Page Last Updated: 23-Sep-23
Welcome to our 2023 Workshop Registration system. Please read ALL information before registering.
Canadians and other non-US citizens - use a US state in your cardholder address info.
To ease site congestion, we are opening registration as follows:
Registration for Thursday workshops opens on July 1, 2023 at 12:01 AM EDT
Registration for Friday workshops opens on July 2, 2023 at 12:01 AM EDT
Registration for Saturday workshops opens on July 3, 2023 at 12:01 AM EDT
Registration for Sunday workshops opens on July 4, 2023 at 12:01 AM EDT
Wendy Jensen's basket weaving workshops are always a sellout. Register for either Thursday OR Friday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to waitlists - include the name of the workshop, day and time (if it's a workshop offered multiple times), and the best email to contact you. Once you are notified a seat has opened, you will have 12 hours to respond before the seat is offered to the next person.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY classes begin at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY classes begin at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM (exception - mini workshops and several others).
Each workshop states the proficiency level a student needs to be before registering. Do not register for an advanced class if you are a beginner. Contact the instructor if you’re unsure.
You must be at least 18 years old to register. Instructors may allow a minor to take a workshop, but approval from the instructor and workshop manager must be obtained prior to registration. Adults may be required to purchase and attend the workshop with a minor child.
If you have special needs, please contact the instructor and Workshop Manager prior to registering to discuss the possibility of accommodations during the workshop.
Avoid “double booking” classes by reviewing choices before hitting submit. Our system doesn't detect timing conflicts. The Festival is not responsible for the selection of classes and any conflicts that occur; no refunds will be given for such errors.
NEW email address? You will be prompted to create a NEW account.
Our online registration utilizes payment via debit and credit cards only.
Once you add a workshop to your cart (Register button), you have 15 minutes to buy it, after which it expires from your cart. Each class added to your cart has its own timer. After 15 minutes, the item (a seat in a workshop) in the cart expires and you have 5 minutes to complete your purchase after which it is added back to inventory, making it available to other shoppers.
Therefore, as workshop seats are added to individual shopping carts, the number of available seats gets reduced to avoid oversale of classes.
Check back to see current availability, because shoppers decide not to complete their purchases. A workshop showing SOLD OUT at 8:05 am, may have a seat available at 8:07 am, depending on the expiring items in everyone's shopping carts. Click REGISTER and that seat gets reserved in your cart for 15 minutes.
Review your selections before hitting submit (once!) Double registrations or errors in registration will be subject to a $10 processing fee.
Please see "Payments/Refund Information" for more information on transactions.
Seat availability shown on the registration pages is not a guarantee that an actual seat is able to be purchased. If an over sale of seats occurs, the price of the over-sold seat will be refunded in its entirety.
Seat confirmations happen within 24-48 hours, but during peak times it may take up to 72 hours. Check your spam folder.
We strongly suggest creating calendar entries for your workshops!!
If there's a class cancellation or any reason to contact attendees at the last minute, we may not have the email address for the gift or companion attendees. If your email address changes or you have questions, contact email@example.com.
As Festival time nears, you will receive a logistics email that has almost as much information as this does and it’s a good idea to read the entire email. Always check spam/junk folders before emailing.
"I DIDN'T GET..." - Strict spam blocking on institutional email servers (business, .edu, .org) may prevent you from receiving critical email blasts from MailChimp (e-tickets, logistics notices, etc.). We suggest registering using an email address you check regularly and where you can see messages thought to be spam. Unsubscribing from MailChimp prevents you from getting any email from us, including e-tickets, notices, etc.
The Festival uses authorize.net for payment processing and refunds. Your bank statement may say SheepWoolNY or DCSWGA.
There is a $10 fee for requests to transfer to another workshop, scheduling errors made by the user, or selling/gifting a class to a new attendee.
You can sell or transfer your spot in a workshop. Our only involvement is to collect the information from the SELLER about the buyer (name, email, and contact information). All workshop transfer communications must be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I SWITCH TO ANOTHER CLASS? Yes, as long as it is 30 days (9/19/2023) before Workshops begin, registration to the new class is complete and the $10 transfer fee is paid. Refunds for any difference in workshop cost will be issued.
NO exceptions to the refund/transfer/sell/gift policy will be made.
Check your spam folder regularly.
Workshops are held in Building D, heated tents outside of Building D, and in Fosters at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. General locations are listed in the class description, but can change.
Rest rooms are close by, but there are no reserved stalls for workshop attendees, but the line moves quickly.
Classes held in tents usually are workshops that are messy or use water, but other types of classes may be held in tents, as needed. The "floors" in the tents are usually concrete/blacktop pads, which should be taken into consideration when choosing footwear.
Classes in Building D are held in “rooms” created by a pipe and drape system. There are no hard walls between classrooms and there is no soundproofing in either Building D or classes held in tents. Noise from adjacent classes should be expected.
If you require good lighting, we suggest bringing a battery operated light.
Heat is supplied to Building D and tents by forced hot air space heaters which add to noise level. We advise students to dress in layers so that they may add or subtract clothing layers for their comfort.
Some workshops involve long periods of standing, sitting, or having your hands in and out of water. If this is an issue for you, contact the instructor before registering.
Direct specific questions regarding the details of your workshop to the instructor prior to registering.
Children, of any age, are not allowed to accompany parents to classes. No babies, no toddlers, no grandchildren, no children. We love kids, but it's not fair to other students, so please be considerate.
The "Courtesy e-tickets*" are emailed approx. two - three weeks prior to the Festival and are needed for entry onto the fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday. Avoid last minute issues and print as soon as they are received. Once sent, the e-ticket is the responsibility of the student. Lost tickets are not replaced - admission will need to be purchased and will not be reimbursed.
* E-ticket availability is contingent upon agreements with the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and are subject to change at any time.
Any problems or questions should be directed to the Workshops Coordinator, Karen Santucci, at email@example.com. Emails are answered during normal business hours (EST) Monday-Friday.
Let the countdown begin!!
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Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023