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Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet Again

All good things must come to an end….even little Winslowshire Festival.  Yes…it is true.

Winslow farm has decided that they are going in a different direction.

We would like to thank ALL of our performers, merchants and of course our hard working cast and crew that made this Festival 10 Classic Renaissance Faires across America : http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-classic-renaissance-faires-across-america (yeah, I am still not believing that either!).

We’d like to personally thank Nourish Lexington, http://www.nourishlexington.com who not only became the one and only Vegetarian food vendor that was fabulous but also was like finding a diamond – plus we now became friends.

We would like to thank ALL of you who came to the festival, whether it was our very first year (yeah, it was small) to the very last year (2011 season).  We would like to thank ALL of the people who have supported us (behind the scenes) like GoBostonCom http://www.gobostoncom.com and others.

We thank all of YOU who have become our friends and family – we were lucky to see some friends from the past (who I never thought I would see again) and meet some new ones every year.

We have other festivals/faires in the works, so other things are coming our way.  I like to think that Winslowshire was my springboard into this new career for both of us.  Without that, we would not have had this many opportunities that have come our way now.

So, Merry Meet, merry part and Merry Meet Again – Fare thee well, Winslowshire, you will always remain sweet in our eyes.

 

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Thank you all for your support!

Well, Winslowshire Festival was a grand success thanks to all of you who have supported us!  The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary www.winslowfarm.com) made roughly $11,500.00 (not including expenses)!  That will help them support all the animals that live on the farm.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers that helped set vendors up, helped breakdown vendors and helped vendors in general.  This was duly noted not just amongst us (the directors) but also with our vendors who gave us rave reviews for our customer service on our fan page.

We also would like to thank all of our new vendors and of course all of the vendors who have supported us for the past two years to be part of our family, we hope that you did well, and very shortly I will start blogging one vendor/performer at each post during the year to keep the blog fresh and updated as well as to inform the people that could not attend.

Where would we be without all the fabulously fantastic talent we had?  We would like to give a BIG shout out to Samurai Taiko/Samurai Academy http://www.samuraiacademy.org/4FF56208-BD92-409C-BE9E-41CB2D1B9B5E.html performing and volunteering their time to show us how the Taiko Drumming is all about, it was a true honor to have them there.

We would also like to thank Del’s Lemonade for donating $0.50 for every cup of Del’s Lemonade went to The Magical Moon Foundation http://www.themagicalmoonfoundation.org/home.html which helps children with cancer.  We’d also like to thank all the people that have sent us pictures, videos and more, keep them coming!

Limited Tee Shirts have been made, to get yours, please e mail us or leave a comment and we’ll send you the information!

HUZZAH and Thank you for your support of Winslowshire Festival for the Animals – Third Year!

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A Third year for Winslowshire 2010

I can’t even believe that 2009 is over!  Wow, that went by fast!  We already do have dates set up for the last weekend in June of 2010 for Winslowshire and the website is slowly growing all over again…we do have some new people coming in, but I can’t divulge just yet!  (I do want to keep you all on your toes)

In the meantime, I can write about more of what we had happen last year (June) and say THANK YOU for all that have supported us in a big way!  I would also like to say a BIG THANKS to the following people that make Winslowshire possible!

My good friend Joyce Morin Strong from http://www.goboston.com has helped us in so many ways by putting an article out and then using Twitter (I’m on Twitter too, as @giazzpet), helping post on Facebook and other places as well, so if you are in need of tickets for any event in Boston, MA or anywhere in New England for that matter, do check her out!  She also is in charge of http://www.cheaptickets.com – great deals!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Debra White of Winslow Farm http://www.winslowfarm.com for without her, we would have no faire!

Also, I would like to give a shout out to http://www.nerennies.net to say thanks for letting me post on your site, it really did help us get to the numbers we were looking for, and hope we can post again for this coming June.

Thanks to all of our Crew and Volunteers, for without them, we would really be up um, well, a creek….or be in the mud…so thanks gang, you know who you are.

Thanks to our new friends, who I will blog about in more current posts, and thanks if you voted for our little faire on http://www.renaissancefestivalmusic.com I hope we can win something for this year..hope hope hope…

Happy New Year everyone!  Stay safe for 2010 and hope we see you in JUNE!

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Have ye met our crew?

Our crew of volunteers this year was a mix of a wench in training (W.I.T.), volunteers and The Freelance Guild of Pirates

http://www.guildofpirates.com/.  This motley crew was the most friendliest bunch of pirates you ever did meet.  They helped with setting up all of our vendors and helped out our performers.  They were there every second to make sure that Winslowshire Festival ran as smoothly as possible.

The Freelance Guild of Pirates and our volunteers worked tirelessly, had their shows and still found energy to help and assist with any and all emergencies.  Our other volunteers were fairly new to the whole Renaissance genre and fell right into their characters with ease and felt right at home.

We had them learn new songs, which most of them knew and some of them didn’t, but every week without fail they showed up to rehearsal to make sure that the Finale would be remembered.

Huzzah to our crew for without them, we would not have had a great success!

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