October kicks off the month with the much-anticipated Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, a coveted fall tradition complete with a pumpkin patch for kids, live entertainment at an outdoor stage, and three buildings bursting with hundreds of captivating arts & crafts and specialty foods at Seaside Park.
The unique setting brings out the best for shopping and entertainment in a celebration that has surprises at every turn. From jewelry and hand-made clothing to accessories, purses, ceramics, woodwork, photography, and more, there’s something to make everyone smile. If you can’t see it all in one day, come back for free throughout the weekend and enjoy it again for the first time.
Main stage entertainment features “The Fargo Brothers,” whose vocal harmonies deliver a brand of Blues and Rock & Roll with a fire and intensity that will have you singing along. Strolling entertainers include the high-energy juggling and acrobatic duo of “Something Ridiculous,” along with “Fables of the West,” stilt walker “Friendly Frankie,” and toe tapping tunes from “Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie.”
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.