Victorian Christmas Arts and Crafts Show




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Victorian Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 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 two locations in Bellefonte: the YMCA on W. High St., just down from the courthouse; 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.  Those vendors previously located in the Elementary School will join the Middle School venue. The benefits will be more accessible parking and an increase in foot traffic per artist.

Deadline for application is October 31.

     Click here to view present and past exhibitors.

     Click here to view or download the 2014 show guidelines.

     Click here to download a PDF file of the 2014 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 (bhca@bellefontearts.org), or call the number in the guidelines.  If you are interested in the outdoor venue, please note it on your application.