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Madison Knitters' Guild Rhinebeck Trip

WHEN: 10/17/24 – 10/22/24

EVENT DETAILS:

Please join fellow Madison Knitters' Guild members for our inaugural trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York!

When: Thursday, October 17, 2024, 8:00 am through Tuesday, October 22, 2024, approx. 7:00 pm.  

DESCRIPTION:

Bring your unfinished projects and knit and/or crochet your way on a chauffeured private motorcoach bus trip to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York with fellow Guild members.  Enjoy 2 days at the festival shopping for yarn, watching Sheep and wool competitions, tasting Cider Donuts and enjoying the fall weather with other yarn enthusiasts.  This trip is hosted by MKG in conjunction with Middleton Travel.  


FEES:

MKG Registration Fee: $100  

MKG Registration includes Special MKG Rhinebeck Festival tote bag, special event yarn, light treats / snacks* for the bus trip, and other fantastic prizes and giveaways! Please register with MKG to gain access to the Middleton Travel registration form.   Once you have registered you will receive the Middleton Travel registration form via email. The Middleton Travel application process is by paper only.  THE MKG PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF REGISTRATION OR THE SPOT WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT PERSON IN LINE.


Middleton Travel Fee: Double Occupancy $1650; limited Single Occupancy $2499. 

A $400 non-refundable deposit due with Registration to Middleton Travel.  Final payment to Middleton Travel by August 15, 2024. Middleton Travel does recommend trip insurance.

Middleton Travel Fee includes roundtrip, private, deluxe motorcoach transportation by Van Galder Bus Co., lodging for 5 nights, roundtrip transportation from hotel to fairgrounds both days of festival, catered group dinner in a private room Saturday, October 19th. Breakfast is included at the hotel Friday – Tuesday. 

Summary of Fees -

1. MKG Registration - $100 due within 10 days of signing up

2. Middleton Travel Registration - $400 due after receipt of MKG Registration

3.  Balance of Middleton Travel Registration - due August 15, 2024

4. Rhinebeck Ticket - Online purchase this summer

If you need a roommate for this trip, please let us know at rhinebeck@madisonknittersguild.com so we can provide you with a list of others seeking roommates. 

MEALS*:

Breakfast: Included Friday through Tuesday at Hotels.


Lunch: Bus will be stopping for lunch each travel day (October 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd).  Lunch purchase on your own.  Lunch purchase on your own at the festival (October 19th and 20th). 


Dinner: Private group dinner on Saturday, October 19th at the Best Western Plus, Kingston, NY.  Other Dinners on your own.  Note, there are options for ordering food delivery at each hotel.  In addition, the Kingston Hotel is a 4-block walk to the Kingston Historical district which has many restaurant options. 

*Please note MKG will not be able to accommodate any special dietary needs nor allergy considerations.  If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please plan your meals and/ or bring food that you will need to meet your requirements.  We will have light snacks for the bus portion of the trip, however, please bring your own food to meet your needs and requirements.

LODGING (included in Middleton Travel fee):

Thursday, October 17, 2024 – Quality Inn & Suites, Richfield, OH


Friday, October 18 checking out Monday morning, October 21, 2024 – Best Western Plus, Kingston, NY

Monday night, October 21, 2024 – Quality Inn & Suites, Richfield, OH 

FESTIVAL TICKETS: 

The New York Sheep and Wool Festival requires a ticket each day to enter the festival grounds.   Because the entry ticket is electronic the Ticket purchase is not included in the trip fee, so please plan to purchase your tickets online which will be downloaded to your cell phone.  MKG is not aware of prices for 2024, however the 2023 ticket prices were $15 / day at the door, or $13.50 / day ($12 ticket + $1.50 convenience fee) purchased in advance online.  If you plan to attend the festival each day, you will need a ticket for each day.   MKG prefers you purchase your tickets online in advance; however they can be purchased at the door each day.   If you need assistance with making an online purchase, please contact the Special Events committee.   Tickets go on sale through the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in the summer.  The MKG Special Events committee will notify registered attendees when tickets go on sale.  


WORKSHOPS / CLASSES:

The New York Sheep and Wool Festival offers workshops and classes during the festival.  Please check the New York Sheep and Wool Festival website for schedule and registration process to sign up on your own.

While deciding on what classes you might take, please note:  We will be in Rhinebeck on Saturday and Sunday ONLY!


RHINEBECK SWEATER:

A tradition at the New York Sheep and Wool festival is for attendees to make their own “Rhinebeck Sweater”.  This is not a requirement in any way!   The MKG Special Events Committee is hosting this event and is looking for pattern ideas for a sweater or vest or shawl for attendees to make their own Rhinebeck Sweater for the Festival.  This is optional for any MKG member/attendees to participate in.  Please submit ideas for a sweater or vest to the Special Events Committee at rhinebeck@madisonknittersguild.com by June 1st.  We will select a pattern and let the MKG know so anyone may participate in making a sweater if they choose (yarn purchase on your own).  (There are many You Tube videos referring to Rhinebeck Sweaters and the Rhinebeck Festival itself for your viewing pleasure). Our plan is to wear the sweater one of the days while we are at the festival.


We hope you will join us for this fabulous trip with other yarn enthusiasts!!! 

Trip guides: Denise Klubertanz, Nancy Hilmanowski and Jane Grogan.  

Questions? Email us at rhinebeck@madisonknittersguild.com.

Reminder, the Madison Knitters Guild has a no refund policy

Please let us know if you have any specific questions.

Sincerely,

The Special Events Committee 


click below for a single page printable trip description

Rhinebeck single.pdf

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