24th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival
Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn,
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19
Admission: $8; seniors, $5; youths under age 12 admitted free; parking, $6
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Find all things mandarin orange at this huge celebration of local citrus. About 20 growers will sell fresh fruit. More than 200 vendors offer a mind-boggling assortment of mandarin-infused items from chocolate-dipped orange slices to citrus-scented lotions. Enjoy contests, music and family fun, too.
Tour: Fall Color in the Rose Garden
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 (rain cancels)
Details: 916-715-7294, www.historicoldcitycemetery.org
Rose expert Anita Clevenger will lead this tour of the cemetery’s famous rose garden in its autumn splendor.
Sacramento Harvest Festival
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19
Admission: $9; military and seniors (age 62 and up), $7; youth (ages 13-17), $4; children age 12 and younger admitted free.
Billed as the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast, this gigantic pre-holiday marketplace features more than 24,000 unique and handmade items.
40th annual River City Quilt Show
Where: Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19
Admission: $10; children age 12 and younger admitted free
Presented by the River City Quilters’ Guild, this large show features hundreds of quilts. Featured artist will be Carol Smith, a charter member of this guild. Also, find a trove of fabric and supplies.