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 2013 show will be held
November 29 and 30, 2013 at the
Boyertown Area High School
4th and Monroe Streets
Boyertown, PA 19512
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 mid summer. The times and
dates will be posted
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
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: 2011 Boyertown Area Historical
|Der Belsnickel Craft Show
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