38th Victorian Fair

 *** 2018 Participating Vendor Details Are Posted Here ***

Sunday, September 9, 2018
11:00am – 4:00pm

(severe weather date September 16)

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, MelroseWakefield Hospital, and in collaboration with the City of Melrose, the 38th Victorian Fair will include entertainment, performances, food, civic and nonprofit groups while showcasing Chamber businesses, local products and services. It will also feature the popular Big Ticket Raffle! This event will also continue to bring bring residents and families together for a day long celebration.

Scroll down for more event details including a list of participating booth vendors, a map and more!

Presenting Sponsor:


Diamond Level Sponsors:

Next Step Healthcare
(Dexter House HealthCare; Melrose HealthCare; The Elmhurst Health Care)

TD Bank

Platinum Level Sponsors:

Cassidy Landscaping

East Boston Savings Bank

Eastern Bank

Melrose Bank

Tarpey Insurance

Gold Level Sponsors:

Promotional Solutions

Silver Level Sponsors:

AFC Urgent Care

First Steps Academics

Home Instead Senior Care

North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning

Pegasus Design-to-Build

The Residence at Melrose Station

Rockland Trust

Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market

Wakefield Co-operative Bank

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Metro Credit Union

Sullivan & Clark, Attorneys at Law

2018 Fair Highlights

Our 2018 Event Map for all highlights here.

View the list of vendor booths here.

A map of downtown parking lots can be found here.

Consider biking to the Fair and use the bike valet service on East Foster Street provided by the Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee and Mass in Motion.

Our generous chamber members have donated 15 amazing prizes to the Big Ticket Raffle. Buy your tickets for $10 each at Melrose Chamber members Miter Biter Frame Company, and Eastern Bank.

Center Stage will once again be hosted by Marcy Holbrook. Music, singers, dancers, martial arts demos, and more will entertain people of all ages. The 2018 Line Up will be posted here soon.

Vendor move in instructions and booth locations will be posted on the Chamber website in early September!

Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help set-up, assist with event operations and break down. Email Lauren Grymek at the Chamber if you would like to donate your time and have some fun!

EMARC’s 23rd annual 5K, sponsored by Marathon Sports will take place immediately before the Fair. Lace up for a great cause and learn more, including how to register, here.

Fair History

The Melrose Victorian Fair, hosted by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, has been a major hometown event for 38 years. A day-long celebration, the Victorian Fair has become a beloved community tradition.

Established in 1981, the Fair was intended to bring community attention to the city’s renovated downtown area. Newly installed Victorian lampposts highlight the prominent architecture and the rich, turn-of-the century heritage of Melrose. Each year, the Victorian Fair attracts thousands of people to Main Street in Melrose.

Beginning at dawn on the morning of the Fair, volunteers transform downtown Melrose into a festive corridor. A two-block section of the bustling Main Street retail hub is closed to make way for the booths that line the street on both sides. Canopied booths greet the public with games, crafts, food and prizes. And, you will never leave the Victorian Fair hungry because local restaurants prepare tasty samplings for the crowds that roam the downtown area.

Performance at Center Stage will entertain the crowds of all ages!

The day’s gala celebration is brought to a grand climax with the drawing of the Chamber’s “Big Ticket Raffle” prizes.

We hope to see you at the Fair!