The Harvest Festival continues for one final day today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, a weekend event that has been offering handmade arts and crafts coupled with plenty of family entertainment.
Headlining the outdoor entertainment stage are the Fargo Brothers, a rock band that has been playing shows all over the country since 1979. Veterans of over 3,000 live shows, these four seasoned musicians deliver a brand of roots Rock and Roll that can only be described as fiery and intense. Known for their vocal harmonies and tight ensemble playing, the Fargo Brothers' sets are always a crowd favorite.
Also appearing at the main stage is new entertainment act Captain Jack Spareribs, a parody of the notorious Pirates of the Caribbean character. Captain Jack Spareribs will perform his zany pirate show featuring magic and illusions, dangerous juggling, stunts, and ventriloquism with a talking monkey named Maynard. Captain Jack was recently voted for the 4th time "Best Family Fun in the Bay Area" and is seen regularly on stage at Pier 39 in San Francisco.
The Harvest Festival also boasts strolling entertainers who parade the festival grounds with special performances for attendees. These include the Fables of the West, a cowpoke wrangling duo.
Once again, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has returned to provide a $2 off admission discount to anyone who brings monetary or non-perishable food donations to the event.
The Harvest Festival is also partnering with the Oakley Raiders, a non-profit youth sports organization whose mission is to provide an outlet where youth athletes can excel in the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, regardless of participants' size, gender, creed, race or national origin.
The Oakley Raiders will receive half the proceeds from the Shopping Bag sales, as well as a direct donation from the Harvest Festival. They will also host the interactive KidZone, which is an area set aside for children to participate in hands-on arts and crafts.
The Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting 24,000 American handmade arts and crafts including jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, toys, ceramics and much more.
The Harvest Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. roday, when it will close.
Admission is $9 adults, $7 seniors 62 and over, $4 for youths 13-17 and free to those 12 years of age and under.
For more information, call 800-346-1212 or visit www.harvestfestival.com/