The biggest event of the year for Ceres is this weekend and it looks like a mixed bag as far as the weather is concerned.
The Ceres Street Faire has long adopted as a "rain or shine" venue but as of press deadline the weather forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures reaching 75 degrees on Saturday and a 60 percent possibility of showers on Sunday afternoon with cooler temperatures.
The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a Ceres Street Faire parade themed, "Ceres - the Goddess of Agriculture." Longtime Ceres rancher Sid Long of the Superior Fruit Ranch will serve as the grand marshal.
The parade start at 10 a.m. from Moffet Road and Acorn Lane and run south to Whitmore Avenue, turn west and head toward downtown Ceres where the Street Faire is held. The judge's stand and VIP seating area will be on the north side of Whitmore near the Richland Shopping Center.
Saturday is also the day for the Street Faire Car Show on Fourth Street between Magnolia and North streets. Entry into the car show costs $25 for pre-registration or $35 at the event. The show is open to all makes and models of vehicles and 10 show awards will be given.
Also starting at 10 a.m. Saturday the Faire will include arts and crafts booths, commercial booths, food booths operated by non-profit Ceres groups, live local entertainment and fun things for kids to do in the park.
Festivities end at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The fun continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This edition of the Courier includes a special Ceres Street Faire Guide insert.