Craft Show moves to new location for holiday season

Item photo by Shea Singley Craft Show
Item photo by Shea Singley Craft Show

This year, the 14th annual Hamburg Holiday Craft Show took place at the Hamburg Area High School on Nov. 16 and 17. With the larger venue came more space for vendors and crafters to display their works as well as more space for shoppers.

Hundreds of people walked through the hallways and two gymnasiums filled with diverse items that would be great for the upcoming holidays. Fall and winter themed crafts were set up in neat rows throughout the high school as well as food served in the cafeteria. Many attendees brought their own bags to fill with purchases.

Both local and non-local vendors were available to talk about their work at the show. There was something for everyone throughout the show including jewelry, photography, candles, collectibles, paintings, soaps, lotions, clothing, quilts, outdoor displays, crafts for in the home and more all available in one location.

Based on the number of people who left with bags on their arms and in their hands, many took the opportunity to get some holiday shopping done early as well as finding unique gifts that may not be in the larger stores.


About the Author

Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.