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.
Those interested in being juried should bring
a sample the items they would like to sell at
the show. Be prepared to answer questions
about your creative efforts.
The process takes about ten minutes.
Tables are provided.
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.
Please note that backdrops are now
required for all participants.
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
|Der Belsnickel Craft Show
|Rosalie Birt's Belsnickels
|Registration forms have
already been sent out for
the 2014 show.