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David Schuler

Dickens on the Strand was once an immersive, well executed two-day festival that made a valid attempt to recreate a scene from Victorian England. It has since devolved into a common street festival with only a small percentage of attendees in costume, a random selection of street vendors (Victorian corn dogs?) and minor league entertainment. If nothing substantial is done, Dickens will be toast before it hits 50. That being said, i have to wonder whether the festival is falling prey to fundamental changes in generational interests. In any case, i'm hoping that next year's Dickens is better than this year, where the new attraction was plywood cutouts of characters that seemed eerily similar to those created by the good citizens of Rock Ridge to fool Hedley Lamarr.

Blanca Bell

Blazing Saddles ...love it!

Bailey Jones

This one's too big. This one's too small. This one lets in too many people. This one keeps too many people out. Where's Goldilocks when you need her?

mark jones

All of the festivals are in the wrong location. The historic district is not the place for any of them. The side streets are good for the small festivals, but the big ones should be far far away from the property owners and historic shopping district.

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