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BargainView – Step into Festival Fall

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By Monica Barber
Step into Festival Fall
It is the time of year when the colors of the day begin to change, school is back in session and the city seems a bit quieter than the bustle of the summer months. The season of fall brings the excitement of change and with that comes festivals and events that are filled with people to meet and things to explore. Enjoying the festive season shouldn’t throw a wrench into your savings so here’s a few bargains to keep you in the loop.

Start the month of with your favorite boogie shoes on! Motown Boogie: Break Dance Battle throws down on September 1st. Put on your favorite kicks and step off at this all ages event. Peer Recovery Project presents this Break Dance competition hosted by Ivan “Urban Action Figure” at the McHenry Event Center form 4pm to 9pm. The event features a Low Rider car show, kids workshops, DJs, live entertainment and more. Admission: $5 Donation. 945 McHenry Ave. Info:

One of the Modesto area’s favorite extravagant treats, the 33rd annual Edible Extravaganza, returns on September 12th! The Central Valley’s most talked about and highly anticipated events, this charity based event presents some of the Valley’s finest beverages and cuisine paired with live entertainment for the deal of a lifetime. For the price of a full night on the town, you celebrate community, enjoy a delectable treat and help to raise funds for the Center for Human Services that serves youth and families in Stanislaus County. Reward yourself and quickly grab your tickets! $50.00 GA, $55.00/door. $100 VIP. Info: or call (209) 526-1476.

Modesto presents the annual city-wide Architecture & Design Week (MADWEEK), September 21st to 28th with a full schedule of events and films celebrating Architecture and Design. The festival enters it’s second decade celebrating Architecture and Design this year and sets out to inspire with a exhibits, workshops, films, trainings, activities, speakers, studio visits, tours, special events and more. For more info about this free weeklong award-winning Festival can be found at<>

Many of the festive parts of life are enjoyed in the home. A great way to prepare for those celebrations is to do some home improvements. The Modesto Fall Home Improvement Show provides the perfect opportunity for homeowners and hobbyists to gather ideas, attend demos, meet vendors and get advice on improving or transforming their homes and landscapes into the ideal spaces. The events returns to the Centre Plaza September 27th-29th from 10am-5pm. This is a unique chance to pick up some tricks of the trade that will rejuvenate your home. Tickets: $5 GA. Seniors: $3 Vets: $2. Info:
Festive looks wonderful on you, Modesto! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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