Schedule 2021

June 5
Arts and Crafts Festival
hosted by the Moravian Historical Society
214 East Center Street
Nazareth, PA 18062

This free family-friendly event features more than 100 local artisans representing a wide variety of handmade items!

Held on the lawn of the historic 1740-1743 Whitefield House, the free festival also features live music, children’s activities, great food, free parking, and walking tours of historic Nazareth!

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June 19
Stahls Pottery Show
6826 Corning Rd., Zionsville 18092

30 potters displaying and selling their work.  Demonstrations throughout the day.

​The Stahl’s Pottery historical site is a significant example of a rural arts and crafts revival pottery. The round, beehive, wood-fired kiln (originally built in 1933,) survives to the present day.

Brothers, Thomas and Isaac Stahl revived Stahl’s Pottery in the mid-1930s. They used the potting skills they had learned from their father, Charles Stahl, in the late nineteenth century. Charles Stahl’s pottery site was located along the Indian Creek in the village of Powder Valley, Pennsylvania.

The Stahl brothers produced both utilitarian & decorative redware pottery from the years, 1934 until 1950.

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July 3
White Chimneys 300 Anniversary
 
5117 Lincoln Hwy., Gap, PA 17527

We will have live music, heritage crafts, speakers, reenactments, fireworks, and more! This event is free to the public

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September 18
Sgraffito Workshop
Mennonite Heritage Center
565 Yoder Road
Harleysville, PA 19438-1020

Learn the sgraffito technique used by early Pennsylvania potters. Sgraffito, meaning to “scratch,” is a method of decorating clay that has been done for centuries.  Participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. All materials, tools and idea books will be provided. The plates are taken to my studio to be glazed, fired, and then returned for participants to pick up or have shipped. You will have the opportunity to sgraffito a 7 or 10 inch plate, maximum of 3 plates.  Class size is limited to 12.

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October 2
Stahls Pottery Show
6826 Corning Rd., Zionsville 18092

28 potters displaying and selling their work.  Demonstrations throughout the day.

​The Stahl’s Pottery historical site is a significant example of a rural arts and crafts revival pottery. The round, beehive, wood-fired kiln (originally built in 1933,) survives to the present day.

Brothers, Thomas and Isaac Stahl revived Stahl’s Pottery in the mid-1930s. They used the potting skills they had learned from their father, Charles Stahl, in the late nineteenth century. Charles Stahl’s pottery site was located along the Indian Creek in the village of Powder Valley, Pennsylvania.

The Stahl brothers produced both utilitarian & decorative redware pottery from the years, 1934 until 1950.

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November 6 & 7
Holiday Fine Art & Craft Festival
hosted by the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen
held at Kutztown University's
Micheal O'Pake Field House
at the corner of Trexler Avenue and Baldy Street, Kutztown, PA 19530

Members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen offer Pennsylvania German traditional crafts and contemporary works in many mediums.  A wonderful shopping experience for gifts and yourself!

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November 26 & 27
50th Belsnickel Craft Show
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!
New Hanover UMC North Campus
3065 Charlotte Street
Gilbertsville, PA

The 50th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show supports the educational, historical, genealogical research and preservation activities of the Boyertown Historical Society. This event is closely juried, showcasing only handcrafted artisan work with no commercially or mass-produced items. The Belsnickel Craft 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.

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Past - May 15
Sgraffito Workshop
Mennonite Heritage Center
565 Yoder Road
Harleysville, PA 19438-1020

Learn the sgraffito technique used by early Pennsylvania potters. Sgraffito, meaning to “scratch,” is a method of decorating clay that has been done for centuries.  Participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. All materials, tools and idea books will be provided. The plates are taken to my studio to be glazed, fired, and then returned for participants to pick up or have shipped. You will have the opportunity to sgraffito a 7 or 10 inch plate, maximum of 3 plates.  Class size is limited to 8.

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