May 15, 2017: Deadline for vendor applications

By June 15: Acceptances/ regrets sent out


June 30: 1st booth fee payment due

Aug. 30: 2nd booth fee payment due

Oct. 30: 3rd booth fee payment due

Nov. 4: Stake-Out

Nov. 17, 8 pm: Booth Building Deadline

Nov. 18, 10 am:
Event opens

Weekend 1: Nov. 18-19

Weekend 2:
Nov. 24-25-26

Weekend 3: Dec. 2-3

Weekend 4: Dec. 9-10

Weekend 5: Dec. 16-17

Dec. 28, 2017, 5 PM: Tear-Down Deadline

Applications for the 2017 Dickens Fair are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest.
Please note that you must have previously attended the Fair in order to be eligible for consideration as a vendor. Please email for further information.

for Returning Merchants:

It's time to begin preparations for the 2017 Great Dickens Christmas Fair™ - our 18th annual at the Cow Palace, and our 35th Anniversary! We are happy to provide you with two ways to apply this year:

  • Via the online application, ONLY for Returning Merchants! or,
  • Download the Returning Merchant Package as a PDF, just like last year. All you have to do is fill it out, check it for accuracy, sign where necessary, make copies for yourself, and mail it back with the submittal fee.

Go to Returning Merchant Application page

The most important thing is that you make sure all your information is current, especially your email! Email is always our preferred mode of communication and we check it daily. Because we know your work, we only need photos or samples of new, unjuried items. Once we have received your application submittal we will determine your acceptance into the Fair and, if accepted, you will receive a contract in a separate mailing which will need to be signed and returned with the first portion of your fees.

for New Merchants:

If you would like to be a new Merchant at the Fair:

#1  Download and read the New Merchant Application.
#2  Please make sure to read the Participant Costume Guidelines.
#3  Please read the Booth Building Guidelines.
#4  Be complete in your application submittal.
Thank you for your interest.