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Fort Sisseton Festival Vendor Applications Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 CONTACT: Emily Kiel at Emily.Kiel@state.sd.us Fort Sisseton Festival Vendor Applications Available PIERRE, S.D. - Vendors interested in having a booth at the 2017 Fort Sisseton Historical Festival have until March 14 to submit an application. Applications are available for vendors of arts and crafts, concessions, and rendezvous. The annual festival is scheduled for June 2, 3 and 4, 2017. Arts and crafts vendors are encouraged to demonstrate the skills that go into making their items. Food vendors are given the option of a full-menu major food booth or a one menu item specialty food booth. All arts and crafts and food booths are outdoor spaces. For those who sell and make authentic historical items, the V. M. Starr Rendezvous at the Fort Sisseton Festival provides a unique marketplace for goods. Vendors or traders in the rendezvous camp are required to keep the historical theme by limiting merchandise sold and displayed to only historically appropriate items. Other items, such as clothing, lodges, display racks and cooking fires must also be period correct, reminiscent of an 1840s Plains rendezvous. Booths are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Additional hours are at the vendor’s discretion. For more information about hours or set-up and take-down times at the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival or for a vendor application, please contact Fort Sisseton Historic State Park at 605.448.5474, email fortsisseton@state.sd.us or visit gfp.sd.gov. -GFP-