The holiday season is officially here and the Harvest Festival at the Fairplex in Pomona is bringing the cheer.
From Dec. 6-8, this art and craft show features around 300 artists and vendors with thousands of diverse, handmade creations. This show is family friendly and the perfect environment to buy the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones.
According to a press release sent out Nov. 25, “As a family-run business, we take pride in creating an immersive holiday shopping experience that serves up something remarkable for all ages to enjoy,” said Nancy Glenn, owner of the Harvest Festival.
The artisans at the festival pride themselves for being the best in the business; many also have customizable gift options to give customers exactly what they are looking for each holiday season.
“In themed attire and merriment, the nation’s top trend-setting artisans showcase their originals of magnificent jewelry, clothing, photography, oils, hand-turned wood, ceramics, eclectic art pieces, kid’s accessories, holiday decor and ornaments, blown glass and much more,” the press release stated.
Catherine Cowles, creator of Leaf Motif, has been an active vendor at the Harvest Festival for about 10 years.
“The Pomona Harvest Festival is a combination of all the harvest festivals in California and Nevada. It’s the granddaddy of shows. Most of us (vendors) who do the shows try to go to the Pomona show because it’s big, it’s celebratory and it’s the last one of the season,” Cowles said.
According to www.leafmotif.com, “Leaf Motif offers a range of home decor products including framed original leaf collages, artist-selected giclee reproduction prints and a line of illuminations which includes the original Kandle Kuffs, e-Kandle Kuffs, e-Kandle Wrapz, occasional lamps and illuminated wall sconces.”
Crafts aren’t the only items for purchase. An abundance of food vendors will also be present and ready with delicious samples to lure shoppers into buying every item. A food court with a variety of tasty options will also be present for the convenience of shoppers.
According to harvestfestival.com/pomona, entertainers will be present each day of the festival at various times. Make sure to be on the lookout for Washboard Willy, WC Willy as Stilt Santa and Fables of the West.
Families can check out an area just for kids. The press release states, “Macaroni Kid and Home Depot host the Kidzone, an oasis of festive activities for youngsters with free make ‘n’ take arts & crafts and building projects.”
General admission tickets are $9, 62 (and up) and military are $7, youths ages 13-17 are $4. Kids 12 and under are free. Hours are 10 a.m to 6 p.m Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the website.
A ticket is good for all three days and coupons only apply when purchasing tickets at the door. For more information go to harvestfestival.com/pomona.
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