Events: Gare Fest East 2019

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Event: Gare Fest East 2019
Where: Gare's Corporate Office in Haverhill, MA
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When: March 4-5, 2019 9-4:30pm (optional tour of Gare on March 5th starts at 8:30)
Price: $185.00

We're happy to announce Gare Fest East Coast 2019, taking place on March 4-5 (9am-4:30pm on Monday, 8:30-4:30 on Tuesday including an optional tour in the morning from 8:30-10) at our facility in Haverhill, MA!  

Our 2-day event is for paint-your-own pottery studio owners and their employees (all attendees must be over 16 yrs of age) and will feature brand new technique and business classes sure to make you money taught by:
  • Mary Ann O'Hearn, Gare artist for the past 21 years and avid teacher at the CCSA Convention as she has taught for the past 16 years! 
  • Julie & Robin Cates, owners of On the Pot in Salina, KS and authors of the "Two Chicks & A Brush" book series teaching their tricks of the trade after having owned their studio for 16 years and counting! 
  • Other presenters to be added.

You'll learn all about our product lines and get a sneak peek at new bisque designs and products we're working on!  

We'll provide a light continental breakfast, and lunch on both days.  
Meet the folks that make up the Gare Family!  Come for a tour of our facility and see where our colors are made, our bisque is stored, and how we handle your shipments!  
Stay for our Monday night mix and mingle event and get to know your peers! 
It's 2 days packed with information and inspiration, you won't want to miss it!  
For your convenience, here is some travel information:
Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH (MHT)
Manchester Airport is approximately 34 miles from Gare. 
Boston Logan Airport in Boston, MA (BOS)
Boston Logan Airport is approximately 39 miles from Gare. 
We suggest three hotels to choose from during your stay:
Hampton Inn, 106 Banks Rd., Haverhill, MA 01832, 978-374-7755  
Hotel is approximately 4 miles from Gare.  
Mention that you are attending Gare Fest and receive the rate of $99.00 per night.
*** Freebies consist of parking, and a hot breakfast buffet (or weekday breakfast bags to go).  Also has an indoor saltwater pool and an exercise room.
Hampton Inn, 284 Elms Street, Amesbury, MA 01913, (978) 834-5080 
Please mention the code GRE.  Press 0 when prompted and receive the rate of $109.00 per night.
Hotel is approximately 14 miles from Gare.     
***  Complimentary amenities include parking, and hot breakfast served in an informal dining room. There’s also a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, and a 24-hour snack store.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 35 Clarks Rd., Amesbury, MA 01913, 978-388-3400 or 1-800-228-2800
Hotel is approximately 12 miles from Gare.
*** Offers free WiFi and free hot breakfast.

Who can attend?

This event is for studio owners with a valid Tax ID# ONLY.  Each studio owner may bring one guest who MUST be an employee of the studio.   

How long is the event each day?

Monday we'll start at 9am and will finish around 4:30pm.  Monday evening we'll have a mix & mingle event (only those attending Gare Fest can attend the Monday night event).  Tuesday we'll start at 8:30am with an optional tour of our facility that will last until approximately 10:30am, and we'll finish the day around 4:30pm.  If you do not plan on attending the tour, we ask that you arrive at Gare by 10am on Tuesday.

Can I get a detailed agenda of the event? 

Yes, everyone who signs up for the event will receive an emailed agenda with detailed information that will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before Gare Fest. 

When and where is Gare Fest West Coast and how can I sign up for it? 

Gare Fest West will be held May 20-21, 2019 in Bellingham, WA.  We will share information when available.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We do not provide transportation to and from the airports to the hotel/Gare, but if you are looking to share a rental car with someone who is also flying in to attend our event, please contact us for a list of attendees so you can get in touch and make plans to meet up.  

Once you arrive at Gare, you may park in the front parking lot, or the lot in front of our warehouse (located behind our main front building).  

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Just bring yourself, your guest (who must be a studio employee), we'll supply all of your materials and meals. We suggest you don't bring any large bags or extra stuff with you, as space is limited (we try to fit as many people as possible).  

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable.

Where can I find a receipt for this event? 

We process the payment for this event the same way we do regular orders, so you can find an invoice under "My Account" and "Invoices & Tracking".   

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