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San Mateo Harvest Festival Showcases Unique Holiday Shopping and Exciting New Features

One of the Top Rated Craft Shows in the Country Opens at the San Mateo Event Center

Harvest Festival Pottery
Harvest Festival Pottery
SAN MATEO, Calif. - June 12, 2014 - PRLog -- The San Mateo Harvest Festival is returning to the San Mateo Event Center on November 14-16, bringing with it thousands of handmade arts and crafts, high-energy performers, a hands-on KidZone, delicious foods and much more.

The San Mateo Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show is one of the largest indoor arts and craft shows on the West Coast, offering over 24,000 American handmade items. Customers can stroll aisle upon aisle of unique gifts like original art, clothing, jewelry, specialty foods, toys, holiday decor and more. Items available range from affordable stocking stuffers to upscale jewelry and fine art.

There are over 250 artisans featured at the San Mateo Harvest Festival, and all of them must go through a rigid jury process to be accepted into the festival. The vetting process ensures that all products are made by hand by each artist and allows for a diverse array of merchandise.

This year, the Harvest Festival has brought back fan favorites Scotty and Trink, a pair of daredevil comedians who tell jokes while juggling, balancing on unicycles and tossing knives. Also back by popular demand is Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a fiery Cajun/Zydeco band who is known to get everyone out of their seats and stomping their feet.

Brand new this year is a special fruit and vegetable carving demonstration each day by renowned carver Chef Ray Duey. Attendees can watch Chef Ray as he creates extraordinary works of art with produce as his canvas.

The Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA will return as 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.  They will also host a special mobile adoption on Saturday and Sunday.

Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen, a non-profit organization which serves free, nutritious meals to the working poor, families, homeless and seniors, will be the food donation partner for the show. Anyone who brings a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the show will receive $2 off their adult or senior admission.

The KidZone, a specialized area for kids to participate in hands on crafting activities, will be sponsored by Gingerbread-on-the-Go and Nature of Art for Kids. The crafts will include gingerbread cookie decorating and eco friendly art projects. Plus, New York Life will be on hand to offer free Child ID services.

Attendees will have the chance to win a fabulous ipad mini by registering on site at the San Mateo Harvest Festival. The winner will be announced on Sunday November, 16th. Festival goers can also win grab bag prizes each day by printing out a form online and dropping it off at the show.

The Harvest Festivals, which take place in nine cities throughout California and Nevada, were recently recognized as one of the top 200 craft shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

What:          The San Mateo Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show

When:          November 14-16, 2014

Where:          San Mateo Event Center (2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403)

Hours:          Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 6pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5pm

Tickets:          Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youth (13-17): $4, Kids 12 and Under: Free  (Re-entry valid all weekend with proof of hand stamp)

Info:          Call 800-346-1212 or visit www.harvestfestival.com

Press:          Contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700

The Larose Group

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