The 39th Annual Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival

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Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival

With fall right around the corner, the 39th Annual Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival invites you to join them in welcoming in the season. This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 371 Barton Run Road, Route 6, Pittsfield, PA. The hours are 10 am to 5 pm, both days. With plenty of free parking and handicapped accessibility, visitors line up early to start the day, rain or shine.

A long-standing tradition, the festival is celebrating its 39th year, and both its organizers and artisans are enthusiastic about providing a first-class show. With approximately 150 exhibitors, there is something for every age, wallet, and taste. From potters to painters, toy builders to jewelry designers, quilters to blacksmiths, wood turners to furniture makers, Wild Wind’s artisans are passionate about sharing their craftsmanship with others.

The fairgrounds offer an idyllic setting for the festival, with exhibits set up in quaint barns and the surrounding outdoor areas under tents. Whether getting an early start on Christmas shopping or searching for something new for the home, visitors are invited to take time at each display as they make their way through the grounds.

This is a wonderful weekend event for the entire family. Children can delight in the exotic animal zoo, pony rides, face painting, and balloon artistry. New to this year’s show is the Enchanted Fairy Tale Troupe. Dressed in costume, various fairy tale and superhero characters will be available to offer kids both interactive experiences and photo opportunities. Additionally, a birds of prey exhibit will give lectures both Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about these magnificent raptors! Other demonstrations, such as Bill Blasic’s wood turning, take place throughout the festival, giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy the day.

When it comes time to take a break from the show’s sights, plan to choose from a variety of delectable foods, both in the picnic area and throughout the grounds. Live music is on tap to add to the ambiance. On Saturday, Dan Hunt and Highway Radio will perform a mix of alternative country, Americana, and classic rock. Sunday, Stephen Eng and his Old Dawg Bluegrass Band will take the stage. Guests can relax at the surrounding tree-shaded picnic tables, benches, and straw bales as they enjoy a fabulous meal and some toe-tapping tunes.

Of special note, the festival is proud to host the return of the Department of Veterans Affairs. A Mobile Vet Center will be on site Sunday, September 9th to provide readjustment counseling and information resources to Veterans, service members, and their families. Anyone interested is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival welcomes you to embrace the fall spirit by joining them for a weekend of award-winning artisanship and family fun. This is a truly special event, one not to be missed! We hope to see you there, rain or shine!

or further information, please visit www.wildwindfestival.com, email info@wildwindfestival.com, or call (814) 688-1516 or (207) 479-9867.