Art, Crafts, Food and Fun
If you're into arts and crafts, you won't want to miss this weekend's Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at the San Mateo County Event Center. The show is celebrating its 39th year, and it's also the largest indoor art & craft shows on the West Coast. The Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more. You will enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket. There’s something for everyone in the family, including the Kidzone, with craft activities for the little ones. Children can participate in hands-on crafts such as Gingerbread-on-the-Go and special jewelry making activities with Dragonfly Designs. Make a day of it, you won’t find a better bargain!
To buy tickets, click here. For a complete listing of events, click here.
Where: Expo Hall, San Mateo County Fairgrounds, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo (about half a mile from the Whole Foods at Hillsdale Blvd and 101)
And, for those of you willing to travel a little farther south, get an early start on your holiday shopping at the
Third Annual Holiday Gift Fair at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. The Triton collects and exhibits contemporary and historical works with an emphasis on artists of the Greater Bay Area. Ceramics, jewelry, glass, miniature paintings and prints, silk scarves, and more are for sale, so you can find unique gifts and support local artist and the museum at the same time. (Most items under $100.)
The Triton Museum is located at 1505 Warburton Avenue in Santa Clara, and is open this weekend from 10 - 5 both days, with free admission.