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The Great Lakes Puppeteers Potlatch is a yearly puppetry festival that takes place at The Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park In Angola Indiana the first full weekend of November every year. This years dates are November 5,6,7, 2010. This event is a Potluck of puppetry featuring shows, workshops, the puppet trading post, kooky games, a scotch auction on some years, a pot pourie and a chance to meet with puppeteers from all over the Great Lakes Region. Because the performances and workshops are donated we are able to keep costs down. Advance registration fee is only $40.00 for Great Lakes Guild members, or P of A members. $50.00 for non members. You can also register at the door but we charge $50.00 . The registration fee includes theSuday morning Punch Brunch all other meals are on your own. The Inn has a really nice dinnig room, but other food options ranging from Subway, on up are available nearby.The rooms at the Inn range from $81 to $119 tax included. The Inn does require a one night deposit. Other slightly less expensive lodging options are also avaiIable nearby. The Potlatch is a slightly less pressure situation than a regular regional festival, and is a little more laid back. There are losts of activities at the Inn plus a really nice indoor pool so we encourage non puppeteer family members to attend as well. I will be posting registration forms within the week. If you have any questions just let me know. We usually have about 125 people attend. You don't have to be a member of The Great Lakes Region to attend ,we have had people from all over the country and as far away as South Africa attend. Waring you may be required to wear a funny puppet hat when attending the Potlatch , but NO PRESSURE.
PS people ussually start to gather from noon on at the Inn on Friday
I am going to this one. Let me know if you need any help with anything, and if you'd like Vixie to help host the potpourri, since we weren't able to make the regional. Do rooms sell out fast, or can we wait a bit to reserve one?
Each Guild has a specific Duty the Puppetry Guild of Northeast Ohio is in charge of Pot Pourie. the first time you go you shoudld perform on Pot Pourie, but each Guild has their own way of doing things , so the first visit you might geta feel for how things are done and them when it is Chicago, ot Cetral Illinois turn to do Pot Pourie you could host.
Vixie said:I am going to this one. Let me know if you need any help with anything, and if you'd like Vixie to help host the potpourri, since we weren't able to make the regional. Do rooms sell out fast, or can we wait a bit to reserve one?