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Title: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on December 23, 2010, 03:44:49 PM
The clan M'Crack has a new chapter!  It's clan name is Clan Sutcliff.
We will be having our 1st family gathering in Michigan on opening weekend.  If this date changes I will post.

There happens to be a new pub that was built in Ireland and brought here.  What a great place to host a Friday night gathering. What better way to celebrate and have a good time.

M'Crack info can be found here in the pub area.... I am not good with linking so if someone could help me out.. thank you.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: max and kate on December 24, 2010, 07:32:15 AM
Sounds good count us in.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Carl on December 27, 2010, 11:15:22 AM
yeah !! send info on the pub and I will add a link
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Carl on December 29, 2010, 03:32:51 PM
heres a link to the pub
http://www.gusoconnors.com/
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: max and kate on December 30, 2010, 09:56:45 AM
Which one is it? Novi or Sterling Heights.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: max and kate on December 30, 2010, 10:02:07 AM
Ok. After checking the site the pub built in Ireland and reassemble here is in Novi, hmm maybe we should check the pub out a kind of scouting report. Who's game for a few drinks?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on December 31, 2010, 07:36:58 PM
Why don't we plan for the Hall rd location.

That way anyone else who might be interested in joining the Clan Sutcliff can come out to find out more about us! 

Happy Hour Mon-Thur 3pm to 7pm (this sounds like good time) 8)
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lairde Guardn on January 01, 2011, 01:48:41 AM
Information on the Clan M'Crack can be found on this thread in the Squires Tavern....

http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=719.0
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: max and kate on January 06, 2011, 03:17:14 PM
We scouted the pub in Novi, had a bite and brew and enjoyed the place and its atmosphere. Wiil give it a thumbs up.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: gypsyqueenie on January 07, 2011, 10:49:16 AM
Aye two thumbs from us as well!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on January 08, 2011, 04:08:32 PM
woo hooo!!  Sounds like we are starting to find some awesome hangout/playgrounds!  We are trying to find locations all over the state so that everyone can come out and play....

Thanks for the link T.J, I had a devil of a time trying to post it.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Peddlin on January 20, 2011, 08:40:12 AM
Looking forward to a visit with out new family, The Clan Sutcliff!

 :)
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: LadyAnn on May 27, 2011, 10:35:09 AM
I think a place should be chosen some place in the middle of everyone, or closer to the fair.  In my experience, most people will make their sleeping accommodation close to the fair, and it would be safer for our out of town guest.
My suggestion is Hamlin Pub... they have a location in Clarkston and Rochester Hills.  I have been to the location in Clarkston, and they have very good food, a wide selection of beverages, and it is family friendly.

http://www.hamlinpubs.com/menu.aspx
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Captain Cornelius Howard Duckman on June 01, 2011, 12:56:41 AM
Do we really need yet another guild/clan/what have you, that serves only to further separate and label rennies, into haves and have nots, in crowd and outsiders?

And, furthermore, do we really need to have it stickied?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on June 01, 2011, 07:52:59 PM
Do we really need yet another guild/clan/what have you, that serves only to further separate and label rennies, into haves and have nots, in crowd and outsiders?

And, furthermore, do we really need to have it stickied?

Dear Captain CH Duckman;

The M'Cracks gather quite frequently at as many faires as we are able. We enjoy one another's company and we post information that is not only helpful to ourselves but to many others who are also looking for information on accomodations and a place where we can all meet and get to know one another outside of faire. The only way this "separates" us from anyone is the fun we have naming ourselves with our M'Crack names and as stated earlier, getting to know each other. As a matter of fact, all are welcome to participate and we encourage just that. We have a system that facilitates meeting countless people who frequent faires and many of us, if not all, have made boatloads of friends and acquaintances whom we might not have otherwise met without our M'Crack system. We are quite a large group too. There are hundreds of M'Cracks that stretch from Texas to up and down the east coast.  This will be our first gathering at MIRF and we are looking forward to a great time. I cordially invite you to come and join us! It in no way means you have to join, but I'm sure you would have as good a time as we know we will. And as far as having a sticky, our forum admin has always been graciously accomodating to us.

Most Sincerely,

Shutterin' M'Crack, M'Crack regional director for clan O'Quinn (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan)
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lairde Guardn on June 01, 2011, 10:02:15 PM
What she said.....(points to Shutterin's post)......
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 03, 2011, 12:25:19 PM
Yeah what they said .... George you word things so well.

I will post links to hotels and campgrounds in next thread.... 
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 03, 2011, 01:06:29 PM
I would like to announce our Cruise Dierctor ......

Welcome Paula....  she can be reached here on the RF board more data coming in next few days ....

We would like to ask all Pets to please make arraingements to attend our 1st family gathering.... now we just have to decide on a place, it looks like we have two choices and both are only 5 to 10 min drive apart.  I will go visit the Clarkston Hamlin's to see if they can handle a large group, and I will also check with http://www.gusoconnors.com/ on Hall rd.  Max and Kate and a few others visited the Novi location and gave that a thumbs up but I guess I should make sure of how many people each location can set aside for us. 
If anyone has a thought on anywhere else along the I-75 corridor please let us know.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 03, 2011, 01:15:31 PM
I would like to know attendees so I know what to tell the restaurant we choose a head count .....  Can we start the list here? Or would we prefer a separate thread?  Send me message so I can keep this updated.... thanks cruise director...

To start the list....

TJ aka Lairde Guardn MCrack  
Julia aka Peddlin
LadyHawkeontheHill aka  Shutterin' M'Crack
Gentleman Jym
Wolf'n and Massage'n
Rivet'n and Whos'n
Ladyfair aka Lady'n M'Crack
Dave aka Chain'n M'Crack
Nailin M'Crack
Peepin M'Crack
Treason M'Crack
Freak M'Crack

Pumpernickel M'Crack
In M'crack
Out M'Crack
Tyra M'Crack
Graybeard M'Crack
Munch'n M'Crack
Tickle M'crack
Flapp'n M'Crack
Grizzly M'Crack
Dawn'n M'Crack
Bead’n M'Crack
Tending M'Crack
Shrubbs M'Crack
Spackl'n M'Crack
Check'n M'Crack
Pierce M'Crack
Dragon M'Crack
Kilt M'Crack
Piper M'Crack
Key'n M'Crack
Curlin M'Crack
Snorin M'Crack
Lil bear'n M'Crack
Bigstick'n M'Crack
Fromage M'Crack
Brew'n M'Crack
Jackyl M'Crack
Smoke'n M'Crack

Can I get as head count now for friday night now that is closing in on the dates?  The LARGE LIST of PETS can you guys confirm with me?                                                                                  
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 03, 2011, 02:12:17 PM
ACCOMADATIONS - I will update on any further discounts I can get for these once we know how many rooms we will be needing/using.
 Camping at Holly Rec State Park is best choice for the area and has the most activities in one place.....boating, fishing, beaches, campfires, pets allowed, RVs, campers/trailer's, tents, electric, hot showers, day activities for kids......close to faire and I-75 corridor
http://www.midnrreservations.com/SearchPark.aspx

As far as hotels anything along the I-75 corridor is recommend, the hotels that are listed on the Michigan Ren website or on the faires FB book site are best choices because they list package prices for faire and if we can get room count .. hopefully maybe we can block rooms for us at a better price?  Is there a chain preference...IE .... like best western's or holidays inn's?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: flidais on June 03, 2011, 07:08:38 PM
Seriously, everyone has their own way of enjoying faire.  If this isn't for you, don't join them.   

I put a sticky on it.  I was asked to do this so that people planning to attend the invasion will be able to find the info easier.  After the invasion is over.  I will un-sticky it. 




Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: max and kate on June 04, 2011, 06:48:24 AM
Add Wolf'n and Massage'n
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Carl on June 05, 2011, 07:28:45 AM
Add Rivet'n and Whos'n. Also great post Lady Hawke. Another good hotel near faire is the Comfort inn in Grand Blanc
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 05, 2011, 12:23:35 PM
Comfort Inn IS M'Crack central hotel

 (MI319) 9040 Holly Road, Grand Blanc, MI, US, 48439
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-grand_blanc-michigan-MI319Phone:
(810) 694-0000
Fax: (810) 694-0155

2nd choice for accomodation:
Holly Crossing B&B  (shuttle available to and from faire)
http://www.hollybandb.com/  an awesome B&B  in Holly very close to faire and tons of shops and resturants and walking distance to the Blackthorn Pub for family gathering.


Holiday Inn express is sold out for friday night but still has rooms for sat and sun nights.(shuttle service to and from faire avaiable)  friday night only 9 rooms left but are suites and $$$.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lady Deborah on June 06, 2011, 10:37:02 AM
This sounds like fun to me.  Being MRF regulars who travel from Indiana every weekend of faire, we too have a naughty and nice list of hotels in the area.  We have simple standards for hotels during the faire: clean and safe.  There are many that don't make the grade, and two in the Flint area that exceed our simple standards by a lot.  Unfortunately one of our hotels fell off the clean/safe list last year during faire, when we returned there on Saturday night to find it on fire.  Message me if you need any recommendations from well seasoned travelers.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: LadyHawkeontheHill on June 06, 2011, 09:15:09 PM
I've stayed at the Holiday Inn next to the Farmer's Market in Flint and it was reasonable, clean and very comfy. I can't say enough good things about the produce I've gotten at the Flint Farmer's Market. They have cantaloupes that taste like candy they're so tasty!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Pinn on June 07, 2011, 11:28:07 AM
BTW who is Paula?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 07, 2011, 12:18:27 PM
Paula was the one who carried around around Harry... he lived with her for a year...lol 

tiny girl...black hair....

Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lairde Guardn on June 07, 2011, 09:15:05 PM
Isn't it good enough to just all be Rennies? Shameful.

Capt.....have you bothered reading any of the posts in response to your own.....Do you know any of us, or know anything about our group?     If you would read the posts, we have people that do what other groups do not.....Schedule a Meet and Greet (Open to everyone) on the Friday Evening before faire.......Check out the Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and such we plan to use, so that we can get the best place for the best rates and still be in a safe area.....Check out the food in the restaurants to see if it is good and put them on the list for our out-of-towners to know the best place to go for the money.... These are things you can not get from the generic faire web page or from most other groups.    And since we have so many members that travel to many different faires, it is nice to know that at least someone you ""know"" will be at the faire, yet may have never met that person before.     We call ourself a Clan....but we see ourselves as a family......

As the Clan M'Crack moves into a faire and gets ready to open a chapter, we find a local  that is willing to lead the family and to set up the "Gathering" that we have at each of our faires.  We pretty much have the same schedule at every faire we have a chapter.    Friday Nite - Meet and Greet (place to meet those you do not know and socialize with those you may have met before or do know, usually at a pub or restaurante with good inexpensive foor so that those that are driving in can get something to eat)  M'Crack Central Hotel or Motel (Motel that has been found to be clean and inexpensive for the area and you can feel safe in the area it is located, also usually has a cheaper rate if you tell them your with Clan M'Crack).  Saturday Morning Tailgate or Breakfast (depending on faire we either meet in the parking lot or a local restaurant to have breakfast before faire) (when tailgate, usually a pot luck breakfast).  Chieftains Toast (3 PM in the pub selected) (the only time a member really has to be anywhere...this is when all new petitioners get pinned, announcements are made on weekend events and upcoming faires, and we have a toast to the family M'Crack and take a group picture) (the toast is also the same time at every other faire no matter what faire you are at ....members know that at 3 pm, if you go to the pub if any other members of the Clan M'Crack are at that faire...they will be in the pub also)  Saturday nite dinner (just that a restaurant selected for those from out of town to meet with the locals and sit and have dinner and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere)

Sunday is usually a repeat of Saturday......

And get this, you don't even have to join the group.....We have members and yes we have petitioners, but we also have what we call FoCM's  or Friends of Clan M'Crack....And you know who they are...any other rennie, rfer, scadian, rouge, wench....etc...etc...that takes the time to get to know us, talk with us, have a drink with us....etc...etc....   And still get the benefit of the "M'Crack Gathering" posts on the different forums we put it on.     That is why we take the time to post this list on the RF forum, Facebook, Yahoo Groups, EverFaire, etc, etc, etc....so that if you need it, the information is out there.

I find it shameful that you have the time to judge yet I don't see you out there posting all the information needed for the out of towners to know what and where to go when they come to your home faire or to make them feel welcome when they come there for the first time.  If you really were thinking about the unity of all rennies, you would have been doing this for years and not had to wait for our Clan to show up to have it done.


Now back to our regularly scheduled program.....

Remember our one and only rule.....Have fun...
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Celtic Lady on June 08, 2011, 08:27:58 PM
Well said, Lairde Guardn.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 10, 2011, 10:43:24 AM
Indeed well spoken......

A note to all Michigan pets and members and those wishing to join, Lairde Guardn MCrack  has opened up the M'Crack forum for all of us to log in/update/ or just plain check in.  So if y ou could please go there and take care of business....  we need to get our records in order..... we have over 30 members and most of ya'll have not logged into the site as of yet.  If you need help send me message or call me adn I will see what I can do.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: LadyMeg on June 10, 2011, 11:33:52 PM
Ok, I don't mean to interrupt, actually I do, otherwise I wouldn't be posting.   ;)  But...  I've been bouncing around faire for a while and been wonderin'...How does one join said fabulous clan?  What's required?  Is there a central website to answer all questions?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 11, 2011, 12:46:19 AM
http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=719.0 is the link here on the RF board  we are also on facebook.... The Clan M'Crack  there is a link from my FB as well.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Pinn on June 11, 2011, 06:03:10 AM
Huzzah to you LadyMeg... you have taken the first step.  :D
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 13, 2011, 12:08:33 AM
Welcome new PET Lady Meg..... smile.... after all you've been to Ireland more than once...giggle :D
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lady Deborah on June 20, 2011, 08:40:22 PM
Ladyfair, I do hope our info got to you this weekend?  For some reason, I was quite busy!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on June 21, 2011, 04:36:48 PM
Lady Deborah -  Indeed your info has been submitted - twas a very busy weekend for us!!  Enchanted Lakes Ren Faire..... tis the place to be!!
I will send you email later tonight...


I know I am missing info on many folks.... but we are at 6 pinned members and 29 PETS!!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 07, 2011, 07:39:02 PM
I have been given 26 tee-shirts so 1st come 1st choice.... wear them with your kilts to meet and greet or to faire...  so if you want one.... call or message me... if you call and i dont answer... please leave a message..shirts $15  for those getting pinned your pins cost $10

now 15 shirts left.  sizes left:1-sm;  5-large; 4-xlarge; 1-2xlarge; 3-3xlarge; 1-5xlarge
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 18, 2011, 12:30:01 PM
It is getting closer to the gathering..... head count would be nice.... I need to let the pub know approx how many folks will be joining us.....

Also PETS remember to bring your papers with you to the pub!!!  (Read your history papers... there will be questions asked...) You will have the chance to gather 90% of your local members names (if you haven't already) and you will get to meet many of our fellow Clan's officers as many Clan Chapters are coming from far away places...  smile  (I'm excited!) 

I know many of you have been gathering signatures since the invasion last year so the excitement is growing as the time draws near.
Remember dress for Friday night gathering is Clan T-Shirts if you have them and men in KILTS.  Ladies dress comfortable with Clan t-shirts... if it is hot outside I will be in shorts or skirt...with my Clan shirt!  (This is Michigan... weather changes rapidly around here...lol) I still have some t-shirts available ahead of time and what is left I will bring with me to the pub. There is plenty of beer on hand as this place boasts a huge list of beers on tap and bottled beers for those who like to stray from the norm... (yeah right) smile... did I mention that all foods are cooked with Guiness... so yep that is the main brew on tap!!!  (they have 20 on tap and 99 different bottled beers including a gluten-free beer)

I wont be hard to spot... I will be the one running around acting crazy, and leaving early cause there is this thing called opening day.....LOL and I have some cooking to do!!!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lairde Guardn on July 20, 2011, 01:29:06 AM
Is the gluten free beer Gluinness ?   
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 20, 2011, 07:53:11 PM
I wish.... lol

Hey I am hoping the weather cools down before the gathering... this 99+ crap with the added humidity..... wow
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Peddlin on July 21, 2011, 08:03:13 AM
Yes, we've been breathing water, here in North Carolina, for a while, now. See if you can't arrange something a little cooler, please.
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 22, 2011, 07:13:59 PM
Hey Florida..... close the dang door....... your letting the HEAT out!!!!    hhhmmmmm  Hope that they can hear me.... we are hotter than they are right now...
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Lady Deborah on July 22, 2011, 09:32:41 PM
Still can't get in the forum to register....help?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 23, 2011, 12:04:29 PM
Lady Deborah - TJ will announce when he opens the M'Crack forum's up.  Until then you should be able to surf around and print out all necessary form you just cant register post to the site.

Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 23, 2011, 01:01:27 PM
Head count for friday night..... If you could let me know so I can let the owner of the pub know what to expect or maybe we can work out a buffett style for food if anyone is interested.....

I did list all of the names of the Michigan PETS that I have.... if there are more of you out there that are PETS or PINNED members.... please get with me.

Also ....giggle...... we have been challenged!!!!  I have been bragging about how Michiganders can party so I recieved a challenge ...."we will see about that" was the response I got..... lol
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Nailin on July 26, 2011, 03:45:13 AM
Hey Michigan M'Cracks is there anyone from the Detriot area that could pick me up from the airport Friday August 19th? I'm looking for a ride and can pay 20$
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on July 26, 2011, 10:20:48 PM
Nailin - Maybe a hint as to what airport and what time would help.  There are a few airports around here.  Detroit Metro? or City Airport? or Flint airport?
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on August 15, 2011, 12:09:08 AM
Nailin - keep me or the PET picking up know if anything changes with your schedule.... otherwise safe journey's to you!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on August 19, 2011, 12:27:04 AM
This weekend is going to be one to remember for sure... there are surprises in store for everyone!!!  (giggling) 8)
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: LadyAnn on August 21, 2011, 07:44:46 PM
What a wonderful weekend!  Thank you Ladyfair everything you did to make that a wonderful weekend!
Love you!   {{{HUGS}}}
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Nailin on August 22, 2011, 01:40:35 PM
Pictures from friday night and saturday are posted on Facebook under Princess M'Crack!!
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on August 09, 2012, 03:53:20 PM
Labor Day weekend is this years family gathering, Friday night and Saturday night we will be partying at The Blackthrone Pub in downtown Holly.
 8)
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: StareNorthSteve on August 27, 2012, 08:19:09 AM
Labor Day weekend is this years family gathering, Friday night and Saturday night we will be partying at The Blackthrone Pub in downtown Holly.
 8)

Greetings all! I must say, last year's discussion on all things M'Crack made for an interesting read. That being said, I'm looking forward to meeting many of you this weekend. For the first time, I'll be there for the whole weekend....Friday night at the Pub, early morning Saturday, etc. Huzzah!

sns
Title: Re: Michigan M'Cracks
Post by: Ladyfair on August 30, 2012, 10:40:28 PM
We look forward to seeing you!  We are easy to find in a crowd..... oh wait.... we are the crowd.... giggle.... lol  8)