As summer approaches, the New Carlisle Hometown Days committee is gearing up for the biggest party of the year. The 2016 festival will be held over the weekend of July 29 through 31.
This year’s festival will join in the statewide celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial with the theme, “Happy 200th Birthday, Indiana.”
Hometown Days is still accepting applications for vendors to set up shop in Memorial Park. Cost per 12-foot by 12-foot space is $60 from now through June 30. The price increases in July to $85 per space.
Vendors with unique products are encouraged to apply. Arts, crafts, antiques, and home-based party plans (exclusivity restrictions apply) are among the categories of goods sold in the park. Hometown Days aims to be a family-friendly event, and vendor applications are subject to the committee’s approval.
Vendors are at the heart of the festival action with the activity centering on Memorial Park. Vendors will have a front row seat to all the live entertainment in the Gazebo. There will be no shortage of options when trying to find something to eat either. The festival will be packed once again with its familiar food vendors as well.
Festival hours for vendors in 2016:
Friday, July 29 – Noon to 8pm EDT
Saturday, July 30 – 10am to 8pm EDT
Sunday, July 31 – 10am to 4pm EDT
Vendor applications can be obtained online at www.hometowndays.net. Interested vendors may also contact Vendor Chairperson, Kimber Vaundry at 574-276-8962 with any additional questions.
This will be the 12th annual Hometown Days festival, which was started in 2005 after Historical Days was discontinued. Hometown Days is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The committee meets on the fourth Monday of every month and welcomes new volunteers to assist with the planning of the festival.
The next festival planning meeting will be held on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm EDT at the Edward Jones office on the corner of Chestnut and Bray in New Carlisle.