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2022 Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show

EXPERIENCE IT
Friday, November 11, 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022

Celebrate the season with a traditional German Christmas Market in the quintessential New England town of Sutton!

With the loosening of pandemic restrictions, we’re pleased to be re-introducing the tradition of Sutton’s Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show where we feature the industries most respected and detailed artists alongside authentic food, drink, and merriment during a European-style outdoor Christmas Market.

For this year, the event will feature reduced capacity staggered admission throughout the day and night to insure a comfortable, safe, environment that is spread between the outdoor food and beverage pavilion, the Artisan Hall, and our Retail Gallery. There will be live German music outside during scheduled

The Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show is a tip of the hat to our formidable years of doing retail shows combined with the aspirational idea of the German Christmas markets.

Tickets will be on sale starting in July!

 

We will be announcing all vendors in the order in which they confirm…

Byers' Choice

Chalfont, PA

The Byers’ Choice Caroler® figurines are widely collected throughout the United States and beyond. They are treasured not only as collectibles but for the way they represent a simpler time and way of life. Meet a member of the Byers’ family and see these Pennsylvania-made figurines in person.

Stenciled Floorcloths by Michele

(Hollis, New Hampshire)

Michele Hollick has been stenciling for more than 30 years. What started as a simple “kitchen table” hobby, blossomed into a full time business for her. She started making floorcloths when she became interested in Colonial-era furnishings and accessories. Michele has the distinction of being a Certified Stenciler through the International Group Stencil Artisans League, Inc. Less than 100 people world-wide have passes this difficult test. Some of her best classes have been at the annual Stencil Artisans League Convention, the Stencil Decorative Artists Guild Convention, Sanborn Mills Farm, the League of NH Sandwich Gallery, as well as various shops throughout the Northeast.

Will Moses

(Eagle Bridge, New York)

As a fourth generation member of the renowned Moses family, painting is a natural tradition for Will, who began painting when he was four years old. Encouraged by his grandfather, a well-known folk painter in his own right, young Will was allowed to experiment freely with paints. Forrest K. Moses was totally committed to self-expression and passed this freedom of spirit along to his young grandson. Stimulated by his grandfather’s confident approach, Will developed his own unique style of Americana. Today, Will continues to carry on the family tradition. Although his style is reminiscent of that of his celebrated great-grandmother, it is more complex and sophisticated.

Pamela Dalton Scherenschnitte

(Ghent, New York)

Pamela Dalton has been perfecting the craft of Scherenschnitte ever since discovering the craft in Europe many years ago. What began as a hobby eventually evolved into a full time career. Now, decades later, collectors world wide enjoy her intricate paper creations. In addition, her work has illustrated numerous children’s books. This includes “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten most beautifully illustrated children’s books of 2011.

Cut from a single piece of paper , her compositions incorporate traditional themes from the early 19th century . Nautical and patriotic images, scenes from rural life, as well as Biblical passages are favorites.

As seen in the tradition of papercuts from the Pennsylvania German region, many pieces are illuminated with color. Others remain unpainted, although they are “antiqued” to replicate the look of 19th century paper.

Her work can be found in numerous galleries and museum shops and is available at select artisan events.
Pamela has lived in the village of Harlemville, New York, for nearly 40 years, a “town with more cows than people.”She operates a studio near her home, accompanied by two butterscotch tomcats.

Old Sturbridge Village

(Sturbridge, MA)

We’re pleased to have Old Sturbridge Village join us in selling their village-made products!

Redware

Bring a piece of Old Sturbridge Village into your home by purchasing a piece of Village-made redware including mugs, ruffled dishes, covered bean pots, platters and pitchers. Have a cup of coffee in a handmade, one-of-a-kind mug, serve lemonade in a beautifully sculpted pitcher, or provide contrast to a green salad by serving it on a redware platter.

Tin

Crafted by tradesmen in our tin shop, a tin-ware purchase is sure to be both a practical and beautiful addition to your home, whether you get a beautifully patterned lantern or simple small mug. Choose from a variety of tin mugs, nutmeg graters, sconces, lanterns, apple corers, watering cans, cookie cutters, platters, colanders and pitchers.

Iron

Handmade iron items, forged in our own blacksmith shop, are available for purchase. Add some rustic charm to your house with iron hooks, candle snuffers, andiron sets, candle dishes, and mulling irons.

Dad’s Follies Antique Chocolate Molds

(Gibsonville, North Carolina)

Dad’s Follies is the oldest and largest antique dealer specializing in antique metal chocolate moulds in the world. For over 45 years Dad’s Follies has been specializing in buying and selling antique metal chocolate and pewter ice cream moulds and are a family owned company that is currently in its second generation of Mould Experts. They currently exhibit at private shows and offer their moulds online.

Food & Beverage Pavilion

Our outdoor Food & Beverage Pavilion—decorated with live Christmas trees—offers the sights and smells of a European Christmas Market. Enjoy the merriment of food and drink with the following vendors.

Feel the magic of the season the way they do at the traditional Christmas markets in Europe. This outdoor bar will ensure you’re warm with the piping hot glühwein—imported directly from Nurgneberg Germany and served in collectors mugs. In addition, a fine selection of Christmas beer and wine is sold alongside hot chocolate and bottled water. Stay outdoor and enjoy the scents filling the air just as they do in Germany.

Fraulein’s Bakery

(Taunton, MA)

Fraulein’s Bakery will be returning with authentic German baked goods and organic European pastries, cookies, and cakes—including Apfelstrudel, Peffernuesse, Baumkuchen, Spekulatius, Hazelnut Corners, and Schupfnudeln.

The Queen’s Cups

(Worcester, MA)

A made-from-scratch cupcakery known for their cupcakes, cakes, cookies & more. During the market, they will be featuring their Gingerbread cookies among other cookie and small desserts.

Crust Bakeshop

Worcester, MA

Artisan bakeshop known for their rotating selection of naturally leavened & rustic breads, will be selling pretzels and more to help bring the spirit of the European market to life.

Enjoy an indoor cash bar serving a fine selection of Christmas beer and wine. Looking to stay warm? Enjoy piping hot glühwein or hot chocolate inside the Artisan Hall.

As always, the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery will be open with the full splendor of the holiday season. Each year, the Retail Gallery is decorated with the utmost attention to the season and stocked with some of the highest quality gifts and collectibles in the market. Whether the Vaillancourt chalkware made on-site or the countless brands and collections that are imported from Europe—thousands of visitors come to the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery during the Christmas season to be reminded about the spirit and magic of Christmas.

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