Free Outdoor Festival Handicap Accessible and Leashed Pet Friendly! See our FAQ for more info. stars Saturday, 6 May & Sunday, 7 May 2017, 10am to 5pm and presenting our Grand Victorian Ball at the Grand Ledge Opera House, Saturday, 6 May 2017, 7pm. Tickets are limited!

Demonstrator HQ

19th century poster: Base Ball 19th century poster: Harry Houdini 19th century poster: Lilly Clay's Adamless Eden 19th century poster: Magician 19th century poster: Ward & Vokes, Fun Experts

We hope you will be able to join us Saturday, 6 May & Sunday, 7 May 2017 with your Victorian themed craft, activity, demonstration, or performance!

We strive to provide a variety of activities for both adults and children. Some of those that are already scheduled are listed on our schedule page, including a High Tea, quilt show, vintage base ball game, Civil War encampments and skirmish, carriage rides, river boat rides, and vendors and demonstrators.

All crafts, skills, activities, and performances must have a Victorian theme, and we encourage all participants to dress in Victorian attire.

There are no fees to submit your application, and no fees to participate in the festival as a demonstrator or performer.
Fees are only charged to demonstrators or displayers who are also selling products at the festival, as follows:

    If you are...
  • demonstrating, performing, or displaying your craft or skill only, and not selling products
    NO FEE.
  • demonstrating PLUS selling products
    — or —
    a Civil War sutler, dressed appropriately and with proper setup
    10% of total sales, up to $20 maximum fee
    (i.e., if you sell $100, the fee is $10. If you sell $500, the fee is $20.)
    please fill out our Merchant Form instead, if you'll be selling
  • selling products only, with no demonstration or activity
    $25 per 12'x12' space
    please fill out our Merchant Form instead, if you'll be selling

To register for our 2017 festival, please complete the form below or, for more information, email the Planning Committee or call Sylvania Dye at 517.316.6694.

Activity & Demonstration Registration, Victorian Days 2017

Complete this form to sign up as a demonstrator, performer, musician, or other type of activity.
** Important: If you're a vendor planning to sell products, **
fill out our Merchant form instead.

To sign up as a merchant or sutler, fill out our Merchant & Sutler form.
To register your Civil War unit (military or civilian) to participate in our encampments, fill out our Re-enactor form.

Deadline for 2017: 14 April extended to 14 April

Contact Info

Your organisation, shop, or group's Facebook page, if any.

Demonstration or Performance Info

Saturday demonstrators should be set up at Bridge Street Plaza and on Island Park by 10am Saturday, 6 May 2017 and must run until 5pm. If you cannot be available for the entire time, please note that in the Comment section, above. Most demonstrators will be at Bridge Street Plaza in downtown Grand Ledge, weather permitting; otherwise alternative indoor space will be available. Booths in Bridge Street Plaza must be removed Saturday evening after the festival ends.

If you will be returning Sunday, your booth should be set up on Island Park by 10am Sunday, 7 May 2017, and must run until 5pm Sunday.

If your activity is accepted, we will contact you to verify your space.

All crafts, skills, and performances must have a Victorian or Civil War theme.

By submitting this registration, we agree to abide by the Victorian Days Festival guidelines. We are aware that submission of this registration form does not guarantee acceptance to the Victorian Days festival.

Questions? Call Sylvania Dye at 517.316.6694 or email the Planning Committee.