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Offline Black Ordun

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Midlands Pirate Festival 2008 - Omaha, NE
« on: September 25, 2008, 02:07:49 PM »
I thought that I'd chime in for a bit of a report on the Pirate Fest from last weekend.  I don't have any pics but it was a beautiful weekend for a faire/festival. 

The MPF is run by Greg Schmidt ( who also runs DSM, Amana, Lincolnshire, and of course NRF.  He's made a deal with a local landowner (Bellevue Berry Farm) to become a permanent site.  They have many acres of shaded land and the landowner is going all out in creating booths, ships, stages, etc.  It is becoming a terrific location/venue.

About half of the vendors according to Greg were committed to the rain date for DSM so it was smaller than planned, but it was still a blast.

I usually man the gate so I didn't catch many of the shows, but the patrons were all smiling (or crying and refusing to leave) as they walked or were carried off the property usually several hours later ;p  Unfortunately I didn't get any pics of this one as my photographer was home with the flu :(  I did see a semi-pro/pro that I know with his equipment so I will post a link to his site if he has any posted in the next week or so.

I was surprised by the number of children that came - it seemed to me that the ratio of younger kids was higher than had showed up at NRF in May. 

From talking to Greg he's planning both shows again in 2009. 

I think we need a Pirate Smiley ...  Arrrr ;p

....jeff  aka Black Ordun

Offline Bev the Bossy

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Re: Midlands Pirate Festival 2008 - Omaha, NE
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 03:17:58 PM »
It sounds like MPF was a fun weekend. I was one of the vendors who would have been there, but ended up in Des Moines at our permanent shop  instead.

I am looking forward to 2009.
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Offline monique2

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Re: Midlands Pirate Festival 2008 - Omaha, NE
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 03:42:46 PM »
I have moved to the Omaha area and am interested in finding out more about helping when these events are scheduled. If there is anything I could do, please let me know. You may contact me through this site.

Hope to hear more!



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