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Dickens Fair

Get Ready for Another Fabulous Dickens Fair !!

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A James Bay Community tradition since the 1980s

Celebrating its 42nd year, this is one of Victoria’s oldest and best-loved Winter Craft Fairs. Our carefully curated Vancouver Island and Gulf Island artisans offer an amazing variety of affordable handmade and homemade products. With over 50 vendors there will be something for everyone!

Mark Your Calendars

  • Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: James Bay Community Centre,140 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC
  • Admission: $3
  • Free for Children under 12 (accompanied by an Adult)

Come meet and support your local makers, bakers and growers – hear their stories and learn first-hand how and why they do what they do. Enter a wonderland of treasures, with vendors offering everything from wood-work to jewelry, fine arts, candles, clothing, knits, foods, baked goods and so much more!

You will recognize many of your favourite James Bay Community Market vendors in addition to many new-to-you vendors showcasing their work at the Dickens Fair for the first time. The variety and quality will impress even the most discerning shoppers.

Drop by the Dickens Café for some Warming Comfort Food & Drinks

The Dickens Café is back with foods provided by James Bay’s own Bent Mast Restaurant. There will be delicious goodies from warm and cold drinks to soups, sandwiches, wraps and sweet treats. Come hungry!

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Vendor Applications are now Open!

Interested in becoming a Vendor? Our curated Market has over 50 amazing Vendors of handmade, homemade or homegrown products.

To learn more, head over to our Vendor Information page.

Join us on December 3rd, 10:00am to 4:00pm for our 42nd Annual Dickens Fair

For more information please email

Follow along on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for Updates and Vendor Highlights so you can get your Shopping List started!

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