Sunday, December 14, 2008
Dickens Fair 2008
So much fun! Two friends and I went, and we had a ball. We took BART to Glen Park station and then caught a free shuttle, so no traffic or parking worries. We ate fabulous meat pies, drank mulled cider, bought among us a hat, some pirate socks, a hooded scarf, some beads, a stick puppet, and some fudge. We were tempted by corsets, jewelry, candles, fans, shawls, and yet more hats. Here's one of the vendors we visited -- she makes porcelain angel figures of everything from armadillos to zebras (including giraffes, dogs, and elephants); Queen Victoria and her handsome escort; and my two friends hamming it up under a Christmas tree. We may have to go back next weekend.
You can get a $5 discount just by showing your BART ticket; or buy online tickets at http://www.dickensfair.com/tickets.htm. (I'd definitely recommend buying tickets in advance, since there was a bit of a wait otherwise.)