The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party - 37th Season
Nov 23-Dec 22, 2019, 10am-7pm Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, San Francisco
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party - 37th Season


Patterson & Sons Stationers

Patterson & Sons Stationers (just inside the front gate) Coat Check, Lost & Found, General Information, and Fair memorabilia.



Artist In ResidenceWormwood's Workhouse (Sidney Rice) Make your way to Wormwood's Workhouse and see what Washwares & Wickwares are new this year!

In this "Spike" only the finest vegetable ingredients are used for Vegan Soappes, Powder-Finish Lotions, Bath & Body Oils, Refreshing Spritzers, Bathing Barrel Salts, and other Grooming Products!

This year's collections include: The Ash & Soot Soappes - London's Charcoal Street Soappes, The Witchwashwares - for all the Magical Folk - inspired by Harry Potter, and The Catterie Collection - feline inspired recipes to benefit London's Alley Cats!

Have someone naughty on your list? Then picking up a lump or two of Chimney Sweep's Coal Soappe, or even a Troll Booger, is a must! Wilamina Wormwood works her unfortunate orphans to the bone to bring you the finest Bathing Blends this Holiday Season!



Artist In Residence

Passiflora (Paula Rahn) For more than three decades Passiflora has produced small-batch, hand-blended artisanal products for bath and body. Setting a standard of high quality, Passiflora offers a delightful range of perfumes, botanical salves, balms, scrubs, salts, sachets, cold-process soaps and glycerin soaps as well as many other products suitable for sensitive skin. Our line of perfume includes Sandalwood-Vanilla, Black Amber Lavender, and Chocolate Amber!

Passiflora also offers collectible perfume jewelry and hand-stitched felt holiday ornaments as gifts for yourself or that special someone. Stop in at our shoppe and find out why our customers come back to us year after year! Passiflora ~ 30 years in business!



The 'Happy Christmas' Store (Lupe' Vasquez) Gorgeous handmade botanical and ribboned garlands. Festive nutcrackers, ornaments, and nativity scenes await your holiday pleasure!

Artist In Residence



Artist In ResidenceBlythe Spirits (Donna Larson) It is well worth remembering that cleanliness is essential when Godliness is improbable! Fine hand-made soaps and emollients for the face and body. These exceptional products are unsurpassed in purity and distinguished for their extremely gentle and soothing effects on the skin. No effort has been spared to bring our customers the finest goods that are well-known to both city dweller and our esteemed country cousins The best and rarest ingredients are artfully combined to create a sensuous experience not be be duplicated! It is without reservation that we recommend these emollients to the most discerning of our citizenry.



Artist In Residence

Wicked Whimsy (Etain Wilday) In my travels throughout the world I have searched for only the finest of the arcane. The products I bring to you have graced the highest courts and been sought by the noblest of patrons. Be they spells or potion, ingredients for your own works, or for something to brighten an otherwise dull existence; Wicked Whimsy has something for all occasions!


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Roses, Ribbons & Reticules (Terra Katz) Ms. Katz offers vintage European ribbons ~ for embellishment, adorning hats, bonnets and costumes. Here you will find ribbons for wrapping gifts and bows for your hair. Reticules made from European fabrics trimmed with Italian trimmings are available. Ribbon Roses for hats, costumes, pins and clips. Demonstrations of how to make a Ribbon Rose will take place.


IrishChain DFsite

The Irish Chain (Alice Wood): The history of quilting in England goes back at least to the time of Henry VIII, whose household inventories record dozens of “quyltes” and “coverpointes.” Come see our beautiful homemade quilts that will please the eye and warm the person, as well as fanciful Christmas garlands and ornaments to adorn your home. Our more elegant quilts would even please the royal tastes of Queen Victoria!

New This Year!

Farthingales Supplies

Artist In Residence

Farthingale’s (O’Hare): Purveyor of fine fabrics, books, and notions. The shop for those who fancy themselves in a new ensemble made by hand. Peruse the patterns and touch the fabrics for your next creation.


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