Showcasing a colossal collection of handmade creations, the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, comes to three key southland locations this fall with more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors nationwide. As an all you can eat buffet for the senses, the artful celebration boasts live entertainment, strolling performers, a Kidzone, demonstrations, contests, and more.
This marks the 46th season for the Harvest Festival, a treasured event recognized as the largest and most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast. Multi-talented artists & crafters will showcase their originals of stunning jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, oils, hand-turned wood, ceramics, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments, blown glass, and much more. Patrons know with confidence that each of the works is made by hand and selected only after meeting criteria for excellence. Adding to the memories, many of the artists can personalize items for that special touch.
“We’ve been working for decades to create the quintessential shopping encounter that engages our patrons on every level,” says Nancy Glenn, owner of the Harvest Festival. “It’s all about sharing in an immersive experience you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you’re a DIY devotee or an avid art collector, our presentation brings together emerging artists whose passion sparks excitement and new trends.”
Beyond the hundreds of artists and entertainment, each showcase collaborates with local non-profits to fundraise in support of community programs. General admission tickets are $9, while seniors (62+) and military are $7, youths ages 13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend and return visits. Entrance for groups of 10 or more is $5 with advance sign up. Information and advance tickets are available at www.harvestfestival.com or call 925/ 392-7300.
Ventura County Fairgrounds: October 5-7 (Hours: Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm)
10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
Del Mar Fairgrounds: October 12-14 (Hours: Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm)
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Pomona Fairplex: November 30-December 2 (Hours: Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm)
Fairplex Expo 4; 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768