May 16th, 2014 by The Big Potluck
LOCATION, LODGING, and ATTENDEE INFORMATION
LOCATION and DATES: September 26-28, 2014 (Friday evening to Sunday noon) at the beautiful and rustic Burpee Fordhook Farm in Doylestown, PA.
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Monday, May 19, at 12noon EST. You can purchase your tickets below, or at our BHP2014 Eventbrite page. Tickets are $249 each and include all meals, sessions, transportation to and from the host hotel on Friday and Saturday. It will also include a 3-hour DSLR Video Workshop on Friday afternoon. There will be 60 tickets available.
WAITING LIST: If ticket sell out before all interested attendees are able to purchase a ticket, a waiting list will automatically be started. If there are any refunds requested (see below) or transfers needed, we will contact those in the waiting list.
TICKET POLICY: Tickets are refundable within 14 days of purchase, and transferable up to July 15, 2014. While we promise to do our best to put you in touch with someone on our waiting list if needed, many of our materials (tickets, any sponsored giveaways, etc.) are personalized, so we regret that we will be unable to offer any ticket refunds or accommodate transfer requests after July 15.
SPECIAL GUESTS and SPEAKERS: Our speakers are all award-winning leaders in writing, photography, food styling, and journalism—Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton from Canal House Cooking, critically-acclaimed writer (Tomatoland) and blogger (Politics of the Plate) Barry Estabrook, and Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of the blog 5 second rule and cookbook Ripe. We also have a writing workshop and fun hands-on activities planned. Stay tuned as we announce more special guests!
ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to a late schedule change, our potluck weekend now coincides with a very busy Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival weekend in Bucks County, so our usual accommodations are unavailable. This year, our room block is at the larger, posher (and a bit more expensive) Sands Hotel at 77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18015. The number for their Reservation Department is (877) 726-3777. PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. Do NOT make your reservation online because you will be unable to avail of the group rate if you reserve online. When you call, please reference Group Code GPL0914 so that you can take advantage of the negotiated group rate.
AIRPORT: The closest airports are Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), which is 13 miles from the hotel, and Newark Liberty International Airport, which is 72 miles from the hotel. You can also fly into any of the New York area airports and make your way out to Pennsylvania, preferably with friends for a fun little road trip!