Pocono State Crafts Festival Packages

Monday, June 13, 2016

BUSHKILL, PA (SUMMER 2016) – The Villas and Fernwood Resort, in partnership with the Pocono Arts Council, have created a special weekend package for the Pocono State Crafts Festival on August 19-21, 2016 that includes two nights of studio villa accommodations and two tickets to the Festival starting from $240 per night. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for the Resort, said, "The Pocono State Crafts Festival is one of the preeminent juried 'must attend' craft events in the region with entertainment, a children's area and over 100 of the finest artisans from the Mid-Atlantic region. For 28 years this has been one of the highlights of the summer festival season. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is an added benefit where you have the opportunity to see an historical working farm with animals and docents in period costumes all surrounded by the picturesque Pocono Mountains."

            The Festival features works from a variety of disciplines including jewelry, woodworking, clothing, metal work, leather, furniture, pottery, basketry and many other unique creations. In addition to seeing the beautiful work, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the craftsmen and see many of them creating work through weekend demonstrations. Laura Goss, Executive Director of the Pocono Arts Council, co-producer of the Festival with the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, comments, "All of the work in the show is juried and has been judged by a panel of professionals for quality, creativity, artistic design and originality. The seller of the product is the creator of the work. Our goal was to bring to the forefront the exceptional abilities of our craftsmen."

            The Pocono State Crafts Festival is open on Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It will be presented rain or shine and parking is free. Bertucci concludes, "This event gives the public a perfect opportunity to purchase designer crafts. Our package makes it possible to shop, then return to the Resort to experience our aerial ropes course with dual racing zip lines – Pocono TreeVentures and Pocono Zip Racer, our summer tubing park – Blue Lightning, golf on our 18 hole par 71 course, dine lakeside at Wintergreens Patio Grill, see a live show or cool off with a swim." She continues, "Our easy access location makes it possible to spend a day at the Festival and make a weekend of it filled with plenty to do in the Poconos." In addition to the festival, The Villas and Fernwood offer savings packages for Camelbeach Waterpark, the Crossings Premium Outlets, canoeing on the Delaware, and Bushkill Falls. For reservations, go to FernwoodResortPoconos.com for a complete listing of special discount getaway offers.

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Contact: Gina Bertucci - 570-588-6661 x2118 – gbertucci@bushkillgroup.com - 6/01/16