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Help ensure compensation for the performers, callers, and workshop leaders at the festival, while maintaining its affordability.
Help ensure compensation for the performers, callers, and workshop leaders at the festival, while maintaining its affordability.
124 backers pledged $5,250 to help bring this project to life.

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The Oly Old Time Festival aims to spread an appreciation of old time Appalachian music and dance by creating a fun, and affordable festival where people of all ages and experience levels can participate. Ticket prices are low and daytime workshops are free so that everyone can come and enjoy the music, learn and participate. Young people and children are welcome and kids have always been admitted free. The festival is planned and carried out by a small crew of passionate volunteers. There is no umbrella organization or corporate sponsorship, so we need your help. We have generated enough money to cover the preliminary costs of the venues, promotional materials, and other logistical expenses. What remains is the money needed to ensure that that the performers, dance callers, and workshop leaders can receive compensation for their valuable contributions. So circle round, and join in, by pledging what you can. Every little bit helps so let's make this the best festival yet! Thanks so much for your consideration.

Risks and challenges

Each year, the festival has grown and gets rave reviews for being inclusive, energetic, and enriching. To better accommodate our growing numbers, we've changed venues, and this year we've added more workshop space. As a result, some of our costs have gone up and we do not currently have the grant support we once did. We feel it is important to keep ticket costs low, to make the festival accessible to everyone regardless of income level. Currently, our venue costs are covered, but we need additional funds to ensure that the hardworking performers, dance callers and workshop leaders are compensated.

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    Tater Patch Level. You are providing the roots from which we'll grow a great festy! Come to the festival and you'll receive a fiddle pie collector pin at the door, along with our love and adoration.

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    Shelvin Rock Level. You're helping us build a firm foundation for the best festy ever! Come to the festival and receive a limited edition 2013 festival poster, suitable for framing, and a fiddle pie collector pin at the door.

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    Squirrel Heads and Gravy Level. You're contribution is a savory delight! When you arrive at this year's festival, we'll dish up your complimentary festival pass, and a fiddle pie collector pin.

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    Shaking Down the Acorns Level. With your help we'll be swinging our partners in no time! You'll receive a full festival pass and a limited edition 2013 festival poster, suitable for framing. Can't attend in person? We'll ship your poster to you.

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    Up in the Cool Level. In our book, you don't need to "Get Up in the Cool", you're already there! Receive a full festival pass at the door, an Oly Old Time festival t-shirt (while supplies/sizes last), and a fiddle pie collector pin. Can't attend in person? We'll ship your t-shirt to you.

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    Jack of Diamonds Level. Because of your generosity, we'll be able to keep our festival affordable, participatory, and unique. You will be offered two festival passes at the door, two festival t-shirts (while supplies/sizes last), a limited edition festival poster, and a hand-written thank-you from the festival organizers. Not to mention our everlasting adoration!

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    Happy Hollow Level. Your generosity carries us over into a happy, happy, place! For your contribution you will recieve all the goodies listed at the Jack of Diamonds Level, plus you may choose the musical services of either the Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers or Yodelady along with a dance caller for your next party or square dance (within 60 miles of Olympia and subject to your chosen band's availability).

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