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!

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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.

Registration for the 2017 festival is now closed.


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


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

Merchant and demonstrator booths must be fully set up and ready to run in Bridge Street Plaza by 10am Saturday, 6 May 2017, and must run until 5pm Saturday.
Most booths will be at Bridge Street Plaza in downtown Grand Ledge, weather permitting; otherwise alternative indoor space will be available. If your application has been accepted, we will contact you to verify your space.

Civil War Sutlers have access to facilities and can begin setting up camps mid-day on Friday, 5 May. Visitor events take place throughout Saturday and Sunday. Straw, 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.

Civil War Sutlers should check in with Bill Tacker of the 8th ARK/22nd MI, our Civil War Coordinator, on arrival at Island Park to be directed to your space and sign your participation waiver.
On check-in, our Coordinator will show your representative the location of free firewood, clean straw, on-site running water, and the restroom facilities.

Electricity and running water are very limited and only available at certain areas of the festival. If you've been approved to use electricity, you are responsible for your own extension cord and, if you need more than one outlet, your own power strip.

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.

The most convenient parking for those setting up merchant and demonstrator booths is the lot right behind Bridge Street Plaza, accessible through the GoLo 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 Imagine This Church on the corner of Bridge and Jefferson Streets (#12 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.