Holiday shopping event Harvest Festival returns to San Jose for its 40th anniversary on Black Friday with more than 24,000 handmade crafts designed by featured exhibitors.

“Our goal, just as it was 40 years ago, is to give visibility to the small businessperson by providing a venue to showcase and sell their crafts,” said Nancy Glen, Harvest Festival show manager.

The Harvest Festival tour is one of the biggest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast, offering a variety of arts and crafts, including original art, photography, jewelry, clothing, pottery and more.

This event at the McEnery Convention Center targets holiday shoppers looking for alternatives to shopping malls and big-box stores overrun by Black Friday crowds after Thanksgiving.

In addition to vendors, for a small fee, the San Jose Glass Artist Alliance will host a stained glass workshop where attendees can learn how to make glass art and Christmas ornaments.

Live entertainment will be provided by American Roots musicians Tom Rigney and Flambeau. The main stage will feature John Park who is known for his “Funny Waiter” with comedy and plate spinning. Serenaders Mama Claus and Eddie the Elf will stroll the aisles crooning holiday classics.

A kids area will provide supplies to make arts and crafts and a Child ID program where parents can bring their children to be photographed and fingerprinted so their information can be stored in case of an emergency.

The Harvest Festival is giving all proceeds from bag and parcel check and half of the proceeds from shopping bag sales to Silicon Valley Human Society. Attendees who bring canned food and non-perishable food items for a Second Harvest Food Bank donation will receive $2 off admission.

Harvest festival is Nov. 23 at McEnery Convention Center from 9am to 6pm. Adult tickets are $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youth (13-17) $4 and kids 12 and under are free. More info.