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2022 Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show

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Friday, November 11, 2022 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

We are pleased to announce the Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show featuring America’s most respected and detailed artists alongside authentic German food and drink during a European-style outdoor Christmas Market.

As with last year, admission will be staggered throughout the day to ensure a comfortable pace for shopping, eating, and merriment. Tickets grant access to the entire experience: the outdoor food and beverage pavilion, the inside Artisan Hall, and the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery.

Inspired by trips to the European Christmas markets, the Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show will help usher in the start of the holiday season.

For 2022, we welcome the following American artists and brands

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.

Stenciling by Michelle

(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.

Heidi Howard

Woodstock, CT

Heidi Howard, Maker & Painter, creates contemporary interpretations of 18th and 19th century objects of material culture in the form of tavern and trade signs, fireboards, and original paintings. For the Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show, Heidi will be offering hand-made objects in a variety of mediums.

Outdoor Food & Beverage Pavilion

Decorated with live Christmas trees and Moravian Stars—our Outdoor Food & Beverage Pavilion is a place to come together. The sights are intended to usher in the feeling of the season, the smells are intended to remind you of the warmth of family and friends, and the merriment is intended to blond the two together.

For 2022, Food & Beverages will be sold by

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.

Stillman Quality Meats

Hardwick, MA

The only farm in Massachusetts featuring a state of the art poultry abattoir and red meat processing/butchering facility—controlling the process from start to finish, raising and processing their meats on their farmsteads in the most sustainable and local way.

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.

The Vaillancourt Retail Gallery

As always, the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery will be open with the full splendor of the holiday season and decorated with the utmost attention to details. Most importantly, in addition to the Vaillancourt Chalkware and Ornaments, the Retail Gallery is stocked with some of the highest quality gifts and collectibles in the market. Be inspired the same way that thousands of visitors from around the world are as they come to the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery to be reminded about the spirit and magic of Christmas.

Tickets

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Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 11am)
Plan on arriving for admission at 11am on Friday.
$ 20.00
18 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 12pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 12pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
56 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 1pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 1pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
38 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 2pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 2pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
42 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 3pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 3pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
44 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 4pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 4pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
51 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 5pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 5pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
65 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Friday - 6pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 6pm on Friday.
$ 20.00
35 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 10am)
Plan on arriving for admission at 10am on Saturday.
$ 20.00
57 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 11am)
Plan on arriving for admission at 11am on Saturday.
$ 20.00
57 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 12pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 12pm on Saturday.
$ 20.00
63 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 1pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 1pm on Saturday.
$ 20.00
29 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 2pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 2pm on Saturday.
$ 20.00
37 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 3pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 3pm on Saturday.
$ 20.00
45 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 4pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 4pm on Saturday.
$ 20.00
69 available
Individual Christkindlesmarkt (Saturday - 5pm)
Plan on arriving for admission at 5pm on Saturday.
$ 20.00
48 available
Details Date and Time:
Friday, November 11, 2022
11:00 am
- 8:00 pm


Saturday, November 12, 2022
10:00 am
- 6:00 pm


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