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Fall 2022 Hobby Events Update

Discussion in 'Events & Fests' started by Bud, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    This post expands on the bulk-email that is being sent out today. We prefer to keep the bulk emails short & to the point, but there's a lot of info about upcoming events!

    Here are a few updates on events around Iowa this fall

    *** Attention all Hobbyists ***

    There is no membership/sponsorship requirement for selling at GIRS Fall Fest next month. This event is open to anyone that wants to sell! We want this event to be primarily for the hobbyist. The only thing you have to pay for is the table space itself.

    Donations for giveaway items are welcome, but not required (and we're not going to pester you for one either, at least not more than once)

    GIRS fall events:

    Saturday, October 15th, 11am-2pm
    Greater Iowa Reef Society presents
    Fall Fest 2022
    Fall Fest - [Oct 15, 2022] Fall Fest 2022 (Turbo's Aquatics Workshop: 1820 SE Miehe Dr, Grimes, IA 50111)

    Facebook Event Link
    Saltwater Corals & Goods

    Turbo's Aquatics Workshop
    1820 SE Miehe Dr, Grimes, IA
    Open to all vendors and hobbyists! No membership/sponsorship dues required

    *** UPDATES ***

    Confirmed sellers/vendors:
    Midwest Frags / Justin Theroux
    Ocean Man Aquatics
    Shady Reefs
    Jeanette Becker
    Casey Schares
    Tom Miller

    We are keeping space open for additional hobbyists before allowing more commercial vendors, so let us know ASAP if you want to sell!

    2023 GIRS Grow Out Contest
    2023 GIRS grow out contest!
    Once again GIRS is bringing you exciting corals at prices you will appreciate for our next grow out contest.
    Special thanks to Ocean Man Aquatics, Jeanette Becker and Chummingham's Reef for providing the corals.

    *** UPDATES ***
    We have sold all the cornbred malefacents acros that we want to at this time. Hopefully we will have a few more to sell in a week or two.

    If you have paid for your corals, you should have received an email regarding pickup on Wednesday (clarification on pickup location below). If you did not receive that email, check your spam folders or post in the thread and/or send a PM to the local contact for pickup.

    Des Moines Area: Jeanette @beckerj3@beckerj3
    Cedar Rapids Area: Casey @ruggerkc@ruggerkc
    Waterloo/Cedar Falls Area: Michael @Michael Frank@Michael Frank
    Other fall aquarium hobby events in Iowa:

    This Sunday, September 25th, 12pm-4pm
    Quad City Fish Swap
    Quad City Fish Swap
    Freshwater Fish, Plants, Equipment, Supplies & Decor

    The Golden Leaf Banquet Center
    2902 E Kimberly Rd
    Davenport, IA 52807
    Sunday, October 9th, 11am-1:30pm
    Aquariology (formerly CeaCICH Aquatics) presents
    Fishtober Fest
    Aquariology
    Freshwater Fish, Plants, Accessories, and Equipment Sale

    Croatian Fraternal Slavic Center
    6575 Indianola Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50320
    Sunday, October 16th, 10am-5pm
    Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association (EIAA) presents
    Tropical Fish Auction
    EIAA Tropical Fish Auction

    Hiawatha Community Center
    101 Emmons St
    Hiawatha, IA
    Saturday, October 29th, 10am-2pm
    Amazing Reef presents
    Cedar Rapids Frag Swap
    Cedar Rapids Frag Swap

    Cedar Valley Christian School/Bible Church
    3636 Cottage Grove Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403​
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2022

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