Jump into the fall season with an adventure fueled by awe-inspiring creativity and outlandish fun.
The 2018 Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday October 12-14 with more than 24,000 original and handmade works from hundreds of trend-setting artisans and crafters.
With live entertainment, strolling performers, specialty foods, an interactive Kidzone, contests, and demonstrations, the celebration serves up an intimate experience best shared with family and friends.
This marks the second decade the Harvest Festival has visited the San Diego area. Recognized as the largest and most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast, its quality presentation sets an industry standard. More than 300 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. And many of the artists can personalize items for that extra special holiday gift.
“Creating the quintessential shopping encounter that engages our patrons on every level is really key to our success,” says Nancy Glenn, the Festival’s owner and matriarch of the family business where everyone works together in honor of the tradition introduced 46 years ago. “It’s all about sharing in an immersive experience that touches the heart. Whether you’re a DIY devotee, an avid art collector, or a seasoned Festival-goer, our presentation brings together emerging artists whose passions spark excitement and new trends.”
The Festival gives back to the community by partnering with the North County Food Bank to offer $2 off general admission to patrons who bring canned goods for donation. Last year, over 1,500 pounds were collected. The Greyhound Adoption Center is a beneficiary by hosting the parcel check, and Macaroni Kid serves up “make ‘n’ take” enjoyment in the Kidzone.
Del Mar Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 12-14
harvestfestival.com or call 925/ 392-7300
Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
$9 for General admission tickets. Donate canned goods for $2 off. All tickets valid for the entire weekend.
$7 for Seniors (62+) and military; $4 for Youths ages 13-17. Kids 12 and under are FREE.