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The Lovely Lemons of Goleta

The tartest of to-dos is a sweet September staple.

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    The tartest of to-dos is a sweet September staple. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Culinary Experience)

    SEPT. 24 AND 25: It's the 25th annual California Lemon Festival, and while a pie eating contest and Lemon Run are part of the party, there are several carnival-sweet happenings as well. There shall be vendors, and crafts to peruse, and a car show, and just the sorts of small-town-y sights that help bridge the summer-to-fall road. This will be on the first weekend of fall, in fact, a time of year that signifies a host of eat-centered soirees around the Santa Barbara area. Ready to rev that up while savoring your favorite citrus? Start here.