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Title: Serendipity Haven
Post by: alyria stargazer on June 13, 2008, 04:52:18 PM
Serendipity Haven Invites You!!!

 
Do you enjoy working at festivals or have you always wanted to be involved with a faire from the ground up? Or do you simply enjoy getting dressed up and partaking in good food, friends and shows? Well very soon we are going to be having several festivals and Events all at the same location, and we would love to invite you into our family!

Mission Statement:
Serendipity Haven is bringing Fantasy and Fun back to Rocky Hill Ranch in Smithville TX. We aim to create a place for people of all walks of life to have a common ground to come together have a wonderful experience and make new friends. We want to create experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life and the life of your children in the future days to come. We will be catering not only Renaissance Community but also to the Pagan Community, Green Organizations, Children's Organizations, Family Events, as well as hosting Reunions, Soul Joinings and other types of Social Gatherings. This will be a home for you, a home for me and a home for anyone else who wants to come together with their brothers and sisters and just have a good time doing something they love!


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Who we are:
G.M. Bill Slette
Asst. G.M. Alyria Stargazer
Artistic Director Chameleon Dreams
Entertainment Coordinator Kaade
Weddings and Special Events Coordinator Jaime Olson
Web Master Milan Krakora
Graphics Adviser Fran Hunter

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Schedule Of Events:

First off,
Every 3rd Saturday of the month we are having overnight Drum Jams that we are calling Rhythm and Stars. So bring your tent some mead and a musical instrument and join us under the stars and next to the bonfire =) This is an excellent opportunity to get the public aware of the fact that we are getting things going again at Rocky Hill and for any prospective vendors or entertainers to get to know eachother and discuss the world of Faire. This is a BYO- Everything Event and there is a $5.00 fee per person that covers camping, parking and access to any activities or entertainment we may have planned for the evening. All proceeds go to improvement of the grounds and preparing for future Faires and events.

 
Second, our first festival is a One day Faerie Bazzar to be held on June 28th. We know it is short notice but providence has smiled and made events go faster than expected and we think we are ready =) . Next year it will be a full blown Faerie Festival but this year we are going to wet our feet with an open air Faerie Bazzar of unique hand crafted items and wandering Faeries and musicians. There will be NO ADMISSION to this event, but there is a $5.00 camping fee per person.
We will have Crafters, Merchants, Artists and Entertainers to make this a Magical experience!


The next will be a Fantasy Festival that will be held the first 3 weekends of September. The first 2 weekends will be open to all and will have fun themes. We are thinking maybe a Cavelier/Musketeer Days or maybe a Dress as your favorite Famous Fantasy Character... but we are going to try something a little different and make the last weekend an 18 and up Pirate Invasion! Yar!! =) Still a work in progress but if you have any questions at all do not hesitate to ask! We will answer as best as we can. 


 
We are also contemplating a One weekend Christmas Festival in early December, but have not made a concrete decision as of yet.

We are Scheduling a Spring Festival the first 3 weekends of March in 2009 and we will improve upon our existing festivals from there.

 
We are currently seeking Merchants, Demonstrators, Food Vendors and Entertainers to join us on our journey in creating venues for those who enjoy all things Faire. We are always looking for suggestions from you the people who make the
Faire go Round =)


If you are interested in knowing more here are a few more details:

G.M. - Bill Slette
                  Email: my78957@yahoo.com
Asst. G.M. - Alyria Stargazer
                  Email: alyria_stargazer@yahoo.com
Weddings and Special Events - Jaime Olson
Entertainment Director - Kadde
Artistic Director - Chameleon Dreams
Land Owner: Grey Hill
Leaser of Rocky Hill Ranch: R.B. Phelps
www.RockyHillRanch.net
www.myspace.com/rocky_hill_ranch

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We are looking for Vendors and Entertainment of all kinds.
 

For the Faerie Bazzar/Festival we are, of course, looking for goods along the lines of Faeries and Fantasy. We also prefer handcrafted items but will still accept a small percentage of imports. Since we are having a Fantasy Festival the first 3 weekends of Sept. and the first 3 weekends of March we have plenty of room for everyone to come and play! We don't want to exclude anyone from joining our family and having a good time so we are interested in anyone who is interested in us!


As for food, in my opinion you can never have enough variety at any festival! We are looking for the main staples, turkey legs, baked potatoes, Corn on the knob... but we are also looking for Kettle Corn, Ice cream, baked goods, coffee, candies and chocolates, Greek and Mediterranean cuisines... anything that would appeal to you will appeal to someone else is what we are thinking and with all the venues we will eventually be having we know there will be a place for everyone!



Entertainment goes along the same lines. In fact I am planning the last weekend of the Sept. faire to be an 18 and up event so we can have a few more bawdy shows then would normally be accepted at a regular faire. I have a 2 year old that I love bringing to Faire with me but sometimes its nice to run around and be a little extra crazy without having to worry about scaring some poor child for life =P. This does NOT mean there will be Drunken Naked Debauchery all around but people can loosen up a bit more without fear of upset mothers ganging up on them at the Privies =)


You can email me or call me at any time if you have any questions. I would love to talk to anyone who would like to be apart of something wonderful, or just wants to hang out and do a little drumming.  Hopefully we will all get the chance to hang out and have some fun soon!


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Advertising:

We will be putting out fliers as soon as possible (Friday) in Austin (Saturday in Elgin) and will be getting them out to "Faire Friendly" Shops in places Like San Marcos, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston soon!! We will hopefully be getting a billboard up in the near future along with adds in the papers! If you would like I am also linking as many "Faire-minded" people as I can to our website so if this interests you let me know =)



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Volunteers Program

We are looking for people with spare time and the willingness to stick it out till we can pay them what they are worth. As it stands we are a "Tips and Tapes" festival but I am in the process of getting Investors, Sponsors and Grants lined up to help with all of that. The outpour of people wanting this to happen has been much higher than expected so we are asking that you bear with us through the first few events till we can give everyone their proper dues and get everything settled into its proper place. I know that several other faires have come and gone in the last few years due to lack of funds and I want everyone to know that that will not be the case here. It just takes time for the applications and what not to go through and for the proper channels to be accessed. We can make it on our own till then and want to give people a festival to attend as soon as possible.
If you are interested in joining our Volunteer Program contact Alyria Stargazer.


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(If you want to help out with advertising feel free to repost or print out and pass around the Event Descriptions pages =))

~~~~~~Event Descriptions~~~~~~
 

Serendipity Faerie Bazzar

Location:
Serendipity Haven Festival Grounds
located on the
Rocky Hill Ranch
2 miles East down FM 153 off HWY 71
www.RockyHillRanch.net

Date and Time:
June 28th, 2008
10am-7pm

Event Description:
This event is an open air bazzar featuring unusual hand crafted items from local artisans. It is also a chance for folks to dress up and come out to play! It will start off this year as a simple market, but by next year we plan to have a full blown Faerie Festival complete with entertainment as well as demonstrations and workshops. We are seeking talent from all around the realm to join us as we celebrate all things Faerie!


Event City:
Smithville, TX

Nearby Cities:
Bastrop, La Grange, Elgin and San Marcos...

Admission:
There will be NO Admission for this event unless you intend to camp.

Costume Policy:
We highly encourage you to come in costume! It makes a more magical experience for everyone!

Picnic/Alcohol/Animal Policy:
No food or drinks are allowed inside the festival grounds.
Service Animals ONLY please!

Camping Policy:
- Primitive camping will be available up the hill for $5.00 per person.
- R.V. hookups with elect. and water will be available near the restaurant for $15.00 per day.

Weapons Policy:
- All weapons will be subject to approval and must be peace tied AT ALL TIMES!!
 

     
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Rhythm and Stars
Come and Join us every month for friends, fun and music!!
 


Location:
-Serendipity Haven Festival Grounds located on the
Rocky Hill Ranch Smithville TX
on the left 2 miles east down FM 153 off Hwy 71
www.RockyHillRanch.net <http://www.rockyhillranch.net/>


Nearby Cities:
Smithville, Bastrop, La Grange, Elgin, San Marcos...


Date and Times:
- Every Third Saturday of the month (unless we have a multiple weekend event that would overlap)
- Gates open Sat. at 3pm and close Sunday at Noon.


Admission:
- Each individual will be charged $5.00
This includes Parking, Camping, Admission and access to any shows or activities we have going on that night!!


Vending Specs:
- Vendors are welcome for a $10.00 fee and 3 days notice
you may come to set up any time on Sat., just call to let us know what time you would like to show up so we can meet you there.

 
Description of Event:
- Drumming, dancing , singing and camping under the stars-
A BYO-Everything event, but we will have water for sale as well as soda and chips. Every month vendors will be welcome to set up and peddle their wares and different activities will be available for your enjoyment. At sunset we will light the Bonfire and commence with the singing, dancing and drumming till we crawl off into our tents to sleep beneath the starry sky.



Animal Policy:
-Service animals only please!
 

Weapons Policy:
-NO WEAPONS will be allowed on the site. If you are found using a weapon that is NOT necessary for camping in a manner unsuitable for its intended purpose you will be removed from the grounds and banned from all following activities! VIOLENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!


If you are interested in Vending or Volunteering for any of our events contact me at: alyria_stargazer@yahoo.com OR check out our website at www.serendipityhaven.com

 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 14, 2008, 12:00:47 PM
 Huzzah! Sounds wonderous! I will be there with my crystal ball, Dragon and wand!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Element of Air on June 14, 2008, 03:28:57 PM
YAY! You friended me on MySpace and I am really excited about this. Only thing is that the Bazaar will be taking place the day of the Austin AARG. I could go to the bazaar during the day and go to the AARG that night but it would make for a long day.

I will have to see if I can make it to anything else. Might carpool with someone.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 16, 2008, 10:50:16 AM
 Twas good to see you and Chameleon dreams on sat night. I will be at your faire with wands, staffs and wire wrapped Magical Crystals. Midnight Ferret is coming too! Want to go with us Element of Air?
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Element of Air on June 21, 2008, 02:20:27 AM
Ooo OOOooo OOOOoooOOOOoo

PLEASE!!!!!
Can I come too!!!!

I am free the 28th during the day but will also be attending the AARG that night. Only thing is that I will be with out Chris, he has work that day. However if we can plan it to where I can go and we can get to the AARG and not waste a bunch of gas with me going to Meow Manner then to Dog and Ducks, because if that happens chris will have to take his truck downtown and it guzzles gas. Not much money to spare for that.

Can we find a way to where I don't have to drive and he can take my car to work for the day and someone can tote me around everywhere. Then at the AARG he can come in my car and we can then go home together from there?

I dont know of anyone who is willing to come get me though.... Unless Bear or Molden go and pick me up on their way out to Smithville. It is still a little out of their way to get me... :(

Any one willing?

(Did I just make ANY since?  ??? :P ;D )
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 26, 2008, 03:53:46 PM
 I renn mailed you ride info Element- but now she is not going. Drat.
 I hope it will be well attended.
 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 26, 2008, 11:00:09 PM
I am picking Element of Aire up and bringing her so thats done but am I to understand I canna fill my mug and take it on the grounds?
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 27, 2008, 09:47:21 AM
 Oh good! Glad you are both coming.
Tailgating anyone?
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: alyria stargazer on June 27, 2008, 09:57:46 PM
Yes you can! our event is a BYOB ;)......
At least till we get our permit through ;D

Alyria
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 27, 2008, 10:46:56 PM
I just got an email saying I canna bring my mug in. I don't know how long I will be staying but I will check it out and take a few pic's anyway.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 28, 2008, 07:22:46 PM
 Back from Serendipity Haven! It is well named!  Huzzah and hugs to all that made this happen.  This was my first time as a vendor and I actually sold several crystals and a wand! MMM$$$  There was a breeze and the heat did not find us under the ancient oak trees.  There was a pub and food and a nice assortment of vendors and a 7 piece band from Denton and Kade playing and I sang one song- memories of the Bedlam Bards!  People were camping and much merriment was had.There were such good vibes at the old Excal site- I can only see this getting more exciting and growing. I sure plan to go again in Sept. And Bear brought his cooler and mug in! So did I. I saw old friends and met new friends! This is a fun faire! Looking forward to MORE!
  So is my evil twin! They are doing an 18 and older pirate invasion in Sept!  My Sis will be up for that- yo ho! I encourage all in the Austin area to give this faire your support.  I have a smile on my face this night!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: mieljolie on June 28, 2008, 08:17:23 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun!  I just wish it was closer to us.  We're east of Dallas making it a bit of a drive.  Anyone interested in a carpool?  :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 29, 2008, 10:42:36 PM
Pic's from the Faerie Bazaar are now up. M)D
http://www.moon-dawg.net/FaerieBazaar08/index.htm
Title: NEW Website
Post by: Moon Dawg on July 17, 2008, 11:11:15 PM
The New Serendipity Haven website is slowly coming together.
M)D
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 19, 2008, 03:05:17 PM
 HUZZAH! It was such FUN! I am looking forward to more in Sept!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on July 29, 2008, 02:33:53 PM
It was great to meet you Alyria at AARG and I can't wait till Sept!


:)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 09, 2008, 10:06:56 AM
 Counting the days until Serendipity Haven opens again! The last time was such fun!
I sure need a faire fix!
  Can't wait!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Lord Dragonspyre on August 14, 2008, 11:56:24 AM
Is there still a gathering on the 16th of August?
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: alyria stargazer on August 14, 2008, 01:33:37 PM
But of course ;D!! We've been bustin our butts trying to make the place look as pretty as we can. We had a day of rain and it was awesome but just a tease. Everything is so dry up here. But its all coming together so nicely. Now all I need is for the vendors to set up and then fill it with music and laughter and smiling faces! ;)

Alyria Stargazer
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Admiral Teiwaz of P.O.P on August 18, 2008, 04:26:08 PM
I am so looking forward to the growth a RE-POPULARITY of this site, name of the Faire matters not...just as long as there is Faire...especially at one of the best sites in Texas.
Admiral Teiwaz
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 19, 2008, 04:42:35 PM
 That site has such great vibes! I am working hard on Wands, Staffs,  Magical Crystals and pirate beads to vend at Serendipity Haven!
 Working on spells for cooler weather too!
 See you all in Sept!
 I need a faire fix!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on August 19, 2008, 10:12:16 PM
Can't wait to see everyone again! And your new wands, staffs and magical crystals Queen Bonnie.

 :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 20, 2008, 12:18:23 PM
 Hugs Ginette! It will be great to see you too! I can't wait for Faire- but guess I'll have to!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 24, 2008, 05:31:30 PM
 Is it only 2 weeks until Serendipity Haven starts? Who else is going? I will be there!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Var Greyshadow on August 27, 2008, 04:53:30 PM
We're going third weekend!  The evil twins want out - ARRRR!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: greenknightslady on September 01, 2008, 11:26:01 AM
For anyone not informed, there is TONS of camping available at Rocky Hill Ranch. Hook-ups and primitive. If you all will remember when it was the Old Excalibur Site, the campground was  AWESOME. Primitive but beautiful! So.... to all the groups, clans, playtrons, patrons and rennies, Hope to see you there!
I am "Ye Olde World Eatery" I will be the food for the first 2 weekends. Good stuff to eat, and coffee in the mornings for those in need...
Hope to see lots of people there! Let's call this one a kickoff party for TRF!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 02, 2008, 07:45:35 AM
 Busy getting ready! I hope all my stuff will fit in the MeowMobile!
 Looking forward to S.H. The camp ground is nice there- but I will be driving back and forth. See you there!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 02, 2008, 03:57:09 PM
Who all is planning on going this weekend?

 :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: eloquentXI on September 02, 2008, 11:00:12 PM
As the plan stands, I will be driving down to Austin on Friday night, and going to Serendipity for Saturday only.
So excited to see everyone! :D
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 03, 2008, 08:26:28 AM
 Huzzah! Glad you will make it! See you soon!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Element of Air on September 04, 2008, 02:42:48 PM
Yay Chris and I will be there with Eloquent!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: LadyJessica on September 04, 2008, 04:15:09 PM
We're getting a group together from Hosuton to come out there the 20th and 21st.  If anyone in the Houston area wants to join me please let me know so we can arrange a caravan if possible!   ;D
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 04, 2008, 07:35:45 PM
 Huzzah! We need to support this small faire! See you there! Hugs!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 05, 2008, 02:15:14 PM
 All packed and almost ready to go on- the morrow! I am amazed at how much stuff I fit in the Meowmobile!  I used my Big Wand to get it all in! POOF!
 See you all soon!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 05, 2008, 03:10:51 PM
Are you going to have these big wands for sale tomorrow?

Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 05, 2008, 03:25:43 PM
 Yes! Big wands and little wands and Huge Staffs and pirate beads and crystals with gemstones and gemstone cat necklaces too! And one gourd with 2 dragons painted on it!
 Lots for sale. 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Thomas Eagle on September 06, 2008, 05:32:02 PM
Look like it could be a good one.  I really do miss the old area.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: eloquentXI on September 06, 2008, 09:10:06 PM
Got back to Austin fine, and had a really great time. Wish that I could make it down for Pirates weekend but I'll see everyone Opening Weekend at TRF!

Alyria, you've really got a great start to this. I think you're going to do really great things.


Here's a few photos, the rest of them will be up in a few days!

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Serendipity%20Haven-%209-6-08/130.jpg)

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Serendipity%20Haven-%209-6-08/092.jpg)

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Serendipity%20Haven-%209-6-08/158.jpg)

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Serendipity%20Haven-%209-6-08/160.jpg)

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Serendipity%20Haven-%209-6-08/134.jpg)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: *Teach* on September 06, 2008, 09:17:32 PM
That was a great way to spend a Saturday!
It's got a long ways to grow, but it looks like it's on the right track!

We'll be back for final weekend for certain.

*my rum and loki flasks were being drained very quickly by many*
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 07, 2008, 06:42:14 AM
Alyria and Bill have both poured themselves into getting ready to open! They both deserve so much for all their hard work.

It may still be small but every faire has to start some where right? Everyone can say they were at Serendipity back in the day when it was a small faire and we can swap stories of "I remember when there was only 1 food vendor and water was just $1."

 :)

It was great to hear all the laughing, the music and to see the kids run around playing with eachother.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: LadyJessica on September 07, 2008, 09:03:31 PM
Elo, those are some great pics, especially of Queen Bonnie.  I can't wait for the 20th to get here!!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Moon Dawg on September 07, 2008, 11:19:34 PM
There are now Pic's up on both Pygmypony and Seredipity Haven websites.
M)D
http://www.pygmypony.net/SH08Pt1/index.htm

http://www.serendipityhaven.net/SH0906/index.htm
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 08, 2008, 07:12:14 AM
 Huzzah to Serendipity Haven! The magick is still there! This faire ROCKS!
 For a small faire this one is off to a wonderful start! I sold well. There was nonstop entertainment- Bedlam Bards , Belly Dancers, Scott Boswell and his band- (OK they need a name I can spell- Irish walking stick)Kaade, and on Sat a fantastic magician!Even I sang a few songs!
There was archery and beautiful horses, good food and BYOB.
 I am tired from Vending- but it was such fun. I think most of the vendors did OK! There was a good mix of vendors.
 Great job!Fun Faire!  The magick leftover from the Old Excal lingers- but Serendipity Haven is making it's own New magick!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: JackGonzo, MD on September 08, 2008, 08:37:08 AM
Lady Jessica I'm in Houston, have an Escape for the escape, and am willing to help out in any way so I can meet some of you fine folks before TRF.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Indigo on September 08, 2008, 12:37:32 PM
The opening weekend of Serendipity Haven was this past weekend and it was fantastic. The site is beautiful, and the people running the faire are true rennies who do all they can to make sure we all have a good time. I had the best turkey leg I've ever had. I was going to try the stuffed potato cause I heard good things about it, but I didn't get a chance, so I'll get one this coming weekend. Plus, roasted corn. Yummy.

Amy and I were vendors for the first time and we did good, in fact we did better than we had thought we would. We sold lots of stuff and bought some excellent t-shirts. Saw lots of performers entertaining. We do need to get lots more people out there, of course, so everyone come on out and have a great time. Years from now, you'll want to be able to say you attended Serendipity Haven it's first season.
Here's the link to my pics:
http://www.rensites.com/indigo/Serendipity/

Andi
Gnemesis Gnomie, DRNKNGNM#137
Captain Indigo of the High Ship Inebriation
Claw Membe r
Indigo of Chaos~Warlord of Azaroth
High Coop Brood Hen of C.O.C.T.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: MacLaren on September 08, 2008, 09:49:34 PM
I'll be shooting for the 20th myself, hopefully as a vendor. My dear Queen Bonnie, I hope we don't intrude too much on each other's commerce! I've got staffs and wands too, after all! I'll hope to see you all there.

Lady Jessica....I've got a massive vehicle for carrying camping gear and people. PM me if you plan on camping. I'm near DT Houston. We could set up a caravan or carpool, either way. I'm planning on both days.

Dan
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Var Greyshadow on September 09, 2008, 12:26:06 PM
Very glad to hear the first weekend went so well!  My evil twin is looking forward to invading the third weekend!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: JackGonzo, MD on September 09, 2008, 05:42:18 PM
Dan, I'll see you there, plan on heading out for the 20th at the latest.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: MacLaren on September 10, 2008, 07:22:48 AM
I'll be vending these next two weekends. Just look for the Bamboo Scotsman!

Off to finish more than is possible!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Aiacha on September 10, 2008, 07:38:35 AM
Crap!  The 20th is in two weeks already!  When did this happen!  I gotta go through my camping stuff...
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: *Teach* on September 10, 2008, 07:41:55 AM
I am just hoping Ike doesn't hit hard out there this weekend.
Last I checked, it hits the coast in the middle of the Texas coast then aims at San Antonio/Austin area
With just a bit of luck, it wont make it that far until after closing Sunday
[edit] Just re-checked the storm. This thing doesn't like being predicted. Now it turns North and should skirt right past with the faire on the "good" side. It'll be cruising past during the day Saturday so some showers and possible bigger storms could happen, but not as bad as last nights predictions were. Let's hope it stays that way. [/edit]

I'll be out there the weekend after with mah clan(s). Some days... I wonder why I am in so many of them lol

*I know why... they gives me rum sometimes... I like that part of the clans*
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Zaubon on September 10, 2008, 08:47:11 AM
I plan on bringing some Appleton Estate. I've heard good things about it, but I need an expert to judge it.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: MacLaren on September 10, 2008, 11:16:04 AM
According to the storm on our horizon, I may skip this weekend. It looks like it may pass just west or right over Smithville. Hopefully it'll go South, but most models aren't looking good. I'm used to storms and they don't bother me in the house, but in a tent? That's not my personal idea of fun.

Will pay close attention, though.

I'm doing everything I can to steer it South, I know that!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: alyria stargazer on September 10, 2008, 06:02:20 PM
After due consideration for the safety of all involved and an impending threat of 100% rain and 100mph winds we will unfortunately be closing the gates of Serendipity Haven to the public this coming weekend (13th-14th)....
We will be back on schedule the following weekend for the Pirate Invasion and the response has been great !!!

I want to take the time to apologize for not being on more since opening and thank all who came out to support us in this new endeavor. We can't do it without you the patron and we had a great weekend. thanks for all the great pics and the wonderful memories! If you would like to contact me with questions, requests or comments do not hesitate.. just give me a day or two to respond as this has put a serious dent in our schedule and we are working out the kinks...
This is truly an unfortunate event but if like me you are a fan of that movie you know that they can always lead to a wonderful adventure and a happy ending =) Till next we meet...

See you on the inside..
Alyria Stargazer
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 10, 2008, 07:54:55 PM
Alyria sweet heart, you are such a kind soul, you're just looking out for friends and family. Don't worry about anything! Pirate invasion is going to be great and everyone is going to come out and have a great time!  Keep your head up and that beautiful smile of yours on your face.

 :-*    :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 11, 2008, 08:57:59 AM
 Hugs and hope all stay safe!  It is a wise move to close faire this weekend! I would rather be there than anywhere- but safety is important-see you all on the 20th! Yo Ho!
 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: MacLaren on September 11, 2008, 09:07:08 AM
Well, not all can go as planned, so what is, is.

My go away you lousy hurricane dance backfired on me. Now it's coming North, right for my arse!! ACK!!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: LadyMorna on September 11, 2008, 12:30:33 PM
Another of Clan MacLaren here!  All Right!!  I married into the clan; my hubby Sir Marcas is from Clan MacLaren via his mother's family, the Lows.

Lady Morna
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 14, 2008, 06:18:20 PM
 I sure missed faire this weekend- but kept busy creating things for next weekend! I now have a banner for my booth as well as more beautiful creations- made by me! Busy is GOOD!
 Fie on that hurricane! I hope all is well at the site- and see you all next weekend!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on September 15, 2008, 10:47:33 AM
Does anyone know if the last weekend is still going to be for adults only???


Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 15, 2008, 11:07:14 AM
It sure is Lady Ann.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 16, 2008, 06:09:57 PM
 Ok! Who is coming for final weekend? I will be there!- or my Evil pirate twin will - if she and her Scurvy Cat ship have not been blown away!
 I will sell her pirate beads- but she has to sell my wands and crystals!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 16, 2008, 07:01:56 PM
I'll be there with the husband in tow!  Can't wait to meet your twin!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Thomas Eagle on September 16, 2008, 09:00:03 PM
looking to make it on sunday of this last weekend
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Var Greyshadow on September 17, 2008, 12:16:57 PM
We're still planning to come out (our evil twins, anyway) as long as there's gas available in the Elgin area (we're staying at Meow Manor).  The twins need some time away from the coast while their ship gets repaired after being blown ashore by Ike (in sooth, that's complete fiction - we are fine, just without power for the moment).  Not sure if we're doing both days, but definitely Saturday.  Very much looking forward to a much-needed change of pace!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Yrose on September 17, 2008, 02:02:47 PM
We had plans to come out, but Ike changed all that. I really wanted this weekend too........ :(
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Zaubon on September 18, 2008, 08:41:33 AM
I must send my regrets that I will not be able to attend this weekend. Our guest last weekend has left me rather short on both time and funds.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: JackGonzo, MD on September 18, 2008, 02:02:21 PM
I'll still be headed up this Saturday
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on September 18, 2008, 02:07:13 PM
I want to go...and it's so close to where I live...but it's adults only and I don't think my son would like it very much if we went to a faire without him...guess I will just save my money for TRF...

Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 18, 2008, 02:27:45 PM
 That is too bad Lady Ann. Your son is a delight. Wish you could come- but see you all at TRF.
 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on September 18, 2008, 02:34:55 PM
That is too bad Lady Ann. Your son is a delight. Wish you could come- but see you all at TRF.
 

Why, thank you Queen Bonnie, that is so nice of you to say...we will definately see you at TRF! Huzzah!!!  ;D

Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: renfairephotog on September 18, 2008, 11:23:49 PM
from MYspace

Serendipity this weekend has agreed to charge 1/2 price for those that bring a small propane bottle,or a package of C or D batteries ,1 per customer. They will take a dollar off for a canned good, I believe 1 per customer. I would like to thank them personally for wanting to help out in this time of need.

So,those coming, bring propane,bring batteries,bring canned goods, get a discount,have a great time, and lets help our brothers and sisters out in thier time of need!!!

Thank you,

Hans

p.
s PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHER GROUPS, Thanks!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: *Teach* on September 21, 2008, 12:48:47 PM
Spent the afternoon out yesterday having a blast celebrating my boy's 19th birthday
Also brought 4 propane bottle to be sent down to those rennies in need from Ike
And... left my phone in the parking lot. Rennie's to the rescue! I called Andi, they sent out a search crew, found it and called me back and are dropping it off to me tonight. Rennies Rock!

*Much rum and loki was sampled there at the end... could explain the phone falling from my pouch*
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 21, 2008, 01:36:53 PM

*Much rum and loki was sampled there at the end... could explain the phone falling from my pouch*

LOVE the loki Teach!! You make the best loki I have EVER tasted!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Zaubon on September 21, 2008, 02:26:02 PM

*Much rum and loki was sampled there at the end... could explain the phone falling from my pouch*

LOVE the loki Teach!! You make the best loki I have EVER tasted!!
Until you taste The Empress of the North's and her Director of Social Torture's at TRF. When they are going to leave Teach crying in a corner for losing sooooo badly.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: *Teach* on September 21, 2008, 11:40:02 PM
Ah yes... another on the list who know the best Loki comes from the Loki Lord Teach
others... well... they can try
You're loyalty is honorable Zaubon... but I shall still be victorious

*I don't intend to lose my rum*
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 22, 2008, 07:48:55 AM
Mead Swilling Lech and I had some yesterday evening and we had to put it away before we drank it all. 
 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 22, 2008, 07:59:08 AM
Thank you everyone who brought batteries, propane, water, power bars or made money donations for the rennie relief. 

 :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 22, 2008, 08:10:39 AM
 Now we need PICTURES!
 It was such FUN.
 I had a great time and saw many old friends. Actually made $$$ and sold well. Nice to know people like what I have been creating! My evil twin did well with her pirate beads too.  I also got to perform! Pirate Karaoke anyone? LOL! I love singing.
 That site has such good vibes. Sad tis over- but now can gear up for March! I know I will return to S.H.
 Hugs to all who helped make this a great start for what promises to be a wonderful faire!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Bonny Pearl on September 23, 2008, 10:36:53 AM
From reading this blog and talking to Elo, Serendipity sounds like a great place!  I am only sorry I missed all of the events lately.  I will have to keep this place in mind for the future and check up on upcoming events.  :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 23, 2008, 11:37:55 AM
 It was FUN! Do come see us in March, Bonny Pearl! The faire got off to a very good start- even with the hurricane interuption! I was very pleased with it!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Bonny Pearl on September 23, 2008, 01:22:32 PM
It was FUN! Do come see us in March, Bonny Pearl! The faire got off to a very good start- even with the hurricane interuption! I was very pleased with it!

March sounds perfect!  Not hot yet and we'll all be waking up from our winter naps  :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: dbaldock on September 24, 2008, 07:31:10 AM
I enjoyed spending Sunday at Serendipity Haven.

While there, I got to visit with Queen Bonnie's evil twin pirate sister... ;) ...and heard some good musicians and singers, as well.

Also bought a Chainmail Necklace (Black/Blue anodized aluminum) made by PapaGnome/Scolaighe/Mike.  It's pretty cool, and lightweight, too.

Looking forward to next March.


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Yrose on September 24, 2008, 08:59:56 AM
I'm happy for all that got to attend, and pissed I didn't, Ike sucks rocks. We really wanted, will have to try again in March.
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: *Teach* on September 25, 2008, 08:25:11 PM
Finally got my pictures up
http://www.teachsplace.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2712
and one video on telling time during the renaissance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73K5ojCPCgo

Enjoy!

*amazing how steady that camera is considering my rum intake*
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 26, 2008, 05:19:30 AM
Great pictures, thank you Teach!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 26, 2008, 09:14:00 AM
 Thanks for the pictures Teach! My Evil Twin was actually Working? LOL!
 It was a fun weekend!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 26, 2008, 09:53:14 AM
You're Evil Twin just looks like she was working Queen Bonnie.

 ;)

Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 28, 2008, 08:49:51 AM
 You are right Ginette! I should KNOW better! I bet she was just posing for the camera before goofing off and drinking, flirting and pillageing!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on September 28, 2008, 01:58:13 PM
I hope to see her again in March as well as you Queen Bonnie.  I had so much fun at Serendipity and can't wait to go again, even if I'm working the ticket booth still.

Alyria and Bill did a great job and next year is going to be even better!

 :)
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: filip on September 28, 2008, 06:16:57 PM
maybe its already been linked, but http://www.pygmypony.net/ (http://www.pygmypony.net/) has pics from the last weekend...and im on the front page! thats mary and I in our pirate gear.

maybe i can figure out how to make that pic my profile pic...
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: PapaGnome on September 30, 2008, 12:25:04 PM
I enjoyed spending Sunday at Serendipity Haven.

While there, I got to visit with Queen Bonnie's evil twin pirate sister... ;) ...and heard some good musicians and singers, as well.

Also bought a Chainmail Necklace (Black/Blue anodized aluminum) made by PapaGnome/Scolaighe/Mike.  It's pretty cool, and lightweight, too.

Looking forward to next March.


Take Care,
David Baldock

So glad you like the chain!

March should be great, but busy as the Lovely Teanha & I will be getting Married on March 21st...!!!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Ginette on October 30, 2008, 01:01:49 PM
Does anyone else have pictures to share?  I'm missing faire and coule use pictures from Serendipity Haven. 
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: alyria stargazer on November 13, 2008, 06:54:20 PM
Greetings Ren Friends,
  Our apologies for the long delay in getting word out about the festival but we wanted to wait until we knew the outcome of the legal negotiations that are underway.
As you were all aware, we were having difficulties during the Festival with the land owner and those leasing the land from him. After the Festival ended, things seemed to be getting better. We got a contract and started planning for next season, but then things got much worse and it is with heavy hearts we must let you all know that we will no longer be at Rocky Hill Ranch. Serendipity Haven must be postponed until we have found a new home. Elvin is looking for land and, when he is able, intends to start again in a better place on land that will be ours. We are currently looking more towards Sana Antonio.
  We thank you all for the support, understanding, and encouragement you showed us in our struggles to make a Fairer that could be enjoyed by all involved. We feel that we have done something quite worthwhile, and look forward to seeing you all once more as we gather to celebrate the wonderful world we cherish.
  Please keep in touch with any helpful information or ideas you might have to offer. We are still learning, and your input is valuable to us. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or criticism on the subject we welcome it all as we will be doing this in the future. If you are hesitant in joining us again we understand but we will be opening the gates of a new festival in the future and want all our family to be involved in it one way or another.
  Please contact us anytime for anything. I like to think that we all became good friends, made good memories and gained new Family this past season and I don't want the current circumstances to halt any blossoming friendships. I hope to see you all at TRF last weekend and that you had a good time at Serendipity Havens Opening year.   I know that I speak for Bill and Chameleon as well when I say that we couldn't have done it without you and will be in contact so you will know what is going on in the future. I will apologize once again and let you go with a tear and a smile because we did something great and brought a little magic to the world however brief. Thank you once more, but not the last... we will let all of you know more about our future plans as things progress.
  For the time being you will find us at the new festival, Sherwood Forest, getting ready for opening year in 2010. We believe they are going to have a lovely Fairer and can't wait to be a part of it.         
For information go to their website
sherwoodforestfaire.com
Hope to see you all there.
Peace, love and prosperity to you all... Ne'er above you, Ne'er below you, always
beside you...  Namaste'....
Chameleon Dreams
Alyria Stargazer - alyria_stargazer@yahoo.com
Elvin
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 14, 2008, 04:52:15 PM
 This news makes me feel sadder than any words can express.  There will always be a spot in my heart for the wonderful times and great folks at Serendipity Haven! Thanks and hugs to you all for all the hard work and putting together a  Fantastic small faire. Hopefully it will come together again! Anything I can do? Let me know! It was a very positive experience for me! Thank all of you!
Title: Re: Serendipity Haven
Post by: eloquentXI on November 30, 2008, 11:12:02 AM
Just found this and I'm so sorry to hear it Alyria, I know that you and the team you were working with had worked so hard and did really put on a nice little faire with a lot of promises. I know that no matter where you and your team goes, you will accomplish things. I'll look forward to seeing you soon, whether it be at a get-to-gether or it be at Sherwood in a year.