Victorian Fair

37th Victorian Fair

Sunday, September 10, 2017
11:00am – 4:00pm

(severe weather date September 17)

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors to Date:


Diamond Level Sponsors:

Hallmark Health System

TD Bank

Platinum Level Sponsors:

Cassidy Landscaping


Melrose Bank

Tarpey Insurance

Whole Foods Market

Gold Level Sponsors:

Golden Living

Northern Bank & Trust Company

Promotional Solutions

Rotary Club of Melrose

Silver Level Sponsors:

AFC Urgent Care          East Boston Savings Bank

Eastern 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

Ways To Get Involved with the Fair!


Event sponsors have the opportunity to gain valuable, unique exposure at one of Melrose’s biggest and most well-attended events including participating in the Fair opening with Mayor Dolan, banners at the event, inclusion in social media and press coverage, and more. Contact Lauren Grymek to learn more.

Be a Vendor!

Businesses of all types and industries, civic and nonprofit organizations and local groups are all welcome to be a vendor at the Fair! And, chamber members receive a discount off of the participation fee. Details and registration information will be announced this spring.


Every year local businesses donate valuable, unique prizes to the Big Ticket Raffle! This is a wonderful way to showcase your businesses services or offerings! A limited number of opportunities are available. Contact Lauren Grymek to learn more!

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

Fair set up begins at 4:00am  Downpours startled vendors setting up around 9:00am
Artisans’ Marketplace at East Foster Our incredible Master of Ceremonies, Marcy Holbrook
The Fair would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers! 2016 Signature Sponsor LCM PLUS owner, Joe Guarino, with his booth assistants!
The Fair is underway and Main Street fills up! Food, information, and fun for everyone!
 img_1262 Finally the sun shines on the 36th Victorian Fair!

Fair History

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!