Art & craft enthusiasts can take Caltrain to the 2017 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show beginning today. The festival will be held this weekend at the San Mateo County Event Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The event center, located at 2495 S. Delaware St., is about a mile from either the Hillsdale or Hayward Park Caltrain Stations. Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedule offers regular service to the station. SamTrans’ Routes ECR and Route 292 have bus stops near the event center.
The Harvest Festival will also be held from November 24-26 at the San Jose Convention Center. The festival will again be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Attendees can take Caltrain to the San Jose Diridon Station and transfer to VTA’s 902 to get to the convention center.
The Harvest Festival has been held for 45 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.
Passengers can receive a $2 discount for the event by picking up a Take One Harvest Festival brochure onboard trains and onboard SamTrans buses.
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 65,000 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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