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We're thrilled to be able to provide visitors to the 2017 Victorian Days festival with a wide array of demonstrations and shopping experiences, themed to the spirit of our event.

Each year, Victorian Days hosts merchants and sutlers offering a variety of products to our festival-goers, with some choosing to demonstrate as well as sell their products, and others only selling, with no demonstrations.

Some examples of merchants we've had in the past, and some that are lined up for this year, include a Victorian General Store, Handmade Candies, Lotions and Soaps, Victorian and Civil War Clothing, Glass Art, Watercolour Paintings, and Pen and Ink Artwork.

All merchants & demonstrators must have a Victorian theme, and we encourage all participants to dress in Victorian attire.

There are no fees to submit your application.
Fees are only charged to merchants or demonstrators 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.
    please fill out our Demonstrator Form instead, if you won't be selling anything
  • demonstrating PLUS selling non-food 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.)
  • selling non-food products only, with no demonstration or activity
    $25 per 12'x12' space
  • food vendor booth

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.

Merchant & Sutler Registration, Victorian Days 2017

Complete this form to sign up as a merchant, Civil War sutler, food vendor, or demonstrator who is selling products.
** Important: If you're only demonstrating and not selling products, **
fill out our Demonstrator & Performer form instead.

To sign up as a demonstrator or performer, fill out our Demonstrator & Performer 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 August extended to 14 April

Contact Info

Unit Info (Civil War Sutlers only)


Group, Shop, or Individual Info

Booth/Tent Info

Saturday merchants & demonstrators should be set up and ready to run at Bridge Street Plaza and on Island Park by 10am Saturday, 6 May 2017 and must run until 5pm. Most merchants & 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.

Civil War Sutlers will be set up with the Civil War encampments on Island Park Saturday and Sunday, and may begin setting up as early as mid-day on Friday, 5 May. Firewood, and running water as well as access to modern bathrooms are provided to our encamped sutlers along with all of our re-enactment units. Sutlers are expected to remain until 5pm Sunday.

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

All merchants, performers, and demonstrations 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.