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Offline Lady Renee Buchanan

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2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« on: December 18, 2008, 07:32:27 PM »
Great news!  Steve and I went to an indoor faire last weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.  One of the vendors made things from pewter.  We thought we recognized him and started talking.  We met him at the first Dubuque Renaissance Festival in June, 2008, where he had a booth.  He does lovely work, by the way, and we purchased a Christmas present from him.

But I digress!  He told us that the Dubuque Museum of Art, who had sponsored the faire, had contacted him about being a vendor for 2009.  So I went on their website and saw the dates listed as Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31, 2009.  The faire was put on by the same folks that do the Des Moines faire.

We had a wonderful time last year and were hoping that they would have it again.  Here's the website:

http://www.dbqart.com/DMAFaire.htm
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 07:55:41 PM »
Here is an excerpt from an email I received yesterday:

This year, the Dubuque Renaissance Faire will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, 2009.  Our hours remain the same - 10 - 5 and our location is the same at Storybook Hill Children's Zoo and Park.

Attendance for our first year exceeded our expectations and the feedback we received after the festival was completed was very exciting.  The people of Dubuque were enchanted with this new event and the buzz was gratifying.  We anticipate even higher attendance this year and have already been receiving inquiries from prospective patrons, to make sure we are bringing the event back!

If you are interested in becoming a part of this year's faire, please contact me or go to our website:  http://www.dbqart.com/DMAFaire.htm

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We had such a great time both days of the faire last year, that for this year, I volunteered.  It is definitely a nice little faire.  The vendors were good, the cast worked hard to ensure everybody had fun, the entertainment was good, and the overall comments from people who went were that they had a lot of fun (I work in Dubuque and spoke to lots of people about the faire and a lot did end up going).
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 05:25:43 PM »
How wonderful of you to volunteer!!!! We are still trying to decide which of our court members will be attending this year. I hope I get to go! ;D

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 01:51:42 AM »
My 10-year high school reunion is that weekend, but since it's not gonna be possible to make that trip, I'll be at the Faire as a consolation prize.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 04:50:07 PM »
Just confirmed that I will be at the Dubuque Faire! Please stop by the Royal Court area to say "Good day" to us! We will be dancing again, and I will be giving a version of my Fashion Show talk (sans our lovely Duchess, who cannot be there). Scandalous, really! I can't wait!!!!!

Lady Renee, are you still volunteering?? If so, let me know!  ;D

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 06:19:35 PM »
The faire never responded to my email with my offer to volunteer, but in the meantime, I entered the contest on the art museum's website and won a free ticket!  So I am going with one of the friends I went with last year, probably on Saturday.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 03:17:28 PM »
Great to hear that you will be there, and that you won a ticket!!!!

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 10:23:46 PM »
I am hoping to be there as well. Been talking to Lynn and getting with all of you in court again. We will see how my other plans pan out. Miss my dancing with Lady R. LOL... Have to learn it again.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 02:43:36 AM »
It is official, i will be coming out for the weekend with everyone and rooming with the Tax Collector Richard. LOL... can't wait in just over a week.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009, 10:39:57 PM »
How wonderful! I trust you received a missive from the Queen regarding the Fashion show lines? We look forward to seeing you! Wait until you see the young Viscount - he just passed six feet tall!!  :o

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 01:40:02 AM »
I had not gotten the lines yet. I was going to contact her this weekend about them. I know people will be in Amana while i am in michigan. Please send them asap to my regular e-mail - sirclisto1@sbcglobal.net

I will have my laptop with me. Otherwise I told Lynn I would improv them.

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 09:11:59 PM »
Bringing this thread forward, because the Dubuque Renaissance Festival is this coming weekend, May 30-31st.

Hope to see lots of forum members there! 
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009, 03:13:38 AM »
Huzzah!!! only 4 more days. I will be leaving Friday morning.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2009, 11:02:20 PM »
I have arrived here in Dubuque and am ready for the faire. I hope to see others here this weekend. Let me know who may be coming. If you see me, hail me down. I will be with the court off and on.

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2009, 11:54:34 AM »
It was great meeting you, Lord Clisto.

This was our 9 year olds first faire.  We dressed him in some things we found around the house and he really enjoyed it.  We are taking him this Summer to Larkspurshire in Colorado, so this was kind of a test run. 

The Dubuque faire was a nice little get together - here are a few pics.

http://s646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/magicmikel069/Renaissance%20Faires/Dubuque%202009/?albumview=slideshow


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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2009, 12:22:00 PM »
Very nice photos, Gauwyn. I'm thinking that next year Sir Morgan and I will have to make the trip to Dubuque.

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2009, 06:57:13 PM »
I can't believe that for the small size this faire is, we missed each other!  I was there both days, on Saturday with my friend Sarah, and on Sunday with Steve.

Next faire - we'll have to plan where to meet.  Your pictures are great!  Were you there when the pirate Captain Black proposed to his girlfriend during the act on Saturday?  And she had no clue it was coming.  It was one of the most fun times at faire I've ever seen.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2009, 07:22:52 PM »
we were in a bit of a rush, we had to be back in Cedar Rapids by 3:30.  We really enjoyed this faire and will definetly go back.  It was my 9 year olds first and he now, too, has the 'bug'.  We did catch Captain Black, but not his proposal  :-[

We are headed to Colorado and Bristol and then off to our home faire, Minnesota.  Hope to catch you at one of these.
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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2009, 04:52:17 AM »
It was great meeting you, Lord Clisto.

This was our 9 year olds first faire.  We dressed him in some things we found around the house and he really enjoyed it.  We are taking him this Summer to Larkspurshire in Colorado, so this was kind of a test run. 

The Dubuque faire was a nice little get together - here are a few pics.

http://s646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/magicmikel069/Renaissance%20Faires/Dubuque%202009/?albumview=slideshow


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Well, I made it back to Milwaukee by 9:00pm Sunday night. It was a pleasure to meet you as well. I had a great time there performing with the court. The weather could not have been nicer by being in the high 70's. I even bought a few things to take home since everything was so reasonable. It was so nice to see so many other people I knew. Even a few friends from Bristol came. All of the patrons were smiling and having a lot of fun with all of us. I took over 280 pictures, of which I should have about 100 posted this week. Got them resized already and will start putting them up online. It was great helping out to raise money for the Museum of Arts. Anyway, I will post once my pictures are up. In the meantime, here is a small TV interview that was done there, on I believe Saturday. I guess it was on one of the local channels. If anyone hasn't seen it, it is real nice. Just follow the link below -

http://www.thonline.com/multimedia/index.cfm?id=2542&srow=1

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Re: 2009 Dubuque Renaissance Festival
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2009, 04:03:12 PM »
Hail everyone,

I just finished posting my pictures from the Dubuque Renaissance Faire from this past weekend 5/30-31/09. What a great time!! The weekend could not have been better in every way. I got to see many old friends and meet a lot of new ones. And, it is always a pleasure to perform with Queen Catherine and her court. This event runs for only one weekend, and is a fund raiser for the Dubuque Museum of Arts. So, if anyone is interested, just follow the link below to see the pictures.

http://www.sirclisto.com/51main.html

Have a great week everyone,

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