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San Mateo Harvest Festival draws holiday shoppers

By Katie Brigham | 19 Nov 2013

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The San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show displayed a wide variety of arts and crafts on Nov. 15-17 at the San Mateo Event Center. As the West Coast’s largest indoor arts and crafts show, the Harvest Festival featured over 250 artisans, as well as live music and comedy.

Among the art and products for sale were jewelry, woodturnings, paintings, photography, specialty foods, clothing and home décor. In total, there were over 24,000 original arts and crafts, and all artists handmade their products in the United States.

Items ranged from stocking stuffers that cost a few dollars to upscale jewelry costing thousands of dollars. Attendees were able to meet the artists and get specific purchases personalized.

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA received half of the proceeds from all the shopping bags sold and donations collected at the festival. Additionally, attendees who brought a monetary or food donation for the Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen received $2 off the price of admission.

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