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Title: 2010 Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on November 11, 2009, 05:34:23 PM
Working Name: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Potential Date: December 2010
Weekends: 1-2
Location: Palm Coast, FL

Greetings! We have some very exciting news to bring you. For the past year and a half there have discussions regarding filling the need for a Renaissance faire in the coastal northeast region of Florida. Recent discussions with various musicians and other renowned performers revealed a potentially workable time window. Location is a major determining factor in the success for such a project. A locale that would be central to major population centers, easily accessible by major highways, had a variety of available lodgings and eateries, nearby attractions, and enough available land suitable to a site was sought out. After much searching and pondering, it was determined that the City of Palm Coast met all of the above criteria.

Today, representatives discussed the idea with the City Mayor and the County Commissioner to feel out if they would be at all receptive of the idea. The response was overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. They presented a variety of actual site proposals and wanted to know how fast a working business plan could be created for a December of 2010 opening.

Potential investors and sponsors are in the process of being contacted. The county has also offered up part of its tourism budget.

Your input is greatly welcomed for consideration. Let's move forward with this good karma now!
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival Announcement
Post by: Auryn on November 12, 2009, 09:19:35 AM
That is fantastic, so glad to hear it.
Palm Coast is still a few hours away from me, but its straight north, probably closer than tampa.

What kind of input are you looking for?? regarding organization? acts?? food??

Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival Announcement
Post by: Celtic_Fae on November 12, 2009, 10:37:16 AM
BUDGET: if anyone has a working budget for a 1-2 weekend, soft-site faire that they are willing to share from a past show, it would be greatly appreciated. We would be most appreciative of leads toward potential investors/sponsors. We have some some interested investors; however, to insure our success, the more investors the better. We are also looking for leads  regarding grants that would support this start-up, educational faire endeavor.

ACTS: Having worked with esteemed acts in the past, we are thrilled to have some "act consultants"---how acts prefer to be treated during contractual agreements, pay estimates, etc. Having volunteered their unofficial consultant services, they will be our primary pool to pick from.

ORGANIZATION: input into what is successful (and what is not) and the type of people we will need on board (lawyers, accountants, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. We are modeling our organization from Hoggetowne: similar to that faire, the city and county are deeply involved, rather than the faire being run by a big (faire-style) company.

FOOD VENDORS: being run by the county/city, we are obliged to seek local food vendors first. However, open-registration will be just that: open, when it begins. Anyone who wishes to apply is welcome.

MERCHANDISE VENDORS: you will be notified when open registration begins. At this time, the only category filling up is chair massage therapy.

GAME VENDORS: we are still on the lookout for gaming booths and human-powered rides.

WEBSITE: we do need someone who is experienced in building a website, preferably someone who would donate their services in exchange for top billing on our sponsors list or would work reasonably during our start-up phase.

CAST: cast will be mostly volunteer; however, a few of the major roles, especially for actors/actresses who are experienced and would be willing to help train the support cast, will be salaried. Auditions have yet to be announced. We are also looking for people who have their own garb or have some sewing experience to help those starting off without any garb.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival Announcement
Post by: Le Salamandre on November 18, 2009, 06:15:40 PM
Groovy.  I'm in Daytona and would be interested in helping.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on December 13, 2009, 06:17:02 PM
A website for the festival is now under construction:

Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance festival (http://flaglerpalmcoastrenaissancefestival.webs.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on December 14, 2009, 08:41:08 AM
Do you have jousters?????   I am sending your website to Knights of Valor and I will be talking to them in January at the jousting tournament
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on December 14, 2009, 07:42:10 PM
We are talking with a jouster. I don't know whether he has his own company behind him or if we'll still have to hire someone. If he is able to pull off a joust along with his trick riding show, everyone is in for a big treat, especially those who have followed his progress as he grew up on the circuit. Let's put it this way---we WILL have a joust! And also a trick riding show, should all go according to plan, by one V-E-R-Y talented equestrian performer, who has performed with the likes of Cavalia and Medieval Times.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on December 15, 2009, 01:17:37 PM
Verrryyyyyy  Eenteressstink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Can you post his name or his act?????
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on December 15, 2009, 04:52:29 PM
Spoke with him today. Since things are still in flux, take this with a grain of salt, but our joust and trick-riding show will most likely be headed by Caleb Carinci-Asch, son of Carl Asch (Empty Hats) and Ciara Carinci.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on December 15, 2009, 10:04:33 PM
To be honest I have not heard of him, but I have heard of empty hats.  Well good luck to you nd let meknow if your are interested
in what I mentioned in the PM I sent you a while back.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on January 06, 2010, 08:36:01 AM
Hi

Any further word on cast for the faire????
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on January 06, 2010, 10:52:03 AM
To stay within budget we will need a voluntary cast. We simply do not have the assets, being a first-year run faire, to pay cast members.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on January 06, 2010, 11:20:25 AM
I fully understand. 
Good luck
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ditzy Gypsy on January 18, 2010, 07:43:22 PM
Did it get pushed back a year Kathryn? Website says 2011 season.  ???
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on January 18, 2010, 10:38:45 PM
Unfortunately, kind friends, vendors, and performers, the Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival has been pushed back a year due to loss of funding. However, we are still moving forward, only with an opening of December 2, 3, 4 and 11-12, 2011. We appreciate your continued interest and support. If any people are willing to volunteer behind the scenes to help us get this running, we welcome you to contact us at flaglerpalmcoastrenfest@gmail.com. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

We are currently looking for a bellydance troupe who would be willing to perform at the faire for free in return for a  vendor space to sell your wares.

Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on January 19, 2010, 07:12:48 AM
M'lady:

I cannot speak for them, but we have at least 3 to 4 different troups at the Pensacola faire.  If you can make the trip the first weekend in March come and ask them.  If not I will ask them and give them youR contact info.

The BLAKDUKE
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ditzy Gypsy on January 19, 2010, 12:14:13 PM
Unfortunately, kind friends, vendors, and performers, the Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival has been pushed back a year due to loss of funding. However, we are still moving forward, only with an opening of December 2, 3, 4 and 11-12, 2011. We appreciate your continued interest and support. If any people are willing to volunteer behind the scenes to help us get this running, we welcome you to contact us at flaglerpalmcoastrenfest@gmail.com. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

We are currently looking for a bellydance troupe who would be willing to perform at the faire for free in return for a  vendor space to sell your wares.



I'm truly sorry to hear that. With all the budget cuts organizations are doing in these hard times its always the fun stuff that is postponed first.  :(

It sounds like it will be a wonderful faire to be apart of from the start and onward, but it's hard to say what I'll be up to two years from now. You can count on me visiting it though even if that's my only option. :)

As far as belly dancing is concerned, do you have any local dance schools that might have student troops willing to volunteer for performing experience? It would be a pretty sweet gig for someone who lived close by. Hell, ya got me wishing this was closer by, lol.

Schools will often put on "haflas" (like a showcase of students and teachers from one or more schools doing various styles of oriental or middle eastern dance) and dancers aren't usually paid or expect to be paid, for that type of show. But there's always a few exceptions, and people who want to be those few exceptions. If push comes to shove, you could always host a hafla and offer that up to the dance community. BARF hosted a belly dance competition last year and one of my school's troops performed, but they also had belly dancing playtrons sign up. It was pretty neat. I'm not that familiar with your city though, so I'm not sure what kind of luck you'll have with that.

But if you manage to acquire a troop with faire experience willing to do it, all the better, right?  :)

Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on February 09, 2010, 11:22:15 AM
For anyone interested, we can now be found on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palm-Coast-FL/Flagler-Palm-Coast-Renaissance-Festival/336241919391?ref=ts
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on February 25, 2010, 12:42:04 PM
We have our cast-huzzah!
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ditzy Gypsy on February 28, 2010, 10:41:27 AM
Grats! Hay Kat, will you be at BARF on the 20th? I'm entering the dance competition with a friend who might be interested in putting a tribe together for your faire.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on February 28, 2010, 06:58:51 PM
Grats! Hay Kat, will you be at BARF on the 20th? I'm entering the dance competition with a friend who might be interested in putting a tribe together for your faire.

Working for Deane (Johnny Phoenix) in the back or at the Sword in the Stone at BARF. Don't know if I'll be able to get away, but it would be grand if you were able to find me.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ditzy Gypsy on February 28, 2010, 07:29:59 PM
Grats! Hay Kat, will you be at BARF on the 20th? I'm entering the dance competition with a friend who might be interested in putting a tribe together for your faire.

Working for Deane (Johnny Phoenix) in the back or at the Sword in the Stone at BARF. Don't know if I'll be able to get away, but it would be grand if you were able to find me.


lol, I guess it's my turn this fair to do the finding! Thanks for coming and seeing us and taking all those great photos at Hoggetown!
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on February 28, 2010, 09:19:10 PM
Grats! Hay Kat, will you be at BARF on the 20th? I'm entering the dance competition with a friend who might be interested in putting a tribe together for your faire.

Working for Deane (Johnny Phoenix) in the back or at the Sword in the Stone at BARF. Don't know if I'll be able to get away, but it would be grand if you were able to find me.


lol, I guess it's my turn this fair to do the finding! Thanks for coming and seeing us and taking all those great photos at Hoggetown!

You're most welcome for the photos. In contrast, I haven't had the chance to take any photos out at BARF due to being so busy. If I can't be found at either of those locations, ask if 'Kris' (my real name) is backstage, since we usually hang out back there in between sets.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on March 26, 2010, 09:39:21 AM
The Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival now has a Myspace! (http://www.myspace.com/flaglerpalmcoastrenfest)
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Catherine on April 03, 2010, 10:47:16 AM
kathryn,
is it still 2011? i looked over the website and facebook and the dates are still for 2010. are you still in need of an experienced bellydance troupe?  if so, let me know and I may have a solution for you!

thanks!
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on April 03, 2010, 11:17:36 AM
We are back to December 2010. I'm open to suggestions regarding a bellydance troupe!
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: BLAKDUKE on April 03, 2010, 08:06:21 PM
Contact Steve Meli at the Gulf Coast Faire site (GCRF)  He has at least two troups Sarab and The Zuri Dancers.  Steve can give you their contact info.
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Catherine on April 05, 2010, 11:41:14 AM
kathryn,
i pm'd you about my troupe, Shuvani Rose, veterans of the Alabama ren faire!
Title: Re: Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on April 05, 2010, 12:50:55 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: 2010 Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Squire Mickey on April 15, 2010, 01:13:07 PM
Well done and congrats Kathryn! I know how hard you have worked to make this happen. You are to be commended!

Have you guys put together a vendor packet yet? Two Gentlemen of Fortune might be very interested!
Title: Re: 2010 Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on April 15, 2010, 01:59:05 PM
We're still waiting for the City of Palm Coast to get back to us on what they want to include in the vendor packs with regard to camping, local permits, and insurance requirements.
Title: Re: 2010 Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: Celtic_Fae on April 28, 2010, 04:07:22 PM
Unfortunately, due to disapproval and setbacks thrown up by the City of Palm Coast, resulting in numerous delays, loss of financing, increase in costs, and compression of our timetable beyond reasonable ability to accomplish the quality production we hoped, the Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival production has been put on hold indefinitely.
Title: Re: 2010 Flagler-Palm Coast Renaissance Festival
Post by: iain robb on April 29, 2010, 07:52:54 AM
Well, that's disappointing. City governments can be a bit difficult to work with sometimes, unfortunately. Especially when dealing with venues. Our church had a major event in one city for three years running, two at the city's large park that was designed with events in mind. We heard great things from the city, and then all of a sudden the city council had a discussion (and the only facts they had were incorrect), and we were out. So I understand your pain.