Sunday, September 8, 2019, 11:00AM - 4:00PM in Downtown Melrose
In collaboration with the City of Melrose, the 39th 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.
2019 Fair Sponsors
ConnectPay Payroll Services
East Boston Savings Bank
Home Instead Senior Care
Metro Credit Union
North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning
Northern Bank & Trust Company
The Residence at Melrose Station
Turner's Seafood Grill & Market
Wakefield Co-operative Bank
Sunday, September 8, 2019
39th Victorian Fair: Dedicated to John Doherty:
The 2019 Victorian Fair is dedicated to John Doherty, Division Foreman of the Melrose Department of Public Works Parks and Forestry Divisions and Melrose resident.
John passed away in September 2018 from injuries sustained while doing the job he loved. A fourteen year veteran of the Public Works Department, John made significant, long lasting contributions all around the City of Melrose through his daily work. When you visit our beautiful parks and playing fields, the grounds of our schools and City buildings and tree canopy you are looking at John’s work and leadership. John was instrumental in helping Melrose look beautiful.
For the Chamber in particular, we are grateful to John’s dedication to our annual hanging Flower Basket program and holiday wreath initiative in order to help these beautification efforts last across many months.
If you knew John or had the pleasure of meeting him, you know what a wonderful person he was and you understand how much he is missed by his City colleagues, family and friends.
2019 Fair Information Will Be Posted Soon
- 2018 Event Map
- List of vendor booths
- A map of downtown parking lots
Consider biking to the Fair and use the bike valet service 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 feature music, singers, dancers, martial arts demos, and more will entertain people of all ages. The 2019 Line Up will be posted in late summer.
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 24th 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.
The Melrose Victorian Fair, hosted by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, has been a major hometown event for 39 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!