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Title: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on May 17, 2011, 07:48:07 AM
Thought it would be nice to get some chatter going on this board...

I know there are quite a few folks heading to Chippewa Falls on the weekend on June 11/12.  Chime in!

It is Pirate themed weekend and I believe there is a contest for best Jack Sparrow (male or female).  Personally I think limiting your contest to one specific incarnation of pirate is a bad idea but it's not my goat.

At the camp grounds... are there any plans for group dinners?  Pot lucks?  What about discount tickets? Caravans?  Ms. Trish and I will be heading over Friday before noon.

What's the news my friends?
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on May 17, 2011, 09:48:54 PM
June 11 & 12- Giggles and I will be heading that way Sat morning- monster free!!!!!!!  =D
We will be staying at the hotel (Country Inn?) Sat night and heading home sometime Sunday after my foot rub by Merlin at Ladies of the Lake.  =D
As of right now I have no piratical plans- but I have a "Harbor Harlot" gown I could pull out...
I bought fabric today so I may have a new noble's by that time!!!!!!  =D
We may be Fairies on that Sunday, not sure yet.

But anyhoo, I GET A KID FREE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!    ;D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: auntiegiggles on May 17, 2011, 09:55:37 PM
Chippewa will packed that weekend!  So many people coming for the invasion  ;D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on May 17, 2011, 10:36:23 PM
Hurray to you ladies making the trip without your kidlets in tow!  Marvelous!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Leyla on May 18, 2011, 03:45:38 AM
I'm starting to waffle. I had originally thought I wouldn't be going because a certain young man couldn't make it more than 15 minutes in a car seat without breaking down, however that is no longer an issue. Now I realize I'm also supposed to work that weekend, so I'd need to take vacation leave for 2 nights to even make a day trip.
On the other hand there are going to be so many fabulous people there!
And on the third hand, not sure how the costumes are fitting these days...
Oh decisions, decisions...

***wanders off to email scheduling to see if vacation leave is even a possibility***
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 18, 2011, 05:35:35 AM
M'Lady and I shall be there (actaully a business trip for my wife in the area).  Most likely will also have the young squire :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on May 18, 2011, 08:26:01 AM
Fantastic! 

*sending good vibes for Leyla so she can get the time off*

*clapping clapping clapping*

I know there are still loads more people going on the June 11th weekend.  Where are youuus?
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on May 18, 2011, 09:21:06 AM
I'm starting to waffle. I had originally thought I wouldn't be going because a certain young man couldn't make it more than 15 minutes in a car seat without breaking down, however that is no longer an issue. Now I realize I'm also supposed to work that weekend, so I'd need to take vacation leave for 2 nights to even make a day trip.
On the other hand there are going to be so many fabulous people there!
And on the third hand, not sure how the costumes are fitting these days...
Oh decisions, decisions...

***wanders off to email scheduling to see if vacation leave is even a possibility***


Garb, schmarb!  Bring your stash tomorrow, you'll have quite a few helpful helpers to help you figure it all out!  =D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Ms Trish on May 18, 2011, 10:37:48 AM
Oh I'll be there! This will be a fun way to start my vacation season!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Prince Thomas on May 18, 2011, 04:40:50 PM
We will be headed out friday night, and hitting the grounds early saturday for the whole day. Can't wait to meet most of you!! We will be struttin our stuff with our R/F pins on!!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 18, 2011, 08:08:02 PM
Who all is going to tour Leinies on Friday - they owe me at least a few free beers  :P
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on May 18, 2011, 09:01:39 PM
Hmmm... brewery tour... 

Let's see...who could possibly drive after touring a free samples brewery?  Oh I know!  Someone who doesn't drink beer.  But where would one find such a person?  If only I knew of someone... ;)

Hmmm...
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Ms Trish on May 18, 2011, 09:34:31 PM
Hmmm... brewery tour... 

Let's see...who could possibly drive after touring a free samples brewery?  Oh I know!  Someone who doesn't drink beer.  But where would one find such a person?  If only I knew of someone... ;)

Hmmm...

Beer? Someone say free beer? MMMM I LOVE FREE BEER. *gag* Yeah, I'll drive if we go.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 19, 2011, 05:25:34 AM
Hmmm... brewery tour... 

Let's see...who could possibly drive after touring a free samples brewery?  Oh I know!  Someone who doesn't drink beer.  But where would one find such a person?  If only I knew of someone... ;)

Hmmm...

I won't even call 'shotgun' :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Jon Hanslow on May 19, 2011, 03:54:12 PM
I'll be out on the 11/12th as well, with my lady and a few friends. Cannot wait to see everyone again. Lets get this season started right, eh? :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: saphire_glade on May 21, 2011, 11:28:30 PM
Oh soo many people coming. I know I will be there with a ton of fairy dust on. I hear the Vikings from the Twig Festival will be there, and the MRF peasants as well. And then I think maybe a few other random people too.

I will be camping out with the peasants in the participant camping.... and normally I don't get to see many of you so if you do camp on Saturday maybe I can wander over... if you don't mind the dust :P
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: SleepyArcher on May 24, 2011, 02:05:44 PM
We are possible going sunday the 19th I believe that is Father's Day and what better present than to go to a Ren Faire!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: DeadBishop on May 25, 2011, 10:28:40 PM
I might be going on the 11th and/or 12th by myself, might not.  Nyte's parents decided last minute that they are going to come out to visit us that weekend.  We JUST saw them two weeks ago when we went to SD, so I might skip out on their visit since Nyte said it would be okay for me to do so, but I don't have anywhere to stay at this point unless someone needs a roommate.  Funds will play an important role in my decision as well....
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: saphire_glade on May 25, 2011, 11:02:47 PM
DB:

You should come. I hope you find someone to stay with as it would be fun to have you up there too.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on May 26, 2011, 10:28:02 AM
Hey DB- you should bring Nyte's parents WITH and let them pay for a hotel room for all of you! (or a camping spot, whichever) =)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: DeadBishop on May 26, 2011, 02:53:11 PM
Hey DB- you should bring Nyte's parents WITH and let them pay for a hotel room for all of you! (or a camping spot, whichever) =)

Oh god....I don't think I could handle that much time with them, in that close proximity.  Also, we may not have many friends left if we brought them along... :P
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Cofeeguru on May 29, 2011, 02:31:31 AM
Trying to talk the Caffeinated One into at least a day trip out...we'll see if I can get him to warm up to the idea...maybe a Leinie's tour will sweeten the pot enough. I'd love to get in on this invasion. :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Noble Dreg on May 30, 2011, 04:06:45 PM
Thinking of making a one-day "bonzai" run on the 11th.  Maybe spend the night but don't know where.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: saphire_glade on May 30, 2011, 08:28:54 PM
@ Noble Dreg:

There is an Eagle Ridge campground literally .25 miles down the road. I accidently ended up looking for the participant area in there

There are also hotels in town not far away.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Jon Hanslow on June 02, 2011, 02:23:34 AM
a little over 2 weeks away....Anyone as excited as I am? :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: DeadBishop on June 03, 2011, 03:29:49 AM
Thinking of making a one-day "bonzai" run on the 11th.  Maybe spend the night but don't know where.

Need a co-pilot for your drive?  ;D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: white trillium on June 05, 2011, 05:44:49 PM
I may have a few "extra" group tickets for the weekend of June 11/12 - we'll be in the campground, and shouldn't be too difficult to find.  If you're interested send me a PM for my cell #.

Group ticket price is $10/ticket.

If you contacted me on facebook for group discount tickets - find me in the campground for your tickets.

Very excited about next weekend!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Kiss-me-Kate on June 05, 2011, 06:39:44 PM
The Girl and I are attending, but hoteling it.  Because, ya, I am a princess after all.

DB- I worked on Nyte today to come and have fun with us.  Bring the in laws, they'll be fine.

The more the merrier. 

Be sure to stop by LaVignes to say hi to Anna and Mark.  Nick had a new swivel hip put in, so they are in charge.   :o



Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Ms Trish on June 06, 2011, 09:25:13 AM
So ready for this weekend!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 06, 2011, 10:08:41 AM
Did you just say that you ARE ready for this weekend?   Guess I'd better quit playing on Nettie and get to sewing your pouch!  LOL
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 06, 2011, 10:09:49 AM
The Girl and I are attending, but hoteling it.  Because, ya, I am a princess after all.

DB- I worked on Nyte today to come and have fun with us.  Bring the in laws, they'll be fine.

The more the merrier. 

Be sure to stop by LaVignes to say hi to Anna and Mark.  Nick had a new swivel hip put in, so they are in charge.   :o





Bring them!  Bring them!  Bring them!!!!!!  There will be plenty of distractions so no worries for you!  COME ON!!!!!!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 06, 2011, 10:10:30 AM
Need to pack...  =D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Ms Trish on June 06, 2011, 10:24:09 AM
Did you just say that you ARE ready for this weekend?   Guess I'd better quit playing on Nettie and get to sewing your pouch!  LOL

It was more of a mental preparedness versus an actual physical one. But yes, please, sew my pouch! (since it needs more expertise than my almost straight stitch can accomplish!)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Cofeeguru on June 06, 2011, 10:43:20 AM
Alrighty, it's time for the hard sell for the hubby this week.  Big eyes, long sighs, the works!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: auntiegiggles on June 06, 2011, 10:10:11 PM
I'm packed and ready for the weekend!!!  I don't know if I can contain my excitement for much longer  ;D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on June 07, 2011, 06:26:51 AM
Those staying in modern accomodations - where are you staying?
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Ms Trish on June 07, 2011, 06:46:30 AM
Those staying in modern accomodations - where are you staying?

You mean more modern than the nylon tent complete with zipper? :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Prince Thomas on June 07, 2011, 08:45:00 AM
Those staying in modern accomodations - where are you staying?

Days Inn in Eau Claire. $59 for the night if you pay on the card in advance.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 07, 2011, 09:12:02 AM
Country Inn- very near the Faire.  =)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 07, 2011, 05:07:35 PM
Tent complete with zipper and maybe even solar lights!  Shmancy! ::)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Kiss-me-Kate on June 07, 2011, 07:42:25 PM
Country Inn a few miles away, but we will be "partying" in the campgrounds after for a bit on Friday and Saturday evening.   :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: DeadBishop on June 08, 2011, 12:11:07 AM
The Girl and I are attending, but hoteling it.  Because, ya, I am a princess after all.

DB- I worked on Nyte today to come and have fun with us.  Bring the in laws, they'll be fine.

The more the merrier. 

Be sure to stop by LaVignes to say hi to Anna and Mark.  Nick had a new swivel hip put in, so they are in charge.   :o





Bring them!  Bring them!  Bring them!!!!!!  There will be plenty of distractions so no worries for you!  COME ON!!!!!!

Just not a good idea, really.  We could have fun, or we could bring them, but we couldn't do both... :P
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: saphire_glade on June 08, 2011, 06:21:46 PM
I have had to change plans, apparenlty most of my closest friends aren't coming any more, and well... that corset has stretch so wide that I can't actually lace it tight enough so I will only be there Saturday now, then Sunday I am going to have to go home and rest my poor welt ridden back.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: white trillium on June 09, 2011, 12:17:20 AM
We're packed up and ready to go, you can find us in the campground or around fest!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 09, 2011, 07:49:14 AM
Don't panic if you see bunches of us tomorrow afternoon.  It's really just 2.  (it'll be AFTER the brewery tour y'know)  ;)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Jon Hanslow on June 09, 2011, 11:27:22 AM
All packed and ready! can't wait!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Prince Thomas on June 10, 2011, 03:41:07 PM
Packing up and heading out! Anyone know the weapons policy? Can't find it on the website and would hate to trek up to the gate, only to turn around and head back to the cart.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Ms Trish on June 12, 2011, 11:15:00 AM
What a fantastically fun time! Wish I could have stayed for faire today too! Thanks to everyone for making it such a memorable trip!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Sitara on June 12, 2011, 08:20:43 PM
We had a fantabulous time today! I always forget how fun it is having a day at a faire you don't work.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: DeadBishop on June 12, 2011, 09:27:40 PM
Well....that was fun!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 12, 2011, 09:41:02 PM
Well....that was fun!

I whole heartedly agree!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Kiss-me-Kate on June 12, 2011, 10:19:46 PM
I had a blast!   Great little faire.   I hope everyone makes/made it home safely.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Genta on June 12, 2011, 10:32:41 PM
Good times....

I even got to see lady fae's monkeys!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on June 13, 2011, 05:47:36 AM
We, too, had a great time.  Even cleared out some weak braincells :)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 13, 2011, 08:20:16 AM
Good times....

I even got to see lady fae's monkeys!

Oh come now, you don't really feel special do you?  She showed those monkeys to everyone!   ::) ;) :o
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 13, 2011, 08:25:21 AM
I do love this faire.  It's a good size for visiting with friends since you can find people quite easily.  Plenty of covered pub areas for relaxing in the shade.  Interactive street peoples (had a lovely visit with the Queen Mum and a troll with a reticulated club :o).   Camping right at hand (though there seem to be some glitches with the hand soap/paper towel availability sync for the ladies room).

I look forward to helping this faire grow by continuing to provide patronage and spreading good words about it. 

I'm pondering a day run for Sunday the 19th.  Any joiners?
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 13, 2011, 10:24:10 AM
Good times....

I even got to see lady fae's monkeys!

Awww, now I may have to blush.   ;)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 13, 2011, 10:25:38 AM
Good times....

I even got to see lady fae's monkeys!

Oh come now, you don't really feel special do you?  She showed those monkeys to everyone!   ::) ;) :o

Not EVERYONE!  Only the most specialist of special people are allowed to see the monkeys!  (Good thing there are a lot of special peoples...)
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Sitara on June 13, 2011, 11:56:28 AM
I'm pondering a day run for Sunday the 19th.  Any joiners?

George got talked into going back out next weekend to do the wash the barbarian bit so it appears that we will be there.
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Genta on June 13, 2011, 12:29:40 PM
Good times....

I even got to see lady fae's monkeys!

Oh come now, you don't really feel special do you?  She showed those monkeys to everyone!   ::) ;) :o

Not EVERYONE!  Only the most specialist of special people are allowed to see the monkeys!  (Good thing there are a lot of special peoples...)

next time i see some random guy checking out lady fae ill tell him....  ill tell him... dont think you're special if you get to see her monkeys.  There are many monkeys all under her hoopskirt!

then ill wait for the   ??? and laugh
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: LadyFae on June 13, 2011, 03:12:29 PM
Good times....

I even got to see lady fae's monkeys!

Oh come now, you don't really feel special do you?  She showed those monkeys to everyone!   ::) ;) :o

Not EVERYONE!  Only the most specialist of special people are allowed to see the monkeys!  (Good thing there are a lot of special peoples...)

*giggle*

next time i see some random guy checking out lady fae ill tell him....  ill tell him... dont think you're special if you get to see her monkeys.  There are many monkeys all under her hoopskirt!

then ill wait for the   ??? and laugh
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Marietta Graziella on June 13, 2011, 08:04:16 PM
Lady Fae, I love your monkeys and the junk in your trunk.  *muwa* :-*
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: Jon Hanslow on June 13, 2011, 08:59:27 PM
Wow! What an amazing weekend. To those I saw/talked to...thanks! To those i didn't...Theres MNRF!
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: auntiegiggles on June 15, 2011, 10:20:53 PM
I had the best time!  What a wonderful fair...and the company was awesome too  ;D
Title: Re: MN R/F invasion
Post by: saphire_glade on June 15, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
I am sad that I missed Sunday, but at the same time I needed a day that I didn't have to worry about doing anything. I managed to do my very fairy thing of planting all my pretty flowers.


I hope to see anyone I missed at MRF :)