Crafts abound at the weekend fall festival, crafts in Ventura

Crafts like this gourd art are sold this weekend at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Craftsmen set up shop at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show this weekend at Ventura County Fairgrounds.

After a year off due to the pandemic, the festival returns on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to its 49th edition with thousands of crafts and handmade items for sale, specialty food, entertainment, a children’s area, demonstrations and more.

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The showcase features everything from pumpkin art by Patricia Lelie from Camarillo to jewelry by Robin Golden from Port Hueneme and custom ironing by Ventura artist Laura Bustillos with Horse and Carriage Company, among hundreds of artisans from near and far.

Tickets range from $ 4 to $ 9, and children under 12 are free. Guests can receive a $ 2 discount if they donate a non-perishable item to Ventura-based nonprofit project understanding. Tickets can be reused over the weekend.

Hours are 10am – 5pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. The event is on the fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit

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