There is much to celebrate October 1-3 when the 49th annual Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show welcomes back attendees to the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Family-owned and operated, the beloved tradition returns with the nation’s finest artists and crafters eager to showcase their newest creations for a one-of-kind shopping experience unlike any other.
Following state Covid protocols and safety guidelines, the festival offers a safe, full day of fun for all ages with more than 24,000 handmade creations from exhibitors, with specialty foods, strolling performers, a Kidszone, demonstrations, contests, and more.
Giving back to the community, patrons who bring non-perishables for donation to Project Understanding will receive $2 off admission. Kids 12 and under are free, and tickets are good for the entire weekend.
With such a colossal collection of artistry all under one roof, there is always something new to discover at the west coast’s largest and most prestigious indoor showcase. From jewelry, ceramics, blown glass and woodcarvings, to holiday décor, clothing, eclectic keepsakes, specialty foods, accessories, furniture, ornaments and more, each item is an expression of originality from artists who are share their passions with a personal touch.
“After a year hiatus we’re anxious to reignite our ‘hands made’ tradition that brings together friends and families. We’ve been working non-stop to deliver the unique experience our patrons have come to expect and love, with something for everyone; where they can visit with the artists, and in many cases, get items personalized for gifting.”
General admission is $9. Seniors (62+) and military are $7. Youths (13-17) are $4, and it’s FREE to kids 12 and under. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Participating local benefactors include Macaroni Kid Camarillo, MyGym Ventura, and the Billy Clower Dance Studio. Please check with the facility for parking fees.