Black Friday shoppers looking for those unique gifts, have the chance to forgo the big box stores and support independent artists and craftspeople by visiting the San Jose Harvest Festival, happening November 28 – 30 at the San Jose Convention Center. Adding to the entertainment this year is crowd favorite Tom Rigney & Flambeau and Sister Swing. There will also be the lovable strolling performers like Mama Claus & Eddie the Elf and and Fables of the West, plus Le Jazz Hot who you’ll see in the aisles serenading shoppers. And of course there will be the yearly appearance of the Bay Area Showcase - Sweet Adelines on Saturday afternoon.
The shows range in size from 220-300 exhibits with an 85% exhibitor return rate.
A paid gate insures qualified buyers who come to shop for unique items, and enjoy the show experience.
One of the largest marketing budgets of all arts and craft shows with extensive efforts in all media including TV, Print, Broadcast and Web. Marketing activity includes an extensive direct mail program of over 350,000 pieces, e-blast bulletins, special promotions & partnerships, and social media networking. Public Relations agents promote both the artists and the shows. We have a captive website audience of thousands of visitors annually
Exhibiting is easy. There are no hidden fees, no application fee, jury or processing fees, and no commission on your sales. Booth pricing is all inclusive and participation comes with many value added services.
We at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Shows look forward to welcoming our artisans, crafts people and especially our loyal and new customers to our 2015 Festivals. With 24,000 handmade and embellished American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center. Each Harvest 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.