PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the holidays just around the corner, you may want to get a jump on your shopping and if you’re looking for something different, there’s a unique crafts festival this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Montgomery County.Thousands of people typically show up when the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival puts down stakes in the Philadelphia region. The show features more than 250 artisans selling their unique creations along with interactive demonstrations, gourmet food and live music. Show spokeswoman Tara Miller says there will be pottery, sculpture, jewelry, fashions and more.READ MORE: Delaware Gov. John Carney To Lift State Of Emergency Declared More Than Year Ago Due To COVID-19 Next Month
“All the artists are actually present at the festival which is a great opportunity to come out and learn directly from the artist about their process, the materials and their inspiration,” said Miller.READ MORE: Philadelphia To Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day On Second Monday Of October Instead Of Columbus Day
Trending this year, Miller says, is a lot of jewelry and other products using recycled materials. The theme this year is “new this season” which is how they keep the show fresh and relevant. The shows run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 until 5 p.m. Sunday.MORE NEWS: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio