You’re Invited To Attend The 41st Annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire

Where: The Claremont Village in Claremont, California

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm

Discover all the essential details—EVERYTHING you need to know—about this cherished one-day event in Claremont, California. This beloved annual gathering brings friends and family together to revel in the magic of music, delectable food, and captivating arts! Your presence would make it even more special, so plan a stay to enjoy every minute in Claremont. Don’t forget to drop by and greet us at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce/Discover Claremont booth! We’d love to meet you!

Posy Grace Flower Shop loves getting into the Halloween spirit for The Village Venture.

What is the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire and What Can Attendees Expect?

The Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire is one of the largest and most popular annual events in Claremont, California. The event showcases the work of local artisans and crafters and brings family, friends, and neighbors together. We’d love for you to join us!

Visitors to the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire can anticipate a diverse array of arts, crafts, and apparel available for purchase, accompanied by fantastic live music performances and a delightful selection of local food and beverages. This event is a haven for arts and craft enthusiasts, offering a perfect opportunity to discover distinctive gifts for every individual on your shopping list. In addition to being a convenient one-stop holiday shopping destination, the event features enticing food vendors, captivating live musical acts, and an exciting kids’ zone—ensuring a day packed with family-friendly enjoyment!

Bring your whole family to the Village Venture, including your sweet fur-ever friends. They’ll enjoy many pet-friendly booths at the arts & crafts fair, like JQ Paws, Pawpin Snacks and PoisePup.

Here is the schedule for the all-day Family and Pet-Friendly Entertainment:

9 am – The 41st Annual Village Venture celebration begins – Meet at Shelton Park, near Bonita Ave. and Rio de Ojas

9:30 am –  Line Up for the Children’s Parade begins at Shelton Park. All ages are welcome!

9:45 am – Children’s Parade Starts from Shelton Park. Children can wear their Halloween costumes if they choose. Parents are welcome to walk with them.

11 am to 11:30 am – Join the 41st Year Village Venture Kick-Off Celebration in front of the Claremont Chamber Office (205 Yale Ave.)

11 am to 11:30 am – Family Entertainment at the Claremont Depot – Franklyn Haynes Marionettes – Las Marionetas en Desfile             

11:45 am to 1:15 pm – Moultrie Performers

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Claremont Community School of Music performing to enrich the lives of the community through music. 

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm – Inland Pacific Ballet

4 pm to 4:30 pm – Claremont Ukulele Group musical community club and ukulele orchestra with players of all ages and levels.

Be sure to catch some of the music at the Shelton Park Stage

12 pm to 12:45 pm & 1 pm to 1:45 pm – Blue Hwy

2:15 pm to 3 pm & 3:15 pm to 4 pm – TBA

A schedule of events for the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire
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When and Where will the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire occur in Claremont, California?

This year’s Village Venture will occur on Saturday, October 23rd, from 9 am to 5 pm. 

There is an Uber drop off/pick up area and convenient, FREE parking shuttles nearby. 

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Three Great Reasons To Attend The Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire!

  • Discover the vibrant local businesses and savor delightful meals from both our Claremont restaurants and visiting food trucks.
  • Jumpstart your holiday shopping while strolling through the historic Claremont Village, adorned with more than 400 booths showcasing unique art, original crafts, apparel, and a plethora of goodies!
  • Immerse yourself in the lively costume parade, visit our beer, cider, and wine garden, and delight in entertainment suitable for all ages. It’s a festival brimming with pure fun!
Are you “witch-ing” you had plans to attend the Village Venture yet?

The Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire is the Claremont Chamber’s paramount fundraiser of the year, providing crucial support for our community programming and services. The Claremont Chamber and Discover Claremont look forward to welcoming you to Claremont’s grandest event of the year!

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the City of Claremont, our esteemed Chairman’s Circle Members, Village Venture Sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and the entire village that comes together to orchestrate this enchanting one-day celebration. We’d love to see you there!

Priceless Pet Rescue – Need a furry friend? A 501(c)(3) pet rescue! Adoption Centers are in Chino Hills, Claremont, & Costa Mesa, CA. 🐾 Our mission: Saving one by one until there are none®

Immerse yourself in Claremont’s offerings through the Village Venture—an exceptional opportunity to step out and explore the richness of our community.

Begin your adventure at the Claremont Depot or Shelton Park and make your way to the delightful food trucks along First Street. Discover a diverse array of creative arts and crafts vendors and our cherished local businesses and non-profit organizations. The allure of this quaint village will captivate you as you leisurely stroll along its tree-lined streets.

We invite you to return and experience Claremont’s charm in any season. For a comprehensive guide to the beautiful city of Claremont, California, peruse the Discover Claremont website. Should you have any inquiries or seek more information, don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello. We’re thrilled at the prospect of welcoming you to our town.

Curious about the vendors gracing the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire this year?

As over 400 talented vendors gather to showcase their creations at the Village Venture, prepare to be amazed. The event boasts diverse locally crafted products and goods, from skilled artists and dedicated makers to gifted artisans and craftspeople. Their creativity knows no bounds, hailing from various corners of the state. We’re genuinely thrilled to welcome them all.

Creative Glassworks by Christina – A treasure trove of stunning handcrafted whimsical suncatchers and creative art pieces. stained glass art and decor, These unique pieces and custom creations will adorn your space elegantly.
Artful Succulents – LA Succulent Designer 🎉 creating unique art through the beauty of succulents! Special Events 🎁Gifts 🪴Container Gardening 👯‍♀️Teambuilding Events 🎈Private Parties
Claremont Sunrise Rotary – A community service group from Claremont, California, comprised of local business and professional leaders! Stop by for some boo-tiful pumpkin carving contests!

“Top Ten Booths You Won’t Want To Miss in 2023”

 

a yellow #1 in orange circle  Pomona Valley Audubon Society – PVAS promotes the protection, appreciation and enjoyment of birds and other wildlife through recreation, education and conservation of habitat.

 

 Rio de Ojas – One of Claremont’s vibrant “fair-trade” boutiques offering a curated collection of unique Mexican folk art, crafts, and textiles, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Mexico.

 Priceless Pet Rescue – Need a furry friend? A 501(c)(3) pet rescue! Adoption Centers are in Chino Hills, Claremont, & Costa Mesa, CA. 🐾 Our mission: Saving one by one until there are none® 

 Noren’s Nursery – Claremont’s haven for plant enthusiasts, providing a diverse selection of healthy and beautiful plants, trees, and gardening essentials for all levels of green thumbs.

Claremont Community School of Music – A musical haven offering a wide array of music lessons and classes for all ages and skill levels, nurturing a love for music and fostering musical proficiency in the heart of the community.

 Common Thread Claremont – A cozy haven for crafters and sewing enthusiasts, providing a carefully curated selection of fabrics, patterns, crafting supplies, expert advice, and classes to ignite creativity and bring projects to life.

 The Local Collective Market – A community hub in Claremont, housing a diverse range of local artisans and creators, showcasing their handcrafted goods from jewelry and art to home decor, allowing shoppers to support local talent and find unique, locally-made treasures.

Aromatique Skin and Body Care – A Claremont “fair trade” shop offering a delightful assortment of ethically sourced skincare and body care products, prioritizing sustainability and nourishment for your skin and conscience.

 California Botanic Garden – Claremont’s favorite natural wonderland offering families a chance to explore diverse native flora, engage in educational programs, and participate in interactive activities for an enriching outdoor experience.

 Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue – Nonprofit organization – The 3rd largest #GoldenRetriever rescue in the country, homing 300+ dogs annually. All dogs are with foster families while awaiting adoption.

After refreshments at the Beer and Wine Garden, check out the other 390 booths for more incredible shopping! Fulfill your holiday wish list and gift list in one day! There is something for everyone, and you’ll have a blast with your family all day! It’s the event of the year!
Vendor list and QR code for vendors for Village Venture
Booth Listing (courtesy of The Claremont Chamber). Check the QR for up-to-date information on vendors. Screenshot and add to your *favorites.

Mark your calendar NOW for this year’s Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in Claremont, California.

      • Support local businesses, artists, makers, artisans, and craftspeople.
      • Find unique gifts for your loved ones and everyone on your list. 
      • Enjoy a fun day with friends or family while exploring Claremont Village.
The Claremont Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire is an exciting event for everyone in the community.

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Visual ad for the Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire happening Oct. 23, 2023 in Claremont, California.

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We’re excited to see you there!

VIllage Venture Map of Claremont and day of events.
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