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Spring Fest [Mar 25, 2018] Spring Fest 2018 (Des Moines, IA)

Discussion in 'GIRS Events & Fests' started by Greater Iowa Reef Society, Nov 26, 2017.

Spring Fest 2018
Posted By Bud

Iowa State Fairgrounds: 4-H Exhibits Building
4-H Exhibits Building, Logan Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317, USA
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:30 AM
(ends Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:00 PM)
Timezone: America/Chicago

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  1. Greater Iowa Reef Society Become a GIRS Member! GIRS Member

    246
    Iowa
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    +112 / 0 / -0

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    Greater Iowa Reef Society
    &
    CEACich Aquatics

    Present:
    Spring Fest 2018!

    Sunday March 25th, 2018
    Location:
    Iowa State Fairgrounds
    Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building
    Des Moines, IA


    We've got a ton of space for this event - 43,000 square feet!
    **(and cheaper than the Animal Learning Center actually...)

    Event Day Schedule:
    Doors will open early for check-in (exact time TBD)

    11:30am - Show Floor Opens for Members-Only Early Access
    12:00pm - Show Floor Opens to Public
    2:30pm - Raffle
    3:00pm - Show Floor Closes


    $5 General Admission
    FREE for GIRS and CEACich Aquatics Club Members
    FREE for all 17 and younger


    RAFFLE ITEM THREAD:
    https://www.greateriowareefsociety.org/threads/raffle-item-list.28771/

    We have some great things in the works for this event which we will announce as we lock them in!


    Here are a few fun things that will be going on:

    Kids' Zone
    open from Noon - 3 pm
    This will include fun activities for the kids!

    Photo Booth (more information to come)

    FOOD AND DRINKS!
    ** INCLUDES BEER **

    The venue will have the Concessions Stand open with a variety of food & snacks available from their catering vendor Campbell's Concessions.
    MENU POSTED IN THREAD POST #35, CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO IT

    VENDORS!

    There will be no limit on Dry Goods tables and non-coral vendors
    We will be limiting the number of Coral Vendors


    We plan on having a Community Dry Goods / Used Equipment area, as well as a Community Livestock Tank. This was popular at Fall Fest, so we are planning on doing it again. More information to come!

    We've already got a bunch of vendors lined up, including:

    Coral Vendors
    Jason Fox Signature Corals
    AZN Nutty
    TNT Corals
    Reef Deep Aquatics
    Midwest Frags
    T Ball
    Aquaporium
    Unlimited Color Corals
    Jeanette Becker
    Dave Roth
    Jeremy Dirks
    Matt Van Sloten
    Casey Schares & Kendall Kannegieter

    Non-coral Vendors
    Booyah's Clowns
    Dirk Griffin
    Mermaid's Cove
    Printed Reefing Solutions
    Fiji Cube
    Landscape Accents

    **Tables fees:
    $20 per table for Members & Sponsors
    $25 per table for all others

    ** If power is needed, a $5 charge per booth space (not per table) will apply
    Night-before setup will be available from 7pm - 11pm

    More to come!!!​
     
  2. Barrett GIRS Member

    151
    Urbandale, IA
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    I can’t wait
     
  3. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    +174 / 0 / -0
    TNT Corals, please and Thank You.
     
  4. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    Fixed!
     
  5. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    +174 / 0 / -0
    Thanks Bud@
     
  6. Dan peterson

    10
    Kewanee, IL
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    where do I find table info?
     
  7. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    We'll be posting more info over the next couple weeks
     
  8. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    This just in: Jason Fox Signature Corals will be at Spring Fest!

    First post updated! Please scroll up for all the most current information - this is current as of today but the 1st post will always contain the current information!!

    Show Floor schedule:

    11:30am - Show Floor Opens for Members-Only Early Access
    12:00pm - Show Floor Opens to Public
    2:30pm - Raffle
    3:00pm - Show Floor Closes

    Activities/etc:
    Kids' Zone
    Photo Booth
    T-Shirts
    Concessions Stand
    Community Dry Goods / Used Equipment tables
    Community Livestock Tank

    Tables fees & availability posted

    Current Vendor Lineup:
    Gonzo's Coral Frags
    Jason Fox Signature Corals
    AZN Nutty
    TNT Corals
    Booyah's Clowns
    Ocean's Wonders
    Dirk Griffin
    Mermaid's Cove
    Jeanette Becker
    Dave Roth
    Jeremy Dirks
     
  9. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    Here's our final Coral Vendor List:

    Coral Vendors
    Gonzo's Coral Frags
    Jason Fox Signature Corals
    AZN Nutty
    TNT Corals
    Reef Deep Aquatics
    Midwest Frags
    Jeanette Becker
    Dave Roth
    Jeremy Dirks
    Matt Van Sloten

    We won't have a limit on non-coral vendors, so this list below is still growing

    Non-coral Vendors
    Dirk Griffin
    Booyah's Clowns
    Ocean's Wonders (plus some personal corals)
    Mermaid's Cove
    Possibly: Printed Reefing Solutions
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  10. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    498
    Ankeny, IA
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    Was Dirk around last spring fest? Seems like it's been awhile since I've seen him.
     
  11. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    +174 / 0 / -0
    Nope, Not that I remember.
     
  12. Alex Crittenden GIRS Member

    78
    West Des Moines, IA
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    Do spouses of members have to pay to enter?
     
  13. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    That's the way we've done this in the past, if that changes for this fest we will certainly post that information
     
  14. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    Added:
    Printed Reefing Solutions (3D printed parts for saltwater and freshwater)
    Fiji Cube (tank manufacturer out of Twin Cities)
     
  15. TNTtropical New User

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    Tama, IA
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    Gauging interest here in saltwater fish and invert list here. Thinking of doing a table but I want to see who is coming to the show to buy. Cheers!
     
  16. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper

    405
    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Any idea what will be raffled this spring ?
     
  17. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    I can tell you one for sure, a 75G tank and stand. Working on having this be a full build, including sump, overflow, etc.
     
  18. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper

    405
    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    +115 / 1 / -0
    Any new information Bud
     
  19. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,682 / 14 / -0
    I'm cramming a ton of things in this week (life), more info next week.
     
  20. Actuary Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    623
    Adel, IA
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    +115 / 1 / -0
    I know I at least would be interested in some inverts... would like to be able to refresh my CuC without having to place an order for $100+ to get reasonable shipping somewhere.
     

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