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16th Annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College Oct. 6

The classic rock riffs of Santana, Styx, Heart, and Fleetwood Mac will echo through the olive orchards at the 16th annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College.

The festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Oct. 6 on the college grounds, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Cañada is conveniently located off Highway 280 at the Farm Hill Blvd. exit. Parking and admission are free but a $5 donation is requested to help fund student scholarships at the school. Approximately $10,000 is raised annually through the festival to help community college students attend school.

This year’s festival entertainment includes Radar Love, a ‘70s and ‘80s cover band, and Chameleon, a Santana tribute band. A full list of entertainment can be found at www.olivefest.org.

The campus, which is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, is situated in a beautiful setting amongst hundreds of olive trees. The festival features Northern California olive growers offering samples of unique olive-related food products including cured olives, olive oil, flavored oils, and vinegars. Festival goers can also browse a variety of arts and crafts, enjoy wine and craft beer, and purchase food from local restaurants.

The festival also includes a free children’s area with face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, a marionette show and more.

For more information, go to www.olivefest.org.

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