Belsnickel Regulations
    Participants must adhere to the
    following show regulations:        
Booths and Displays:
  • Packing up displays before the end of the show at 4:00 PM on Saturday is not permitted.
  • Floor length table covers and professional looking booths and displays are required.
  • Backdrops are required for all participants.
  • Participants must keep their booth area neat and clean.
  • No displaying of signs discounting the price of craft items
  • All hanging displays must be secured
  • No open flames or burning of candles
  • Participants are financially responsible for any damage they cause to Boyertown School District
    property or personnel.  This is especially true of the gymnasium flooring and floor mats.  Rugs and
    floor covering are highly suggested to avoid damage to the floor and mats.
  • No use of artificial garland, flashing colored lights, or gaudy decorations.    
Craft Items:
  • 90% of the craft must be made by the participant.  Assembling commercially made items is not
  • No commercially made or re-sale items including clothing, jewelry, iron work, belts, ceramics, textiles,
    soaps, food, fabric art, precast pottery, baskets, etc.
  • No precut wooden shapes except for shaker pegs.
  • No commercially made baskets or straw hats except as accessories for dolls and toys.
  • No plastic items, pompoms, wiggle eyes, pipe cleaners, or florist ribbon.
  • No mechanically applied designs on commercially manufactured clothing.
  • No sale of artificial wreaths, garland, or floral designs.
  • No sweat shirts and/or tee shirts with stenciled designs.
  • No pre-stamped or cheater's cloth that simulates quilting or pieced fabric designs.
  • No commercially made lace panels such as those used to make pillows or dolls.
  • Only juried items may be sold.   
Godwinks by  Mona Gincley
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Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Boyertown Area Historical Society
Bachert Pottery
Jonathan's Wooden Spoons
Jack Paolini Historic
The Belsnickel
supports the
preservation, cultural,
historical, and
genealogical activities
of the Boyertown
Area Historical
2018 Belsnickel
The Fall Show will be held on
November 23 and 24, 2018

at the Boyertown High School.
Registration forms will be emailed
at the end of March 2018.
The show was named for the
Pennsylvania German folk
character who traveled to
farms and visited the
children at Christmas time.
Good children were rewarded
with candy and oranges.  
Naughty children received a
sharp crack on the hand
from the Belsnickel's switch.
Rosalie Birt's Belsnickels
About 4,000 people attend this annual
Ukranian Eggs Art by Pysanky Collectibles
Copyright 2017    Boyertown Area Historical Society
Der Belsnickel is a Juried Craft
Show.  Jury sessions are held three
times a year.
The next jury session will be on the
25 March 2018.
It will be held at the  
Boyertown Area Historical Society,  
at 2:00 PM.
Those attending a jury session
should know that:
  • tables are provided to display   
  • interested individual should
    bring samples of the items they
    would like to sell at the show.  
  • they should prepared to answer
    questions about their creative
  • the process takes about ten
Der Belsnickel

Gourmet Foods from
vinegars, olive oils, and bakery
delights to fine chocolates,
artisan teas, and
German roasted nuts.....
there is a variety of
specialty food items
at the 2017 Belsnickel.