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Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
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Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
It's never too early to mark your calendar for an exciting weekend in Fairhaven!

A gathering of M'Cracks and friends will happen on the traditional weekend of Pirate's Christmas. November 11, 12, and 13, 2011!

A great time that starts with Friday night at the Pub, then Saturday morning's tailgate in the VIP lot, a entire day at faire with friends and finally some "quiet time?" at the pub!

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! Questions, comments, suggestions and offers of help are always appreciated!

Lairde Dubl'n M'Crack
Clan Chieftain of the M'Crack's
Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas

Ren Merc #808: The Fairhaven Fusiliers,
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01-07-2011 09:57 AM
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Hail, Hibernian!

Seems we may be moving from Baltimore, MD ( ahhh- Revel Grove!) to Asheville, NC, this summer. I am wondering if you know how long a drive it is to get to your Festival!

Regards!

I'm growing older but not up ...
03-18-2011 07:28 AM
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RE: Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
(03-18-2011 07:28 AM)BardicCorsair Wrote:  Hail, Hibernian!

Seems we may be moving from Baltimore, MD ( ahhh- Revel Grove!) to Asheville, NC, this summer. I am wondering if you know how long a drive it is to get to your Festival!

Regards!

Greetings!

Asheville is a great area, lots to see and do all year round. The North Carolina mountains are great. Keep in mind just up the road in the Boone/Blowing Rock area they hold the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Great music and perhaps the biggest Scottish games in the US.

Fairhaven (CRF) is located just outside of Huntersville, NC. We have playtrons who make the journey down from the mountains on a regular basis. The map says about 2 1/2 hours one way, but its all on major roads so the drive is not that bad. I make the drive from Charlotte to the mountains all the time with the Scouts, it's not enough to keep you from faire!

CRF is a bit smaller than MD but we have some great first line acts, lots of stages, Guinness, and a fantastic cast. Our pubs do not equal Maryland but we do have the benches under the trees at M'Crack Corner. You'll need the weekend to see and appreciate everyone and everything at a comfortable pace.

Annual invasion weekend with pirates, rouges, wenches, R/F and the Clan M'Crack all in residence. Borrowing from Maryland, our Saturday morning invasion tailgate is not to be missed.

Good people and good time, come join us!

Lairde Dubl'n M'Crack
Clan Chieftain of the M'Crack's
Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas

Ren Merc #808: The Fairhaven Fusiliers,
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03-18-2011 09:25 AM
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One of our favorites!! Our calendar is already marked!

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03-25-2011 07:01 AM
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RE: Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
Ok I'm not even going to say it since for the last three years running I thought I would be there but one of the kids or both ended in post season football. I think I jinx myself when I commit so I'm keeping quiet for now. However the oldest will be in high school in the fall and play during the week so it’s only the youngest that may have post season play on the weekend so my odds are better this year. (fingers crossed)

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03-31-2011 12:31 PM
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RE: Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
(03-31-2011 12:31 PM)Dallan Wrote:  Ok I'm not even going to say it since for the last three years running I thought I would be there but one of the kids or both ended in post season football. I think I jinx myself when I commit so I'm keeping quiet for now. However the oldest will be in high school in the fall and play during the week so it’s only the youngest that may have post season play on the weekend so my odds are better this year. (fingers crossed)

The fingers are crossed about something we won't mention for fear of a jinx!

Lairde Dubl'n M'Crack
Clan Chieftain of the M'Crack's
Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas

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03-31-2011 08:41 PM
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RE: Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
The gates of Fairhaven has opened and the crowds went wild!

First weekend had great weather and fantastic crowds. The second weekend is shaping up to just as great. If you're coming be warn, NASCAR is in town this weekend so traffic will be heavy. Plan to arrive early and be happy to get there on time.

Invasion weekend activites are set! Remember all are invited to the meet-n-greet on Friday night at The Galway Hooker, the VIP Parking Lot tailgate on Saturday morning and even the Sunday morning BIG (Breakfast in Garb) time at the Acropolis.

Microtel in Cornelius is M'Crack Central and has a special rate so mention us when you make your reservation.

Hope to see everyone in Fairhaven!

Lairde Dubl'n M'Crack
Clan Chieftain of the M'Crack's
Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas

Ren Merc #808: The Fairhaven Fusiliers,
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10-14-2011 08:58 AM
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RE: Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
Group tickets are being organized by the Clan M'Crack. Check the facebook page for details. Looking like an invasion weekend with well over 75 people participating. Check it out.

Lairde Dubl'n M'Crack
Clan Chieftain of the M'Crack's
Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas

Ren Merc #808: The Fairhaven Fusiliers,
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10-24-2011 08:02 PM
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RE: Annual Gathering in 2011 aka Invasion Weekend
Thanks to everyone who helped make this past weekend at CRF a success. Marie and I were talking and feel a reliable estimate is about 120 M'Cracks were in Fairhaven on Saturday! Maybe more but we'll go on the conservative side for now.

I wish to thank Jim and Dawn for doing the majority of the legwork and pulling things together. A very big thank you to the guys at the top of the hill that I call my teamsters! Your volunteer service of being Julia's personal escort and taxi service is greatly appreciated. I never realize pirates and scalawags had such big hearts, the M'Cracks are blest to have you as members.

This was a good run through for next year. We have already set aside the entire upstairs of the Galway Hooker so we'll be inside and warm with plenty of seating for all! The Saturday morning tailgate will be EPIC and I expect Sunday morning breakfast will have twice the 38 M'Cracks we had this year. Some surprises are already being planned and you will want to make sure to visit Fairhaven again for the 2012 National Gathering!

Lairde Dubl'n M'Crack
Clan Chieftain of the M'Crack's
Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas

Ren Merc #808: The Fairhaven Fusiliers,
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11-14-2011 07:07 AM
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