Showcasing a colossal collection of handmade creations, the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, comes to the Ventura County Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday October 5-7 with more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors nationwide. As an “all you can eat” gourmet buffet for the senses, the artful celebration boasts live entertainment, strolling performers, a Kidzone with pumpkin patch, demonstrations, contests, and more.
This marks the 46th season for the Harvest Festival, a treasured fall tradition 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, and blown glass, among others. Patrons know with confidence that each of the works is made by hand and selected only after meeting criteria for excellence. Many of the artists can personalize items for that extra special holiday gift.
“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 passions spark excitement and new trends.”
The Festival collaborates with local non-profits to give back to the community. Patrons who bring non-perishables for donation to Food Share receive $2 off admission. Last year, close to 2,000 pounds were collected to help feed locals in need.
The Ventura Boys & Girls Club hosts the parcel check, while Kidstream and Macaroni Kid serve up fun in the Kidzone. The Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust will present a nature interactive in conjunction with the pumpkin patch, sponsored by Green Thumb Nursery.
Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 5-7. For more information
harvestfestival.com or call 925-392-7300.
Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura
- $9 for General admission tickets
- $7 for Seniors (62+) and military
- $4 for Youths ages 13-17. Kids 12 and under are free.
Donate cans to Food Share for $2 off tickets. Tickets are good for the entire weekend.