Fist Congregational Church

Dickens' Christmas Bazaar

The Largest, Longest Running Annual Art Show in Traverse City

Celebrating Our 31st Year

November 3, 2018 9am to 3pm

You’ll love this annual art show, always held on the first Saturday in November - a treasured event in our community! Local, Regional, and International artisans display their handcrafted creations for those seeking to purchase unique Christmas gifts and quality home furnishings & 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.

Even our large parking lot fills quickly, but not to worry, ride the free shuttle! A hassle-free experience, at no cost to our guests, you can enjoy door to door service from Central High School Lot to our front door from 9am to 4pm. This 11-person shuttle allows for plenty of room for your packages too!

We welcome you to this festive holiday event with over 100 artist spaces!

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

To see the 2018 Artist List just click here!

All the Latest: Follow the Dickens’ facebook event page by clicking here

Vendor Information and Instructions

Apply early! We review and accept artist applications on a monthly basis. Applications for the current year are accepted until capacity is reached with the corresponding number of quality craftsmen. Therefore, we do not set an application deadline, but encourage you to apply early. Applications will not be reviewed by the jury until all items are received.

UPDATE: Artist space for 2018 is FULL, except for those interested in the Waitlist.

To apply for the waitlist, please call Marcy Rogers Monday-Friday at 231-947-6698 betwen 10am and 4pm. Online Applications for 2019 will be available here beginning Nov. 5, 2018.

Bazaar Setup will be on Friday, November 2nd 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: $100.00 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 of FCC/WF

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!

If you have vendor-related questions, email Marcy who will be happy to assist you. Her email is, or just click here.