Fort Caspar Museum is looking for craft and food vendors for Caspar Collins Day 2017 which will be held on Saturday, July 22nd. The occasion commemorates the city of Casper’s namesake, Caspar Collins, on the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Platte Bridge.
Collins was killed during the Battle of Platte Bridge in 1865. After that Platte Bridge Station was renamed Fort Caspar, which in turn was the basis of the name for the city of Casper.
The family-friendly event at Fort Caspar will include living history demonstrations, games, and hands-on activities. Officials say they will also have an area for contemporary craft vendors, non-profits, and food concessions near the fort activities.
The cost for a space (10 x 10 feet) is $30 for vendors and free for nonprofits. The vendor application deadline is July 19, 2017. For an application form or questions, please contact Anne Holman by phone 307-235-8462. Forms may also be downloaded from the Fort Caspr website: www.fortcasparwyoming.com.
Caspar Collins Day will be held on the grounds of Fort Caspar Museum from 9:00 am to 4:00pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017, rain or shine. Admission is FREE, and all are welcome. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.