Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Der Belsnickel Craft Show was
started in 1970 as a way of preserving
and promoting historic crafts.
Over the years, the show has
grown dramatically and has been recognized
nationally for its
emphasis on high quality
traditional and modern crafts.
It is held annually the
Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The 2014 Show will be held
November 28th and 29th
The hours are:
11:00 AM-7:00 PM (Friday)
10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Saturday)
No charge for children 12
Der Belsnickel is a Juried Craft Show.
Jury sessions are held twice a year,
in early spring and fall.
Spring Jury Session
March 16, 2014
Those interested in being juried should bring
a sample their craft
Please note that every effort is made to
structure the Belsnickel as a balance
between traditional and modern crafts.
There are established quotas for all areas,
particularly jewelry, textiles, and pottery.
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.
The Belsnickel supports the educational,
preservation, cultural, research,
historical, and genealogical activities
of the Boyertown Area Historical Society.
Copyright 2013. Boyertown Area Historical Society
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