CENTENNIA by chenshu


                        in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park

  A celebration of Philadelphia’s 19th century tradition through
                   gardens, arts and antiques
          to benefit the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

                             May 16, 17, 18, 2008

CENTENNIA will be a show in which more than 100 vendors offer antiques of the
Victorian era and before. Outdoor garden ornamentation and related arts and
services will also be shown. A private opening gala will be followed by two days
of public access. Discussions and demonstrations during the show will
complement the vendor booths with representation by Fairmount Park, the
Philadelphia-based Victorian Society in America and other organizations. This
spectacle of Philadelphia’s rich cultural traditions celebrates the legacy of the
1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition in Fairmount Park.

The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust is the steward for restoration of
the many historic properties in Fairmount Park including Ohio House, one of two
original structures from the Centennial Exposition left standing in the Park.

CENTENNIA will take place on the grounds of Ohio House, situated at one of the
busiest intersections in West Fairmount Park and conveniently accessible from
Exit 341 of the Schuylkill Expressway. See enclosed map for directions.
Friday Evening Opening Gala
Friday evening guests will be the first to view CENTENNIA and its treasures for a
$100 per person ticket. Supporters of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation
Trust include prominent Philadelphians who are garden and antiques aficionados
appreciative of an early opportunity to see (and purchase) the offerings while
they honor a champion of the Trust. They will be feted with food and drink and
serenaded by the music of March King John Philip Sousa who played first violin
in the official Centennial orchestra. This special evening will commence at 5:30
and conclude by nightfall.

Saturday and Sunday

CENTENNIA will be open for the general public from 10am until 6pm on
Saturday and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday. Admission price per person is $6
with free admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. All objects
including garden fountains, statuary and seasonal plants will be displayed for
sale. Related arts and services will be presented in booths situated in a
designated area of the Ohio House grounds on George’s Hill in West Fairmount
Park. The Centennial Café and other select purveyors will provide a variety of
food and beverage.

Mid-May coincides with the original opening date of the U.S. Centennial
Exposition and the timing between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day should prove
attractive to Park visitors.
                         DEALER INFORMATION

Every dealer will be vetted for quality and experience.
Victorian and pre-Victorian goods preferred with outdoor statuary, garden
ornamentation, architectural, and historical items related to Philadelphia and the
region of special interest.

Rental space availability and cost

10’x10’ booth                                    $165
10’x20’ booth                                    $300
10’x30’ booth                                    $425

8 ‘ table in community tent                      $150
ideal for jewelry or specialty dealer

A limited number of 20’x20’ and 30’x30’ spaces are available.
Please call for quote.

Tent Rental approximately $165 for a 10*10 space

Set up

Set up may begin at 9 am on Friday, May 16 and must be completed by 5:00 pm
before the start of the preview gala. Centennia will close at 5 pm on Sunday.
Area hotel discounts are available.

Telephone: xxx xxx xxx
Fax: xxx xxx xxx
Email: xxx xxx xxx
Visit: www.centennia.com





Description of goods and past vending experience:







Submit to:

Ohio House
4700 States Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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