1981 Capitol Hill People's Fair Guide
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Welcome to the People's Fair! The tenth annual Capitol Hill People's Fair marks a significant achievement as one of the most successful urban fairs anywhere in the country. Begun in 1971 as a way of informing Capitol Hill residents about various social services in their neighborhood, the People's Fair has grown over the years into a citywide and regional celebration of springtime and a celebration of urban life. The Fair organizers like to think of the event as one large open-air party put on by and for the people of Capitol Hill and their friends. But the People's Fair is much more. This year there are over 475 exhibitors in such areas as handcrafts, social services, holistic health and environmental technology. There are special areas within the Fair. Don't forget the food booths! Then there is live entertainment from three separate stages, the beer garden, and the unpredictable People's Fair Parade down Colfax at noon on Sunday. But most important is the traditional magic of the People's Fair, folks forgetting their worldly differences and joining together in the spirit of celebration. So let yourself go and have fun! Welcome to the People's Fair! This Guide will help you find booths, entertainment and special areas . .. and it will let you know when entertainers and special events are scheduled. Keep it with you at the Fair, and take it home as a souvenir of the 1981 Tenth Annual Capitol Hill People's Fair. r This official People's Fair Guide has been prepared by LIFE Publications under authority of the Capitol Hill People's Fair Committee, 1290 Williams, Denver, Colorado 80218 — 320-1535. Editor/Publisher Stuart MacPhail .Advertising Rep. Virginia MacPhail publications serving Capitol Hill and East Denver with monthly neighborhood newspapers. 1515 East Colfax Denver, Colorado 80218 861-2125 The 1981 Capitol Hill People's Fair Guide Environmental Technology Area One of the most important features of this year's People's Fair is a centrally located and consumer oriented Environmental Technology Area. This year, there will be 3 types of booths in the area. For the first time, the Environmental Technology Committee will provide a staffed information booth to organizations wishing their literature displayed. The Fair will have representatives from environmental groups and others whose booths will feature information, bumper stickers and T-shirts. Lastly, the Environmental Area will feature displays and equipment from various companies who specialize in alternative energy uses and energy conservation, which Fair visitors can examine at their leisure. With these 3 types of booths, the Environmental Technology Area will have something for everyone! Renaissance Again this year the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., will participate in the People's Fair. The South Lawn and South Courtyard of East High School will be the Renaissance area. There will be demonstrations of rattan fighting (swords and shields, with the fighters in helms and armor); rapier fighting (fencing); Olympic-style fencing; and dancing on the green. There will also be deomonstrations of various arts and crafts such as calligraphy, embroidery, and jewelry; exhibits on display; and some handcrafts for sale. The costumes displayed (on the SCA members) will be from various areas of the world and various periods of time prior to 1650. Information and flyers on the Society will be available for those wishing to learn more about the group, and all members will be happy to answer questions whenever they're not totally absorbed in something else (like watching their favorite fighter on the field). Children's Area A Fair within the Fair, for children on all ages. Once you have entered this Fair, you may forget what is going on outside or in the big Fair. The Children's Fair has so much to offer such as games, face painting and dress-up. For those animal lovers, see and feel at the petting zoo. If you prefer to be etertained you can watch and delight in the magic and puppet shows. If your interest is in construction, build a kite or create a motor car unlike any in the streets of Denver. The Information Booth Visitors will find the Information Booth located on the Esplanade in front of the 16th Avenue entrance to East High School. Official People's Fair T-shirts and posters will be on sale at the booth. T-shirts are only $6 for all sizes and posters are $3 unsigned and $6 signed by the artist, John Cuneo. "Life is Great on Capitol Hill" T-shirts will also be available at this booth. Beneath the colorful Tee-Pee, volunteers will provide general information about the Fair, lost children and parents, restrooms, etc. CHUN as well as several other community service groups will also be represented.
|Title||1981 Capitol Hill People's Fair Guide|
|Creator(s)||Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc.|
|Summary||Guide from the 1981 People's Fair. Includes list of vendors, sponsors, and map of booths during the fair.|
|Notes||Located in Box 36 File Folder 26|
|Physical Description||4 p.|
|Is Part Of||Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Records, 1986-2002|
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc. (Denver, Colo.)--Archives.
People's Fair (Denver, Colo.)--Archives.
|Subject (geographic)||Capitol Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)|
|Rights||Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept. Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado|
|Reproduction Available for Purchase||Yes|
|Contributor(s)||Hillstrom, Ronald, donor.; Citron, Chris, donor; Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc, donor.|
|Digital Origin||reformatted digital|