Jerry Fritz is once again pleased to be hosting the annual Ottsville Holiday Festival on December 5th and 6th in the stone barn at his retail nursery, Linden Hill Gardens. This year features over 20 local vendors offering handcrafted, high-quality products. Hours 10am-4pm.Sweet and savory food treats will be prepared by Eat This!, Laurie’s Chocolates, Q’s Cookies, Chestnut Hill Farm Gourmet Foods, Food will be available to enjoy at the festival as well as to take home. Beverages including hot chocolate, coffee and tea will also be offered.
Featured Vendors for 2015
OKM Stumpt – Rustic log and wood slab side tables, cheese board gift sets, gift tags and ornaments, candle holders and other fashionably-festive home decor. Each piece is crafted from salvaged and re purposed Pennsylvania hardwood trees. Unique and beautiful Holiday gift ideas.
Chestnut Hill Farm Gourmet Foods – Tasty baked goods, homemade sauces & jams, pure vanilla extract, and of course, Darlene’s fabulous freshly baked and decorated Gingerbread Houses. Also offering hot chocolate. Mmmmmm!
Melissa Schulz – Jewelry and artwork with a modern vintage aesthetic. Shimmery glitter and vintage chandelier crystals are abundant in her line with just the right amount of “bling”. Melissa’s jewelry offers something for everyone, inspirational words, and funny sentiments balanced with decorative patterns and vintage inspired art.
Remarle – All natural sugar scrubs for face & body, shea butter cream, black soap, face serum and hand soap. Gentle, products suitable for problem as well as normal skin types.
Eat This! – All-natural sustainable locally-produced jams, marmalades and a few other things. Also delicious special seasonal items packaged beautifully and ready for gift giving.
Rocky Top Farm – Hand shorn sheep fleece is processed completely by hand and spun into one-of-a-kind yarn. Perfect for knitting, crocheting or weaving. Hand-knit woolen items perfect for keeping warm this cold winter season. New this year are recycled sweater mittens and back by popular demand, are Bird Nesting Balls.
Jane Stoller Jewelry – Using a combination of silver, gemstones, pearls and/or leather Jane creates beautiful pieces featuring raw and organic gemstones. The thumbnail image here showcases necklaces made of kyanite sticks,tanzanite and iolite.
Jane will also be offering Sally Willingham’s Dresden Ornaments. Originally made in the Dresden-Leipzig area circa 1880-1910, few of the pressed cardboard Christmas ornaments, have survived to this day. Sally has found a way to recreate these ornaments. Come see the running dog and other awesome pieces.
Sheila O’Connell – Sheila specializes in photographing impermanent things, arrangements made by man or nature, and accidental art. She likes to shoot everyday subjects in a fun or unexpected way. Small matted prints and boxed greeting Cards.
World Upcycle – New treasures from vintage finds. Pillow covers, quilts, scarves, bags & more. Made from re-purposed hand block printed textiles from India.
Laurie’s Chocolates – Handmade artisan confections. Dark and milk chocolates, specialty barks, hot cocoa mixes, chocolate covered pretzels and lollipops.
Earthy by Design– Unique art creations crafted utilizing recycled/re-purposed materials. Susan also offers workshops and classes using the principles of mixed media artwork creation. Let your imagination run free. Stop by to meet Susan Anderson and find out more!
Mountains of Hope – Handicrafts from Ecuador made by students of community members. Purchase jewelry, bags, children’s items and more. Give gifts knowing your purchase is helping others.
The Primitive Posey – Potpourri, stove top simmers, arrangements, wreaths, holiday crafts. Very popular for holiday decorating and giving.
Q’s Cookies – Whole wheat cookies and brownies & totally tasty gluten free cookies. You can not even tell they are healthier options, they taste THAT good.
Lotus 8 – All-natural, vegan soaps, soy candles, body care and gift sets as well as hand thrown and glazed pottery pieces by Renee Bergere.
Stone Mill Wool Works – Braided wool baskets & rugs. Perfect for gift baskets. Many colors and patterns to choose from. A useful gift most anyone would appreciate receiving.
Linden Hill Gardens – Our own offering of holiday/seasonal plants, terrariums, wreaths, roping, botanical-themed gifts, Thymes Fraser Fir candles and Greg White porcelain cups.
Perfect Day Coffee – Warm up at the festival with a nice hot cup of locally roasted coffee or tea and take away fresh beans to use at home or give as holiday gifts. Rain Forest Alliance certified, Fair Trade Certified as well as USDA organic. Coffee doesn’t get any better than this.
Riverwick Candle Company – Offers environmentally friendly hand-poured palm wax candles in enticing scents perfect for the winter holiday season.