The drive itself was beautiful and uneventful, my excitement growing exponentially with every mile. I got there at 9, just as planned. I couldn't find hours of operation, but the workshop schedule indicated that things should kick off at 9 am, so that's when I would be there. I spoke with a kindly security guard who pointed out some closer parking, and met up with my friend Sarah marveling at how few cars were there so early. It also seemed strange that there was a $12 ticket price quoted, but no one had asked for tickets or pointed us to where we should pay. Maybe we were just here that early? But we were patient, we were willing to wait because this was going to be great. Our first Rhinebeck trip!
Then it hit us- it was Friday. For those of you who don't get the rub, Rhinebeck is a two day event that starts on Saturday. Nowhere on the fiber festival website did it explicitly say that workshops and livestock events would be happening Friday, but the main event wouldn't start till Saturday. That information was only posted on the fairgrounds website which we clearly had not checked before we made our plans. We had come on the wrong day.
|Barbeque Duck Quesadilla, Thai-Spiced Crab Soup, |
and Sour Cherry Manhattan