Plant fair and sale: Showcasing the plants of Nature's Gallery Court. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, Davis. (530) 754-4134.
Cornflower Farms Open Day. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Cornflower Farms, 9811 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove. (916) 689-1015.
Loomis Peddler's Faire. Includes antiques, jewelry, art, collectibles and more. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 3793 Taylor Road, Loomis. Free. (916) 652-8800.
Auburn Fall Home Show with garden displays, tomato fest, local farmers markets, Home Depot workshops, and more. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. today-Sunday. Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. $7. (530) 887-3616.
Silent auction of plants at the Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. (916) 729-3475.
Sierra Foothills Rose Society's 50th annual rose show. Noon- 5 p.m. Public may enter roses for judging, 6:30-10 a.m. Bushnell Gardens, 5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay. Free. (916) 316-5873.
Ruth Bancroft Garden Fall Festival. Play carnival games, participate in fall crafts, visit learning stations, and more. Noon- 4 p.m. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. Free admission, $1 activities. (925) 944-9352.
Jensen garden workday with fall plant sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. (916) 485-5322, ext. 23.
Sylvan Ranch Community Garden Harvest Dinner Fundraiser, with spaghetti and garden salad dinner. 5-7:30 p.m. Citrus Heights Community Clubhouse, 6921 Sylvan Road, Citrus Heights. (916) 281-8056.
Digging Dog Nursery's Garden Tour and Consultation with horticulturist Deborah Whigham. 2-4:30 p.m. Free. (707) 937-1130.
Keema's Pumpkin Farm. Activities include corn maze, hay pyramid, hay rides, and more. 11 a.m. 6532 Point Pleasant Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 684-2334.
Classes and workshops
Learn new techniques and procedures for the control of yellow star thistle with master gardener Steve Savage. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.
Ornamental trees and shrubs pruning workshop. Discover the reasons to prune trees and shrubs, learn the best seasons for pruning, and explore proper techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Nevada County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden, NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-0919.
Orchid Workshop at Exotic Plants hosted by owner Kifumi Keppler. Learn some simple secrets about growing and reblooming orchids. Noon-1:30 p.m. 1833 Howe Ave., Suite 165, Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769.
"Plant Propagation, How to Make New Cuttings" will be presented by Myrtle Findley from the Colfax Garden Club at the Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. (916) 635-6724.
Holiday craft fairs
"My Favorite Things," arts and crafts fair with hundreds of handmade items. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Ave., Carmichael. (916) 488-3550.
FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE
Where: Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today
The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society hosts this sale of perennials and other native plants at its Elderberry Farms Nursery, at Soil Born Farms, American River Ranch. Get free advice on choosing the best natives for your backyard.
CORNFLOWER FARMS OPEN DAY
Where: Cornflower Farms, 9811 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Details: www.cornflowerfarms.com, (916) 689-1015
Rarely open to the public, this farm grows more than 500 varieties of native plants for commercial nurseries and habitat restoration.
KIDS GROWING STRONG
Where: North Natomas Library, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Details: www.kidsgrowingstrong.org, (916) 316-5873
This daylong free seminar is designed to train "garden leaders" in the community who can help inspire children and the whole family to eat (and grow) local vegetables and fruit.
FALL FESTIVAL AND ART, PLANT, CRAFT SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. next Saturday and Oct. 7
Learn about dozens of local clubs while shopping for unusual garden-related items and hand-made arts and crafts.
SLOW FOOD SACRAMENTO GARDEN TOUR BY BIKE
Where: Start at Curtis Park When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. next Saturday
This edible-garden tour features seven homes in Curtis Park and Land Park all within easy biking distance. Debbie Arrington
AUBURN FALL HOME SHOW
Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday
Admission: $7; children, ages 5-12, $1; children under 5 are admitted free
Details: www.auburnhomeshows.com, (530) 887-3616
This large show features more than 1,000 exhibitors with an emphasis on fall gardening and home projects. The show's Tomato Fest puts local chefs to the test.
LOOMIS PEDDLER'S FAIRE
Where: Horse & Buggy, 3793 Taylor Road, Loomis
When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Details: (916) 652-8800
About 50 vendors will offer antiques, jewelry, art, collectibles and more.