THE 40TH edition of the Melrose Victorian Fair comes back downtown Sunday. Last year’s event was not held because of the coronavirus. (File photo)


MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce, Presenting Sponsor MelroseWakefield Healthcare and the City of Melrose invite you to attend the 40th Annual Victorian Fair on Sunday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Melrose. This year’s Fair is dedicated to our dedicated healthcare workers.

The Fair offers something for everyone!

With close to 200 booths filled with food, games and fun, local businesses and civic organizations, the Victorian Fair is a long anticipated event in Melrose. Between Upham/Essex Streets and Grove Streets, you can walk along Main Street and visit with your favorite businesses, vendors, community organizations and elected officials! Many booths will offer samples, specials, food and gifts for sale, giveaways, raffles and other activities. Please come out to support our community businesses, organizations and leaders.

Fair entertainment and fun!

The Victorian Fair’s annual Center Stage is a day-long schedule of performances and entertainment located on West Foster Street near Main Street. We are so fortunate to welcome back our host and master of ceremonies, Julie Nolan, a Melrose resident, local comedian, volunteer and host of The Julie Nolan Show on MMTV.

Come watch our dancers, performers, martial arts students and others show off their talents. Thanks to MMTV, Center Stage will be filmed and aired for all to enjoy at a later date. The Fair will once again feature a variety of small rides and amusements (for a fee) in the parking lot behind Santa Fe Burrito, which is sure to bring smiles to the faces of our youngest Fair-goers.

Thanks to the support of some local residents and the Melrose Energy Commission, check out a display of Electric Vehicles as part of National Drive Electric Week, on East Foster Street. Leading up to the display will be a new section of the Fair, “Sustainable Melrose” where Fair-goers can learn more about how to go green in their lives.

The Big Ticket raffle is back!

For just $10 per ticket, you can take a chance to win one of 11 incredible prizes donated by Melrose Chamber Member businesses. Some of the prizes include an outdoor holiday lighting package donated by LCM Plus, an Apple iWatch donated by Rockland Trust, a gorgeous bracelet donated by Perella Jewelers and much more. Don’t miss your chance to win one of this year’s amazing prizes!

Purchase your raffle tickets before the Fair online at, at LCM Plus, 19 West Foster Street or Miter Biter, 479 Main Street, Melrose. During the Fair, (if tickets are still available) tickets may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce booth at the corner of West Foster and Main Street (cash only). Raffle drawing is at the conclusion of Center Stage on Fair Day. You do not need to be present to win.

Walk or bike to the Fair

We encourage you to walk or ride your bike to the Victorian Fair. Thanks to the Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, bike valet services will be available on East Foster Street.

The Victorian Fair is made possible through the generous support of the following members of the Melrose Chamber of Commerce who are this year’s Fair Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: MelroseWakefield Healthcare; Diamond Level Sponsor: Evolved Mechanical; Platinum Level Sponsors: Home Instead Senior Care and Eastern Bank; Gold Level Sponsor: Promotional Solutions; Silver Level Sponsors:LCM Plus, North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning, The Residence at Melrose Station, Rockland Trust, Pixee App, Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market and Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Bronze Level Sponsors: Certified Automotive, Boston Photo Rental, Spectra Networks, Tarpey Insurance and 128 Plumbing, Heating Cooling and Electric.

For more information on the Fair and the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, visit or call 781-665-3033. We look forward to seeing you there!