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


Dark Garden Unique Corsetry

Dark Garden is represented at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair with The Windows of Dark Garden, where beautifully corseted men and women continue to model the exquisite fashions of corsetry made famous by Dark Garden. You may purchase their wares at their San Francisco boutique at 321 Linden St. "Our Hayes Valley shop is where the magic happens, where corset dreams are created and come alive. Here you can walk in any day of the week and try on an overbust or underbust corset in any size or be measured for a bespoke corset. Peruse our curated selection of clothing, jewelry, and locally made fine millinery, all selected to please a nostalgic lover of beauty.” - Autumn Adamme


Madame Louise's Fashion Accessories

Madame Louise's Fashion Accessories (Lynn Combs) Madame Louise carries fine wool bonnets and hats, purses and reticules, Medici and Swiss belts, full skirts, shawls and capelets, handkerchiefs and gloves, hatpins, chatelaines and sewing tools, as well as gifts for ladies. We have many unique handmade items and those special accessories you need to complete your fashionable outfit.

Artist In Residence


Velvet Bedlam

Velvet Bedlam (Don & Andrea Thompson) From gowns to skirts to saucy lingerie, from capes to coats for all, from velvets and silks and colorful cottons, we design and make a beautiful wardrobe for discerning adults and lovely children. Come enjoy our friendliness and cheer!

Artist In Residence


Strawbenders Ltd

Artist In ResidenceStrawbenders Ltd (Morgyn Owens-Celli, Cora Hendershot, Jessie Trinkaus) The only all-straw bonnets and hats made from scratch at Dickens. Our motto is "welcome to the hat of your dreams." We aim to make the most authentic, the lightest in weight, and the most popular hat at the Dickens Fair, and strive to make Strawbenders the label for the fashion-conscious person.


Shuttle Creek Weaving

Shuttle Creek Weaving (Annie Fischer) Shuttle Creek Weaving weaves comfortable cotton clothing by hand in inspired color motifs for truly wearable art.

Artist In Residence


Holzer and Combe Haberdashery

Holzer & Combe Haberdashery (Lynn Combs & Larry Holzer)
Manager, Mr. G. Vincent
The Haberdashery is a full service Men's Clothing Store. We specialize in ready-to-wear gentleman's attire with 19th Century flair. We carry everything from "Hats to Spats." The Hab. carries a full range of menswear: bowlers, top hats, vests, cravats, frock, tail & morning coats, pants, spats, canes, pocket watches and a sword or two.


Steven Overstreet Clothier

Steven Overstreet, Clothier I believe there is beauty in every person and I design my clothing for women to celebrate their inner and outer beauty. I use color and texture as my basic tools. Most of the fabrics I use I dye myself, mixing a palette of colors that are not available any other way. Silk velvet is one of my favorite fabrics because of its incredible softness, its drape and the feel of it against the skin. My designs, inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite art movement of Victorian times, are romantic, sexy and artful.

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Petrushka (Patricia Farber) Glorious Victorian hats, evening shawls, gloves and jewelry. Creating one-of-a-kind fashion and adornments since 1965, Petrushka's work tells the story of her travels and her passion for beauty and design.

Artist In Residence



PiumaMia Feather Creations (Antonella Catalano) Fantastic feather creations and wearable art by a Florentine artist.

Artist In Residence


Rosie's Posies

Artist In ResidenceRosie's Posies (Rosie Echelmeier) The discriminating female customer, young or mature, will find a crystal tiara, floral garland, or ornate headpiece to suit the season and to complete an exciting costume or newly chosen holiday wardrobe. Please visit us and let us offer you only the best in quality and fashion.


Alan Jeffries Gentlemens Apparel

Artist In ResidenceMr. Alan Jeffries - Fine Gentlemen's Apparel (Jeffrey Schoenberg) Everything for the man of distinction, from cloaks to cufflinks, shirts to shoes, collars to cravats. A proper bespoke tailor of fine clothing, offering ready-to-wear and custom-made fashions. Tailoring and alterations available by appointment.


Thaddeus Pumblechooks Scarves

Thaddeus Pumblechooks Exotic Scarves (Sergei Trubetzkoy) Fine scarves of silk, cotton, and pashmina brought from afar.


Blue Moon Designs

Artist In Residence

Blue Moon Designs (Katherine Becvar) Featuring fashionable, functional accessories for ladies and gentlemen. Our fancy yet practical cloth chatelaines, utility bustles, and shoulder holsters are uniquely handcrafted from cast-off and recycled materials, creating an elegant and eclectic complement to your favorite attire.


Nana's Nursery

Artist In ResidenceNana's Nursery (Douglas and Catherine Gaston) At Nana's Nursery we outfit your newborns until they become young ladies and gentlemen ready to leave the nursery for the ballroom. We carry everything from frocks for work and play to those for special calls and occasions, boys' suits, girls' gowns, bonnets, caps, pinafores, pantaloons, petticoats, and more. Nana's Nursery carries size newborn through children's size fourteen (14). We offer beautifully crafted, American-made reproductions for all the children in your discerning Victorian family.

"For it is good sometimes to be children, and never better than at Christmas..." - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


Artist In Residence

Primrose Parlour (Jennifer Landon)  "Where you will find that which you had not thought to look for"  Primrose Parlour invites you in. Enter and discover hats with Victorian influences filtered through a modern sensibility. From elaborate fascinators to simple hats of exotic fabrics, from practical items for everyday wear to ones with a theatrical narrative. We have what your head wants and your heart desires!

New This Year!

Victorian Corsages

Artist In Residence

Flower Guild (Blumenschein): Visit our flower sellers while they make classic Victorian corsages. Each corsage is unique; handmade with real flowers that are seasonally and time-period appropriate. These flowers can be dried to become a long-lasting keepsake.

SamiahsCaravan coat

Artist In Residence

Samiah’s Caravan (Antley): Exquisite garments handcrafted with the finest materials. Whether you need an overcoat for walking the streets of London, a tailcoat for a visit to the Opera, or a pirate frock coat for a fancy dress ball, we can help you bring your fantasy to life.


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