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Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« on: June 06, 2018, 12:42:20 PM »
I saw something somewhere a couple of years ago that the new owner of Dog Patch, U.S.A. in Arkansas was going to hold a Renaissance Faire on their site.  Has anyone seen anything recently about that?
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Re: Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 01:02:12 PM »
Dogpatch is slated to be renamed Heritage USA and reopened as a theme park.  If there ever was any talk of a renaissance faire at that location, it was probably just spit-balling.  Every year or so another rumour of a new Ren faire in Arkansas pops up, then disintegrates just as quickly.
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Re: Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 10:31:35 AM »
Well, that's a fine "how do you do".  Thank you for the scoop, Merlin.

Arkansas needs more faires, what with the postponement of the Pendragon Faire until (hopefully) next May in Little Rock and the delay of the Texarkana Renfaire until the end of October 2019.

The organizer of the Gravette Renfaire is looking for a sponsor and volunteers to resume his wonderful event.  He may even move it to a nearby town if things work out that way.

For those in northwest Arkansas, the short drive to Vinita, Oklahoma for the Grand Lake Renfest at the end of next March would prove fruitful.  I attended it this spring and was very pleasantly surprised by its location, layout, performers and vendors.  I may even set my tent up there next year.
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Re: Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 03:06:12 PM »
I've not heard anything about a faire in Little Rock. If it's like the last time someone tried it in LR, I'll be staying away in droves.
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Re: Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 12:53:55 AM »
What was the name of the last event in LR?  I believe this one was called White Raven for a while.    This year, it was to be the Pendragon Faire and Mayfest.  It has been delayed for a few years due to health problems in the organizer's family.
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Re: Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 06:23:24 PM »
It was long, long ago in a galaxy.... oops. I don't recall the name. It was held in Riverfront Park, in North Little Rock, and has been 15-20 years ago. We paid our $10-$15 a head to get in. Since it was behind the flood wall, there was no visual on what we were getting into. Maybe one or two food vendors, funnel cake and cotton candy I think. A couple of vendor of trinkets, and a paddock where you could pet a horse and listen to some guy explaining jousting. At least when you go to a state fair, you KNOW you're going to be a patsy. We had seen everything there was to see, and experienced all there was to experience in about 20 minutes and we left. We haven't set foot in a soft faire since.
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Re: Any Word Of A Faire Coming To Dog Patch?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 03:21:21 PM »
I think my wooden mug selling friend, Bruce Woods, attended that event or set a booth up there.  He was just talking about it yesterday.  There are a few faires I've heard of that never should have been able to use the monicker of Renaissance Faire.  A few of them were in Texas. 
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