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2015 Belsnickel Craft Show.
At this time, no more applications from jewelers are being
accepted for the 2015 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.
  • 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
    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 designs.
  • No sweatshirts 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.  
Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Boyertown Area Historical Society
Bachert Pottery
Jonathan's Wooden Spoons
Jack Paolini Historic Photography
Rosalie Birt's Belsnickels

Redware Whimsey
Pottery
The Belsnickel
supports the
educational,
preservation, cultural,
research,
historical, and
genealogical activities
of the Boyertown
Area Historical
Society.
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
rewarded
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
event
Theorem
Painting
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 next 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
    minutes.



  • 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
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