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
  • No commercially made or re-sale items including clothing, 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 sweat shirts 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.   
Godwinks by  Mona Gincley
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Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Boyertown Area Historical Society
Bachert Pottery
Jonathan's Wooden Spoons
Jack Paolini Historic
The Belsnickel
supports the
preservation, cultural,
historical, and
genealogical activities
of the Boyertown
Area Historical
2017 Belsnickel
Boyertown High School
Show hours
11:00 AM-6:00 PM (Friday) November 24, 2017
10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Saturday) November 25, 2017
$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.
Rosalie Birt's Belsnickels
About 4,000 people attend this annual
Ukranian Eggs Art by Pysanky Collectibles
Copyright 2017    Boyertown Area Historical Society
Der Belsnickel is a Juried Craft Show.
Jury sessions are held three times a year.
The next jury session will be in Spring 2018. It will be
held at the Boyertown Area Historical Society,         
at 2:00 PM.
Those attending a jury session should know that:
  • tables are provided to display crafts
  • interested individual should bring samples of the
    items they would like to sell at the show.  
  • they should prepared to answer questions about
    their creative efforts.
  • the process takes about ten minutes.
Der Belsnickel
Belsnickel confirmation forms and postcards
have been mailed via USPS.
If you mailed in a registration form and fee for
the Belsnickel but
did not receive a confirmation,
please contact the Society at
A 10x8 hallway space is available
The width is first, then the depth

Gourmet Foods from
vinegars, olive oils, and bakery
delights to fine chocolates,
artisan teas, and
German roasted nuts.....
there is a variety of
specialty food items
at the 2017 Belsnickel.