32nd ANNUAL MIAMI COUNTY HERITAGE DAYS
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Booth: Booth must reflect a historic
era and be approved in advance by the Society.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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 !!!
- Aug. 23---set up day !!!!!!
32nd ANNUAL HERITAGE DAYS
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)
I wish to portray
the following time period:_________________
and participate as:
($35.00 Fee, 16 X 16)
Please give a short description
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:_________________________________________
Camp ($10.00 camp Fee)
Must portray a part of history:
Give a short explanation of camp and time period.______________________________________________________
Food Purveyor ($call.per 16' X 16' tent, plus 10 % of your gross)
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.
foods will be listed on confirmation.
Wright-Sampson, Committee Chairman
original and keep copy for your records.
questions call Becky at 765-473-3530 daytime or email@example.com
call the Miami County Museum at 765-473-9183