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The Week Ahead: Fall festivals tempt early shoppers


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. 21-22

Admission: $9; seniors (age 62 and up) $7; youth (age 13-17) $4; children 12 and under admitted free.

Details: harvestfestival.com

Find more than 24,000 handmade American arts and crafts from hundreds of vendors during this huge show. All-day entertainment and Kidzone keep the whole family happy.

Fall Color in the Rose Garden

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 448-0811, oldcitycemetery.com

During this guided tour, discover the autumn beauty in the cemetery’s famous rose garden, including many unusual rose hips as well as fragrant blooms.

22nd 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. 21-22

Admission: $8; seniors $5; children age 12 and under admitted free.

Details: mandarinfestival.com

Indulge in all things mandarin, as in that delightful, locally grown citrus fruit. Find hundreds of mandarin-infused products plus lots of fresh fruit and citrus-spiked food.

Debbie Arrington