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Trapper Days Committee needs vendors, booths

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The Fort Lupton Trapper Days Committee put out a call for booths and vendors for this year’s event, which runs the weekend of Sept. 5.
    Booths and vendors will be on Denver Avenue and will be available to the public Sept. 7, following the Trapper Days Parade. Booths have to be taken down by 5:30 p.m., Sept. 7.
    The theme of the event this year is “Looking Forward through the Lens of Our Past.”
    The committee is encouraging booths from nonprofit and youth groups and businesses to sell their goods, as well as food vendors. Nonprofit informational and youth groups don’t have to pay a fee. Nonprofit sales groups will have to pay a $20 fee. Business,  food or information booths, together with non-vendor food sales, will have to pay $30.
    Committee officials said vendors would have to meet specific requirements from the Weld County Department of Public health and Environment. Call 970-304-6415. The sale of knives, firearms, illegal weapons or any sort of fireworks is not permitted.
    Booths are 12 feet by 12 feet. Operators must provide their own tables, chairs, display equipment, power and overhead covering. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. Call Janet Lee at 303-710-1579 or email Ljanet6038@yahoo.com.
    The committee also needs entries for the parade. It begins at 10 a.m., Sept. 7. There is no entry fee, although preregistration is required. Cash prizes and awards will be given to the first- and second-place winners in the categories of Spirit of the Parade (a traveling award trophy sponsored by Wholly Stromboli of Fort Lupton, Best Commercial Entry, Best Mounted Group, Best Horse-Drawn Entry, Best Classical Car, Best Band or Musical Entry, Most Creative and Best School entries.
    Parade rules include the decoration of all motor vehicles; adult walkers can hand out — but not throw — candy; adults are the only ones who can present handouts; black powder guns may be fired in parade mode; and burn outs are not allowed.
    Contact the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce at 303-857-4474 for the entry forms. They have to be returned by Aug. 21.