Pick a Festival in a season ripe with good times
Asia Pacific Rim Festival: Includes samples of Asian cuisine, arts and crafts, fashion shows, martial arts demonstrations, music and Asian beers from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free; food and drink charges separate. Call 552-1896 or go to www.spiffs.org.
Sacred Heart Fall Festival: Annual community event featuring carnival rides, midway, bands, food, flea market and more at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 7981 46th Way, Pinellas Park. Wednesday and Thursday armbands for unlimited rides are $20, or $5 off with coupon on school Web site. The festival is from 6-11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. next Sunday. Free admission. Call 541-4447 or see www.sacredheartcatholic.org.
Necronomicon: 27th annual science fiction, fantasy and horror convention features authors Frederik Pohl, Julie E. Czerneda and Rick Wilber at the Hilton St. Petersburg, 333 First St. S. Ends today. $20. Call 894-5000 or go online to www.stonehill.org/necro.htm.
Circus McGurkis: Peace festival/people's fair sponsored by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) returns in its traditional form with art, crafts, musicians, dancers, storytellers, community action groups, kids' activities and food from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lake Vista Park, 1401 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free admission. Call 768-3890 or check www.circusmcgurkis.org.
Autumn Harvest: Pumpkins, fruits and vegetables, hayrides, tree climbing, bobbing for apples, sack races and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Boyd Hill, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Pumpkin carving contest has a $5 entry and $25 winner. Free. Call 893-7326.