The Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm
The Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair is a beloved Braintree tradition. Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, All Souls Church is transformed into a festive Victorian marketplace decked out for the Christmas season. The Dickens Festival is a touchstone for the holidays that offers our community the gift of a traditional holiday experience filled with good cheer and good fun!
This year will be our 28th annual Dickens Festival and will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10 am to 3 pm. Our last two festivals were held online due to Covid-19; and we are delighted to open our church doors once again.
The Dickens Festival is a unique entertainment and shopping experience with something for the young and young at heart. Admission is free and there are many things for sale. Be sure to visit Father Christmas (our Victorian Santa Claus) for FREE. Bring your camera. He will be seated in his big chair on the steps of our Artisan Marketplace near the Christmas tree or in our Parish Hall Market. Father Christmas is great with persons of all ages and abilities.
Interact with costumed characters from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and join in with our carolers. Visit our Markets where 27 of the best area artisans in Victorian costume sell their handcrafted goods.
Take home an Apple Pie from our Pies by Guys Baking Crew. Buy one to eat and one to freeze! Stock up on baked goods and take a chance on some fantastic raffles ... gift certificates and items donated by area merchants.
The Dickens Festival is known for its fun atmosphere, unique gifts and quality, handmade merchandise. Come to the Dickens Festival for some old fashioned spirit to start off your holiday season!
ARTISAN REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for the Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair
We are happy to invite you to All Souls Church of Braintree for the annual Dickens Festival! New this year … we have added five artisan spaces to the Parish Hall … so we can host 27 artisans in all. (Artisan fees are the same as they were in 2019. ) If you are an artisan who creates handmade items, you are welcome to join us!