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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 02:15:27 PM »
I'm sorry they had to shorten it to just 3 weekends but I'm looking forward to it. This is the one that launches my faire season!
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 02:22:12 PM »
I just moved back home to the area and I'm looking forward to seeing the faires around here I've missed!
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 08:14:37 AM »
Welcome home! I visit faires in NY, NJ, PA and CT so our paths may cross at some point. Cheers!
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 09:06:56 AM »
Thanks!  I'm sure we'll run into each other!  :)
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2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 02:22:11 AM »
I never been to the Springtime Festival, but hope to go this year to experience it! :)
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 10:16:45 PM »
Seriously, can.not.wait...

Hopefully, we can plan a meet up.:)

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 09:08:40 AM »
Unless something unforeseen comes up, I plan to be there opening day. I hope some of you will be too!  :)
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 07:57:54 PM »
Anyone have an suggestions on decent places to stay in the area? Thinking of checking this faire
out this year.

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 06:16:40 PM »
Can't wait for the faire this year. It's too bad it was shortened to three weekends. Counting down the days. :)
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 11:28:11 PM »
It is now May, and very close to opening day of the faire. I hope I get some time to attend this year! :D
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 09:36:28 AM »
How time flies--Opening Day is just 2 weeks away! The Festival website has been updating the entertainment page and it looks like a good lineup. A number of new acts as well as many returning favorites. At long last, my faire season is about to begin!  ;D
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2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 12:46:36 PM »
I cannot wait for faire season to begin! I took off the 25th from work, so hopefully will find a way to attend the faire. :)
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 09:29:03 AM »
Opening Day!!!!!

I'll be there tomorrow.  Can't wait!!!

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2013, 09:30:53 AM »
I enjoyed a great opening day at CTRF yesterday but sadly missed everyone! I got there late thanks to a HUGE construction-related  backup on I-95 so I missed opening gate and a chance to "find" some fellow R/F-ers. I looked around all day for someone wearing a pin but to no avail. Perhaps next time.

I liked the new layout of the grounds and thought the shows were great. Johnny Fox always puts on an amazing show as does Gabriel Q; the amazing archer, Bill Darr; and the Iron Hill Vagabonds. I especially enjoyed Skarazula, a fantastic early music ensemble from Montreal. Unfortunately, they are only performing this weekend.

I'm hoping to visit again next Saturday and if she can make it, I'll be with my daughter. Hope to see some of you there!
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2013, 11:22:51 AM »
I went yesterday and had a wonderful time despite the late afternoon downpours. 

I did learn some great news.  Starting next fall with King Arthur's Fall Harvest Faire, the CRF will be moving permanently to Norwich, with plans to eventually build a hard site there.  I know they have been looking to do this for a while and I am so excited to see them evolve and grow to the next level.

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2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2013, 01:48:25 PM »
I know I am definitely going on May 25th to the Springtime Festival. I am pretty excited, and cannot wait to see what the Springtime Festival has to offer.

The news of CTRF moving to a new location in Norwich, and planning to build a hard site sounds exciting as well!
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 08:44:06 AM »
So, with the Fall faire moving and the possibility of a permanent site....  I would guess both CTRF faires will be at the same spot?
I wish management luck in securing this location!!!!    I'll be attending the 25th, I'll  be on lookout for everyone!   
I've been going to the fall harvest faire for about 6 or 7 years now.  This is my first trip to see Robin Hood.
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 01:18:02 PM »
So, with the Fall faire moving and the possibility of a permanent site....  I would guess both CTRF faires will be at the same spot?

Hmm. I didn't think of that possibility but I think they may keep the spring faire in Guilford. They added Enfield last year as a third location so it doesn't seem like they are trying to consolidate them all into one place. I'm just guessing here, but I think they are trying to reach a wider audience by having them in different locations. I know in my case, Guilford is 40 miles closer to my home than either Norwich or Hebron so I tend to visit the spring faire more often than the fall faire.

I too am planning to attend on the 25th (barring the unforeseen) so perhaps I will run into you, Sir William!

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2013, 03:13:31 PM »
From CTRF on Facebook:
"So we're watching the weather very closely and you know what we've discovered? There is nothing we can do about it so we've decided to have a "Come Play Rain or Shine Sale!"

Come on down to The Robin Hood Springtime Festival this Saturday with your umbrella and get $4 off the price of admission! This is good for General Admission AND Youth Admission but each person must have their own umbrella! "

 ;D.....
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 09:04:58 PM »
I hope it doesn't rain, or if it does rain, I hope it is a light drizzle. Either way, I will bring my umbrella in tow!
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2013, 09:27:46 AM »
From what I understood, they are all moving to Norwich.  The gentleman said this is the last run in Guilford.  That was how the conversation began.

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2013, 10:55:20 AM »
I made a compromise with my father, so I am going tomorrow to the faire instead. Hopefully I  will see some RF member faces tomorrow? :)
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2013, 11:44:57 AM »
Well, it was cold, wet and windy but we still enjoyed our day at the faire Saturday. It was my pleasure to meet and spend some time with William of Ware, and I look forward to seeing him again later this year at NYRF.

It was an interesting day with  lots of weather-related changes of schedules and thrown-together jam sessions but, as many of you know, these unscripted performances and impromptu changes of plans make for some of the best faire experiences and memories. By the end of the day, everyone was under the roof of one or another of the large tents and basically, all you had to do was sit in one place and all the performers came to you--they had nowhere else to hide from the weather either! It was great fun!

Huzzah to everyone at CTRF who soldiered on through the elements and gave their all to make it a memorable day for their guests.

 

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2013, 07:22:19 PM »
Well, it was a fun filled day for my brother and I at the festival. Everything was wonderful, and the pub sing was a real blast! There were a lot of people dancing to the tribal drums of Cu Dubh! It is sad that the faire day has ended, for now, but I am hoping for more fun either next weekend or next year! I am looking forward to the revamp for the fall festival, and looking forward to the changes.
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2013, 11:25:54 PM »
Our little group will be heading to CT this Sunday, so perhaps we'll see you guys around. This will be our first time at the Robin Hood Festival. We went to the fall festival last October for the first time. We're expanding our horizons faire-wise, after many years of just going to NYRF. Here's hoping it's not too hot! ;)

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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2013, 10:01:22 AM »
It is going to be a wonderfull weekend! heading down
from Syacuse in the moring.
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Re: 2013 CTRF Robin Hood Springtime Festival : May 18 - June 2
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2013, 12:45:17 PM »
Well back at home, really enjoyed our selfs at your faire yesterday.  I was actually
surprised at how many vendors and stages that were setup, The misting stations
were much appreciated and we used them often. Keep up the fine work!

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