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Der Belsnickel Craft Show:
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    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 must keep their booth area neat and
  • 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 acceptable.
  • No commercially made or re-sale items including
    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
  • No sweatshirts and/or tee shirts with stenciled
  • 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.  
Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Boyertown Area Historical Society
Bachert Pottery
Jonathan's Wooden Spoons
Jack Paolini Historic Photography
Rosalie Birt's Belsnickels

Redware Pottery
The Belsnickel
supports the
preservation, cultural,
historical, and
genealogical activities
of the Boyertown
Area Historical
The 2015  Belsnickel
Boyertown Jr. High West Complex
2nd & Madison Streets
Boyertown, PA  19512
November 27 & 28, 2015
The hours are:
11:00 AM-6:00 PM (Friday)
10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Saturday)
$5.00 Admission
No charge for children 12 and under.
The show was named for the
Pennsylvania German folk
character who traveled to
farms and visited the
children at Christmas time.
Good children were
with candy and oranges.  
Naughty children received a
sharp crack on the hand
from the Belsnickel's switch.
About 4,000 people attend this annual
Ukranian Eggs Art by Pysanky Collectibles
Copyright 2015    Boyertown Area Historical Society
Der Belsnickel is a Juried Craft Show.
Jury sessions are held three times a year.
The date for the Summer jury session
will be posted as soon as it has been
determined. Tables are provided for the
jury session.
Those attending a jury session should:
  • Bring a samples of the items they     
    would like to sell at the show.  
  • Be prepared to answer questions
    about your creative efforts.
  • Know that the process takes about ten

  • started in 1970 to preserve and promote
    historic crafts.
  • has been recognized nationally for its
    emphasis on high quality traditional and
    modern crafts.  
  • held annually the Friday and Saturday
    after Thanksgiving.
Der Belsnickel