UFDCs 72nd Annual Convention
July 19 to July 23, 2021
Baltimore Waterfront Marriott


Convention Workshops

Convention Registration

Convention registration rate is $350 for UFDC members and $400 for non-members. Non-member registration includes member-at-large dues for one year!

A limited edition, UFDC exclusive souvenir doll by artist R. John Wright is available to those who register for convention for $400 while supplies last and will be revealed at the Friday night banquet. Layaway is available for both convention registration and the souvenir doll as noted on the form below. The doll must be pre-ordered through UFDC.

Information about convention activities will be sent with registration packets after April 15, 2021.


Hotel Information

To receive discounted room rates you must be registered for convention. You will receive hotel information and a code in your confirmation letter.

Convention room block rates starts at $199. Hotel reservations open January 15. Block rates may be applied for the days just before and after convention, depending on room availability. An extra $100 fee will be applied to registration for those not planning to stay at the host hotel.

Convention registration begins October 1, 2020. Registration for family and friends begins February 1, 2021 (children from 8 years to 18 years may only register if accompanied by a registered UFDC member who agrees to take full responsibility for the attending minor).

Costumed By Exhibitor

Costumes will be judged using the following criteria: Each article of clothing, except for the shoes and socks/stockings, must be made by the exhibitor and must be removable. All fabrics and trim used should be of the specified period or, if modern, of the correct fiber content, pattern, scale and color representing the period. If used, accessories created by the exhibitor should be securely attached to the doll or to the costume.

Only the costume with (if any) accessories will be judged. The costume will be judged on style, workmanship, fabric selection, historic accuracy and fit on the doll. The doll may be of any age and any material but must represent the time period specified by the category. Artist dolls and reproduction dolls can be used but must represent the period specified.

  • It's a beautiful day by the seashore. Dress your lady doll, 9" - 18" in a bathing costume appropriate to the 1870 to 1915 period.
  • The Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem which would become the national anthem of the United States of America. Dress your child doll, 8" - 15", in a Star-Spangled-Banner inspired outfit.


Created By Exhibitor

Exhibitor must make entire doll, all clothing and accessories. Doll will be judged on design, craftsmanship, and creativity. This category does not include reproduction dolls

  • As we are By-the-Sea this year, design a doll, male or female, in a mariner's outfit. May represent an actual Armed-Forces uniform or a civilian sailor-styled outfit.
  • Design a paper doll set depicting a 1960s era beach party. Must be displayed on stand, easel or other suitable support, not flat on the table.



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