2019 Crafter Application Form

  7. Payment
  8. Review


Dear Artists,

Thank you for considering ArtsQuest as one or more of your shows during the 2019 season. We are looking forward to another great season this year!

This application is a single application which allows you to apply for all three ArtsQuest festivals that have an artisan component to them – Musikfest, Oktoberfest, and Christkindlmarkt.

Please be sure to complete the information on the application fully and make sure you are submitting a complete application. Due to the number of applicants that we receive for our festivals, we are unable to contact you if your application is incomplete, so, to assist you, at the end of the application we have provided a convenient checklist!

NEW for 2019 - Expanded Christkindlmarkt Hours: Due to record setting crowds over the past few years and our tents being at capacity on Saturdays and Sundays, we are expanding our operating hours on those days, with doors opening at 10 a.m. to meet the demands of our many guests. We will continue to open at 11 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays with our closing hours remaining the same (6 p.m. on Thursdays & Sundays and 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays).

To kick off this year’s application, let’s start by answering some frequently asked questions:

  1. What is a juried show? A juried show is a show in which all applicants must have their work reviewed by an independent jury panel to insure that their work meets the show’s requirements.
  2. What are the criteria for selection? Selection is based, but not limited to, originality of work; quality of work; number of applicants in each category; booth display; event history; and past history at ArtsQuest events.
  3. Is the decision of the jury final? Yes, the decision of the jury is final.
  4. How can I submit my application? Applications can be submitted either via hard copy by printing the application in its entirety or by completing the on-line application. The application is available online at: steelstacks.org/crafters.
  5. Do I need a booth photo? Yes, booth shots are required.
  6. I’m a new artist – what if I don’t have a booth photo? We recommend that new artists set up a similar space in your yard or garage and take a picture on how you plan on displaying your items.
  7. I’ve been at your show for years, do I still need to apply? Yes, all artisans must complete an application regardless of the number of years you have been exhibiting with the show. If you are a returning artisan and you have added new products or have a new line of products, we strongly encourage you to submit new photos and descriptions of these products.
  8. Why do you have limits on certain categories? Certain categories, specifically jewelry and food products, have limits on the number of spaces we allocate during the show so we can keep a balance of products and also not saturate one market with a certain product type.
  9. Do I need to resubmit my images? ArtsQuest files images for up to three years, so if you submitted images in 2017 or after, you will need to submit new images. If you submitted images and wish to submit new images of new products, we welcome those new images!

This application and the information in the section entitled Jury Selection and Terms of Participation provide a great level of detail that will answer any additional questions you may have. Please take a moment to full read the application as there are some changes to this year’s information from previous years.

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 610-332-1300 or by emailing crafters@artsquest.org

Best Wishes,
Emily Kocis
Operations Manager

Dates: Aug. 2-11, 2019

Hours: Aug. 2: 5-11 pm | Aug. 3-11: noon-11 pm

Attendance: Record 1.2 Million in 2017

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles southwest of New York City and 70 miles east of Harrisburg.

Demographics: 150-200 mile radius
  • 73% of patrons have $75,000+ household income
  • 54% Male | 46% Female
  • Average Age of 35
  • 47 States and 8 Countries in attendance

  • Handwerkplatz is a unique site dedicated to the visual arts and fine crafts at Musikfest. Musikfest is a 10-day festival featuring 500+ performances of all musical styles. The festival, presented by ArtsQuest, also features a variety of mouth-watering foods, children’s activities, a closing night fireworks display and more. Each year, up to one million people visit the event to enjoy its wealth of music, food and fun.

    Dates: Oct. 4-6 & 11-13, 2019

    Fridays Oct. 4 & 11: 5-10 pm
    Saturdays Oct. 5 & 12: Noon - 10 pm
    Sundays Oct. 6 & 13: Noon - 6 pm

    Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles southwest of New York City and 70 miles east of Harrisburg.

    Demographics: 60 mile radius; 25-54 skewed M/F split

    Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair, featuring:
  • A variety of Rock, German and Polka music
  • Yuengling Oktoberfest Beer in our Yuengling Biergarten plus local and European beers of the season
  • Fun and games including a barrel rolling competition, dachshund races, and more
  • Great eats like wurst, kraut, paprikash, potato pancakes, turkey legs and strudel
  • Art, handmade crafts and collectibles

  • Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
    Nov. 22-24, 2019 29 - Dec. 1, 2019
    Dec. 5-8, 12-15 & 19-22, 2018

    Thursdays 11 am – 6 pm
    Fridays 11 am – 8 pm
    Saturdays 10 am – 8 pm
    Sundays 10 am – 6 pm

    Attendance: 90,000 estimated annually

    Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles southwest of New York City and 70 miles east of Harrisburg.

    Demographics: 150 mile radius; 29-64 skewed heavily female

    Named one of the top holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases fine art and unique holiday gifts by 100 artisans from throughout the nation, live holiday music, ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, and jolly, old St. Nicholas. The event, which serves as the anchor of Bethlehem’s holiday events and attractions, offers a unique holiday and shopping experience that attracts people from throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region.