The beginning of November ushers in the start of the holiday season, and for the 22nd year the Crafts on the Coast Annual Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival is the place to start your holiday shopping. The festival will take place inside the Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 N in beautiful Yachats on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
A huge variety of crafts and art will be represented, offering the public a rare opportunity for finding gifts that will be long treasured and unique. With nearly 80 exhibitors, shoppers will be able to find an amazing selection of jewelry in many mediums; agate lamps and fountains; original art coloring books, color your own calendars and Joy Sphere Treasure Balls; wood crafts including turned, Intarsia, cutting boards, boxes, bird houses, scroll saw puzzles and toys; fine art; unique peek-a-boo pillows; stuffed dinosaurs; metal art and sculpture; gourmet foods; soap, bath and body products; photography; Country & Victoriana crafts; gourmet dog treats; mixed media art; authors with their books; fabric art including aprons, accessories, Nuno felting, scarves and quilts; fiber art including crocheted/knitted hats and scarves; products using upcycled and recycled items and so much more.
Nearly half of the artisans featured at the festival are from Lincoln County. Upcyling, recycling, repurposed and found objects have been turned into a wonderful collection of artistic creations by the following artisans: Jack Thomas of Rogue River, Linda DeVoy of Newport, Rita Fox of Portland, Donnie and Linda Mincher of Winston, Jennifer Norman of Lincoln City and Golden and Joni Taylor of Lake Oswego.
Gourmet food producers will offer free samples of their wares, including Geez Smoked Cheese with several kinds of cheese and smoked garlic; Dippity Doo Da Dips gourmet dip mixes; Spiritopia liqueurs and brandies; Stargazer’s Gourmet fudge, chocolates, biscotti, caramels and other treats; Walker Farms Gourmet Foods with canned goods, jams, pickles and sauces, cheeses, frozen meats, sauerkraut and fresh pasta; Oh Honey with Willamette Valley honey and roasted hazelnuts and Celia’s Balsamics with aged and flavored vinegars and oils. The Depoe Baykery will offer their delicious and unusual pastries and coffee for sale as well.
While enjoying the uplifting holiday atmosphere at this family-friendly festival, take time to sample the gourmet food, have a relaxing chair massage with Melody Gandy, LMT, and meet the artisans. Some of them will be offering demonstrations that are fun and educational and offer an opportunity to see products being hand made. Community booths offer an opportunity to gather important information and assist those in need as well. Visit with the Yachats Fire Department and learn something new about preparedness. The Yachats Ladies Club has crafts from talented club members who raise money for community needs and you can also buy chances on the scholarship fundraiser quilt.
Admission and parking are free for this family-friendly event. For more information, please call 541-547-4738.