Quick note folks:
I got a call from the good folks at the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMOR), where we hold the Virginia State Yo-Yo Contest every year. They are hosting a special family area at the Richmond Folk Festival in Richmond on October 9 and 10, 2010. You can read more information about the folk festival here: http://www.c-mor.org/events/folk-fest
CMOR has specifically invited us to show up between 12-6 at the folk festival and have a good time yo-yoing. Here’s a quick run-down of the folk festival if you haven’t been before: roughly 10,000 folks show up to listen to a variety of music outdoors, eat food, watch performances of a wide variety, and generally enjoy themselves. The term “folk” is much broader than you may be thinking. I have seen Tibetan throat singing, Piedmont blues, Aztec flying dances, Chinese puppetry and much, much more at the festival in the past (it was the National Folk Festival site a few years back and has since turned into its own event). The bottom line is that you will have a great time and be able to take breaks from yo-yoing to watch concerts.
If this doesn’t sell itself (and believe me, it should), I’ll resort to a quick bit of shameless begging: CMOR is a wonderful museum and an awesome host for the Virginia State Yo-Yo Contest and has asked nothing in return other than for us to have a good time and show off yo-yoing. I hope you all can make it.
If you don’t mind, could you post in this thread to give me an idea of how many folks will be there for this event? Please list whether you plan to be there on the 9th, 10th or both and roughly what time you plan to be there? I’m going to reach out to a few jugglers I know and see whether they’re interested in being there, so it may be a good chance to learn something new as well. In particular, if one juggler who was at this year’s contest shows up, you can learn an awful lot about diablos, since he’s extremely good with them. (No guarantees, though, since I haven’t invited him.
Thanks in advance,