Building Season Starts This Month:
- Building season starts April 21, the third weekend of this month.
This will be our standard schedule every year. From Halloween to
Income Tax Day will be the building off-season. Under normal
construction will be limited to weekends
- Our 2007 Built Booth Specialty Lease Agreement is written, and
ready to be read by vendors interested in constructing a hardshell
booth on the premises. Interested parties need to not only contact
me via private e-mail, but come out to the site and stake/measure a
ground space area on the lanes, prior to signing.
New Faire Construction Projects:
* The culvert bridge out by the front gate will be rebuilt as a solid
arched structure with stonework, similar to the one shown in the
drawing on the
* The towers and walls at the front gate will be decorated in Tudor
fashion with wood, plaster work, and flagpoles.
* The Wharf Stage will also be decorated, as a work in progress.
Preliminary road work will begin on the main street of the village,
Castle Street, and signposts and structure will be developed at
its intersection with Haymarket Squares popular Church Street.
* The tavern will be decorated on the interior and its gables cobbed
in with wattle and daub style plaster work.
* We will begin building in-ground bench seating for stage areas.
* A billboard facing our Highway 171 frontage will be constructed.
Talent and Thespians:
* Ill be sending our previous performers new contracts in the mail
shortly. Stage fee structures will be roughly the same as last year.
The comp food situation will be improved with our own hot food
concessions. (See below.)
* As a reminder, if anyone reading this wants to be in cast as a pirate
or villager or royal or so on, contact Fafnir Crow on this mailing list.
Hot Food Booths:
Beginning this year, we will have Middlefaire hot food booths, in
addition to welcoming a variety of outside food vendors to the festival.
As the faire grows this will remain my policy on food concessionsa
mixture of outside vendors with our own kitchens. At many festivals
the faire monopolizes the food concessions for reasons of profitability.
I dont believe in doing this; I feel added food choices are an attractive
bonus for the guests, and we cant offer them too much variety. Its all
part of putting on a good show, IMHO.
There will not be a Royal Feast this year. Of all the faires activities
last October, this was one of our only rough spots. I actually ended up
refunding the ticket prices to the Feast to most of the guests who had
participated in it. Ive made the decision to temporarily pull the plug
on the Feast concept until our facilities for in-house food and beverage
are slightly more developed. When we do tackle a new feast, I intend to
truly give the guests their moneys worth. Put it down for our next
festival down the road.
There will be participant camping this year. Its unknown what area
of the field this will be assigned to, at this writing. We may create a
fenced-in/walled off vendors campsite in the Haymarket Square area.
Actors camp will be in the backstage area near the office/workshop.
Power and Electricity:
-Potable water has been piped into the faire through a set of hydrant
manifolds near the front gate.
-Electricity for the village is still in the works at this writing. We hope
to have a transformer pole in place before the end of May.
- I have made the decision in light of heavy rains to invest further in
grass development on the village site and in its parking field. Coastal
bermuda, which was planted last year--but stunted due to an extreme
drought--will be cultivated and professionally weeded, groomed and
fertilized on a five-year growth plan. We hope to have a good carpet
of fresh pasture grass established in the village within a couple of years.
mka K.G. Tuma
the Middlefaire Company, Inc.
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