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Arts & Crafts Festival

Early in the 1970s a local resident, Linda Dunn, decided Westfield should host an Arts and Crafts Show.  For nearly 20 years Ms. Dunn was the effort behind this long running event.  During the 1990s the YWCA became the sponsor and it's remained a part of the community since then.  This is the largest fund raiser undertaken by the YWCA.  Booth fees from the show and funds raised through the sale of water and Welch's juice at the YWCA tent help support the programs and services offered by the YWCA Westfield.

The focus of the show has always been is high quality, hand crafted items.  The organizers work each year to review the vendors, critique their products and maintain the highest level of talent and a unique mix of creations. Artists and Crafters interested in being a part of the show are invited to contact the YWCA to be added to the mailing list.

The festival is held in Moore Park, at the intersection of Rts. 20 and 394, in the heart of the village of Westfield. The park is tree lined and provides shade for the vendors and visitors alike.  It's a grassy area with some sidewalks - it's accessible and easy to get around in.

There is no admission charge and the show goes on rain or shine. Free parking and shuttle service is available, local not for profit agencies offer food and beverages for sale. Many area restaurants and taverns are within walking distance. Other area attractions include the Lake Erie Wine Trail, CrossRoads, the Grape Discovery Center, professional grade golf courses and Chautauqua Institution.

The local Farmers Market sets up on Saturday morning and makes a wide selection of local fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and Amish favorites available.

Show dates for 2014 are July 25 and 26.

The 2014 application is posted here - 2014application.2014 guidelines .  Hard copies can be requested by contacting the YWCA at 716.326.2011 or by e-mail to ywadmin@ywcawestfield.org.