Make shopping personal this year. The Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show comes to the Ventura County Fairgrounds October 6-8 featuring over 24,000 handmade original creations.
There will be close to three hundred artisans joining in the 28th annual Ventura showcase that will combine shopping and entertainment for limitless fun with live entertainment, contests, strolling performers, demonstrations, and a Kidzone with a pumpkin patch.
Treasures will range from stunning jewelry, ceramics, and blown glass, to hand-turned wood, leather goods, clothing, specialty foods, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments and more. While crafting demonstrations inspire DIYers, many artists can also personalize items for the perfect gift. As the largest and most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast, the Harvest Festival features artists and crafters who push the boundaries of creativity to spark excitement and new trends.
The outdoor stage comes alive with performances from Southern California’s favorite party band, HyJinx, and comedy entertainer John Park, featuring his funny waiter antics with audience participation.
The celebration gives back to the community by partnering with Food Share and the Boys & Girls Club of greater Ventura. Patrons who bring canned goods for donation receive $2 off general admission.
Harvest Festival 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. Information is available at www.harvestfestival.com or by calling 925/ 392-7300.