Join AARP Massachusetts at the 2017 Melrose Victorian Fair! 

Attending the annual Melrose Victorian Fair, sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, is a tradition for many people in Massachusetts.

This year, the 37th Victorian Fair takes place on
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., along Main Street, in Melrose, MA 02176. (A severe weather date is Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.)

AARP Massachusetts will be at the Fair again this year, along with a pop-up photo booth, offering free photos onsite! The Victorian fair includes food, entertainment, performances, and civic, retail, and nonprofit groups offering products, services, and information.

According to the following information from the Melrose Chamber of Commerce website, the Victorian Fair ” … 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.

“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.

Crowds gather along Main Street for the Melrose Victorian Fair. Photo from 2016 by Jeff Newman, courtesy of the Melrose Chamber of Commerce.


“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.”

Click here to learn more about the Melrose Victorian Fair.



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