The Spring Harvest Gift and Food Festival, a magical marketplace of quality handmade crafts and fabulous food, arrives at Fairplex on April 11, 12 and 13, just in time for holiday shopping and springtime festivities. rc=http://
With more than 200 exhibitors showing and selling unique, handmade items and gourmet food, shoppers are bound to find just the right Easter gift, seasonal decoration or specialty edibles for spring lunches or teas.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors 62 and older, and $4.50 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger are free.
For more than 30 years, the Harvest Festival has provided shoppers with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The festival is a feast for the senses, as guests watch costumed exhibitors demonstrate their creative skills, sample fresh soups and dips, nuts and spices, try on unique clothing and tap their toes to jazz music.
New this year to the spring festival is the “Taste of Harvest” stage, offering mouthwatering delights and local chef demonstrations. Street acts will stroll the aisles performing for customers. Entertainers will include mystical stilt walkers, a walking puppet theatre, an amazing juggler and fabulous musicians.
Among the unique items for sale are floral soaps, oils and candles, birdhouses, garden planters, wind craft, waterfalls, decorative raku pottery, hand-blown glass objects, fantasy porcelain dolls, fine art, jewelry and more.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the Web site at www.harvestfestival.com or by calling (800) 321-1213.