NEWS & BLOG
Hello Gnome Fest Vendors.
We have been putting the word out this week that Gnome Fest will happen on Saturday. However, in the last 2 hours, we have had more rain than in this whole week. It has left our Event Site under a lot of water.
We feel it's too late to cancel the Event, but we also feel that we have to allow the Vendors to opt-out. We don't anticipate the number of people we hoped for, and fully understand if anyone would rather not spend the time to set up and vend.
We will put out the final word on the site conditions tomorrow morning around 10am.
We are already hoping for better weather next year, and for the Faerie Faire in September.
Hello Friends of the Farm,
The unusually wet Spring weather we've experienced this year seems to be carrying into the Summer Season.
With Gnome Fest scheduled for this Saturday, we have had to make some decisions regarding the weather. We have decided to postpone the Festival until July 28th. We are hoping the weather will be more cooperative.
Any Vendors who were planning on being at Gnome Fest are asked to please check your schedules and see if you are able to make the new date in July. This will still be an evening Festival starting at 4 pm until 10 pm.
We are sorry to have to make this decision, but we know the rain would have made it miserable for all.
Please keep July 28th open for Gnome Fest.
Far too long have we been silent, and it is time to correct this inequity. Our apologies to those Friends of the Farm on our mailing list who have heard nothing from us for so long. When the Spring Equinox approached, we rejoiced in the passing of winter. It had been a busy Winter Season for us on the Farm. We planned for a new building to include a Loft that could be used for classroom space, parties, and meetings. Despite the ravages of the weather, we managed to have the building go up in late February. It was the most wonderful, unseasonable weather that we could have when the small barn that is now next to our house went up. The temperatures were in the 70’s and the sun beamed almost as much as we did while we watched the workmen complete the barn.
The full moon that fell a day before the Spring Equinox was celebrated with a Fire Circle that night. This is a new practice at The Baronage Farm this year and we hope to host a few more Fire Circles this year in July & August. This is a no cost event for those who come out to participate, although donations of food and drink to supplement the feast table we set up are always welcome.
Now we are turning our attention to preparations for the coming of summer and our first Fairy Faire. Many of you are familiar with these festivals & have participated in them. We will be celebrating Midsummer (also known as Saint John’s Day) this coming June 25th. In order for this first time venue to be a success, we are looking for Vendors, Performers, Musicians, and Volunteers. Because this is a first year event, and we cannot guarantee what the gate count will be, we are not charging Vendors to participate. We do allow them to camp that weekend, in order to further minimize any expense they might incur. In order to participate, please contact us and we will send a Vendor or Participant package that must be completed.
This Friday, May 20th will be our first Volunteer meeting. Anyone wishing to help with the Faire is welcome to come out to this Meet & Greet session to start at 7 pm. We’ll have light refreshments available.
Vendor & Performer packets will be going out this weekend to those who have already contacted us. The initial response is quite heartening – overwhelming is more the term we should use. We are also contacting the press and advertising as much as possible. We would love to have a lot of fairgoers turn up on the 25th of June.
Our website calendar has been updated to include all upcoming volunteer days, so please come out and spend some time with us at the Farm. We hope to see you all at the Midsummer Faire in June!
Hail and good health to all gentles who read these words! We at Baronage Farm hope this Springtime finds you all well and prosperous, having survived the Winter's ravages. To all good people who stopped by to speak to us in Smyrna last month, we especially send happy tidings. We were very pleased with the amount of folks who stopped and showed an interest in our display, and who took the time to engage us in conversation.
We joyfully announce the start of our new web site! Please take a moment to check it at www.BaronageFarm.com and see what we're all about. The site is under construction, but we are updating the calendar as things are being scheduled here at the Farm. Please be sure to check it out. Our first Event of the season will be a Living History Weekend on April 5th and 6th. We welcome all Medieval Minded people to come out and spend some time with us. We encourage visitors to dress in Medieval Garb and come celebrate the season with us. All activities are outdoors, so plan for the weather. This is a weekend event starting on Saturday afternoon at 1pm and continuing to Sunday evening at 5pm. Martial activities will include Archery on Saturday and Sunday - loaner equipment is available. Baron William will be teaching sword fighting techniques on Sunday. Other martial fighting activities will be scheduled for Sunday if participants are available.
Our Feast & Fire will be Saturday night beginning at 7pm. All are welcomed to camp on Saturday night - you must supply your own tent and camping equipment. We look forward to seeing you soon at Baronage Farm!
Baron William Ladybaron Laura