Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

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Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 29 2008, 12:25 PM

Grinnell Kite Festival
Grinnell, IA
May 8 thru 10
http://kitesovergrinnell.googlepages.com/

Now 3 days!
8th Annual Free, Fun, Friendly Kite Festival expands to host over 30 kite flyers during 3 day celebration!

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby prairierose » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 07:33 AM

Hecks yeah I'll be there!
I'm trapped at Grinnell College for all the festivals until then, but this one comes to me! And if any kite flyers want to stick around for the following week and take my final exams for me... :lol:

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Jeff » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 09:57 AM

I wish...but spending Mothers Day away at a fest in Iowa is just not going to happen.
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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 11:56 AM

Mike wrote:... to host over 30 kite flyers ...


Going under the banner that no question is dumb ... Does that mean that only 30 kite flyers can attend or that they're supporting 30 kite flyers?

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Mike » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 01:14 PM

It means they are providing rooms to 30 invited fliers. Mostly SLK fliers, and some awesome sport kite team fliers.
There's plenty of room to fly on the site and all kiters are welcome to come.

Sadly, I probably will not be able to fly with my daughter as my son is graduating on the Saturday in Indiana.
Ken will lead 180GO! and Chris Rizzuto will be flying 2 line demos outdoors as well as doing indoor demos.

Which reminds me, there is space and time for anyone to fly indoors too. If you haven't tried it, you should--it's fun and not as hard as you might think.

A lot of Kansas City kiters come up to this event, which may be new faces for some of you.

I'm really sorry to be missing this one. Dick and Sis are wonderful, charming, thoughtful hosts.
Everyone else go and cheer on 180GO! and meet a bunch of kiters you might not otherwise meet.

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Frodos Majik » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 10:02 PM

Good times - GREAT bunch o people - all around a NOT MISS fest if you can go!!! :up: :mrgreen:
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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Chris » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 10:36 PM

This is a great time, with great folks! Maybe this year we will have some "normal" winds :wink: They have a great indoor facility, so bring the indoor toys if you have them.
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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby backdraft » Wed, Apr 22 2009, 08:37 PM

Well 16 days to go I can't wait. Ken and I will be be leaving Friday morning, Zack is the only one going with us. Nick has prom that weekend and Anne is going to stay with him to keep him out of trouble. Hmmmm who is going to keep me out of trouble no Anne no Mike, just me and Ken watch out world. :twisted:

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Frodos Majik » Wed, Apr 22 2009, 09:46 PM

OH YEA BABY!!!!! and Banshee is not too far behind lurking in the shadows. :mrgreen:

GRINNELL wont be the same aftr this year :twisted:
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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Pkrekel » Thu, Apr 23 2009, 06:59 AM

I am leaving Friday morning also. My first time at Grinnell.

Paul

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby BANSHEE » Thu, Apr 23 2009, 07:42 AM

I'm looking forward to see all of you mugs. Kathy will be with me this year, but whats cool. Nothing is going to change. As I asked in the Grinnell roll call thread that I did without really searching for this one. Who is going to buy me a beer?

See you guys soon.

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Mux11 » Thu, Apr 23 2009, 09:31 AM

I will also be there once I slide across some stage thing. Graduation is that weekend and my family has put the foot down, so once all the pomp and circumstance is done, well the ceremony on Sat I will be zipping over.
Im hoping to have the PitBull tuned and ready to fly with others.

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby prairierose » Thu, Apr 23 2009, 11:25 AM

I'm looking forward to it!! Haven't been to a kite festival in far too long...

Several of the first graders I work with have also promised to come...gotta get 'em while they're young! :P I was probably in first grade when Dad brought the first rev home!

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby AhMayzon » Fri, Apr 24 2009, 12:31 AM

I'll be there also; leaving Friday morning. See you all there!

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Mike » Fri, Apr 24 2009, 10:25 AM

Grinnell #3 among "coolest small towns in America"
If you watch the video, they even show a kite in the section on Grinnell!

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby prairierose » Fri, May 08 2009, 03:35 PM

Hope to see you guys around town tonight! Here's the perks, according to Sis and Dick's email:

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On Friday night, our local chamber is sponsoring a downtown "Kick Off for Kites." They are hoping to bring Grinnellians, College Students & Visitors downtown to experience some fun.
What that means for all visiting Kite Flyers is:
1) You are invited to share a FREE pizza buffet & soft drink meal at Godfathers beginning at 7:00 p.m. (located on the SE corner of Main & 4th Ave. ... 800 - 4th Ave.)
2) You are invited to visit the Grinnell Coffee Company before 8:00 p.m. to claim a FREE ice cream sundae. (located at 915 Main St. - just north of Godfathers on the W side of Main)
3) You are invited to enjoy the music of the "Too Many Strings" Band who will be performing in front of the Bourbon Street Restaurant & Bar (located just north of Godfathers on the E side of Main) until 8:00 p.m.
4) You are invited to step into the many downtown businesses who will stay open until 8:00 p.m. to welcome you to town. Please take the time to say hello, "thank you," & let them know you are a visiting kite flyer.
4) You are invited to stop in to other downtown bars and "watering holes" who will have their lights on to welcome you both before and after the dinner at Godfathers.
IN ADDITION TO THE LIGHTS BEING ON, YOU WILL RECOGNIZE PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE A KITE IN A FRONT WINDOW!

IN ORDER TO QUALIFY for the free meal & free ice cream, you will need to wear your name tag. Those name tags will be found in your WELCOME PACKET - we will have that with us when we meet at Godfathers.
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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Jeff » Fri, May 08 2009, 04:13 PM

Heh...Grinnellians. :-D


Have a great time and take lots of pictures, everyone. I wish I could be there.
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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby TeamTrejo » Fri, May 08 2009, 05:25 PM

Won't be there till after the hot tube closes. :(

Looks like a nasty storm is passing through right now.

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby Mike » Sat, May 09 2009, 07:17 PM

That sounds like so much fun!
Post some photos here for those of us who can't be there. :(

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Re: Grinnell Kite Festival May 8-10

Postby prairierose » Sun, May 10 2009, 09:59 PM

Great festival!!

Ken, Chris Babb, Mike S., and Isaac demo-ing
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Chris Babb left his swim trunks at the hotel when he went home after the first day, so...
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Ken, myself, Isaac, and Mike S. flying
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Mike S.'s first solo demo!
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with our new friends from Texas
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Many thanks to our captain of the weekend and all the IKE members who made it out to Grinnell!
You can see the rest of the photo album here


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