A Dickens of a Christmas at The Fort!
The Fort Museum and Frontier Village Opera House
1 Museum Rd
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
This is a FREE Event! St. Nicholas will arrive at 10am!
Shop, Play & Feast in the Frontier Village and Frontier Opera House!
Come and join the many “Shoppe Keepers” where attendees will discover countless treasures. Whether they are searching for the perfect holiday present for friends and loved ones - or a Christmas treat or two for themselves - the “Shoppe” vendors and bustling Emporium booths will be sure to please.
What: A Dickens of a Christmas at the Fort!
Dates: Saturday, November 17 2018, *Open the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Times: 9:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Fort Museum and Frontier Village in the Frontier Opera House and Trading Post Gift Shop in Fort Dodge.
Event Admission: FREE
Guest and Vendor Parking: In the ICCC College Parking Lot, and The Opera House North and Museum South Parking Lots. Vendors please park in the ICCC College Parking Lot once they have unloaded their vehicles during set up.
BOOTH FEES: $50.00 PER VENDOR FOR A STANDARD SPACE. $65.00 PER VENDOR FOR A PREMIUM SPACE. $80.00 DOUBLE SPACE. Due to limited space and attempting to control monopolization and promote variety, only ONE business per booth. This includes both MLM and other types, 2 people in the same MLM business can share one booth.
A Dickens of a Christmas at the Fort! The vendor fair is themed with all the merriment of Christmas during the time of Charles Dickens. The air is filled with wonderful aromas and sounds of vendors hawking their wares.
The Frontier Opera House, Trading Post Gift shop, and Frontier Village Lane will have characters from Dickens novels. Attendees will meet characters from A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Nikolas Nickleby and other Victorian Characters.
Vendors should be aware that this is a themed vendor fair, designed to create a “Ye Olde Shoppe” environment. We are asking that booth workers help us maintain the public's illusion by dressing in Period Costume or Festive Holiday Attire. The magic of A Dickens of a Christmas at the fort!, and what sets it apart, is the Christmas setting we create together and Christmas spirit put forth by vendors and participants.