Sacramento Harvest Festival


You’ve been to all the local craft shows, and you feel like you’ve seen it all. All the harvest festivals and craft fairs are blurring together; you can’t distinguish one tchotchke from another. That’s festival burnout. And what’s the treatment? You could skip out on any more festivals this season, of course, but that’s a little boring. The other, more exciting option is pressing the reset button right now with the Sacramento Harvest Festival, a craft fair so big and extravagant that all the little church basement craft fairs will become a distant memory. With 24,000 original handmade items from hundreds of different booths, live entertainment all day every day, and a kids activity zone, this is your craft fair on steroids. For three days, Cal Expo will transform into one big holiday party, packed to the brim with festive shopping, entertainment and food. You’ll find handmade jewelry, clothing, photography, sculpture, woodwork, foods, ceramics, and much more. There’ll be a holiday gift for everyone on your list in there somewhere, and all you have to do is hunt it down. For more information, see here.

What: Sacramento Harvest Festival
When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23, times vary
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $4-$9, children 12 or younger free