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Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Wed, Jan 07 2015, 01:27 PM
by Fofarms
Hello kite enthusiasts!

I am pleased and excited to announce that Fair Oaks Farms, the premier agritourism destination is hosting its first kite festival on May 9. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic kite fliers to partake in our event and bring the joy of flying kites to Northwest Indiana and our communities and families. If you are interested please contact Leslie Rusk at lrusk@fofarms.com and she will be able to give you more information about participating!

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Wed, Jan 07 2015, 05:06 PM
by Mike
180GO! will be flying there, but I bet we could use some show kites too!

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Thu, Jan 08 2015, 11:45 AM
by chicagokite
Chicago Kite Is on board Will be the vender for the event .

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Fri, Jan 09 2015, 12:28 PM
by Mytoyz
Dawn and i may be there with nema and the bowl. Thats the saturday before Grand haven and i usualy go up there on that saturday, but if we have good weather here, we will probably stay for this event.

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Sat, Jan 10 2015, 05:38 PM
by goestoeleven
chicagokite wrote:Chicago Kite Is on board Will be the vender for the event .


Is that correct? Your web site has you at the Zion Kite fest on May 9th.

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Sat, Jan 10 2015, 06:58 PM
by makatakam
goestoeleven wrote:
chicagokite wrote:Chicago Kite Is on board Will be the vender for the event .


Is that correct? Your web site has you at the Zion Kite fest on May 9th.


They probably do it with mirrors, and multiple persons(alities).

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Mon, Jan 12 2015, 08:40 AM
by chicagokite
Yes that is correct Zion same day !

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Wed, Jan 14 2015, 08:36 PM
by KiteVoice
Interesting. One of their people attended Shipshewana last year for ideas, etc. I just learned from Kathy Brinnehl that the organizers have also invited Chicago Fire to perform, Wisconsin Kiters to put up show kites and Ann Vondriska to announce.

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Fri, Jan 16 2015, 10:25 AM
by sdn10s
Members of the Wisconsin Kiters Club will be there to fly our show kites. We're looking forward to it!

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2015, 11:30 AM
by Fofarms
So excited about the great participation of some great fliers!! This will be a great event!

We still welcome show kites and performers! If anyone is interested in more information please contact lrusk@fofarms.com or jennal@fofarms.com.

-Performances
-Family Fly Area
-Kids kite making
-Trash the Kite competition
-Zip lining
-Vendors
-Kids play zone

Visit the event landing page at fofarms.com/fairintheair

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Thu, May 07 2015, 09:24 PM
by goestoeleven
Bumping this thread as a reminder.

Hoping the weather forecast is wrong . . . .

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Sat, May 09 2015, 08:39 PM
by basicbill
I made a last minute decision to attend and I'm glad that I did. Weather broke to sunny skies in the afternoon with nice wind. A huge area for kite flying with mowed grass that any homeowner would envy. And the food was great too. The grilled cheese sandwich was recommended and was excellent. The biggest decision was which cheese to select for the sandwich. (Ask Big Mike how he solved that dilemma.) Followed later by possibly the best butter pecan ice cream I've tasted in a long time.

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My spiro Rev and the 34 foot Bol from Dennis.

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Bill

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Sat, May 09 2015, 09:50 PM
by goestoeleven
Bill - happy you made it down to the fest & had a good time. Plus, thanks for taking and posting pictures!

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Mon, May 11 2015, 07:11 AM
by Mike

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Mon, May 11 2015, 07:37 AM
by basicbill
Mike wrote:Fair Oaks Farms posted a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfzb8NmSu1g&spfreload=10


Yeah very nice. And did you see this one. Dennis and I were up front in the opening and closing clips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYzqWlRUMPI&spfreload=10

https://youtu.be/qYzqWlRUMPI

Bill

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Mon, May 11 2015, 11:37 AM
by TMadz
Looks great. Had a birthday party. Wanted to make this.

Re: Fair in the Air 2015

Posted: Mon, May 18 2015, 06:11 AM
by backdraft
Great Video and great pictures Bill. This was a great event!