I mentioned this event in my Weekend Family Fun round-up, but wanted to give it another “shout out.” If you are ready to start shopping for the holidays and are looking for some unique gifts, the Sacramento Harvest Festival is the place to be this weekend. It is a family friendly event, so bring the entire family. Check out more about the event below.
“The Sacramento Harvest Festival returns to Cal Expo, November 16-18, to offer Sacramento area residents the best Holiday shopping, showcasing hundreds of vendors, exciting entertainment, unique food inspiration for Thanksgiving, and much more.
The Harvest Festivals are the largest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast, boasting over 24,000 unique handmade gifts that are all made in America. Guests can browse jewelry, clothing, fine art and photography, pottery, toys, home décor and more, all while mingling with the artists that create each piece.
Throughout the weekend there is high-energy live entertainment, including the Bad Catz and Cash Tribute, a Johnny Cash tribute band. There will also be the usual strolling entertainers such as Washboard Willy, Mama Claus and Eddie the Elf and WC Willy dressed as an elf and hovering high above the festival on his stilts.
The official charity of the Sacramento Harvest Festival® are the AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer network that helps local communities by aiding educational programs, running local food drives, assisting after natural disasters, and much more. The AT&T Pioneers will receive half of the proceeds from shopping bag sales, as well as all the proceeds from the bag and parcel check and the gift wrapping station.
Elk Grove Food Bank Services will also be on site at the front of the entrance and will give a $2 off discount admission to anyone who brings a non-perishable food donation to the event.
Nature of Art for Kids, a company offering non toxic and eco friendly art supplies, will be hosting the interactive KidZone and will have hands on art activities for children. Plus, there will be a special Child ID stations where parents can go to register their child’s information.
Don’t miss the chance to find that perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift at the Sacramento Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show.”
What: The Sacramento Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show
When: November 16-18, 2012 at Cal Expo, (1600 Exposition Dr., Sacramento CA, 95815)
Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5pm
Tickets: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youth (13-17): $4, Kids 12 and Under: Free