FREMONT – Although it seems a little early to be thinking about summertime, one July tradition is already in the final planning stages. John C Fremont Days starts in exactly four months: July 12th, 13th and 14th this year, and the festival is looking for crafters for the city park vendor bazaar.
“If you have handcrafted, vintage, repurposed or historical themed items for sale – we want to see you at the John C Fremont Days vendor bazaar,” said the group. The city park vendor bazaar is leaning away from direct sale vendors from multilevel marketers and chains like, and more toward a true craft and vintage item bazaar. This represents a return to the rules that John C Fremont Days had over a decade ago in the original craft shows. The shift did result in fewer vendors this year, so the volunteer group behind the festival wants to put out the call – if you’re a crafter, you’re welcome at John C Fremont Days.
In addition to the vendors and food court at John C Fremont City Park, 2019’s festival will feature free children’s activities on the green at Midland University all day on Saturday the 13th, and will have historical encampments & demonstrations representing life from medieval times to the settler period all the way up through WW2 at Fremont’s Clemmons Park on 16th & Luther all weekend long. The activities and demonstrations at Clemmons are also free of charge.
The vendors at John C Fremont City Park are just one component of the citywide festival, but they’re still a favorite stop for most of the over 10,000 visitors to the city. “We want to have as many crafters, makers, artists, vintage vendors and repurposers at the park as possible,” the group said.
You can see the vendor application and learn more about the festival at johncfremontdays.org.