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May 2018 Fair Update


The planning committee earlier this month completed a three-day planning trip; meeting with our Fair partners to negotiate rates and make plans for this Fall. Overwhelmingly, we heard how much Provincetown’s innkeepers, restaurateurs, and businesspeople enjoy Fair week and how much they appreciate each and every fairgoer they meet. We shared with them your comments from the survey and they all were appreciative and eager to adjust where necessary. One restaurant told us they would put on an additional server and another has some wonderful new dishes they want to include. Your feedback is so important!


We are pleased to announce that The Crown & Anchor will be a central location for Fair events and lunches this Fall. The Crown has a new look due to a renovation and has been freshened up for this season. It will be an all new experience at the Crown this October, beginning with an all-new Orientation brunch format all the way through the Gala banquet. For the daily lunch program beyond the Crown, the restaurant line-up is still being finalized. Once we have confirmation, we will share. 

Club Purgatory will once again open the club for Fair goers immediately following the Follies on Friday night. Feel free to wear a costume and dance the night away. The club also prepares a scrumptious dinner buffet in case you get hungry from all the dancing. 

The UU church was very appreciative of being named this year’s local charity, and as they have over the years, are opening the church for our use for workshops and events. On the final Sunday of the Fair, the congregation welcomes us with a worship service that is equally moving and incredible. It’s a wonderful way to conclude your Fair week.

Ready, Set! The fabulous Fantasia Follies for many years has been the signature event of the Fair and the most anticipated by the people of Provincetown. It’s the event that has raised thousands of dollars over the years for local Provincetown charities. This year the UU church of Provincetown and Freedom for all Massachusetts will be the beneficiaries of your generosity.

The Fantasia Fair Follies is open to every fair goer, including presenters and partners, to showcase their talents and maybe some they never realized they had. First-timers will find comradery and encouragement. Fantasia Fair invites you to be part of the action this October in our 2018 production on Friday, October 19th at 8 PM on the Paramount stage at the Crown and Anchor, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Join this year’s co-hosts Lorelei and Rhonda as they welcome you to the stage. We are looking for all types of acts this year, including comedians, dancers, singers, storytellers, musicians, poets, sketches, magic acts, jugglers, ventriloquists. Also, if you have other talents, those too are welcome: artists, sign language, stage managers, lighting, stage hands, and help back stage. Don’t think you have talent or not sure what to do and you want to be in the show? Sign up and our array of coaches will get you ready in time for when the light goes on! Download a sign-up form and send it to Get in the Action and shine in the Fantasia Fair Follies 2018!

Calling All Keyboard/Piano Players!!!

You are cordially invited be a part of the fabulous Follies this October! The people and businesses of Provincetown look forward to the music talent that comes into town each year and are interested in providing our Piano players opportunities to showcase their talents in paid gig$. Download the sign-up form and submit it today!

Want to build a band?

Want to be in the Fantasia Fair Band? Here is a chance for all, to combine talents and become the signature act at the Follies this October. We will provide the space for rehearsal time and you supply the talent and instruments. As a bonus, the Fair will reimburse nominal excess bag fees for any large instrument you wish to bring. Download the sign-up form and submit it today! 


Special thanks to Rhonda for the beautiful logo design!!!!

Be part of a night that celebrates brilliance over competition…


Dresses & Gowns, Tuxes, Top Hats & Jackets

Bowties & Boots, Stilettos & Colorful Sachets

Jewels & Heels, Vests, Makeup & Eyelashes

From Retro & Costumes To The Latest Fashions 

* * * These are a Few of our Favorite Things * * *

Open exclusively to Fair attendees, presenters and partners. Fantasia Fair cordially invites you and your favorite things to our Fashion Show 2018! Please join our dapper hosts, Mr. Nicholas Dashiell Greiner and Mr. Cody Suzuki in a festive celebration of our diversity on Wednesday, October 17th at 8 PM on the runway at the Crown and Anchor’s Paramount Room, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Choose to participate in any one or all of the three categories in this year’s show: Casual, Formal or Fantasy/Cosplay. Bring your imagination, creativity, and individuality together for a show of fashion and authentic passion. It’s an event where first time fair-goers are welcomed, encouraged, and cheered on. Ah, the possibilities!

Casual - Includes everyday wear, out-for-a-stroll wear, work and workout wear, to simply a day-in-the-life, here-I-am! wear!

Formal - Speaks for itself! Everything from cocktail hour to black tie events to renaissance attire, anything that allows you to just put your best foot forward! Why not give the world a glimpse of your Gala Banquet Attire…

Fantasy/Cosplay - Lets have fun with this one! What inspires you? Movie costume, steampunk, holidays, time era, retro, goth, fairies, legends, cosplay, superhero, outer space, or simply just out there!

Surely your attire can fit into any or all the above selections! After all, the Fantasia Fair Fashion Show is here to showcase you in a few of your favorite things! Just leave room in the suitcase! Please download our simple application form to enter, or you can sign up at the registration desk in October. See you on the runway! Nick & Cody. 

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

This year the PMPM will be offering fairgoers free admission to the Monument and Museum. A ticket will be provided at registration to use either for a self-guided tour at your convenience during normal PMPM operating hours. or you may choose a guided tour, led by longtime friend of the Fair and newly retired Provincetown Police Sargent Carrie Lopes. Join Carrie on a captivating tour around the museum and hear the fascinating story behind each exhibit of Provincetown history.

New this year at the PMPM is the addition of their first LGBT exhibit. Also, be sure to check out a display of the elevator (Funicular) that will be built in 2019 from the Bas Relief Park on Bradford street to raise visitors up 80 feet up to the base of the monument. Lots to experience at the PMPM this year, so be sure to check it out!

Workshop Proposal's are being accepted!

We are looking for wonderful, exciting, topical, stunning, fabulous, amazing workshops on every aspect of transgender existence: personal presentation, identity, relationships, community, activism, sexuality, history—you name it. Please consider sending us a proposal. Nothing is out of limits. Don't forget activity and interactive type workshops as well. Learn while having fun!. Now that's the fair. For workshop proposal information please visit: or contact the program director at

Note our Contact Information:

The address for Fantasia Fair is:
P.O. Box 681
Ringwood, NJ 07456.

We updated the address, but keep coming across instances of the old one. Please be sure to send your checks for registration to Ringwood!

Thanks to Karen Jandro, Fantasia Fair now has a year-round phone number. It’s 413-302-8334.

Please note: Early Bird rates will expire on June 30th. Increased rates will begin on July 1st.
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