This Way to the Egress

For the first time, Victorian Days is pleased to present the Saturday Night Circus! This ticketed event will include performances by the Strangelove Sideshow and will feature steampunk band extraordinaire This Way to the Egress. TWttE is equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat and three ring circus all the while playing an amalgamation of worldly genres. They catapult the audience with their rambunctious stage show while generating enough energy to light up a small city. A portion of ticket sales go to benefit scholarships for local high school students. We hope to see you at the Circus!

Promenade and Costume Contest

For the second year, Victorian Days gives all participants a chance to show off your best steampunk and 19th century attire. To join in, simply line up near the ticket tent in the park around 5:45pm on Saturday. From there, the Promenade will loop around the park as judges take notes on participants’ garments. Winners for several categories will be chosen and awarded at the end of the Promenade!

…And don’t forget to show off those outfits again on Sunday in the fashion show!

Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown

Belvidere Heritage is working with the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia to bring Keith Henley to our stage as Henry Box Brown. Henry Box Brown was a Virginia Slave who was forced to work in a Virginia plantation, but when his wife and children were sold to the owner of a South Carolina plantation owner he began to devise a way to escape to freedom. The American Historical Theatre (AHT) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose Actor/Historians educate, entertain and inspire through Living History. For more than 25 years, their first person interpreters have encouraged audience members to encounter and interact with history, developing empathy and underscoring the role of choice. Victorian Days is excited to bring Henry Box Brown’s remarkable story to the festival!

Hackettstown Community Band

Founded in 1947, the Hackettstown Community Band plays with a full range of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Their membership ranges from talented junior high students to seasoned musicians who play professionally. Membership is open, with no auditions and no fees. 
Rehearsals are every Thursday night from 7:30pm-9:00pm at the Hackettstown Community Center on Main St. in Hackettstown. Victorian Days is happy to have been welcoming the band to the festival for many, many years!

The Lost Ramblers

The Lost Ramblers are a string band who specialize in bluegrass, old time music and much more. LR has played a wide variety of venues including the front lawn of Shippen Manor, Shawnee Inn, the Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society Winterfest, and many more. Victorian Days welcomes the band back for their second year as the callers and live music for the Comcast Cotillion!