Victorian Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

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Victorian Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Click here to view the webpages for Victorian Christmas

Beginning in 1982, community volunteers have organized a special holiday weekend celebration, recalling the traditions of Christmases of bygone days in our beautiful historic town while offering present-day fun for everyone.

     Bellefonte Victorian Christmas takes place annually on the second weekend in December, with opening ceremonies on Friday evening, and special programs from Saturday morning through Sunday.

     Concerts, dance programs, activities for children, an open-houses tour, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a large arts and crafts show are part of the full schedule of  Victorian Christmas events.

     BHCA organizes the arts and crafts show portion of Victorian Christmas, which includes dozens of artisans selling their handmade items -- everything from traditional clear molded candy to jewelry to wooden items, and many, many more things in between. The crafters, in Victorian dress, enjoy talking about how their wares were made, and the many unique items make holiday shopping a pleasure. 

     The arts and crafts show takes place in three locations in Bellefonte: the YMCA on W. High St., just down from the courthouse; the Bellefonte Elementary School, corner of Linn and Allegheny Streets; and the Bellefonte Middle School on School St., off Bishop St., which is also the location of Victorian Christmas parking and the bus shuttle turnaround.  We will also add an outdoor venue this year: East High Street on either side of the Bellefonte Court House.  Those portions of High Street will be closed to traffic. We plan to have five vendors on each street.  Setup will be Saturday AM. There will be no electricity available.  Benefit to the outdoor venue: High traffic area with good visibility of the vendors. Bus stop on Allegheny St. In front of the Courthouse.  Disadvantage: Weather.  Inclement weather, of course, affects all the activities, including the indoor vendors, because of reduced visitors.
Deadline for application is October 31.

     Click here to view present and past exhibitors.

     Click here to view or download the 2013 show guidelines.

     Click here to download a PDF file of the 2013 application.  You can print out the application, fill it out with a pen, and mail it in along with a check.  If you have questions, e-mail BHCA (, or call the number in the guidelines.  If you are interested in the outdoor venue, please note it on your application.