Claremont Insider: Pilgrim Place Festival Today

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pilgrim Place Festival Today

Pilgrim Place is having its annual festival today and tomorrow. You can find out more by visiting their website. Pilgrim Place is located in the Claremont Village on the north side of Harrison Ave. between Cambridge and Berkeley. Call (909) 621-9581 for more information.

Here are the festival details as listed on the Pilgrim Place site:

60th Annual Pilgrim Place Festival
Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15, 2008

10:00 am to 4:00 pm


NEW FEATURE ! Visitors will now be able to use their credit cards to obtain “Pilgrim Bucks” that can be used on Festival days to pay for food or booth purchases.

NOTE: This fall Pilgrim Place is launching a multi-year construction project that will be moving Pilgrim Place toward a “green” future, with two new residential buildings that have been certified by LEED (Leadership & Energy & Environmental Design) for Homes. (Click here for details.)

Due to the installation of a construction fence, several Festival booths are being relocated this year. During your visit, we ask for your understanding of any inconvenience and invite you to share in our excitement about this Campus Development Project—so important to the future of Pilgrim Place.

You are invited to share in a unique “Pilgrim experience”—fun activities for people of all ages, rides, booths selling a variety of items (including creative crafts!), an authentic drama, terrific food. All celebrating the spirit of friendship and community that is Pilgrim Place.

Sixty years ago, an idea was born to hold an “open house” to better acquaint Claremont and surrounding communities with Pilgrim Place. This idea grew into what is now a two-day celebration that annually attracts thousands of people from throughout Southern California and more than 1,000 volunteers.

Family at the Pilgrim Festival

Pilgrim Place residents work selflessly throughout the year to create crafts, prepare activities and attractions that will engage people of all ages—all for a worthy goal. Proceeds from this event go directly to support those residents who have dedicated their lives to serving others and who now need help themselves.

As 2008 Festival Chair Byron Light affirms, “The Festival is a convergence of purpose, celebration and caring that captures the essence of Pilgrim Place—residents working together to help one another and opening their hearts to individuals and families from beyond our gates.”

Venture to Claremont and enjoy…

Craft Fair - Pottery & Sculpture • Paintings • Weaving • Lapidary • Rosemaling • Knitting & Crocheting • Wood Crafts • Encaustics • Fabrications • Stained Glass • Natural Decor

Bazaar - International Art & Bazaar • Fine & Costume Jewelry • Used Books • Vintage/Used Clothes • Treasures • Fine Art • Plants • Stamps & Coins • Linens • Toys • Jams • Baked Goods • Miscellaneous [used furniture & kitchen/household items] • Books by Pilgrim Authors

Historical Drama - “The Pilgrim Story” - reliving the experiences of the 17th century English Pilgrims who came on the Mayflower to Plimouth Colony. (1:45 pm each day)

Children's Activities - Rides on Massasoit Superchief Train & “Mayflower-on-Wheels” • Glue-In & Swiggles Crafts • Wampanoag Indian Village • Face Painting • Cotton Candy • Drinks • Popcorn • Sno-cones • Balloons • do-it-yourself All Creatures Mural • Stan the Music Man

Outdoor Luncheon - Chicken Breast, Peas, Potatoes, Rolls, Apple Pie & Beverage

Adults-$8.00 Children (age 10 and under), $3.50

Food Court - Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chili Dog, Tamales, Chili Bowl, Sandwiches (PB & J), Chips, Ice Cream, Salads (southwestern, chicken caesar & cole slaw), Beverages

Museum of Intercultural Art - Display of fine art, folk art and material cultures from around the world. Tea & cookies served in outside garden patio.