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The Dickens Festival is a unique entertainment and shopping experience with something for the young and young-at heart. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for All Souls Church The entire church is decorated and the places buzzes with activity as we get ready for the big day.
We welcome 22 of the areas finest crafters to sell their handmade items in our marketplace.
Church members and friends donate new and almost new regiftable and reusable items for our attic treasures.
Area merchants donate amazing raffle prizes.
The church baking crew 'Pies by Guys (and Gals)' gathers in the church kitchen to bake up apple pies.
Church bakers bring in home baked cookies, cakes and other treats for our bake table.
Our Kitchen crew roasts up turkey breast and stuffing for our roast turkey dinner sandwiches to be sold during the festival.
The 2018 Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair will be Saturday, November 17, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Admission is free and there are many things for sale.
Interact with costumed characters from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and listen to roving Christmas Carolers gather several times throughout the day.
Visit Rick's Christmas Attic Treasures, featuring quality, new and re-giftable items
and our ‘Olde English marketplace' with artisans (in Victorian costume) selling their handcrafted goods.
Pose for pictures with Father Christmas (Santa) on the steps of our Artisan Marketplace near the Christmas tree – be sure to bring your camera.
Father Christmas is gentle, non-commercial and wonderful - visits with Father Christmas are free.
Take Home an Apple Pie made by PIES BY GUYS (and GALS) Baking Crew. Buy one to eat and one to freeze. (Pie by the slice will also be available for purchase at the lunch counter).
Enjoy a hot roast turkey dinner sandwich, baked goods and take a chance on some fantastic raffles
The Dickens Festival is known for its fun atmosphere, unique gifts and quality, handmade merchandise.
Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving, visitors and shoppers come to The Dickens Festival for some old-fashioned holiday spirit to start off the season.
All the Artisan Spaces for this year's Dickens Festival have now been reserved. Any crafters who would like to be placed on our waiting list in case of a cancellation should email the office with best phone number and craft item(s) or follow the link below at Click Here to Register, then Tickets, then Join the Waitlist. Things happen. Sometimes we DO get a cancellation.
We have a great variety of artisans this year. It's going to be a wonderful festival. ~ Maggy
You can still read all about being an Artisan by clicking the red button below. But if you want to be placed on our waiting list
Email the office.
Sponsors - For the past five years, All Souls Church has published a beautiful, professionally printed Dickens Program Book that is given to the over five hundred people who enter our doors to experience our wonderful Festival. A Dickens Sponsorship costs as little as $25 and ranges up to $500. Sponsors receive ad space in the Dickens Program and may have their ad copy appear as a slide in the slide show that runs throughout the day of Dickens. Unless instructed otherwise, the name of each sponsor will appear on the church website and other social media sites.
The Sponsorship Form below has all the details. The pdf can be downloaded and printout out or emailed.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Dickens Festival, or know someone who might be, please share this information with them. Questions about Dickens Sponsorship?
Email the Office
Please go here for current list of Sponsors.