The Harvest Festival November 11-13: San Mateo CA

The Harvest Festival is coming to town!  If you love buying hand made holiday gifts this is the place for you.  It’s going to be held at the San Mateo Events Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 11 through 13.  Can’t get there this weekend?  Well you’re in luck because it’s going to also be held in San Jose Thanksgiving weekend at the San Jose Convention Center, November 25th through 27th.

This is a great family outing.  The 2011 San Mateo Harvest Festival is helping the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA by donating half of the shopping bag proceeds and all of the parcel check proceeds to this non-profit helping animals in San Mateo County.  There are free drawings for an iPad 2 and handmade quilt that will take place at the conclusion of all of the Harvest Festival events taking place around California.  The quilt is seen on the left.

The 2011 San Jose Harvest Festival is helping the Humane Society Silicon Valley with the same proceeds.  If you’re a pet lover this is a no-brainer.

The Harvest Festival is a shop to you drop event with over 24,000 handmade arts and crafts.  You can find art, toys, jewelry, photography and more.  But that’s not all, there’s entertainment throughout the weekend and fun activities for the family from learning how to decorate a gingerbread house to making jewelry. It’s a full day of fun and activities.

The San Francisco Firefighters will be on-sight holding a toy drive and if you bring an unwrapped toy for donation you get $2 off your admission to the Festival in San Mateo. And anyone who brings an unwrapped toy, book or non-perishable food donation to the San Jose event will receive a $2 discount on admission and this is sponsored by the AT&T Pioneers, a group of retirees from AT&T.

Want to go?  I have 5 pairs of free tickets to the first 5 people to answer these questions correctly.

1. When is this event taking place?

2. Where is it taking place?

3.  How many gift items will be available for purchase?

Answer these questions in the comments section with a real email address attached so I can reach you and you’ve won a pair of ticket to either event.  So get back to me now.  First come.  First won.

Shop to you drop!

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