Newbury Park Rotary club is holding their 23rd annual Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27 at Underwood Family Farms. Oktoberfest features live German music and dancers, wine and beer

tasting with California wines and German brews available, Bavarian costumes and stein-holding contests. Craft vendors, a petting zoo, pumpkin and vegetable picking, corn slingshot, pig races, and free hayrides are also on tap. German food will be available as well as a full food court with variety of tastes. Cost: $10 for adults, kids under two free. Free parking. Tickets can be purchased online at a discount at www.okto-beerfest.com."




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