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Title: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Artsy Craftsy on July 09, 2014, 02:05:32 AM
I'm sooo excited to be going for my first time EVER!!! I've been dreaming of this for so long x_x I'll be working...but I hope I can sneak away to see all the awesome booths and maybe a panel or 2!!!

I'll be dressed up as Grand Galloping Gala Pinkie Pie ^_^

Anyone else new? Anyone got any advice? Open for all of it!

edited title for content, thanks! -Spottedslug
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Post by: Raythebishie on July 09, 2014, 02:15:26 AM
This is my 1st time as well. I am excited but rather scared too. I am really shy in person and I won't know anyone except my husband!
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Post by: lovelyjoan on July 09, 2014, 02:22:38 AM
Last year was my first fair and everyone was really nice and even though there were a lot of people, everything ran really smoothly. There will be so much there that you want to buy that your wallet will cry. I came home with a trunkload of fun.

Participate in everything and talk to vendors about their stuff. Pony people are the best people.
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Post by: achab1984 on July 09, 2014, 03:15:01 AM
You will be ok :) I have not been to one yet, but I bet everyone is nice. Might be a bad apple here and there. I hope to make it next year to the fair :) 
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Post by: shadowspell7 on July 09, 2014, 04:30:54 AM
It'll be my first fair too!  :lol: I couldn't be more excited and happy to go, but I'm also one of the shy types  :blush: I don't know anybody who shares my affinity for My Little Pony in the city I live in, so it'll be cool to get to know some pony people, I'm going to try my best to break out of my shy shell
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Post by: princessluna11706 on July 09, 2014, 04:31:30 AM
You all will have so much fun!  This is my second fair-and I can't wait <3
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Lorelei Redfern on July 09, 2014, 05:58:59 AM
this is my second fair! and    its so much fun.  some people ar wllign to haggle/ trade. and this year with people using paypl anad     cards you have more chance to get what ou want and  most people are nice!
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Sarahlacewing on July 09, 2014, 06:03:54 AM
Everyone is friendly.  There are a lot of activities to do. I'd say don't forget your wishlist. Don't be afraid to haggle (some folks price high just because they aren't sure what is fair so much of the time people can come down if the price they have is steep for the pony's condition. Don't forget to check out and vote for the contests!

The band can be pretty loud and most people sort of suspend their shopping during times when things get really busy (like during the costume parade when everyone is watching the contestants).

Bring something to carry your purchases in just in case. Most folks have plastic bags, you just don't want to have to run to your car every little while.

Shop around several people may have the same item so find the best price for the condition you are seeking.
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Lorelei Redfern on July 09, 2014, 06:13:16 AM
Everyone is friendly.  There are a lot of activities to do. I'd say don't forget your wishlist. Don't be afraid to haggle (some folks price high just because they aren't sure what is fair so much of the time people can come down if the price they have is steep for the pony's condition. Don't forget to check out and vote for the contests!

The band can be pretty loud and most people sort of suspend their shopping during times when things get really busy (like during the costume parade when everyone is watching the contestants).

Bring something to carry your purchases in just in case. Most folks have plastic bags, you just don't want to have to run to your car every little while.

Shop around several people may have the same item so find the best price for the condition you are seeking.

yeah! dont be afriad to haggle.   the worst soemone can tell you  is no. I  agree soem poeple    put things a little higher intending to come down. or   they just dont know.
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Jadis4742 on July 09, 2014, 03:15:55 PM
This isn't my first pony Fair (VA and MD, love you!) it'll be my third, but it's my first National Fair and will definitely be the biggest! I am so looking forward to hanging out with everyone!
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: ashlite on July 09, 2014, 03:22:22 PM
This is my second pony fair and I'm excited to meet more people this time around! :) Last year I was a little timid, but this year I hope to participate in more activities!
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Elfpony on July 09, 2014, 03:27:08 PM
You first timers will have a blast!  And don't worry about being shy, so many of us are shy it's a wonder the whole Fair isn't conducted in total silence!  XD

Have fun, take a look at the schedule so you don't miss something you really want to see, and if you can afford it, bring more money than you think you'll need - trust me, you'll need it.  ;P

Elf
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Prideth on July 09, 2014, 04:39:27 PM
It will be my first time too, I'm quite excited!  I will be dressed as Pinkie Pie on saturday, so say "Hi" to all the Pies!  :lol:
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Post by: drusilla on July 09, 2014, 05:27:19 PM
this will be my 3rd fair so i am so glad more people can come for the 1st time. i remember when i went the first time and i was so amazed by everything going on.

i hope to meet you guys, i will be at booth 91 way down in the corner all by myself, please drop by
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: MLPforever on July 09, 2014, 06:27:36 PM
I'm a fair first timer! I'll be dressed as G1 perfume puff pony daisy sweet!  If you're an arena member and you see me, feel free to step up and say hey! Love you all!  ^.^
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Gusty365 on July 09, 2014, 06:36:47 PM
I love how many first timers there are! Sarahlacewing has great advice, having a bag to put your purchases in is critical. I agree with a little haggling too and if you're looking to get a good deal on common ponies haggling towards the end of the day Sunday is a pretty good bet, a lot of people are more flexible on price since they might not want to drag everything back with them.

Make sure you participate in the activities! They're always loads of fun and there seem to be more every year.

This will be my 5th fair, although I haven't gone the last two years (08 Rhode Island, 09 Vegas, 10 Louisville, 11 Rhode Island part 2) and I'm really looking forward to getting back!
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Artsy Craftsy on July 09, 2014, 10:44:32 PM
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! Like I said, I'll be working at a booth most of my time...but I really hope to get out and see everyone and I REALLY want Bonnie's Autograph!!!!!!! How hard is it to get one from her?
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Roogna on July 09, 2014, 10:58:33 PM
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! Like I said, I'll be working at a booth most of my time...but I really hope to get out and see everyone and I REALLY want Bonnie's Autograph!!!!!!! How hard is it to get one from her?

really easy! the schedule has several set times for autographs. You do have to purchase a ticket from the MLP Fair merch table in the vendor room to get an autograph, then just get in line in the autograph room when it's on the schedule.
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Post by: MLPforever on July 09, 2014, 10:58:43 PM
Artsy, I believe they sell tickets to stand in line and get an autograph from her and the other guests. So no worries! You'll be able to get one.
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Artsy Craftsy on July 09, 2014, 11:33:42 PM
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! Like I said, I'll be working at a booth most of my time...but I really hope to get out and see everyone and I REALLY want Bonnie's Autograph!!!!!!! How hard is it to get one from her?

really easy! the schedule has several set times for autographs. You do have to purchase a ticket from the MLP Fair merch table in the vendor room to get an autograph, then just get in line in the autograph room when it's on the schedule.

Artsy, I believe they sell tickets to stand in line and get an autograph from her and the other guests. So no worries! You'll be able to get one.

Thanks guys! Now to decide which pony to get signed... lol
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: summerday on July 10, 2014, 03:54:45 AM
Last year was my first Fair. It was just my then 5 year old and me. I knew nobody and didn't talk much. I'm not comfortable around new people either. But, I decided that I did not ant to miss another one! So, my daughter and I recruited my Mom and my college roomie and her daughter. That's how awesome it was!

I wonder if there are some of the cheap crafty type things again this year. We made bracelets and decorated cupcake piggy banks. Each thing was only $3! What a great way to spend time together! I'm going to have to check the schedule again.

Oh, and find ways to earn tickets so you can participate in the official raffles. And vendors like Funrise may give out tickets. I had no idea about when and how they would call numbers. I don't think I figured it out until mid day Sunday. We ended up with their last prize: a giant Pinkie!
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Lorelei Redfern on July 10, 2014, 04:28:38 AM
Last year was my first Fair. It was just my then 5 year old and me. I knew nobody and didn't talk much. I'm not comfortable around new people either. But, I decided that I did not ant to miss another one! So, my daughter and I recruited my Mom and my college roomie and her daughter. That's how awesome it was!

I wonder if there are some of the cheap crafty type things again this year. We made bracelets and decorated cupcake piggy banks. Each thing was only $3! What a great way to spend time together! I'm going to have to check the schedule again.

Oh, and find ways to earn tickets so you can participate in the official raffles. And vendors like Funrise may give out tickets. I had no idea about when and how they would call numbers. I don't think I figured it out until mid day Sunday. We ended up with their last prize: a giant Pinkie!
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Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: summerday on July 10, 2014, 04:33:58 AM

Last year was my first Fair. It was just my then 5 year old and me. I knew nobody and didn't talk much. I'm not comfortable around new people either. But, I decided that I did not ant to miss another one! So, my daughter and I recruited my Mom and my college roomie and her daughter. That's how awesome it was!

I wonder if there are some of the cheap crafty type things again this year. We made bracelets and decorated cupcake piggy banks. Each thing was only $3! What a great way to spend time together! I'm going to have to check the schedule again.

Oh, and find ways to earn tickets so you can participate in the official raffles. And vendors like Funrise may give out tickets. I had no idea about when and how they would call numbers. I don't think I figured it out until mid day Sunday. We ended up with their last prize: a giant Pinkie!
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And Lulu Luck!

I want to meet you regardless of that anyway. And I picked up some things for Lady Starflower. She said y'all were sharing a table. Win win!
Title: Re: MLP Fair first timers!
Post by: Lorelei Redfern on July 10, 2014, 04:50:35 AM

Last year was my first Fair. It was just my then 5 year old and me. I knew nobody and didn't talk much. I'm not comfortable around new people either. But, I decided that I did not ant to miss another one! So, my daughter and I recruited my Mom and my college roomie and her daughter. That's how awesome it was!

I wonder if there are some of the cheap crafty type things again this year. We made bracelets and decorated cupcake piggy banks. Each thing was only $3! What a great way to spend time together! I'm going to have to check the schedule again.

Oh, and find ways to earn tickets so you can participate in the official raffles. And vendors like Funrise may give out tickets. I had no idea about when and how they would call numbers. I don't think I figured it out until mid day Sunday. We ended up with their last prize: a giant Pinkie!
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dont forget to coem see me i have that chococat for you

And Lulu Luck!

I want to meet you regardless of that anyway. And I picked up some things for Lady Starflower. She said y'all were sharing a table. Win win!

lol yeah!   we are ^^ look for the  really high booth  with stuff  jammed everywhere XD and it'll be nice to see ya!

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