Doll Events

This page shares information on upcoming doll shows, conventions, and doll events.  Check back often for new entries and updates.

Sandy's Land Presents
2014 Detroit Doll Show
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren, Detroit MI 48201
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$5 Admission
for ages 3 and up 
Purchase tickets online here.


Speakers, Hands-on Doll Workshops, Vendors, Arts & Craft, Doll Look-A-Like Contest (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), Panel Discussion, Short Film, Doll Artist Award, Delicious Food, and Fun Surprises.

Workshop prices are separate from admission

Color Me Beautiful (14 Inch Doll) Workshop 3:00 p.m.
Zumba sponsored by Penny Love Fitness at 4:00 p.m.
Paper Dolls sponsored by Natalie Creative Mom Durham

(You must be a Vendor to participate. Criteria for judging will be based on Originality, Creativity, Concept and Presentation). The Doll must be present. For applications, contact 313-492-6953 or

DOLL VENDORS ONLY!!! Handmade dolls, accessories (furniture & clothing)
 Vendor Tables are $60. For more information call 313-492-6953

A word from the Detroit Doll Show host, Sandra Epps:
I believe it is important for Women and Children to see themselves in the products that they use. Dolls teach children about themselves and the world around them. Playing with dolls helps children develop cognitive, fine motor and self-help skills. Most importantly, Dolls can teach self love. Often times than not brown women and children struggle to love themselves because of the negative stereotype portrayed in the media, in addition to society's depiction of "beauty."  It is true that image is everything and to see ones reflection in their dolls, magazines, television, etc. is most healthy.  We as aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and friends must not only define our own beauty but encourage our children to love the skin that they are in.
YES YOU are Beautiful no matter what
SHADE of SKIN You’re IN!

The Detroit Doll Show is about celebrating diversity, culture, fashion, YOUR BEAUTY and having FUN.

'Love the Skin You're In'

Honorary Chair:
 Debbie Behan Garrett,
Author and Black Doll Enthusiast

View Three Videos From the 2012 Detroit Doll Show


Dolls are not just child's play is the ongoing theme of the Morrisania Doll Society

The Morrisania Doll Society has an annual Doll Show in Harlem each December. This year's show will be on Saturday December 6, 2014, and Sunday December 7, 2014.  Follow the link for additional details.

The Keepsake Doll Club of New Jersey 
A Day at the Jersey Shore 2015 Luncheon
When:  April 18, 2015
Time:   10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: The Westwood
            438 North Avenue
            Garwood, NJ 07027
            (908) 789-0808
Call for directions or visit:

I received the following note along with the above flyer from paper doll and doll artist, Diana Vining.  I am sharing the information here about her club's luncheon because of the special souvenir doll that guests and Absentee registrants will receive.  The doll will be designed by Denis Bastian, the "father" of Leeann and her friends:

I belong to the Keepsake Doll Club of New Jersey, and we are planning a wonderful luncheon for next year (April 2015).  This luncheon will make history for our club, because even though the club has been around for 50+ years, for the first time ever, our guests will be going home with a Black souvenir doll.  The details of the doll are a surprise, but she is going to be beautiful!
For additional details or for a full version of the registration form, please contact Diana Vining directly at:


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