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Title: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on May 16, 2013, 10:09:33 AM
I think not  :P 

This time of year I start getting ansty in anticipation of another season!

I don't do facebook (Well not on a personal level) Have their been any announcements of new things for the 2013 season?

Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on May 16, 2013, 12:28:16 PM
It's not too soon for a 2013 countdown.  I know of nothing new for this year.  But it is still early.

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on May 17, 2013, 09:03:50 PM
Looks like they revamped the website...  Im not certain but I think one of the pics in their rotating banner is not from the pgh faire.

Also they should delete the first default comment that WordPress adds when you create a new WordPress website  :P
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on May 20, 2013, 06:33:00 AM
Yes, the website has been revamped.  They use pics from CORF!  Looks like themed weekends are the same.  Makes garb plotting pretty easy.
Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on May 20, 2013, 11:28:12 AM
Yeah they have been the same for the last several years... Tho a small part of me was hoping that it was placeholder and they would announce something different for this year.

I am really curious if they have done any more improvements to the grounds

I only have one set of garb so my only tough choices is if it is too hot to wear my doublet or not  :P 

I'm thinking about getting new garb this year tho I may not have any of it until after the PGH run is over. 

Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on May 20, 2013, 12:37:31 PM
I am on FB, so I'll keep an eye out over there for updates and I'll post here if anything new is announced.  Agreed, hot = way less garb.

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: SirRichardBear on June 05, 2013, 03:27:20 PM
Well if things work out will be visiting from North Texas Labor day weekend.  Been five or six years since we've been up, looking forward to seeing what has changed.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on June 05, 2013, 08:43:31 PM
Well if things work out will be visiting from North Texas Labor day weekend.  Been five or six years since we've been up, looking forward to seeing what has changed.

Awesome!

I hope the weather is great for your visit.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on June 06, 2013, 07:13:23 AM
SirRichardBear,

I think you will be impressed with the changes/improvements in the past 6 years. 

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: SirRichardBear on June 06, 2013, 11:57:57 AM
Thanks for the welcome.  Alaric I'm not worried about the weather I've been to faire in everything from snow to monsoon to 110 heat.  But a nice sunny day in the upper 80's or lower 90's would be nice. 

arbcoind I know some of the ventors and performers and have heard good things about the changes over the last few years.  Looking forward to seeing them myself.

Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on June 06, 2013, 12:15:06 PM
Looking forward to seeing them myself.

We are looking forward to seeing you.  I'll be at Festival each Saturday.  Our weather could be anything the first weekend of September, but you already know that if you are from southwestern PA.

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: SirRichardBear on June 06, 2013, 01:27:24 PM
BVA class of 74  Penn State class of 79.  Still have lots of family in the area I visit just have not been up in Aug or Sept for a number of years.  Looking forward to the cool temps up there.

In texas its 80-90 cool, 90-100 warm, 100-110 hot and 110+ damn hot.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on June 07, 2013, 06:50:15 AM
Since this is the countdown thread....78 days to go!

SirRichardBear, you don't have to worry about temps here in the 100s.  Thank goodness.  I'm glad you are coming for a visit to the old stomping grounds!  Will  you be staying in the BV area?

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: SirRichardBear on June 07, 2013, 10:39:36 AM
Not in BV itself out in the country family as a farm about 15 minutes from faire off route 51.   for me its 85 days an counting.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on June 07, 2013, 12:08:03 PM
The days will go by quickly...I hope!

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on July 09, 2013, 12:23:37 PM
40 more days...time to start garb plotting.

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on July 09, 2013, 08:15:32 PM
Time is flying  opening day will be here before I know it
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: loxley on July 11, 2013, 02:07:37 PM
I see the website has been updated.  I am pleased that the German Brothers are returning, but I don't see Flourish listed.  Does anyone know if Flourish is performing this year?
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on July 12, 2013, 07:10:34 AM
Flourish has a FB fan page:

http://www.facebook.com/FlourishFanPage (http://www.facebook.com/FlourishFanPage)

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on July 30, 2013, 11:35:32 AM
Online ticket sales have started.

Oh, and only 25 more days...

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: SirRichardBear on July 30, 2013, 02:51:10 PM
Its confirmed I'll be visiting again this year most likely the Sunday before Labor day.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on July 31, 2013, 09:24:31 AM
SirRichardBear,  that is children's weekend.  If you have anyone under 12 visiting with you, they get in free with a paying adult.

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on August 05, 2013, 08:17:41 AM
19 more days!  Got my tickets in the mail.  Perhaps this cooler weather will stick around...

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on August 05, 2013, 08:19:11 PM
I hope the cool weather stays around as well
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: LissaRoisin on August 14, 2013, 02:15:33 PM
Perhaps not this year but next year I hope to attend. I have family in Butler, PA who have offered to let me stay.
I live in Cincinnati Ohio
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on August 15, 2013, 07:47:25 AM
Lissa, come visit us!!!

9 more days.....I have ostrich feathers strewn about my kitchen island.  It's a happy sight.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on August 19, 2013, 09:02:39 AM
Forecast for Saturday is 80 partly cloudy and a 20% chance of rain.  Looks like it is goign to be a nice day (crosses fingers)
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on August 20, 2013, 06:29:30 AM
Yup, I can handle 80 degrees.  It is supposed to be in the low 60s in the morning...all good! 

4 more days until opening cannon. 

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on August 24, 2013, 09:15:30 PM
Had a great time at opening day.  There was a pretty nice sized crowd there today. I somehow managed to avoid the numerous pools of quicksand  ;)  yeah it was pretty muddy in spots.

When I got home and was changing back into my Danes I ripped  my pants  >:( they are ruined so now I need to pick up some new ones.  I guess,after 5 years they had enough abuse .
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on August 26, 2013, 06:31:23 AM
It was beautiful for opening day, mud aside.  I don't recall seeing the jerky guy nor did any of us hear the bells.  Hmmmm?  Bring on week two!!

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: Alaric on August 26, 2013, 09:53:21 AM
Yeah the jerky guy was gone.  ;D Last time I saw him he started his BS/abuse/Hawking and I told him he puts the Jerk in Jerky.

Mud wasn't too bad - looked like they did a bunch of last minute stuff trying to keep the mud at bay.  I guess they had a TON of rain and flooding in the area.

You know now that you mention it I didn't hear the bells AT ALL either :o  Very odd..  I only made my way over to that area once as it was the muddiest section. (wife didn't want to drag her skirts in the mud)

The German Brothers sort of drowned out that poor new guy playing at the pirates pub.  (He was pretty good actually tho)

I have to find new garb pants now  :(  They had some at Boss Wench that didn't look too bad, but I think I may order some from Moresca and use that as an excuse for additional Pirate garb. 






Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on August 26, 2013, 11:49:27 AM
Buy the pants from Moresca.  I have several of their items and they are well worth it!

 :o  No bells?  I walked the entire length of the new section, to the huge tree and I didn't even see the bells. 

Gina
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: pyrtolin on August 29, 2013, 03:43:13 PM
The bells are out at the far side of the corporate/picnic area- you were almost there, just needed to go a little further on.
Title: Re: Is it too soon to start a countdown for 2013?
Post by: arbcoind on August 30, 2013, 06:47:12 AM
Karl,

To this day I have not been able to find "the corporate area".  I'll search again on Saturday.  If I can get out of the Pub.

Gina