The Allentown Morning Call has a very comprehensive list of upcoming holiday craft shows, starting with some taking place this weekend, November 3/4 through to the end of December 2018. It does not list ones in Upper Perk Valley, however (but read on, ValleyArtScene has that covered!).
Here are a few of the nearby craft fairs listed in the paper, along with some that are not:
Nov. 2-4, 2018 Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Oaks, PA at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
More than 350 juried artists and artisans. Also demonstrations, music by Ed Wright on acoustic guitar, Don Thomas and Janet Spahr on handpans and Middle Earth Studios costumed storytelling for children.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 Handmade for Holidays Craft and Vendor Show in Allentown at Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th Street, Allentown, PA. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 Applewood Christmas Craft Boutique in Fogelsville, PA at 1951 Mulberry Road. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE
39th annual event features handcrafted gifts, stocking stuffers, decorations, needlecrafts and baked goods.
Saturday and Sunday Nov. 3 and 4, 2018 Reading-Berks Chapter of Pa Guild of Craftsmen Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Kutztown University, O’Pake Fieldhouse, South Campus Drive (Trexler Ave & Baldy St), Kutztown, Pennsylvania .
69th annual show features juried craftsmen of traditional Pennsylvania folk art and contemporary American crafts. There is a student gallery, live music by Acoustic Road Show and a cafe.
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2018 Ten Thousand Villages International Gift Festival in Zionsville at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Kings Highway and Geissinger Roade, Zionsville, PA. Free admission.
Creations from Third World artisans, from jewelry and decorations to gifts. All income supports artisans; handmade, fairly traded items from around the world – beautiful household decor, linens, clothes, toys, food, Christmas ornaments, etc.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Hereford Elementary School Holiday Bazaar, at the school on Route 29, Hereford, PA, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Palm Schwenkfelder Church Holiday Bazaar, in the church social hall and classrooms at 833 Gravel Pike (Route 29), Palm, PA – free admission.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 North Penn Holiday Craft Market, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at North Penn High School, 1340 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA. $1 off coupon can be found online. This is a juried craft show.
The North Penn Craft Shows have become among the finest traditional and contemporary craft shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. These craft shows are sponsored by the North Penn International Friendship Committee ( NPIFC) for the support of the International Exchange Program at North Penn High School, (NPHS) Lansdale, Pa.
These craft shows include over 95 artists and feature fine and unusual pottery, jewelry, fiber, dried flowers, fraktur, tinware, baskets, folk art, theorem, quilts, appliqués, furniture, painted scissor cuttings, ceramics, scherenschnitte, embroidery, children’s clothing, dolls, rug weaving, decoys, calligraphy, leather, band boxes, iron work, toys, wood carvings, wooden spoons, and much more.
A highlight of the craft shows is a delicious homemade luncheon. There is plenty of free parking, and a modest entrance fee with discount coupon available both on line, and through advertising materials.
Christkindlemarkt (Thursdays – Sundays) in Bethlehem, PA in heated tents at SteelStacks (101 Founders Way) and Christmas City Village (Fridays – Sundays) outdoor wooden stalls at Sun Inn Courtyard (566 Main Street) on Main Street in historic Bethlehem, PA both open November 16th and run through December 23rd, 2018. Both markets recreate traditional German Weinachstmarkts with a mix of fine crafts, holiday gifts, nutcrackers and smokers from Germany, food, mulled wine, ice carving, live music, and more!
Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, 2018 Der Belsnickel Craft Show, Boyertown Senior High School, Fourth and Monroe Street, Boyertown, PA. This is a juried craft show.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Marlborough Elementary School Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Route 29, Green Lane, PA – free admission.
Saturday, Dec. 1st and Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018 Goshenhoppen Historians and Mennonite Heritage Center Christmas Market; Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA ; Goshenhoppen Historical Museum at Red Man’s Hall, 116 Gravel Pike, Green Lane, PA; Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA.
Fine arts and craft show at Mennonite Heritage Center,
Hours: Saturday, 9:30am-4pm, Sunday, Noon-4pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 St. John’s Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the social halls and classrooms at 3104v Main Street (Route 63), Green Lane, PA.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 JCC of Allentown Artisans Craft Fair, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, PA. $5 admission
Works by local and international artists, including ceramics, jewelry, fiber, woodworking, photography and more.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9.