Page Last Updated: 01-Oct-16
Dear 2016 Workshop Attendee,
We're very excited to host you! We ask that you read ALL the following information. I know it's a lot of information, BUT every year more than one person says, "I didn't know that" and that's because they didn't read ALL of this info. Help me help you.
Thursday/Friday workshops - Lunches were not included in your workshop fee and will not be catered this year. Instead the Fairgrounds Cafe will be open. Full day classes have assigned staggered lunch times so as not to bombard the Cafe with hungry Workshop people. A menu with pricing is below, so you can decide if you need to make alternate arrangements. One hour has been allotted for lunch time - grab your lunch first so you have plenty of time to eat, check email, etc., before you head back to class.
(Weekend passes will be emailed to those who are taking 3+ hour workshops and purchased them prior to September 15 at 11:59 pm EST; one single day pass for the day of the workshop will be emailed to all others)
Workshops are held in Bldg "D," the Tent Area (41) next to D, or Bldg G, the "Girl Scout Room" (on map all in blue). See more info below for Thursday/Friday workshops and Saturday/Sunday workshops.
You must check-in in Bldg D (accessed through Bldg C) where you will get one irreplaceable button - your "ticket" to workshop areas. Allow plenty of time for check-in, to find your class, and grab a cup of coffee or tea before heading to class. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you. If you are taking more than one class, you only have to check-in once.
Pre-ordered merchandise, with receipt, will be available for pickup in Bld D.
THURSDAY OR FRIDAY WORKSHOPS - PARKING AND OTHER INFORMATION
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY WORKSHOPS - PARKING AND OTHER INFORMATION
We strongly recommend bringing hand carts/wagons if you have equipment to bring to classes.
Fairgrounds open by 8:00 AM, Workshops start at 9:00 AM. Give yourself plenty of time on Saturday because the public starts lining up early.
Only students registered in 9:00 am classes can enter the grounds as early as 8:00 am, after presenting your e-ticket (or name, if you registered late) to 4H or Mulberry St. Gate personnel or the Workshop volunteer.
Parking: Refer to this map.
WARNING - waiting in line at the MAIN Pedestrian Gate will only make you late for class. They don't have a list of names, they won't know about Workshops. See above.
Handicapped parking is available at the 4H Pedestrian Gate and the Main Gate. All other parking will be in the general parking areas for the festival.
If you absolutely have to drive onto the festival grounds, contact the Workshops Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to Oct 1 and, if approved, a mirror hang tag will be provided. This allows you driving access to the grounds prior to 8:30 am through one entrance only - the North Entrance gate - to drop off your supplies/equipment. The car then must be removed to general parking areas - cars on Festival grounds after 8:30 am will be towed.
IMPORTANT THINGS to REMEMBER:
This Festival is run by a devoted network of volunteers. Many of us wear multiple hats before, during, and after the Festival. Consider donating your time for future Festivals.
DO NOT wait until the last week to contact us with e-Ticket or other Festival related questions. Time is at a premium from October 10 through the Festival - checking/answering emails may not be a top priority and when answered may be just be a one or two word reply (don't take offense), so review workshop website before sending emails, please. There is one person, me, answering workshop and social media questions and one person doing e-tickets (and merchandise and coordinating volunteers, plus a bunch of other things) If it's a question related to the workshop you're taking, instructor's emails have been provided on the website, so you can contact them directly. Instructors will not be able to assist you with logistics.
Late for class? It happens. It's your responsibility to catch up and you may have to finish on your own.
NO VENDING: Instructors are not allowed to sell to students in the classroom and vendors are not allowed to sell, contractually, before the Festival opens at 9:00 am Saturday or 10:00 am Sunday. Please don't ask them to do so.
NO RECORDING without permission: You may NOT record, in any way, any portion of any workshop without express permission of instructor. No photos/recordings of techniques can be uploaded to social media.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
2016 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival
Fairgrounds Café Only
John O’Han, President
Thursday, October 13, 11:00-4:00
Friday 7 am to 7 pm
Full menu and all veggie menu items