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San Mateo Harvest Festival Showcases Handmade Crafts, Live Music and Celebrity Appearances

The largest indoor arts and craft show on the West Coast makes its only Peninsula stop on November 9-11 at the San Mateo Expo Center.

Ladies Shopping at Harvest Festival
Ladies Shopping at Harvest Festival
July 12, 2012 - PRLog -- This Veteran's Day weekend, the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast will celebrate the holiday by offering a weekend full of shopping, live entertainment, celebrity appearances, prizes, artist demonstrations, delicious food and down-home family fun.  

The San Mateo Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show will return to the San Mateo Event Center November 9-11, showcasing over 24,000 original arts and crafts. The Harvest Festivals boast thousands of various gifts that are perfect for everyone, including jewelry, woodturnings, art and photography, specialty foods, clothing, décor and more.

Throughout the day there is live stage entertainment and strolling performers that wander the aisles and entertain attendees as they shop. Crowd favorites Tom Rigney and Flambeau will be headlining the main stage with their fiery fiddling and signature Cajun/Zydeco influenced songs. Also joining the stage entertainment are the Barbary Coast Cloggers, a high-energy American step-dance team.

This year's show will feature a special appearance by celebrity broadcaster Liam Mayclem, host of KCBS radio's "Foodie Chap" and CBS 5's "Eye on the Bay".

Artisans featured at the Harvest Festivals are vetted by the Harvest Festival management team to verify that products are all handmade and made in the United States. The juried process also ensures a rich mix and diversity of merchandise.

The Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA is the selected charity of the show and will receive half of the proceeds from all shopping bags sold, as well as all the donations collected from the Parcel Check.  Plus, the PHS/SPCA will host a special mobile adoption on Saturday and Sunday.  

The KidZone, a specialized area for kids to participate in hands on crafting activities, will be sponsored by Gingerbread-on-the-Go and will offer gingerbread cookie decorating.

Don’t miss the chance to get a jump your Holiday shopping in a fun and festive environment at the San Mateo Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show.

What:   The San Mateo Harvest Festival®
When:   November 9-11, San Mateo Event Center, CA
Hours:   Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 6pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5pm
Cost:     Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youth (13-17): $4, Kids 12 and Under are free   
Info:      Call 800-346-1212 or visit www.harvestfestival.com
Press:   Contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700 or email lrosinski@prmagic.com  

The Harvest Festivals began 40 years ago in San Francisco as a destination for artists and craftspeople to gather and have a forum to sell their handmade products. Today, the show has grown to encompass ten shows in the state of California, Nevada and Arizona and still continues its tradition by only featuring handmade arts and crafts made in the United States.  Each exhibitor is subject to a rigid jury process to be selected as a featured artisan, ensuring a rich diversity and high quality of all products sold. Attendees are able to directly interact with the artists, watch crafting demonstrations, and can get many gifts personalized. The Harvest Festivals, owned and managed by Western Exhibitors, are the largest indoor arts and crafts show of its kind on the West Coast.

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