WIN TICKETS: Sacramento’s Harvest Festival Goes Beyond Holiday Shopping with Live Music, Holiday-Themed Performers and a Hands-On Kids Zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just like that, Halloween is over, which means the holiday season is right around the corner. Thanksgiving is three weeks away and Christmas just seven. It’s time to start planning your holiday shopping which means scouring the Internet and store ads for deals, and strategically planning your Black Friday shopping schedule. While you may already have some ideas of what to get friends and family, there always seems to be that one person on the list that is difficult to find a gift for. Enter the Harvest Festival, the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast.

Held at Cal Expo, the Sacramento Harvest Festival boasts thousands of unique items – all handmade and embellished within the United States. From clothing to specialty foods, to original art and photography, the this festival has got you covered. In addition to shopping, enjoy music by the Fargo Brothers, laugh with comedian John Park and the “Funny Waiter” show, take pictures with Mama Claus, Eddie the Elf and stilt-walking Santa, grab a bite or two to eat from the many varied food vendors and let the kids play at the KidZone area presented by Lakeshore Learning.

Sound like fun? We’ve got four family packs, that’s right – FOUR – to give away to four lucky readers. The family packs include four admission tickets and $10 in “harvest money” to spend at your favorite vendor booth. If you would like a chance to win, watch the Harvest Festival video here, and tell us in the comment section below what you plan to shop for when you attend. Leave your comment by 5pm on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Winners will be chosen on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Good luck!

WHAT: Sacramento Harvest Festival

WHEN: Nov. 17-19, 2017, 10am to 6pm

WHERE: Cal Expo, Sacramento

TICKETS: $9 adults, $7 youth, $4 kids, free ages 12 and under

*be prepared to pay a parking fee

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The Harvest Festival Offers Sacramento A Unique Holiday Shopping Experience

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We have (2) family packs of tickets to give away to a couple of lucky followers, so keep reading!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and you know what that means…shopping! If you are dreading Black Friday and the thought of fighting your way into favorite retailers just to get a good deal on what your kiddos want…well, you might want to take a different shopping approach this year.  The Harvest Festival Art and Craft Show is coming to Sacramento next week.

“Ranked as one of the top craft shows in the country, the Harvest Festivals offer over 24,000 unique handmade gifts that are all handmade in America. Guests can browse original art, jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, pottery, toys, home décor and more. With musical acts such as local favorites the Fargo Brother and Sister Swing, attendees come for the shopping but stay for the entertainment. There will also be strolling performers such as Mama Claus and Eddie the Elf wandering the aisles and serenading shoppers. Be on the lookout for WC Willy who will be towering high above the festival on his stilts.

Children are encouraged to “go green” as they take part in eco-friendly art projects at the interactive KidZone, hosted by Nature of Art for Kids, a company offering non toxic and repurposed art supplies. Plus, New York Life will be on hand offering free child ID kits.

The AT&T Pioneers have been invited back as the official non-profit partner of the Sacramento Harvest Festival. The volunteer network, which helps local communities through aid to educational programs, local food drives, and natural disasters, 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 return to the festival with its annual food drive. The non-profit organization will be on site providing a $2 off discount admission to anyone who brings a non-perishable food donation.

Each day there will be a grab bag prize giveaway, and one lucky winner will be chosen on Sunday for the grand prize drawing for an iPad mini.”

What:        The Sacramento Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show

When:       November 21-23, 2014 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

If you want to win four admission tickets to this year’s festival, check out the website here, and then come back to this post and tell us what you think your kids would enjoy most at the event.  Two lucky readers will be randomly selected to win a family four-pack on Wednesday, Nov.12, 2014.

 

Win Tickets To The Sacramento Harvest Festival!

Harvest FestivalLooking for a unique holiday shopping experience?  Then you’ll want to head on over to the Sacramento Harvest Festival at Cal Expo November 22-24, 2013.

“The Harvest Festivals are the largest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast and were rated as one of the top 200 craft shows in the United States.  The event offers over 24,000 unique handmade gifts that are all made in America.  Guests can browse jewelry, clothing, find are and photography, pottery, toys, home decor and more, all while mingling with the artists that create each piece.”

Here’s what else you’ll find at this wonderful family festival:

Live entertainment acts include a Johnny Cash Tribute band featuring James Garner and rock band Fargo Brothers.

Children 12 years and younger are FREE, and they will love  Mama Claus and Eddie the Elf who will be in the aisles singing Christmas carols.  WC Willy on stilts and Fables of the West will  will be  entertaining guests throughout the festival.  The kiddos can also head over to the KidZone, hosted by Nature of Art for Kids, where they’ll have plenty of fun, eco-friendly interactive art projects to keep them busy.

Would you like to attend the Harvest Festival and get some of your holiday shopping out of the way early?  Well, we have a family 4-pack to give away to one lucky reader.  For a chance to win, leave us a comment as to what unique gift you hope to find at this year’s festival.  A random drawing will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013.  Good luck!

Win Tickets To This Weekend’s Sacramento Arts Festival

dollaroffcoupon_smThe 16th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival returns to the Sacramento Convention Center November 1-3, 2013.  The festival features 225 of America’s best contemporary crafts people and fine artists offering more than 15,000 original works.

“Attendees can also shop from a wondrous selection of handmade wearables and accessories or from an extensive assortment of functional and decorative glass. In fact, every category of fine art and contemporary craft-including drawings, printmaking, photography, decorative fiber, leather, metal, stone, and two and three-dimensional mixed media-is thoroughly represented by a variety of exhibitors.

Shoppers will find spectacular works of art and craft in all price ranges for themselves, their homes, and as one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.  In addition to all the visual art, the festival features continuous live Main Stage entertainment including the GG Amos Blues Band, the Kurt Ribak Jazz Quartet, Dirk K, jazz soloist and Scott Meltzer & Katrine Spang-Hansen, comedy jugglers.  And hungry festival goers can dine on Restaurant Row from great area restaurants offering a variety of delicious edibles including Greek,Indian and American cuisine.”

Here are the details:

Sacramento Arts Festival

• Nov 1 & 2, 10am to 6pm

• Nov 3, 10am to 5pm

• Sacramento Convention Center

• $8/adults, $7/seniors, Free/children 12 and under

If this sounds like fun and you would like to attend with your family, leave a comment at the end of this post telling us why you think you should win tickets. Four lucky readers will win a set of tickets to the festival through a random drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 30th.  And remember, kids under 12 years of age are free, so you can bring the whole family!

Sacramento Harvest Festival

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

Info:          For tickets and additional information, please call 800-346-1212 or visit www.harvestfestival.com

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early At The Sacramento Harvest Festival

By  Alyssa Green

Don’t wait until Black Friday to start your holiday shopping.  Get in the game early by attending the Sacramento Harvest Festival, November 18-20th.   This “Original Art and Craft Show” will be returning to Cal Expo the weekend before Thanksgiving and will give you plenty of ideas for those difficult-to-buy-for people on your shopping list.

One paid admission to this family-friendly event gets you in all weekend long to enjoy the shopping, crafts, food, music and entertainment.  Don’t be afraid to bring your kids along (unless of course, you are shopping for them) as there will be plenty to keep them busy and entertained as well.

Nature of Art will be hosting KidZone which will provide eco-friendly art and craft supplies for on site project making.  Anthem Blue Cross will also be hosting “Bring Back Recess” which gets your kids involved in classic kids games like hop scotch, jump rope and four square.

In addition to music and entertainment all weekend long for the grown ups, the festival also offers strolling entertainers who walk around…well, entertaining.  Your kids will love singing along with Mama Claus and Eddie the Elf and listening to Washboard Willy as he entertains with his “Washboard Jamboree.”

Admission prices are $9 for adults, $7 for Senior Citizens, $4 for teenagers and FREE for 12 years and under.  However, if you bring in a non-perishable food item, you will receive  a $2 off coupon from Elk Grove Food Bank Services.  Yay! 

So, if you want to get your shopping done early this year (you know you do!) head on over to the Sacramento Harvest Festival for some unique, American and handmade gifts for those you love, then sit back and enjoy the rest of the holiday season.