Fairfield is famous for housing the Jelly Belly factory, and less so for being home to the corporate office of veteran Bay Area chocolate maker Guittard. But both will be certain highlights of the city's eighth annual Candy Festival and Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Fairfield's Texas Street will be kitted out for a perfect kid's day out: Besides sugar, there will be balloon art, face painting, and an odd assortment of music and talent, including Lana Anderson and the Beedazzle Dogs, a canine magic revue. But what makes the 45 minute drive from San Francisco really worth it that day for those on the sweet beat is the free shuttle service that will operate every half hour between the Jelly Belly parking lot and the festival, so you can go there first and get a bag of their wonderful irregulars, better known as Belly Flops. -- Tamara Palmer