LABOR DAY GETAWAYS
Americans will hit the road for Labor Day in numbers not seen in five years, according to AAA's forecast.
Are you itching to join them?
Here are three easy getaways for Bay Area and Northern California residents that feature free admission: Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off: The nation's biggest rib cook-off runs for six days, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, in Sparks, Nev. Admission is free; you pay for ribs. www.nuggetribcookoff.com. Gold Rush Days: Old Sacramento revisits history with a tent city, gold panning, Pony Express relays, melodramas, games, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Admission is free. http://sacramentogoldrushdays.com. Paul Bunyan Days: Old-fashioned fun (logging show, horseshoes, fish fry) reigns at
this Fort Bragg festival. Most of the family events are Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Free. http://paulbunyandays.com.
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