Friday, September 30, 2016

2017 Capital Region Fling Registration Info


I'm having a party! Are you coming? I hope so! Here's everything you need to know about registering for the 2017 Capital Region Garden Bloggers FlingThe Fling will be held from 6 pm Thursday, June 22 to 8 pm Sunday, June 25.

COST: 

Registration is $300 and payable with all major credit cards. I'm using Eventbrite to manage our registration and there is a $17 processing fee. You also have the option to add-on a wine tasting at Stone Tower Winery. Only those who have purchased this prior to the Fling will be able to participate. We'll be having lunch at Stone Tower and they'll be setting up a special tasting just for us in the beautiful event space we've reserved. Wineries are busy places on summer weekends so purchasing this ahead of time guarantees you a chance to sample our amazing Virginia wines. 


If you'd like to add the wine tasting, it's available on the final 'Pay Now' page. You also have the opportunity to Opt-In to receive information from our sponsors. This is an excellent way to learn more about these wonderful companies. Only registrants who have Opted-In will have their email given to our sponsors.  





HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration opens at 12 noon (Eastern Time) on Saturday, October 15. To register send an email to Tammy@capregiongardenbfling.com.  In the email, include your name, a link to your blog, and how long you've been blogging. I'll visit your blog to make sure it's at least six months old and includes at least one post written on or after April 15. If there's an issue, I'll email you back. If not, you'll receive an email from Eventbrite with an invitation to our private registration page. Early registration is not available unless you have previously sponsored a Fling. 




CAN I REGISTER FOR OTHER PEOPLE?

No. Registration has been set up to allow each blogger to only purchase one ticket at a time. If you write your blog with another person, they'll need to register separately.




IS THIS FLING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE OTHER FLINGS?

No. While our registration is higher, we've been given an excellent room rate of $159 a night at the beautiful Hyatt at Reston Town Center, which is lower than previous Flings. The Hyatt also offers a free shuttle from Dulles International Airport, eliminating the extra expense of a cab. The Thursday night Welcome event will feature a full dinner instead of just appetizers, courtesy of the amazing folks at American Meadows and High Country Gardens. These savings reduce the cumulative cost of the Fling, making it the same as previous Flings.




WHEN CAN I BOOK MY HOTEL ROOM?

Once your registration has been confirmed, I'll send you an email with the link to the Fling-only Hyatt registration site. A code has been applied giving everyone a special rate. If you reserve your room before being given this code, you'll pay a much higher rate. If you want to extend your stay, the Hyatt is offering the same rate on June 21st, 26th, and 27th based on availability so book the extra days as soon as possible to avoid paying the standard rate. 


21 comments:

  1. You guys are going to have a great time, I'm sure! Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks! It's going to be lots of fun! :o)

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  2. Holy cow, Tammy, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this post coming up on my sidebar...I had to quickly look at my calendar to make sure that I hadn't missed the sign up. Whew! And wow - you have really outdone yourself...the more you write about it, the more I can't wait to go. So excited!

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    1. You have plenty of time to clear your calendar so your able to register. :o) Looking forward to seeing you!

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  3. Wow, Tammy, I am so impressed by how organized you are! I can't make a decision this early, so I hope you'll keep us updated on how registration is going--I don't want to miss out!

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    1. As long as there are spots open, you can register any time after the 15th.

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  4. Tammy, I'm just sick that I have a meeting in California at the same time as the Capital Region Fling. I know it will be fabulous and I hate to miss it. You go girl...you're the best!

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    1. No way! :( I was hoping you'd be there. Waaahh!

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  5. What a fantastic job you are doing organising this, I'll go on one....one fine day, meanwhile I'll just cheer you on and enjoy reading about it all, how I would love to meet you though, and get to see your garden and adorable dogs....sighs sadly....xxx

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    1. I wish you could join the other Brits that are coming. It would be a blast to meet you. :o)

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  6. I would kill (well almost) to come to this garden fling, it looks great! What a pity I'm in far off Australia, and we blew the budget on a holiday to Italy earlier this year. However, I'll live vicariously through all the posts about the fling. Good luck with it.

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    1. That's too bad you won't be able to make it! Thanks for the best wishes. I think it's going to be loads of fun. :o)

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  7. Sounds such a lovely event. Well done for organising it. One day in the future I will be well enough to travel. Hopefully

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  8. I hope I will be able to come. But not sure yet as it's too far away and I don't know how much teaching/research load I will have at that time.

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    1. Thank you so very much for giving permission. You can see your linked header under All, Daily Life, Gardening and the United States. If you could say something (preferably good) about SiteHoundSniffs.com here and there, I would greatly appreciate it.

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