Illinois - Chicken People Meet & Greet Bonfire & Campout Aug 20th 2011

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by ParadiseFoundFarm, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Yes would love to come.

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  2. Have another Obligation

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  3. Will be attending the Illinois State Fair on Same Dates

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  4. Too Far to Travel

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  1. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Chicken People Meet & Greet Bonfire & Campout

    To those of you who vote " too far to travel, would you please post your local so that next year's traveling Meet can be done nearer to you? Would you offer to host next years event?

    Paradise Found will be hosting a meet for people to come and enjoy the company of other chicken people.
    We are located near the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.
    Door Prises and good company.
    Camping encouraged Saturday night in our 10 acre meadow.
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    Hi Everyone! [​IMG]
    I'm Denise of Paradise Found! I live a few miles outside of Hoosier country near Joliet, Il. I'm just off of I-80 by the Chicagoland Speedway. We have a lovey 14 acre farm and raise Wheaten Ameraucanas.

    There are great door prises. [​IMG]
    It is a free event. [​IMG]
    Family friendly fun on the "cheep". [​IMG]
    No reaching into your pocket for food vendors, raffle tickets, carnaval rides, admission or parking. [​IMG]
    We don't, but our friends do, "habla espaniol". [​IMG] We do Habla English and Greek though! [​IMG]
    We are minutes from the Chicagoland Speedway, who often shoot off fireworks just for us to watch.
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    Trading chickens and you live in Wisconsin and they live in Misouri? Meet here!
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    Haven't had the cash to get away? Come on down! ( or over or up or sideways just get here )
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    Want to visit the National cemetary but it's too far? Just use here as a stop along the way! We're a 40 minute drive away, straight down the road.
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    Going to the races? Stop on in!
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    This August 20th, there will be a chicken people meet and greet at my farm. All Chicken people are welcomed. There will be camping and a bonfire. There is an indoor toilet. In case of inclement weather, we can move the whole thing ( except the bonfire) indoors as the farm is ready for such occasions. Indoors we can comforatbly accomondate 60 people in the same room.

    Bring:
    A dish to pass.
    Your favorite beverages.
    Bug spray
    Yard chair
    Friendly Dog(s) who don't chase chickens
    Kids (on Leashes)
    Other Chicken People
    and a couple of laughs to share
    You Know, , , the usual

    Who can make it????


    Children are to be supervised at all times as we have a creek, an electric fence, a swimming hole and Heaven only knows what other thing might endanger them.
    We are a private farm, you are entering at your own risk and liability.
    Contact Poster ( that's ME!) for invite & exact directions if you can make it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Wish I could come! [​IMG] Take a bunch of pictures to post on the Illinois thread, please! [​IMG]
     
  3. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm In!!!

    I'll definitely be there with at least one other family member and one "chicken buddy"!! I can't wait......I hope many others will be able to attend!!
     
  4. snaffle

    snaffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to join in, but I am obligated to help at Horse Days in Belvidere the entire weekend!!

    http://www.horsedays.net/
     
  5. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:Dang! That sounds like fun! Remind me about it next year please! Have a great time and feel free to visit here anytime. We won't have the give-aways or the bonfire but it's still a pretty place to visit.
    Denise
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If you don't mind, I can visit you in SPIRIT! Angel wings all the way there! [​IMG]

    It sounds delightful! Glad some of you will make it when you didn't think you could.
     
  7. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll be going there first to visit my grandpa, then coming to you [​IMG] For sure me and my 2 yr old son, don't know 100% about hubby yet. If he can't come, I'll see about another friend.

    Can we get a list going of who's bringing what? I never know what to bring [​IMG]
     
  8. bluebird

    bluebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Still workin on re-arranging things here but I'm pretty sure we will be coming.

    It's probably going to be really hot so I'm thinkin of a dish with no mayo, like kidneybean salad or pasta salad...both of which I love!
     
  9. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    I look forward to meeting you bluebird! [​IMG] love, love, love pasta salads of all kinds!! I'm thinking baked beans of some sort, the meaty kind, and a fruit pie for good measure!!
     
  10. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    OK kids - how about I supply a bunch of long meat things and buns? By long meat things I mean hot dogs, and or polish and or brats and or sausage and or etc.?
     

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