The Melrose Chamber of Commerce will present the 27th Annual Melrose Victorian Fair in Downtown Melrose Sunday, Sept. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 23.
Melrose Victorian Fair, sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, has been a major hometown event for the past 26 years. It is a day-long celebration. When the Fair began in 1981, it was intended to bring community attention to the city's renovated downtown area. Newly installed Victorian lampposts highlight the prominent architecture and rich heritage of Melrose. From the first year's launch to its subsequent successes year after year, the Victorian Fair has become a beloved community tradition. It continues to bring local businesses, organizations and Melrose residents together.
Beginning at dawn on the morning of the Fair, volunteers transform downtown Melrose into a festive corridor. A two-block section of the quaint Main Street retail hub is closed to make way for the booths that will line the street on both sides. A stage area is created in the middle of the fair where MMTV, the Melrose local access television station, films the entertainment and Fair happenings throughout the day.
Canopied booths delight fairgoers with crafts, give-aways, mini-golf, caricature drawings, face painting, games of chance, a dunk-tank and information about different civic, health and non-profit organizations.
Scrumptious aromas fill the air while local restaurants prepare tasty samplings for the over 15,000 people who will roam the downtown area.
The day's gala celebration is brought to a grand climax with the drawing of the Chamber's "Big Ticket" Raffle prizes. For more information, visit http://www.melrosechamber.org/