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!
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!
Steampunk Vaudevillians Krystal Younglove and Christopher Strange will be performing at Victorian Days for the first time this year! Come see their stilt walking, feats of strength, and acrobatic wonders!
“Acoustic but high energy, funny but truthful, eclectic but focused, anguished but joyous, geeky but accessible, unique but catchy” – that’s A Halo Called Fred! Victorian Days is excited to welcome this steampunk quartet for the first time!
Victorian Days welcomes back Dug Grunn, local Civil War re-enactor, for his demonstration of Civil War bugle calls. Doug will have different bugles on display, will give demonstrations of different calls, and will offer insights into the daily life of a Civil War soldier living by the call of the bugle.
For a second year, Victorian Days is happy to welcome back Moss Henry & the Bryophytes! Moss Henry & The Bryophytes is an amalgam of veteran musicians with diverse musical backgrounds who have converged around the axis of country roots. No contemporary country/pop here. They harken back to the days of cowboy movies, honky tonks and the opry.
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!
Victorian Days is GEARing up to welcome “Acoustical, Musical, Steampunk Minstrels” The Eternal Frontier for the first time! We’re excited to be entertained by the musical talents of duo Professor Adam Smasher and Baron Maximilian Von Zipple!
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 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!