California Capital Book Festival

Admission: Free

The California Book Festival is a new festival this year, featuring authors, presentations, poets, comics, and of coarse, books.

The festival was held at the Sacramento Convention Center, which seemed a bit more cavernous do to the lack of crowd.

There seems to be a stage coach in the building.

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Sacramento Women’s Expo

Admission: $10

The Sacramento Women’s Expo is, rather obviously, an expo desinged towards womens interests, including shopping, beauty and fashion.

Along with the health and beauty booths, there were also a couple of psychics.

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Sacramento Horror Film Festival

The Sacramento Horror Film Festival, now in it’s 8th year, features both short and feature length films, as well as smattering of presentations, panels and performances.

There was a decent amount of vendors, but there were pretty cramped in the small space at the front.

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Angel Island

Angel Island, at various times a military installation, the West Coast Immigration Station, and a Quarantine Station currently lives its life as a State Park. Hiking, camping and history are currently its main attractions.

As it is an island, getting there by ferry is the only option. It was running somewhat late on the day I visited.

Map of the island.

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Farm to Fork Festival


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Origins of Sacramento Food & Cultural Tour


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Fairfield Budweiser Factory Tour


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Oakland Museum of California


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San Francisco Maritime NHP


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San Francisco Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival


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