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Thursday, March 27, 2008

MISSOURI STATE ARCHIVES FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL

Folk Arts Festival
May 31, 2008
Memorial Park, Jefferson City, Missouri
Saturday 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Craft Vendor Information

The Friends of the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State's Office, invites you to participate in a Folk Arts Festival on Saturday May 31st at Memorial Park in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Description: Come celebrate Missouri's folk art tradition in music, storytelling, and decorative arts. See Missouri heritage come to life at this outdoor festival highlighting the styles and techniques of a growing number of folk artists who keep our rich and diverse tradition alive. Good food, a variety of craft vendors, and a beautiful park setting will make the festival fun for the entire family. The event is free to the public, and is sponsored by the Missouri State Archives and the Friends of the Missouri State Archives.

Information: Areas are designated for craft vendors, traditional artisans/tradesmen (demonstrating their craft/trade), and concession.

Non-demonstrating craft vendors will be charged $20.00 per 12'x12' space. The festival is held outdoors and vendors will be provided space on grass. Space in the pavilion is on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors supply own canopy, tables, chairs, etc.

Jefferson City requires that each vendor have either a regular business license or a temporary Jefferson City business license. A one-day temporary business license may be obtained by submitting a $5.00 check made payable to the Friends of the Missouri State Archives. The fee will be included in the group Trade/Craft Show License Permit and will provide the vendor with a one-day City license.

Electric availability is limited for craft vendors.

Anyone selling ANY food item must contact the Jefferson City Environmental Health Division at (573) 634-6410 for information on obtaining a temporary food service permit. The license needs to be obtained 2 weeks ahead.

If you would like to participate in the 2008 Folk Arts Festival, you will need to fill out an application/agreement along with a check (if selling items) made out to Friends of the Missouri State Archives that should be mailed to:

Emily Luker
Missouri State Archives
600 W. Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Please carefully read the rules and regulations. Thank you for your interest. If you have any further questions, or need an application/agreement, please send me an e-mail at emily.luker@sos.mo.gov or call (573)-526-5296. We hope to see you at the Festival!

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