2013 is the 41st anniversary of the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show. This annual event starts in Las Vegas, Nevada, and tours California throughout Fall and into Winter, appearing at the Anaheim Convention Center on the 11th to 13th of October in the middle of its run. Anaheim is preparing to welcome visitors from every walk of life, whether they are regular attendees or new for this year, where more than twenty four thousand individual handmade craftsman items are to be displayed and sold by hundreds of booths. The entertainment program is also packed with activities for children as well as their adult companions, making it an event for all the family to enjoy. If you are in hotels close to Anaheim Convention Center, the Harvest Festival is the event for you!
Famous for appearing on Macaroni Kids, star of the show Irvine will be hosting the 2013 Kidzone at the Harvest Festival. Focusing on creativity and designing things through play, children will be proud of what they make and are able to take their unique creations home with them as well. On the main stage, music from acts including the Powerhouse Cloggers and Brady Goss will be alternating throughout the day. Powerhouse Cloggers are a unique percussive act, making dance something a little different and are a firm favorite with the Anaheim audience. Brady Goss is known for his stunning keyboard skills and soulful vocals, making a wonderful contrast to the other main stage act over the weekend. Around the venue, Fables Of The West and the HyJinx Duo will be meandering through the crowds to perform mobile music and entertain visitors on the move. Unique to Anaheim, Benny Rochester will be making a performance of her artistic process and demonstrating her individual talents.
Of course, the event is designed to be an opportunity for artisans to demonstrate their craft skills and for visitors to be able to make unique purchases. As part of this, the festival also plays a significant role in supporting the work of various charitable causes. A $1 shopping bag in which purchases can be carried around the festival will benefit Knots of Love, a local non-profit organization whose volunteers make hats for cancer patients after they lose their hair by crocheting or knitting fashionable head coverings. As well as this, visitors to the festival are encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable items to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, in return for which they will receive a $2 discount on standard or senior ticket prices.
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