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Oregon Trail Days craft fair seeking vendors

Oregon Trail Days craft fair seeking vendors

Oregon Trail Days has community and area participation

Cal Smith, co-owner of Chuckwagon Pizza, pushes one pizza into the woodfire grill as another waits at Legion Park on July 9. There were several vendors at the park for the craft fair where Smith was selling woodfire pizza.

While the Oregon Trail Days parade has been canceled, there are other events that will go on Aug. 21-22.

Aug. 21 will feature the classic car show downtown, but the accompanying International Food Fair has been canceled. The annual craft fair is still scheduled for Aug. 22 in Legion Park, and the horseshoe contest is happening at the horseshoe pits in Oregon Trail Park. The bicycle hill climb up the monument is still on for Saturday morning.

Because of venue ability, the annual Oregon Trail Days Art Show is at Legacy of the Plains Museum on both Friday and Saturday.

Craft fair volunteer chairperson Gina Mattley said there is still availability for food and craft vendors for the Saturday event, which has been happening annually for 28 years.

Mattley said there are craft and food vendors already scheduled, but there is room for more.

“Oregon Trail Days is going to do the best we can under the circumstances,” Mattley said. “We’ve always had good attendance for the craft fair, but then there has always been a parade to go along with it.”

Those interested in taking part in the craft fair can call 308-436-2388 for information. There are 10-foot spaces at $35 per space.

mark.mccarthy@starherald.com

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Mark McCarthy is a reporter with the Star-Herald and oversees the Gering Courier as editor. He can be reached at 308-632-9049 or via email at mark.mccarthy@starherald.com.

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