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Change is in the air. Embrace the new season with cozy decorating ideas, delightful seasonal recipes, and cool-weather getaways.

13 Fall Festivals on the Coast

Who says cotton candy, clambakes, and Ferris wheels don't mix? Find these and more at the following seasonal seaside celebrations.

Pismo Beach Clam Festival
Photo: Courtesy of Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce

Pismo Beach Clam Festival

Pismo Beach, California, October 18-20, 2013

Celebrate with the one time "Clam Capital of the World" as it celebrates its annual festival. A parade on Saturday morning kicks off the festivities, which include a Chowder Cook-Off with festival goers as the judges, vendors of all kinds, live musical entertainment, a beer & wine garden, and the weekend's highlight: the annual Kids Clam Dig. One hundred numbered clams are buried, and each one discovered carries a prize. The lucky kid who digs up clam 100 wins $100 and bragging rights for the next year. Don't plan to bring your other diggers, as pets aren't allowed.

2-Day Wine & Chowder Passes are $30 and 3-Day VIP passes (wine, chowder, & clambake) are $50; 800/443-7778 or pismochamber.com.

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