63rd Annual Pinedorado Festival: Cambria set to strut its stuff


The 63rd annual Pinedorado celebration over Labor Day weekend, put on each year by the Lions Club of Cambria as a fundraiser, kicks into high gear Saturday when the Pinedorado Parade sets off from the start line on Main Street at Bridge Street in East Village at 9:30 a.m.

The 2011 theme is “Cambria Is Music to Our Ears; Pinedorado Presents a Musical Weekend.” The parade marshal is Red Holloway, an internationally known jazz musician, Cambria resident and Lions Club member.

Parade participants will strut, ride, wiggle, drive, march and walk about 1.3 miles to the far end of West Village.

After the parade, the Pinedorado focus shifts to the Pinedorado Grounds. Barbecued chicken and top-sirloin meals, corn on the cob, pie, burgers, hot dogs and other food, along with beer and local wine, will be available.

Fun and games include the coin toss, fishing, the big spin, the putting green, basketball, tic-tac-toe ball toss, cork rifle, darts, wheel of fortune, glass toss and hi-lo.

Pinedorado highlights

Pinedorado Parade: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, on Main Street from Bridge Street to Kent Street. Roads into the downtown area close at 9 a.m. Parking lots are on Main Street at Santa Rosa Creek Road, on Highway 1 just south of Cambria Drive, and on Rodeo Grounds Road off Burton Drive.

Pinedorado Grounds games, food booths: Opens at 10 a.m. all three days, closes at 6 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday. West of Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.

Pinedorado Car Show: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, corner of Main Street and Cambria Drive.

Public Safety Fair: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Veterans Memorial Building