38th Victorian Fair
Sunday, September 9, 2018
11:00am – 4:00pm
(severe weather date September 16)
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
Diamond Level Sponsors:
Platinum Level Sponsors:
Gold Level Sponsors:
Silver Level Sponsors:
AFC Urgent Care East Boston Savings Bank
North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning
The Residence at Melrose Station Rockland Trust
Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market Wakefield Co-operative Bank
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Brightview Wakefield Metro Credit Union
RE/MAX Leading Edge Stearns and Hill’s Bistro
Sullivan & Clark
2017 Fair Highlights
Artisans’ Marketplace, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Melrose, will host local artists, ready to sell their work. This year the Marketplace will be held indoors, thanks to the generosity of the VFW at 428 Main Street.
Check out our 2017 Event Map for all highlights and a listing of all participating vendors here.
Consider biking to the Fair and use the bike valet service on West Foster Street provided by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee and Mass in Motion.
Our generous chamber members have donated 13 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. View the 2017 Line Up Here.
Vendor move in instructions and booth locations is posted on the Chamber website here.
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.
In collaboration with the City of Melrose, the Fair will include entertainment, performances, food, civic and nonprofit groups while showcasing Chamber businesses, local products and services. And of course it will feature the popular Big Ticket Raffle! This event will also continue to bring bring residents and families together for a day long celebration.
Here are some memorable moments from the 2016 Fair:
Photo Credits: Jeff Newman
The Melrose Victorian Fair, sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, has been a major hometown event for 37 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 stages are set up at various spots featuring local performing artists, dancers and more.
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!