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!

Schedule

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*** Planning for 2017 is underway. Schedule times and events are subject to change. *** Demonstrators & Performers, Merchants & Sutlers, and Re-enactors, Needed!
We're looking for Victorian-themed activities, merchants, re-enactors, and performers
to participate in this year's event.

Saturday

Sunday

6 May 2017
Time Event
All day
 
10am to 5pm
Demonstrations by artisans & craftsmen
@ Bridge Street Plaza
Activities TBA. Past activities include spinning, weaving, knitting, basket making, letterpress, hand reading, scrimshaw, soap making, and more.
Demonstrators & Performers needed!
We're looking for Victorian-themed activities, demonstrators, and performers to participate in this year's event.
Sign up online here.
Victorian General Store
@ Bridge Street Plaza
Handmade candies, baked items, and other goods.
Victorian-themed merchants
@ Bridge Street Plaza
Merchants TBA. Past merchants include Victorian era clothing & accessories, lotions & soaps, candles, Victorian clockwork jewellery, tea cups & pots, steampunk accessories, herbal salves & tea blends, and more.
Merchants & Artisans needed!
We're looking for Victorian-themed merchants, artisans, & vendors to sell their era-appropriate wares at this year's event.
Sign up online here.
Quilt Show
@ Grand Ledge Opera House, Terrace level
Over 50 fabulous antique and contemporary quilts on display.
Sponsored by Cathy Norton of Around the Block Quilt Shop and hosted by the St Michael's Sew-N-Sews.
Civil War Muster & Encampments
@ Island Park
Re-enactors wanted!
We're looking for military and civilian Civil War re-enactors and units to participate in this year's event.
Sign up online here.
Civil War Sutlers & Black Smith
@ Island Park
Civil War merchants and demonstrators TBA. Past years include textile & fiber arts, wool & Civil War garments, beadworks, black smithing, and more.
Doll Outfit Sewing Contest Entrant Display
@ Grand Ledge Opera House, Terrace level
Pre-registration required.
Entry deadline:
    Sunday, 23 April, 6pm.
Local young sewing enthusiasts are testing their skills by creating Victorian era outfits for their dolls. See their entries on display during the Quilt Show.
Free Plant Exchange
@ Bridge Street Plaza
Bring an empty container or labelled garden plant and exchange it for a new plant, bulbs, or seeds.
Sponsored by Diane Rhodes. Call 517.627.5780 for more information.
Street music & Food
@ Bridge Street Plaza
Performers needed!
We're looking for Victorian-themed activities and performers to participate in this year's event.
Sign up online here.
Information booth
@ Bridge Street Plaza
Maps, The Gazeeater, information,
10am
Civil War Firing Squad
@ Bridge Street Plaza
TBA
Speed Knitting Contest
@ Island Park
11am
"Frozen" Victorian Tea Party
@ location TBA
Dress as your favourite "Frozen" character and bring your favourite doll, too!
Registration & tickets required.
Hosted by the
Grand Ledge Area District Library.
11am to 2pm
Victorian Talks
@ Island Park Gazebo
Presentations & performances featuring many topics of education, enlightenment, & entertainment, on the hour.
Topics to be announced.

11am to 2pm
Make May Baskets
@ Ledge Craft Lane
Enjoy the fresh scents of spring with your very own May Basket.
Free, while supplies last.
12n
May Pole Dance
@ Bridge Street Plaza
1860s Vintage Base Ball Game
@ Fitzgerald Field
The Sidney Stars Base Ball Club
    vs. Chelsea Monitors Base Ball Club
Sponsored by Sports Stop
12n to 5pm
Museum exhibit
Hurray For School
@ Grand Ledge Museum
12n to 5pm
Riverboat rides on the Grand Princess
$8 adults, $3 children
Board @ the dock on Island Park
1pm
"Frozen" Victorian Tea Party
@ location TBA
Dress as your favourite "Frozen" character and bring your favourite doll, too!
Registration & tickets required.
Hosted by the
the Grand Ledge Area District Library.
High Tea
@ the Opera House, Grand Hall
Finger sandwiches, scones, sweets & treats, and other delectables — and, of course, tea.
No charge, but donations are appreciated.
1:30pm
Gentleman's Duel
@ Island Park
2pm
Civil War Skirmish for control of Island Bridge
@ Island Park
The North and South will clash in an epic struggle for control of the Island Bridge on the Grand River.
2pm to 2:45pm
Moustache Contest Registration
lemonade stand @ Island Park Gazebo
2:45pm
9th Annual Moustache Contest
@ Island Park Gazebo
3pm to 4pm
Make Kids' Head Wreaths & Moustaches
@ Ledge Craft Lane
Free, while supplies last.
3:30pm
Doll Outfit Sewing Contest Award Ceremony
@ Grand Ledge Opera House, Terrace level
Prizes awarded to local young sewing enthusiasts testing their skills by creating Victorian era outfits for their dolls.
4:15pm
Steam Punk Expo Judging & Awards
@ Grand Ledge Opera House, Grand Hall
4:30pm
Civil War Firing Demonstration
@ Island Park
Cancelled
Grand Victorian Ball
@ the Opera House, Grand Hall
We regret to announce that the Ball has been cancelled.
7 May 2017
Time Event
All day
 
10am to 5pm
Civil War Sunday
@ Island Park
Muster & Encampments, including .
Re-enactors wanted!
We're looking for military and civilian Civil War re-enactors and units to participate in this year's event.
Sign up online here.
 
Demonstrations by Civil War artisans & craftsmen
@ Island Park
Civil War Demonstrators needed!
We're looking for Civil War-themed activities, demonstrators, and performers to participate in this year's event.
Sign up online here.
Civil War Sutlers
@ Island Park
Sutlers needed!
We're looking for Civil War Sutlers to sell their era-appropriate wares at this year's event.
Sign up online here.
 
Information booth
@ Island Park Gazebo
Maps, The Gazeeater, information
10am to 11:30am
Guided Walking Tours
@ Island Park
Experience the daily life of soldiers and vignettes of the Civil War experience.
12n
Gentleman's Duel
@ Island Park
12n to 4pm
Museum exhibit
Hurray For School
@ Grand Ledge Museum
12n to 5pm
Riverboat rides on the Grand Princess
$8 adults, $3 children
Board @ the dock on Island Park
TBA
Civil War Games
@ Island Park
Wet Chemise Contest and Frying Pan Toss.
Compete or cheer on your friends!
1:30pm
Civil War Skirmish for control of Island Bridge
@ Island Park
The North and South will clash in one final epic struggle for control of the Island Bridge on the Grand River.
2:30pm to 4pm
Victorian Talks
@ Island Park Gazebo
Presentations & performances featuring topics from the Civil War era.
Topics to be announced.

4pm
Civil War Firing Demonstration
@ Island Park
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