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 with mega-multitudes of American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kidzone, 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, and WC 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, and OCMom Blog presents the Kidzone. 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 Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm.