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Title: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Craigmeister on June 15, 2012, 01:55:36 PM
Huzzah!  Announcing the 2nd Annual Red River Renaissance Faire coming this October 27th & 28th to Bonham, Texas.  Bonham is a little northeast of Dallas.  The weather should be amazing in north Texas in late October.  I do hope that my schedule will allow me to attend this new Renfaire.

www.redriverrenaissancefaire.com
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 15, 2012, 04:01:35 PM
I can has map so I no get lost?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Lady Kett on June 15, 2012, 08:25:06 PM
I realize this make me a lush, and I just really don't care...must know alcohol policy. Sold on premises? Can bring? Nada on both counts?  8)

And yes Dona, the directions are a bit iffy, but having recently been to Port O'Conner recently where my directions were "follow 185 to town, we're on the left" and learning that was QUITE sufficient, maybe the directions on the website are not so bad? :)
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Craigmeister on June 17, 2012, 01:02:54 AM
I'm not sure about the directions.  I just found out about this faire a few weeks ago so I haven't made the actual trip yet.

I'm thinking that there won't be any alcohol sold since the website said that it's a family-friendly event.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 18, 2012, 10:45:11 AM
I've sent an email to the fair. I've asked them to clarify their alchohol and weapons policies. So we shall see what they come back with.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Lady Kett on June 18, 2012, 03:53:55 PM
Lushiness aside, thanks Craigmeister - just looking for info! It is neither good nor bad, just knowledge! :)

And Awesome Dona, let us know what they say.

Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Merlin the Elder on June 20, 2012, 09:00:04 AM
We'll be doing RenDezvous that weekend.  I take it from the website that it might be a little tame for my taste, though. It's a church-run festival, which might hinder a more worldly person, such as myself. They might not appreciate a wizard.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: The Rabbi on June 20, 2012, 11:11:33 AM
Thats the same weekend as a friends vow renewels. Same friend that drives a White Dodge Van named kharma.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 20, 2012, 11:23:25 AM
well, no response to email so I called the phone number on their website. No one answered, not even a machine. So I guess that means scratch this one.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Rowan MacD on June 20, 2012, 02:08:21 PM
  Did a quick Skip trace on the #-crosses to:
  'Wild Horse Creek Cowboy Camp'. 
  Address and phone # match the business info for the Camp.  It's also the address for the Ren Faire.
   Looks to be a legit business (dude ranch?), just may not have been anybody in the building when you called.  These places don't have large staff, and everybody pitches in when the horses need care. 
   Odd that they would not have an answering machine at the least for a business number, but we have some small businesses here that don't bother to set up voice mail for whatever reason, including our local riding school.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Alerrick Afon Adou on June 20, 2012, 05:10:30 PM
I just got off the phone with Big John, and this faire is going on. There will be parking for about 10 to 12 RVs.They also have bunkhouses that sleep 20. Big John was saying that he had about 10 different vendors for food coming out. They aren`t sure if they will be selling beer,but we can bring our own. Just be respectful (don`t throw your beer cans on the ground and keep the drunks at home were they belong) Big John is going to update as they get stuff scheduled. It is at the dude ranch also. we will be making plans to go check it out on opening saturday.......................Huzzah
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Craigmeister on June 20, 2012, 11:39:55 PM
I received a reply e-mail from the owners on June 9th.  They said that this year will be bigger than last year's event and they're expanding to the whole weekend.  I let Leghorn the Piper know about it so I think he'll be there as well.  He lives near Scarby so it won't be a long drive for him at all.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 21, 2012, 05:13:19 AM
OK, did anyone ask about weapons policy? That was one of my questions in the email that didn't get answered.
I would really like to go.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Alerrick Afon Adou on June 21, 2012, 05:54:30 AM
DonaCatalina I didn`t ask Big John, but I will call him and find out what the policy is. Are there any other questions, let me know and I will call and find out. let all your friends know,maybe a tailgate saturday or sunday ;D................Huzzah
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 21, 2012, 08:27:47 AM
It would be Saturday.
All I know want to know is the policy on alcohol and if peace tied weapons are allowed.
Knowing that food at small fairs is an iffy proposition, we'll definitely bring food for a tailgate.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Rowan MacD on June 21, 2012, 10:52:49 AM
Pictures please!
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 22, 2012, 03:18:52 PM
Well, I went out on a limb and said that we're planning on tailgating with food and beverages on Saturday. I think Sqirl is planning to come as well, and possibly MTY. If we have to lock the sword in the trunk, so be it.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 25, 2012, 07:22:16 AM
Finally got a reply in writing;
"Thank you so much for your interest in the 2nd Annual Red River Renaissance Faire!
 
We are expanding to a two day event this year so it will be bigger an better than last year.
 
Regarding your questions:
Peace-tied is great for swords, etc.
Our current location has a no alcohol allowed policy.
 
Hope that helps!  I am still updating our website and other info and will get it done as time allows.
 
Spread the word!
 
Thanks,
Regina "
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 03, 2012, 07:57:19 AM
Well, we can still take food for the tailgate.....  ;)
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on July 20, 2012, 09:29:37 AM
Highlights:

    Catapult
    Horse Events
    Costume Contest
    Grand Parade
    Time Period Demonstrations
    Renaissance Vendors
    Delicious Concessions
    Theatrical Performances
    Knife Throwing & other ground events
    Live Music
    Knighting Ceremony
    G-rated, Family Friendly
    Fun for All
    Modest medieval / renaissance themed costumes welcome but not required
    Admission
    Adults $10
    12 and Under $5

Proceeds benefit free summer camp for children!


---------- El Marques wonders if my gowns are modest enough.  ???
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Craigmeister on October 09, 2012, 11:47:20 PM
There is a chance that I could attend one day of this faire this month.  Who else is on board as of right now?
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on October 10, 2012, 05:24:11 AM
Right now...it's a little iffy for us. No weapons and no alchohol take a little of the fun out of it. I'm waiting on his lordship to make up his mind; which he needs to do very soon.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: Craigmeister on October 10, 2012, 02:30:33 PM
It looks like my piping buddy, Leghorn, won't be able to attend.  He had some surgery a few weeks ago so he's out of action for a little bit.  If my wife still plans to go somewhere w/ her female relatives that weekend, I'll be at the faire for sure.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: BagPipeBabe on October 14, 2012, 06:30:17 PM
Sounds like fun to me.
.......but my husband works on Saturdays  :-[
I need to know how many of you are going Saturday so I can decide if I want to come on Saturday with all of you or Sunday with the husband........
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: DonaCatalina on October 15, 2012, 04:39:36 AM
we've decided that we won't be going. We are going to be dog sitting again.
Title: Re: Red River Renaissance Faire
Post by: SirRichardBear on October 15, 2012, 10:26:50 AM
Sound like fun but that weekend is AHE so is a no go.