What performers and aspiring performers need to know, including how to submit a proposal; requirements for performers including workshops and costume approval; and paperwork / online participant registration.
What you need to know to work at one of the many shops inside the Fair, including workshops, costume guidelines, mandatory costume approval, and passes.
How to sign up for the Missives List. We do not do physical mailings to our performers, so the Missives List is the only way to stay apprised of all important information about performing at the Dickens Fair.
General overview; basic information on men's, women's and children's costuming; thrift store costuming; footwear & headwear; and recommended patterns and suppliers.
Use these notes to develop a three-dimensional character complete with your own background, needs, ambitions and idiosyncrasies.
For your edification, we present examples of pronunciation and phrases to use for your Dickens Fair character, whether upper or middle class, or in sommat reduced circumstances.
(vendor fact sheet)
The 2020 event has been cancelled. Please check back in the Spring of 2021 for information on how to apply for the 2021 event.
Guidelines and sample drawings for designing and decorating your booth to bring to life Charles Dickens' London: storefronts, facades, props, and lighting fixtures, as well as guidelines for merchant carts.
Detailed information on event lighting, allowable amps, lighting design, disallowed lighting fixtures, and wiring.