The San Mateo Harvest Festival will add a little warmth to those cold November days as it brings a trove of treasures and treats to the San Mateo County Event Center, November 12-14. The Harvest Festival is the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast and features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing over 24,000 handmade arts and crafts.
The Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Shows® began 38 years ago, and loyal attendees continue to flock to this fall festival for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Shoppers can enjoy live crafting demonstrations as well as get many of their purchases personalized. Guests are treated to a rare opportunity to shop from among thousands of unique, handmade items, including jewelry, photographs, sculptures, pottery, accessories, clothing, specialty foods, home décor and more. To ensure that there is a diversity of products at the shows, each vendor must go through a jury process to be chosen as a participating artist, guaranteeing a mix of high quality products.
“The Harvest Festivals began in San Francisco during the sixties as a place for local craftspeople and artists to congregate and sell their handmade products,” said show manager Nancy Glenn. “Today, we continue the tradition of celebrating the American entrepreneurial spirit and providing a forum for creative expression.”
This year, the show has rolled out new promotions and prizes to add to the enjoyment of the festival. People can go online to register to win a grab bag prize that will be raffled off at the show, or once there, they can enter to win an exciting grand prize of an original piece of art by Bonnie Rochester.
Once again, the San Mateo Harvest Festival has selected the Peninsula Youth Ballet as the official charity of the show. The Peninsula Youth Ballet (PYB) will receive half of the proceeds from shopping bag sales and all of the donations from the parcel and bag check. The PYB will also perform a sneak peek of their acclaimed rendition of the classic “Nutcracker”.
The entertainment begins when you walk in and continues throughout the day. Also on hand to entertain patrons will be comedic juggling duo Scotty and Trink. The pair has appeared in venues across the United States and their shows include everything from juggling knives to tossing flaming torches while balancing on their unicycles. Crowd favorites Tom Rigney and Flambeau will round out the musical entertainment, performing their fiery Cajun and Zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads.
Don’t miss the chance to experience a fun-filled weekend, all while supporting local arts at the San Mateo Harvest Festival.
What: The San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show®
When: November 12-14, 2010 San Mateo County Event Center, (1346 Saratoga Ave, San Mateo CA)
Hours: Friday: 10 am – 6pm, Saturday: 10 am – 6pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5pm
Tickets: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youth (13-17): $4, Kids 12 and Under: Free
Info: For tickets and additional information, please call 415-447-3205 or visit www.harvestfestival.com
Press: Contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700 or email [email protected]
Official Website: http://www.harvestfestival.com
Added by hyunx88 on April 20, 2010