Dickens Christmas Fair 2005
Cat's Backup Performer Missive Page
Entertainment Director: Cat Taylor

Official Dickens Fair Performer Page
Official Dickens Fair Missive Page
Official Dickens Fair Costume Guidelines
Dickens Bibliography
Building Your Character
Holly Tree Club Yahoo Page (Promotions)

This page is a backup for the time period between issuance of a new missive and it's posting on the official Dickens Fair site.
For complete Dickens Fair performer information, please see the links above.

2005 Missives
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 September Massive Missive
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 September Missive Addendum
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #1
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #2
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #3
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #4 - Workshops!
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #5
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #6
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive #6 - Addendum
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 November Missive #2
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 November Missive #2 - Addendum
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 November Missive #3
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 - Special Promotional Missive

Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 November Missive #4
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 - Special Promotional Missive #2
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 December Missive #1
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 December Missive #2
DCF 2005: Special Closing Weekend Activities
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 December Missive #3
Dickens Christmas Fair - 2005 Sehkmet Awards
Dickens Christmas Fair 2005 - Thanks and a Poem

Click here for the 2006 missives



To sign up for the missives, please email missives@redbarnproductions.org, and request to be added to the missive list.

Downloadable .pdf files
Schedule for Workshop Weekends # 1&2 in Pacifica
Schedule for Workshop/Dress Weekend #3 at the Cow Palace
Workshop Descriptions
Dark Garden Pamphlet
Dark Garden Application



Various Dickens Links
Dark Garden Corsetry
David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
Dicken's Works Page (has characters by book)
Dickens Society
Dickens Christmas Fair
Fezziwig's Home Page (lots of links)
PEERS Home Page (lots of links)
Timeegames
Victorian Web


Promo Verbiage for Your Emails:

The 27th annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Order tickets online today!

Don't wait!  The first two weekends are the best!  The finest selection of crafts are to be found on opening weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 25, 26, and 27.  Avoid the crowds on the final days before Christmas!

http://www.dickensfair.com

Advance purchase Adult tickets are $17.00 (save $3.00 each).
Regular price is still a bargain at $20.00 for a full day of theatre, dancing, and holiday delights!  Children's tickets are always discounted at only $8.00

Here's what you can expect:

Venture down winding lanes, into cozy parlors to sing, to shop, to waltz, to feast and toast the Merry Season! Here there are plays and magic, puppets and singers on 5 stages at no extra charge!

The ringing voices of street criers hawking their wares soar above the noise of the bustling crowd as they visit one hundred lamplit shops, each filled to overflowing with holiday gifts for sale: gorgeous glass, and hand carved wood, elegant clothing, fanciful hats, flowers and collectible dolls, keen metalwork, toys, games and sparkling jewelry by some of the finest craftspeople in California on display in a juried show. Talk to the artist!

The Victoria and Albert Music Halls theatre roars to life with the return of the Saucy French Postcard Review each evening at 5:00!  Children under 18 not allowed.  Join us for Dickens After Dark as London pubs glow with bright cheer. At every turn there are dance parties, plays and characters, music and merriment brought to life by hundreds of costumed performers surrounding visitors in a gigantic theatrically lighted environment.

"...sugared almonds beg to be carried home in paper bags! The blended scents of tea and coffee so grateful to the nose---the candied fruits are so caked with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint!"

Feast on the savory food and drink of Victorian London: rich English roast beef, hot bangers and buttery mash, sweet and tipsy sherry trifle, luscious cakes, freshly baked cookies, hot meat pies, fish and chips, ales, stout, wine---even tea and dainty biscuits.


A DICKENS OF A GOOD TIME!


WHO: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is directed by the Patterson Family, creators and directors of the popular Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Black Point in Marin County for 28 years. The Dickens Christmas Fair is a treasured Bay Area tradition since 1970.

WHEN:  Opens Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
November 25 - 27 and continues Saturdays and Sundays only through December 18, 2005; 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco

PRICES:
General Admission:  $20.00 at the door

Student/Senior/Military: $17.00 at the door
Children 5-11: always discounted at only $8.00 in advance or at the door
Children under 5 are free!   
Twilight Special: 1/2 price adult and child tickets after 4:00 pm
Groups of 15 or more: Call for best price depending on size of group
Pickwick Club (fair season pass):$55.00 for adult/$25.00 for children
(available at the fair, or (800) 510-1558

Plentiful parking is available at the Cow Palace. 
The Cow Palace charges $7.00 to park and
$25.00 for bus or RV parking

MORE INFORMATION: and delightful details call (800) 510-1558
Or visit http://www.dickensfair.com



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