Colonial Arts and Crafts Festival

Tourist Development Council
In an announcement to Historic City News this morning, we learned new details about the upcoming 20th Annual Colonial Arts and Crafts Festival from St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director, Jay Humphreys.

Daily life in one of Imperial Spain’s most important outposts in the New World will be vividly re-created October 11th and 12th at the 20th Annual Colonial Arts and Crafts Festival in St. Augustine.

This years event is a joint effort sponsored by the St. Augustine Textile Guild, made possible, in part by a grant from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For more information, call 904.825-5088.

Held on the grounds of the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum located on historic St. George Street, the festival will feature skilled craftsmen in authentic period clothing demonstrating a wide range of crafts that were essential for survival in a Spanish colony of the 1700s.

Weaving, spinning, basketry, lace making, and natural dyeing are just a few of the “lost arts” to be demonstrated. In addition, the festival will feature storytellers, colonial music, and special activities for children. The Colonial Spanish Quarter will provide an authentic setting for an educational and fun look at life in old St. Augustine. The entrance to the festival will be at 29 St. George Street.