Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650.508.7927

Art lovers can take Caltrain or SamTrans to the 2015 San Mateo Harvest Festival – Original Arts & Crafts Show this weekend. The festival will be held at the San Mateo County Event Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The event center, at 2495 S. Delaware St., is a short walk from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station, at the corner of El Camino Real and Hillsdale Boulevard. Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedule offers regular service to the station. SamTrans’ Route ECR travels on El Camino Real and stops a few blocks away from the event center.

The Harvest Festival has been held for more than 40 years in various locations throughout California. This year’s festival in San Mateo will feature over 250 artisans, specializing in clothing, jewelry, specialty foods, toys, holiday decor and more. Patrons can listen to live music and entertainment, enjoy festival foods and visit a hands-on KidZone where kids can decorate gingerbread cookies.

Caltrain passengers can receive a $2 discount for the event by downloading a coupon here.

Attendees can also purchase a Harvest Festival bag for $1, with all proceeds benefitting the Peninsula Humane Society & Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

For schedule and fare information or for help planning your trip, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit or


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than four years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad is celebrating 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reducing diesel emissions 84 percent by 2040 and adding more service to more stations. 

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About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 76 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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