Fist Congregational Church

Dickens' Christmas Bazaar

November 4, 2017 9am to 3pm - Our 30th Anniversary !

Our annual Dickens’ Christmas art show is always held on the first Saturday in November and has become a treasured event in our community. Local, Regional, and International artisans display their quality art and craft items for those seeking to purchase unique Christmas gifts and quality home decor. In addition, patrons will enjoy live carols, the vendor raffle, hot homemade food, baked goods, and more. We have ample free parking, clean restrooms, and as always, free admittance. In 2017 we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Dickens’ Christmas - and you won’t want to miss the special things in store! We welcome you to this festive holiday event!

FCC Proceeds from the event benefit missions (local & abroad) and provide college scholarships for local students.

To see the 2017 Artist List, click here!

All the Latest: Follow the Dickens’ facebook event page by clicking here, where we will share Artist profiles, and provide information on shuttle service to the event, and much more!

Vendor Information and Instructions

Our 2017 Artist Selections are complete, except for outdoor spots (see below).

Wait List?
If you’d like to be put on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation, you can apply online and submit photos only. If you are selected to fill a waitlist spot, you would be contacted, and then mail in your fee at that time.

Outdoor Availability? We do have a limited number of outdoor vendor spots, with two currently taken. These spots are covered overhead, and measure 10’x 11’. You must bring your own tables and chairs for the outdoor spots. Please bear in mind that fees are non-refundable including for inclement weather. If you’re interested in an outdoor space, please indicate this on your application, in the box with your media description.

Bazaar Setup will be on Friday, November 3rd from 6pm to 9pm. Due to our daycare licensing requirements, we cannot admit vendors until our daycare has closed for the day. Also, please wait by your vehicle, as we keep our circle drive, sidewalk, and doorways clear for parents picking up their children. Your help and patience is appreciated, and vendors will be admitted at 6pm promptly. Please enter through the marked Vendor Door (center entrance under awning) - and check-in at the Welcome Table. Vendors must check in before setting up their booth, please. Maps will be available at the entrance, and attendants will be available to assist you.

On Saturday, the church opens at 7am for vendors, and setup should be completed by 9am. Coffee and a bakery item will be available to you, at no charge, from 7am to 9am by stopping by our Coffee Shop. We ask that you park as far from the building as possible on Saturday, blessing our shoppers. When the Bazaar is over, please take the time necessary to safety pack your items, and if you need assistance loading, just let us know.

Booths: $75.00 includes approximately 100 square feet. Tables and chairs are available at no charge (you can request a specific number of tables/chairs on the online application). You can also reserve multiple booths. Please note, not all booths are a 10x10 square grid. If your setup requires a specific 10x10 grid, you must note this on your application to ensure the assigned booth meets your needs.

Register: After submitting your application online, you must mail your payment, 3 photos of your work/setup, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: First Congregational Church Attn: Marcy Rogers 6105 Center Rd. Traverse City MI 49686.

All three items must be received before your application will be reviewed.

It is NOT necessary to mail a copy of your online application.
Checks should be made payable to:
First Congregational Church/Women’s Fellowship

No refunds will be given to accepted applications. Your application is a firm commitment to attend the exhibit.

We hope this will be a fun and profitable day for you. Thank you for joining us!

Please review our online Vendor Application below; afterwards, if you have vendor-related questions, email Marcy who will be happy to assist you. Her email is, or just click here.

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