Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Details for Saturday's Go West Craft Fest

Go West Craft Fest features wondrous works by 100 amazing artisans. Find jewelry, accessories, ceramics, home accents, soaps & candles, toys, terrariums, prints, stationery and much more.

(For some sneak peeks at what's in store, follow @gowestcraftfest on Instagram or search for #GoWestCraftFest).

Keep Mom in mind while browsing; Mother's Day is May 10th. Bring plenty of cash for those one-of-a-kind treasures (although many of our vendors accept credit cards, cash is king.)

Food by lovely local eateries: AksumTaco Angeleno, Black Orchid (vegetarian comfort food), Kung Fu HoagiesThe Satellite CafeWeckerly's Ice Cream and the Lil' Pop Shop.

Schedule of performances: 
11:00 The Green Tambourine 
12:30 Jay Sand, All Around This World 
1:30  Silverton 
2:30 Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble
3:00 Tinycircus by Tangle Movement Arts
4:00 Shakey Lyman & Sean Dorn

And the schedule of  Woodlands tours:
Noon - Wonders of The Woodlands- Join a guide for a stroll through the grounds to learn about the unique 54 acre site, its monuments, and famous residents.
2:00 - Hamilton's Horticultural Legacy- Walk the grounds and learn the significant horticultural history of The Woodlands, from the 18th century to today. Tour-goers will leave with a seed packet of flowers cultivated by William Hamilton at The Woodlands!
Meet at the Woodlands table near the main entrance. Tours are $10 for adults, free for accompanying children and Woodlands members.

Kids can enjoy free craft activities provided by the University City Arts League and the 34th Woodland Rangers Scout troop. There will also be free face painting (time TBA).

The Woodlands is easily accessible by SEPTA - take any "green line" trolley [except the 10] to 40th Street. The trolleys run underground east of 40th Street, and it's a free interchange to & from the Market/Frankford and Broad Street lines at City Hall. Street parking is also available.

Also to keep in mind, the Penn Relays are happening nearby on the same weekend, so public transit is highly encouraged. On I-76, use the Gray's Ferry exit rather than South Street. The grounds of the Woodlands is closed to vehicle traffic during the Fest.

Though we are hoping for great weather, the Fest will be moved to the 26th in case of rain.

Hope to see you there!