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Pleasanton Harvest Festival Returns to the Alameda Fairgrounds with Thousands of Handmade Crafts

Over 24,000 Unique Gifts Offered at One of the Nation's Top Craft Shows

The Pleasanton Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show will descend upon the Alameda Fairgrounds, September 19-21, 2014, boasting a wide array of unique arts and crafts, exciting entertainment, kids activities, live music, and delicious food.

The Harvest Festival features thousands of handmade arts and crafts, including jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, clothing, art and photography, specialty foods and more. Attendees can browse hundreds of booths, getting purchases personalized and meeting the artists who individually handcrafted each item.

Guests can take a break from the shopping extravaganza to enjoy fabulous live entertainment at the outdoor stage. This year, the Hot Rods Band, will take the Harvest Festival stage for the first time playing classic oldies hits of the 50's and 60's. The Hot Rods Band covers the greatest era of rock and roll and will transport the audience to a time of sock hops, beach parties and cruisin' cars.

The Pleasanton Harvest Festival® is proud to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank by offering $2 off admission to anyone who brings a monetary donation or non-perishable food items to the show. The Alameda County Community Food Bank serves 1 in 6 residents living throughout Alameda County, including the Tri-Valley.

The Oakley Raiders have been selected once again as the official show charity, and the Harvest Festival will offer the non-profit youth sports organization half of the proceeds from every shopping bag sold. The Oakley Raiders will also host the interactive KidZone, which is an area for children to participate in hands-on arts and crafts. Plus, New York Life will be onsite offering free child ID kits.

The Harvest Festivals were recognized as one of the top 200 craft shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine and the Pleasanton show was ranked in the top 100 Fine Craft Fairs by the Art Fair Source Book. The series of festivals, which take place in nine cities across California and Nevada, are the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast.

What: The Pleasanton Harvest Festival®
When: September 19-21, 2014
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds (4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566)
Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 am-6pm, Sunday: 10 am-5pm
Tickets: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $7, Youth (13-17): $4, Kids 12 and Under: Free (Tickets valid for re-entry)
Info: Call or visit or 800-346-1212
Press: Contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700

The Harvest Festivals began 42 years ago in San Francisco as a destination for artists and craftspeople to gather and have a forum to sell their handmade products. Today, the show has grown to encompass ten shows in the state of California and Nevada and still continues its tradition by only featuring handmade arts and crafts made in the United States. Each exhibitor is subject to a rigid jury process to be selected as a featured artisan, ensuring a rich diversity and high quality of all products sold. Attendees are able to directly interact with the artists, watch crafting demonstrations, and can get many gifts personalized. The Harvest Festivals, owned and managed by Western Exhibitors, are the largest indoor arts and crafts show of its kind on the West Coast.
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