Friday, October 9, 2015

Harvest Festival Family Kid Friendly SoCal Event Continues This Weekend


Harvest Fest Family Fun Continues This Friday-Sunday in Ontario, California

Guest Post 

by Jennifer Valdez Miyagishima

Editor & Lifestyle Blogger
Real Mom of SFV

A week ago I attended the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show held in Ventura at the Ventura County Fairgrounds which is right on the beach. The day couldn’t have been more perfect – it was a smooth drive from where I live in Los Angeles and the weather was lovely in Ventura (how could it not be when you are this close to the sand and surf)!

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After my daughter and I passed through the gates, we immediately headed towards the interactive Kidzone area. We checked out the Macaroni Kid and My Gym booths. There was a juggler dressed up in a scary (but not too scary) Halloween costume entertaining the crowd nearby. My daughter’s favorite section was the pumpkin patch that was located right across from the My Gym booth.

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Once my daughter had her fill of the children's dedicated recreation area, it was mommy’s turn to shop and have some fun. There were three separate halls (San Miguel Hall, Anacapa Hall and San Nicolas Hall) just filled to the brim vendors who are showcasing unique items and specialty foods. I enjoyed looking at each of the booths, shopping for both the upcoming holidays (so many fun Christmas items) as well as trinkets for myself. 

Girlie Girl Creations had the most beautiful handmade purses and handbags! 

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There were also booths selling Halloween and Christmas home decorations. 

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As someone who sits at a desk all day long, typing on a computer, I often get pain in my right wrist, arm and elbow. I stumbled upon an essential oil booth that promised pain relief. I immediately asked the owner of Ho’omana Oils to recommend some products. This Hawaiian based company produces organic food grade essential oils on their farm located on the Big Island of Hawaii. After massaging my right arm with “Hawaii’s Healing Oil” I started to feel better.

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My daughter was quite tired after a day full of shopping with me. There is so much to see and do at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show. I enjoyed looking at all of the innovative gifts and unique handmade items that combine art with function in a variety of ways, from hand-pressed olive oil and handmade fudge, to beautiful jewelry, clothing, accessories and ornaments. 

Harvest Festival in Ontario, October 9th - 11th

The Harvest Festival is in Ontario, California this weekend, Friday through Sunday at the Ontario Convention Center. Hours are Friday/Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Free admission is being offered to the first 100 attendees each day, otherwise cost to attend is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 62+ and $4 for kids 13-17. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Additional Harvest Festival Southern California events coming up include 10/23-23 at Del Mar Fairgrounds and 12/4-6 at the Fairplex in Pomona. For more information on all venues, check out the official website

About the Author

Jennifer Valdez Miyagishima, married and the mom of one, writes and edits the blog Real Mom of SFV. Written from the perspective of living in Los Angeles by way of the San Fernando Valley she covers food, fitness, motherhood, pop culture and events happening in the San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Los Angeles metro area, as well as throughout Southern California.

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Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Sounds like loads of fun. I'm in Ontario but in Canada, too bad it wasn't a bit closer! - jeanine

Jennifer said...

That looks like a great festival. Things like this are always so much fun for kids.

Jeannette said...

I love going to these! People are so creative and if I can I try to support local business and crafters! Looks like you found a lot of creative places to check out there!

Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said...

Looks like a great time! I love finding family-friendly festivals to check out this time of year :).

Liz Mays said...

Hey, they had some really cool stuff on display! It's nice to see they had some fun things for the kids too.

Masshole Mommy said...

How fun! I think we are going to one this weekend because it's a long weekend :) Can't wait.

Brandy Ellen said...

This is a really neat looking festival, glad you are sharing it. The photos make me want to see if we have anything similar around here.

Unknown said...

i love these photos. the festival looks really cool.

Unknown said...

Lots of fun in one place - love it! We have a similar festival in town each year that my kids love too!

Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! I love events like this!

Ourfamilyworld said...

Looks like you had so much fun. I love going to festivals and seeing all those crafts.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

This looks like so much fun! I need to see if we have something like this in my area.

Brett Martin said...

I wish I lived in CA so I could experience this for myself! This looks like so much fun!

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a great time! It's nice to be able to go to a festival where the whole family can have a great time!

Jaredamy said...

I really do love the harvest season around here too! There is just so much to see and do and pumpkins galore!