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Atalya Arts & Crafts Festival returns for 41st year

The 41st Annual Atalya Arts & Crafts Festival is set for Sept. 23-25 at Huntingdon Beach State Park. Guests can expect to see works of wood, canvas, glass, and other mediums, as well as have the opportunity to purchase the creations.

More than 100 artists will be featured, selected by a panel of art professionals. The artists are from all over the United States, including West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Colorado.

While at the festival guests can enjoy live music by local musicians as well as family-friendly fare.

The festival is set to run from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The daily admission fee is $8 for adults, multi-day passes for $10, and those 15 years old or younger are free. Those who hold Park Passport Plus are able to gain free admission as well as for three guess. Admission to the park during the festival is free for everyone.

Hosted in the historic home, Atalaya, the festival will enjoy the history and beauty of Huntington Beach State Park. The home was built by New York industrialist and philanthropist Archer Huntington in the 1930s.

Organizers requests that dogs are other pets are not brought to the festival. Stroller and wheelchair access will be limited due to stairs, uneven surfaces, narrow hallways, and crowds.

For more information please contact park manager Brenda Magers at 843-237-4440, Dawn Dawson-House at 803-734-1779 or visit