A new“shoppertunity” for one-of-a-kind fun is coming to Orange County. The Harvest Festival Original Art& Craft Show premieres at the OC Fair & Event Center September20-22 with mega-multitudes of American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kid zone, specialty foods, prizes, demonstrations, and more.
As the west coast’s largest and most prestigious indoor arts and crafts show, the 47-year tradition serves up a festive celebration best shared with friends and family.
To ensure quality and diversity, only the nation’s top trend-setters qualify to showcase their passions in this juried event. More than 300 artists and crafters from throughout the nation gather to reveal 24,000 American handmade originals -- everything from jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, and woodcarvings, to photography, Halloween accessories, clothing, eclectic keepsakes, fall décor, ornaments, furniture, and more. Many of the artists will personalize items for gift giving. Festival foodies can sample oodles of tasty homemade sauces, spices, nuts, oils, candies, and baked goods.
Patrons who bring canned goods for donation to Food Finders receive $2 off admission. Kids 12 and under are free, making a family outing super affordable. “We’re thrilled to bring our showcase to Costa Mesa for the first time,” says Nancy Glenn, owner of the Harvest Festival. “With so much to see and do, admission is good for the entire weekend, so patrons can keep coming back for more.” Live entertainment adds to the festivities with juggler Jeremiah Johnston and the Hyjinx Band, joined by strolling performers Billy Banjo, Washboard Willy, andWC Willy Stilt Cowboy.
The Festival collaborates with local non-profits to pay it forward. Anyone who brings non-perishables for donation to Food Finders receives $2 off admission. Knots of Love hosts the parcel check, andOCMom Blog presents the Kid zone. KTLA-TV and the Orange County Register are official sponsors. The annual Grand Prize Giveaway is a $200 Amazon gift card(register to win on site at the event). General admission tickets are $9, Seniors (62+) and military are $7, Youths ages 13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are FREE. Hours are Friday10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Knots of Love will host the bag parcel check. We will also be available to hand out free beanies to cancer patients and garner more awareness for our wonderful charity.*OC Fair & Event Center (88Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626)
For more information, please visit www.harvestfestival.com or call 925.392.7300
Online Entries are now being accepted!
Submissions are FREE to Knots of Love
Enter as many times as you like. ANYONE can enter! (You don't have to live in CA)
Deadlines Dates for the 2018 Competitions & Contests:
Entry deadline: June 1
Entry delivery day - June 23rdClick here to Enter: OC Fair & Event Center On-line Entries
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Begin by locating HA&C-480 under Home Arts and Crafts.
2. Review the Competition and OC Fair Guidelines to make sure your entry qualifies.
3. Complete the online entry form.
4. Bring your creation to the fair on Entry Delivery Day, June 23rd.
Knots of Love Home Arts and Crafts
Important....please be sure your entries are designated to the appropriate category. Follow all the guidelines criteria or your entry will not be judged.
All entries will be sent to Cancer Centers at the conclusion of the Fair.
Phone: During office hours at (714) 708-1553