Date(s): 12/08/2018 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Boutique Saturday, December 8th
On Saturday, December 8th, the museum will be hosting a Holiday Boutique featuring artists and merchants displaying and selling their unique items. Come and share the festive mood that will prevail among vendors set up all over the grounds.
Over thirty local artists and crafters will be displaying and selling their creations on the patio, in the Barn and on the grounds. This year they will be offering a wide assortment of unique Christmas gifts including Native American Art, rocks and gemstones, handmade soaps, handcrafted jewelry, wood art, paintings, photographs, beadwork, knitted items, rock art, wind chimes, and wine wraps.
Free Gift Wrapping! There will be a free Gift Wrapping station set up in the Saloon in the Apacheland Barn, so you can get those new items you purchased today wrapped up.
This is the second day of our two annual Holiday Boutiques.
Visit the new “Kids Korner” in the museum gift shop featuring a large selection of children’s books and kids’ items to find that special gift. The museum gift shop also offers a large array of interesting and unique gifts from Native American pottery and jewelry to wood carvings. For the book lovers in the family, we carry one of the Southeast Valley’s largest selection of books devoted to the legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains and the famous Lost Dutchman.
Just in time for the Christmas season, the Chapel, Barn, Patio, and grounds have been transformed by our volunteers into “An Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn’.
A walk into the Barn will whisk visitors to a time and place when life and Christmas celebrations were simple and heartfelt, when nature furnished many of the traditional green and red decorations displayed at Christmas, when families constructed hand-made decorations for their Christmas trees, when the usual mode of winter transportation – the sleigh – was decorated gaily for “dashing through the snow” to visit friends. Come out view the awesome decorations.
While you enjoy one of Pat the Hot Dog Lady’s famous hotdogs, you will be entertained by Christmas carolers.
Santa Claus will be walking the grounds to greet your kids and get their Christmas gift wishes. The kids will also be able to try their hand at panning for gold in front of the barn, and grinding corn the way the early Native Americans did. Ventriloquist Chuckwagon Wanda will be on hand at the Old West Town with her fuzzy friend, the wisecracking Digger the Donkey.
Teton Ken and his mules will be on hand to perform magic tricks and tell stories of the Lost Dutchman.
Jon “the Cowboy Blacksmith” will be holding court at the Blacksmith Shop in the Barn, making tools at the old coal-fired forge, and telling stories about the :Lost Dutchman.
The large train set, the Superstition Mountain Museum Railroad, will be running for your enjoyment from 10 to 2.
There will be Stamp Mill demo at 11:00 and 1:00. When you hear the old steam whistle go off, you will have five minutes to make it up the hill.
Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, we will be raffling off special gifts that have been donated by our artists and crafters. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.
You can also purchase a ticket for our season-long 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each. The Drawing will be held on April 4th, at the conclusion of the Lee and Sandi Alexander Country Music Concert. Winner need not be present to win.
Every season we select a local charity to collect items they need. This year we are collaborating with AZ Tiremen in Apache Junction to collect items for the Apache Junction office of Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA). There will be collection points around the museum grounds for your donated items. We are looking for new items such as toys and clothes suitable for for women and children, canned foods or gift cards.
This event is free and open to the public.
2016 Christmas in the Barn Photo Gallery
Artist & Crafter Vendor Application Forms for 2018 – 2019 Season
Application forms for Artist & Crafter space at this event is available online (below) and is also available in the Museum Store.
Choose to complete most of the form online, then print and sign, or just print out the blank form, and complete/sign it by hand.