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Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:49 pm

Hey ZS:016,
An event I attended last year was the Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival and decided it would be a good place for ZS to table. Last year there were various organizations such as local ham radio clubs, local volunteer search and rescue teams, Reptile/amphibian club , 4H, Girl scouts, and Civil War Reenactors. This event is sometime in april and I recently contacted them to get an exact time.

Just an update. We were approved by Dauset Trails and the official invitation was sent to me. I sent that invitation along with the paperwork to ZSHQ on March 7th. Today I just emailed Dauset Trails again reminding them we are still on board and looking forward to the event. With the event on April 23rd 0900 - 1600 and that being next month, it is time to see how many people will be attending.

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Slugg + wife & Kids + 4 guests
O.D Green

-Please post here or PM me if you can make it so we have an idea how many can table. We have the minimum to table with just us, but obviously more is better to this.
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by KJ4ZDD » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:39 pm

It seems to have been held last year on March 28th, from 9AM - 5PM. Both parking and general admission is free. We'll see exactly what date this year will be held, hopefully with enough advanced notice to get everything approved.

Dauset Trails Nature Center
360 Mt Vernon Church Rd
Jackson, GA 30233

Coordinates 33°14′02″N 83°56′40″W

Their website is http://www.dausettrails.com and their phone number is 770-775-6798.

A map showing the details of the facility can be found here.

This is approximately 55 minutes southeast of Atlanta, off I-75 Exit 201
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:49 pm

Thanks for the additional info regarding the event. I'm going to submit the paperwork to ZSHQ without a definite date and see if they will approve it still. I want to have it submitted by tuesday.
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by A Zombie » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:21 pm

A bit of a drive from some of us, but I'm down to make that drive if y'all are. Especially when I hear things like "free" and "music". Keep us informed as to the paperwork with HQ and any communications we have with the event organizers. If everything works out, I'll need to know ASAP to try and take the time off work.
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:41 am

Does anyone else plan to attend this event?
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:20 am

Slugg wrote:Does anyone else plan to attend this event?
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:14 am

KJ4ZDD told me on Facebook he is going. So that makes 4 members so far.

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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by KJ4ZDD » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:42 pm

It was a pretty good turnout, the event operators estimated about 2000 people showed up, and several people (mostly the kids) were interested in "The Zombies".

We had a get-home bag, a large medical kit, a small first aid kit, several books, several reference movies, an emergency power setup, a fully functional 2-meter radio, both ZS banners, a flagpole flying the ZS flag, and a J-pole antenna at the top of the mast. We even had permission to fire up the rocket stove, and cooked an MRE using only twigs as the fuel.

The mailing list sign up sheets have been scanned and sent to the officers email.
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:01 pm

I feel it went really well, I will type up a report once my family that is visiting goes home.

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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Slugg » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:34 pm

We had 6 members attend this event: KJ4ZDD, Slugg, Sahntoki, O.D Green, 1 new member who tabled and his parent.
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Re: Dauset Trails Bluebird Bluegrass Festival

Post by Davo » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:52 am

Very nice!
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