If anyone has pictures of the joust (this weekend and for future weekends) I would love to see them! I want to put together some CD's by the end of faire to give to the crew. Please credit your pictures so I know who they came from.
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I've been an attendee to Scarborough Faire for going on eight years now and I read that their yearly employment faire will be happening soon for ticket sales, ground crew, food service and the like. Does anyone know the average pay rate that they offer just in general for any of their non-specific positions? Since it would be quite the drive (but more than rewarding in so many other ways!) I find myself curious and daydreaming of how much fun it would be to work there. If this post is inappropriate though, please let me know to delete it or be deleted by a mod.
Need a fix of faire music? Hankering for some harmony? Come on out for another edition of Java Jive with Queen Anne's Lace. Enjoy the climate controlled environment and a tasty beverage (beer/wine also available). Hope you can make it out!
I am going to be taking some reining (horse riding) lessons in Robinson, TX (Downsville Acres Stable) soon to help prepare for the upcoming Scarborough season (I mostly ride English, so I thought it would be a good idea to get a refresher course or two on western, and learn a little about reining as New Riders of the Golden Age/War Horse Productions trains their horses in that discipline).
The reining lessons start at 8AM on Saturdays, which means I have to leave Addison before 6AM to get there on time.
Is there anybody that lives near Waco that will let me sleep over on a couple of Friday (not sure when just yet)?
PS. I am fine driving for 2 hours, but I thought I would throw this out there :-)
I just got off the phone with Barbara of War Horse Productions! I am going to be a Lady Rider out there, and they are looking for at least one more (17/18+) female to ride in the shows. It is preferable (but not required) that you have riding experience. They work with Reining trained Draft horses.
They are also looking for about 4 squires, I am pretty sure that it is a paid position (you'll have to confirm with them). They are looking for males and females 16+.
I believe that they also have Horse Rides and will need someone (either a lady rider to do the shows and horse rides) for that. It is a paid position.
If interested, or know of someone who might be, here is the War Horse Productions contact info:
Barbara email@example.com 888.355.6878
PS. War Horse Productions does full contact jousting, and they used to be out at Scarborough many moons ago and are VERY excited about coming back. I squired for them in 2002 & 2003 out at Louisiana Renaissance Faire. GREAT GUYS! This whole thing is bittersweet for me as Bryan Beard & crew from Noble Cause Productions will not be out this season. I will miss them!
This is perfect for those of you who are out of state and can't grab these limited edition items! It's also great for folks on a budget—just snag your favorite tracks and build your collection a song or two at a time.
All this just in time for the holidays... how convenient!
Also, be sure to mark your calendars for our first gig in 2010. We'll be back for Java Jive at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Addison (Belt Line at Marsh) on Sat. Feb. 6th @ 8pm. Hope you can make it... expect a special announcement!
Sadly, I'm actually also a lurker at Scarby. I go rather frequently, but still haven't put any garb together. This Memorial Day weekend, I've actually managed to convince my dad to come with the two kiddos and me to Scarby (which, if you know my dad is no small feat). I have two questions for you fine folk:
Is the special Memorial Day parade (you know, where they invite veterans to march in the Parade and such) only on Memorial Day Monday, or do they have the Memorial Parade each day of closing weekend? I can't recall.
Knowing my dad, we will probably only be there for a few hours, and I want to make sure that we hit shows that will really impress him. In your opinion, what shows are can't miss and might draw him back in for next year?
ETA: I'm a dunce. Kiddos are two, and not even one. So, age appopriateness doesn't matter much at this point of the game. Heck, the big one saw Iris and Rose at both Scarby and TRF before she was one. And she was once part of Christophe the Insulter's incentive for a "horrible, terrible, nasty insult" toward the end of his show.
We're so excited about another season at Scarborough! In fact, we've got another new design from our Cafe Press store that will be available this season! We had fun with the idea, and think you'll really like it.
Those of you who are Friends of Faire will get a sneak peek! We'll have the new shirts—and some other fun stuff, too!—available for pre-sale at the March 29th preview event.
The rest of you... well, make sure you find us opening weekend to check out the fun stuff!
Your favorite multi-colored songstresses are tripping the gaslight fantastic Fri. Feb. 6th as part of Kinetoscope at Panoptikon: A Steampunk Cotillion. There's a great evening planned to celebrate Jules Verne's 181st birthday. Events include a fashion show for which QAL will be providing live entertainment.
It's an 18-and-up event which should be loads of fun. Hope you can make it (and take lots of pics to share)! For details, visit QALace.com.