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Merchant, Blanket Trader, Traditional Craftsman


On behalf of the Miami County Historical Society, we would like to invite you to apply to participate in the 32nd Annual Heritage Days on August 24 -25 -26, 2007. This year we are again featuring a living history village. The living history village is laid out so that as the public walks further into the village, they walk back in time. Each camping area spans years---we have 1900, 1875, 1850, 1825, 1800 and pre-1800 areas. Let us know ahead of time what time period you wish to portray, so that we can accommodate you. Enclosed is an application for the event. Please read and fill out carefully. Be sure that all requirements are met.


  1. Registration: All participants must pre-register by August 10, 2007. First time applicants must include photographs of clothing, trade goods and shelter. All applicants will be judged on space available, appropriateness of camp and clothing. Confirmation will be sent as soon as possible.


  1. Authenticity: We hope to make Heritage Days a quality, educational experience for our visitors. During the public hours of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every attempt should be made to maintain a high level of authenticity in your interpretation, dress, camp and trade booth. The Historical Society reserves the right to prohibit any item, dress or conduct that is inappropriate to the festival.


  1. Booth: Booth must reflect a historic era and be approved in advance by the Society.


  1. Craftsman: Individuals registering as traditional craftsman must demonstrate their craft using tools and equipment of that era and must demonstrate 75% of the time. They may sell items demonstrated.


  1. Merchants, Blanket Traders: Must sell hand made quality wares appropriate to a living history event. Childrens toys offered for sale must be wooden or appropriate material and contain no sharp edges or plastic. No flea market merchandise.


  1. Fires: Keep fire pits shallow (6) and carefully remove sod to side for backfilling. All fires must be extinguished and pits backfilled at the end of event. Firewood will be provided.

  1. Alcohol\Drugs: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the fairgrounds by the fair board. Disorderly conduct or use of drugs and alcohol will not be tolerated!


  1. Vehicle and Set Ups: Vehicles will only be allowed in the Living History area for set-up and tear-down. Set-up time on Thur.will be 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Friday - before or after public hours. Arrangements for early set-up may be made by calling Becky @ 765-473-3530. Vehicles will not be permitted on show ground during public hours. No exceptions!!! No early tear-downs!!! All vehicles must be out of the show area by 7:45 a.m. on Saturday !!!

  2. Aug. 23---set up day !!!!!!



Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds

North of Peru, IN on Business Hwy 31


August 24 -25 - & 26, 20067


Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm


Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Merchant, Blanket Trader, Traditional Craftsman, Food Purveyor

Registration Deadline: August 10, 2007


Applications must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for participation.

Send this application form, photos, description and fees to:

Miami County Historical Society

51 North Broadway

Peru, IN 46970

Attn: Becky Wright-Sampson

(Make checks payable to: Miami County Historical Society)


Trade Name:_________________________________________________


Home Phone:________________Work Phone_______________________


I wish to portray the following time period:_________________

and participate as:


___Merchant ($35.00 Fee, 16 X 16)

Please give a short description of merchandise:______________________

Space needed:_____________________measured tent stake to tent stake


___Traditional Craftsman ($0 fee)

Must demonstrate early living history crafts at least 75% of the time.

May sell related items. Please give a description:_____________________

List items to sell:______________________________________________


___Blanket Trader ($15.00 Fee for each space (4 point blanket) sales area). All merchandise must be sold from blanket(s). Describe all merchandise to be sold:_________________________________________


___Living History Camp ($10.00 camp Fee)

Must portray a part of history: Give a short explanation of camp and time period.______________________________________________________



___Traditional Food Purveyor ($call.per 16' X 16' tent, plus 10 % of your gross)

Must dress in traditional costume, food items must be approved by Society. Please return approved copy of your Miami County temporary food vendor permit with your application.

Approved foods will be listed on confirmation.


Becky Wright-Sampson, Committee Chairman

Return original and keep copy for your records.

Any questions call Becky at 765-473-3530 daytime or

or call the Miami County Museum at 765-473-9183