fest/fair food/drink kid friendly venue: All Souls Church
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2019 Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair - our 25th year!
Saturday, November 23, 2019
10 am to 3 pm at All Souls Church 196 Elm Street, corner of Church and Elm Streets
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 will feature 22 of the area's finest crafters selling their handmade items in our marketplace.
The church baking crew 'Pies by Guys' gathers in the church kitchen to bake up apple pies.
Church cooks bring in delicious home baked cookies, cakes and other treats for our bake table.
Our kitchen crew roasts up turkey breast and stuffing and puts them together with cranberry sauce to create our roast turkey dinner sandwiches to be sold during the festival.
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 'Great Expectations', 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 of gift certificates and merchandise donated by area merchants.
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.