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Spring Fest [May 6, 2023] Spring Fest... (Fox Brewing Company, 103 S 11th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265)

Discussion in 'News, Events & Fests' started by Greater Iowa Reef Society, Mar 29, 2023.

Spring Fest 2023: Reefing USA in West Des Moines!
Posted By Bud

Fox Brewing Company, 103 S 11th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 11:00 AM
(ends Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 02:30 PM)
Timezone: America/Chicago

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

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    Iowa
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    Reefing USA is coming back to Iowa!

    This post will be updated with more information as it comes in.

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    Save the Date!!
    Saturday May 6th, 2023

    Time
    11 AM - 2:30 PM: Open to all

    Location
    Fox Brewing Company
    103 S 11th St
    West Des Moines, IA 50265

    Cost
    FREE
    (Technically there is a minimum per-hour bar charge...but their beer is really good so that's not likely to be a problem....)

    Food & Drinks
    Craft Beer from Fox Brewing Company available for purchase at venue
    Additional Food & Drinks available at The Hall next door

    Vendors

    Eye Candy Corals
    Website: Eye Candy Corals
    Facebook: Eye Candy Coral

    Aquatic Touch LLC
    Website: Aquatic Touch
    Facebook: Aquatic Touch

    Badgerland Saltwater
    Website: Badgerland Saltwater
    Facebook: Badgerland Saltwater

    Coral Syndicate
    Facebook: Coral Syndicate

    Oceanic Gardens
    Website: Oceanic Gardens
    Facebook: Oceanic Gardens

    ColorAddict Corals

    DOOR PRIZES / GOODIE BAGS
    The first 100 people through the door will receive a goodie bag, which will include a FREE FRAG!

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    Giveaways
    Tickets will be handed out to all attendees for FREE
    Drawing will take place about 1/2 way through the show, or around 1:00
    See posts in this thread for additional giveaway info

    Map
    Google maps API changed up their system so for now here's a map.

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

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Venue change: due to unfortunate circumstances, my space will not be available. Switching to same venue at last spring.

    Good news: Beer
     
  3. pwfish

    pwfish Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Do you need any setup help from GIRS members.
     
  4. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,811 / 14 / -0
    It would be great to have a few people there for tear-down as the brew pub has another event right after ours, so we need to clear out of the space pretty quickly.

    But we will not need much else other than that
     
  5. Dave Amelon GIRS Member

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    Iowa City
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    I would help but we have tickets to our grandaughter's dance.
     
  6. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,811 / 14 / -0
    Just over a week away!
     
  7. Is there a list of vendors? I may have just missed it, but figured I would ask.
     
  8. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,811 / 14 / -0
    I've been bugging Bill for a final vendor list, I know that there are 6 coming and I'm pretty sure that Eye Candy (of course, because that's Bil), Aquatic Touch (Steve Stroyny & Paul Poeschl), I think Coral Syndicate will be there (I tried to get him to come to several other past fests), beyond that I can't recall
     
  9. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,811 / 14 / -0
  10. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,811 / 14 / -0
    I found a few things in the event listing that I hadn't caught when I updated it.

    The event name (on the calendar) still said "in Grimes" - it's in WDM

    The event time (calendar & thread) said 12-3, the correct time is 11-2:30

    I set up a Facebook event, but Reefing USA did one also. So there are 2 FB events for the same event, just for clarification. The more advertising the better!
     
  11. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,811 / 14 / -0
    Door prizes!


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

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,811 / 14 / -0
    Thank you to everyone who attended Saturday, and thank you to Reefing USA and all the vendors for putting on a great show!

    I had a great time chatting with everyone I could - old faces and a few new ones!

    We will be holding the fall event at this venue as well, and I think we have zeroed in on the date even.
     

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