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

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We're thrilled to be able to provide visitors to the 2017 Victorian Days with a wide array of activities themed to the spirit of our festival.

Each year, Victorian Days hosts demonstrators, artisans, craftsmen, and performers showcasing a variety of skills and arts for our festival-goers, with activities ranging from artisan demonstrations and handcrafts to panels and symposia, music and performance arts, living history, games, and interactive experiences.

Registration for the 2017 festival is now closed.


If you are already registered as a demonstrator or performer,
read on for set-up and logistics information.


All demonstrator/artisan booths in Bridge Street Plaza must have a Victorian theme, and we encourage all participants to dress in Victorian attire.

Booths may begin setting up in Bridge Street Plaza at 8am Saturday, 6 May 2017 and must be set up and ready to go by 10am. All booths must run until 5pm Saturday.

There will be an information booth in the left-front corner of Bridge Street Plaza (looking toward Bridge Street from within the park), which will be staffed by a member of the Planning Committee, should you have questions or require assistance during the festival.

You will be assigned the number of 12x12 spaces you registered and were approved and your spaces will not be broken up. You must provide your own tables, chairs, and/or tents. We recommend that you bring a popup tent to protect you and your wares from the elements. In the case of inclement weather, we will endeavour to make alternate indoor arrangements. If you were approved to use electricity, you will be responsible for your own extension cords and/or power strips.

The most convenient parking for those setting up demonstrator booths is the lot right behind Bridge Street Plaza, accessible through the Marathon gas station entrance on Jefferson Street or via River Street, next to the Grand Ledge Opera House. See our Maps page for an overview.

Restrooms are available at Grand Ledge Opera House on the corner of Bridge and River Streets (#9 on the festival map), as well as several other locations around town.

Festival maps are included in the Gazeeater newspaper, which will be available at the information booth at the front of Bridge Street Plaza. To view the map in advance, visit our Maps page.

Should any emergencies arise during the festival, go to the information booth and seek out Julie Larson for further instructions.

We look forward to seeing you on festival weekend, and if you have any questions in advance, please call Sylvania Dye at 517.316.6694 or email the Planning Committee.