The Pleasanton Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds, September 14-16, ready to celebrate its 40th Anniversary Tour in style with new vendors, exciting entertainment and important community service efforts.
“Forty years ago, we never imagined how much this event would grow,” said Nancy Glenn, Harvest Festival Show Manager. “We started as a small community marketplace in San Francisco where artists could congregate to create and sell their products. Now, we hold eight shows in California, one show in Arizona and one show in Nevada. We’re so proud to have such a wonderful group of talented craftspeople and loyal attendees year after year.”
The Harvest Festivals boast over 24,000 handmade arts and crafts, including jewelry, woodturnings, art and photography, specialty foods, clothing, décor and more. Attendees come to shop the handcrafted wares but stay for the unique entertainment acts, live music, prize drawings, artist demonstrations, and delicious foods.
Cash Tribute Band featuring James Garner will headline this year’s outdoor stage with musical hits of the legendary 'Man in Black'—Johnny Cash. With strong conviction and stunning accuracy, the band will perform Cash's songs, combining their sets with historical accounts and personal anecdotes.
Also appearing at the main stage is comedian and entertainer John Park. Watch his comedy waiter act with a spectacular plate spinning finish at “The Funny Waiter Show”. Using original and unique comedy routines involving food, drink, music, and more, Park has been known to bring the crowd to laughter and, quite possibly, tears.
For the 4th year, the Pleasanton Harvest Festival is proud to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank by offering $2 off admission to anyone who brings a monetary donation or non-perishable food items to the show. The Alameda County Community Food Bank serves 1 in 6 residents living throughout Alameda County, including the Tri-Valley.
The event is also partnering with the Oakley Raiders as the official show charity and will offer the youth sports organization half of the proceeds from every shopping bag sold. The Oakley Raiders will also host the interactive KidZone, which is an area set aside for children to participate in hands-on arts and crafts.
All artisans featured at the Harvest Festivals are vetted by the Harvest Festival management team to ensure products are all handmade and made in the United States. The juried process also ensures a rich mix and diversity of merchandise
Don’t miss the chance to start the fall off with a bang and shop thousands of unique and affordable gifts at the Pleasanton Harvest Festival®.
Official Website: http://www.harvestfestival.com
Added by lstigge on June 18, 2012