Couples At The Fair
Fantasia Fair for Partners and Couples
Fantasia Fair has a long and proud tradition of honoring the spouses, partners, and families of transgendered people
– those who support us in our everyday activities, despite of and sometimes because of who we are.
Are you a partner with questions?
If you a partner with questions or concerns then Fantasia Fair is the place to be. The Fair has always offered
workshops specifically for spouses and couples led by expert and empathetic professionals. Throughout the week, you'll
find many sessions of interest to those of us who are in a relationship - some of these workshops are specific to partners
while some are more general. There are even sessions for transfolk who have partners...
Do you just need to talk with other partners?
Often it is helpful to get the perspective of others who have gone through similar situations. If you just need to talk
with other partners, Fantasia Fair can give you an opportunity to have those talks. Each year, about a quarter
of the people who attend the Fair are partners, so there are plenty of people to talk with. The week of the Fair gives
you lots of time to meet these other couples and individuals in T-partnered relationships, to share stories and insights,
to become part of a community.
Participate as much or as little as you want
Partners are free to participate in the Fair to whatever degree they wish, guided by their own level of comfort and interest.
Some partners become very involved, and have leading roles in Fair activities. Some partners just come to enjoy Provincetown
and the people it attracts. Any level of participation is fine. If a partner has an interest in learning and sharing ideas
about the T experience, she or he will be welcome at all the usual sessions and talks.
Have a vacation or work on your relationship - or both!
You can use the Fair to work on your relationship, or just enjoy the relaxed “anything-goes atmosphere” of Provincetown.
The unique aspects of Fantasia Fair - its length and breadth, encompassing all things "T" from the serious to the frivolous,
and its charmed setting - make it a great event to attend as a couple. Imagine strolling about town or out on the beach
hand-in-hand with your partner. From the natives, you'll likely encounter friendly welcomes or benign indifference; and
you'll find the tourists on their best behavior.
Discounts on Registration
The Fair organizers have long understood the value of the Fair to couples, and how much the presence of partners adds to the Fair.
To encourage couples to come to the Fair, there is a generous discount for the partner's registration. We urge you to take advantage
of the special opportunities that Fantasia Fair offers for couples and come join us in October.