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postheadericon Furry Picnic 2019 is TODAY!

Quick, look at the weather!

https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/ct/east-hartford/KCTEASTH67?cm_ven=localwx_today

82 F and all sun – could be the hottest Furry Picnic yet!  LOOK AT THAT UV INDEX – ouch, sunscreen and hats please! So let’s do this smart!  Stay cool, and stay hydrated!

Hey look – a map!  This is where we are in the park – please drive slowly!

Let’s review what you might want or need:

  • $7.00 cash for parking
  • ID, or your parents!
  • SUNSCREEN! SUNGLASSES! A hat? Yes! And antihistamines for all that pollen.
  • Fun furry things – fursuits… things you like and want
  • Stuff to do with friends, or yourself
  • Food? Drink? Stay hydrated – we’ll help!
  • Maybe a change of clothes?
  • A little bit of money and a little bit of love for our charity raffle!

We’ll also be selling mugs from other years, so you can complete your collection!

 

Preregistration is closed, but just come today, it’s all you can eat and all the fun for only $15 – cards, cash, or PayPal, we’re easy!

 

We can’t wait to see our furry friends, CT Humane Society, and YOU today – see you there!

 

postheadericon The ID & minor registration requirements have been simplified!

Lots of folks that are older than 13, but not yet in possession of a photo ID have asked about attending the event.  Also, these folks have also wanted to know if they can attend the event without a parent.  After consideration, we’ve decided to allow attendees aged 13 and older to attend without a parent, but with proof of identity and age.  Please read below on these changes:

All attendees must be over 13 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  All attendees age 13 or older must provide proof of identity and age, as listed below.  Attendees unable to provide proof of age and identity that are not accompanied by a parent will be refused admittance.  Attendees under the age of 13 may attend free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All attendees that would like to consume alcohol provided by themselves or others, must be 21 years of age, and have a valid federal, state, military, or government issued photo ID. Examples include drivers license, passport, or state photo ID card.

All attendees aged 13 and older must provide at least one form of photo ID with age, issued by a school or government organization. If a photo ID is not available, we ask that 2 forms of identification be provided. In this case, the ID document that shows age must be issued by a school or government organization, the second ID document only needs to verify identity or name. Birth certificates, credit cards, library cards, student ID, work ID, voter registration cards, and non-photo ID will be accepted. To prevent risk of identity theft, please do not use your Social Security card.

Please contact info@furrypicnic.com for questions on acceptable documents not mentioned, or any other registration questions.

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2019 Door prize announced!

So we’ve got a grand tradition of excellent door prizes at Furry Picnic.  We’ve had tablets, smart watches, smart speakers, and streaming media sticks…  what now, what could be amazing now?

Well, we thought for a bit… and we know what is a bit more fun and still a bit geeky… behold…

A waterproof 4K Action Camera … yeaaaaah, nice… great for fursuiters, great for everyone.  Have fun this summer, take videos of everything… go nuts!  Wi-Fi capable, remote activation, and all the mounts, and a memory card – we got ya!  It’s another great way we like to have fun, so join us as we raffle this at 5:00pm at the picnic!

See you there!

postheadericon The 2019 Furry Picnic Mug – Orange you glad it’s here!

Want to come to the Furry Picnic? Alpaca lunch!

Back, as secretly foreshadowed in the 2018 mug… (woah, the 2018 mug had an Easter egg?  Yeah… it’s all the years mugs in the 2018 coloring!)  the orange-red color change mug is revealed!  Dishwasher safe, and just so much fun, it’s our gift to you! Add it to your collection! Free for everyone who attends, be sure to register now and make it yours!

See you at the Furry Picnic!

 

postheadericon 2019 Color Art Teaser for Preregistration released!

We always have encouraged everyone to preregister, and why wouldn’t you! Pre-reg makes it faster to get into the picnic and have fun, gets you a badge, and a custom art print exclusive by Foxy!  What’s the Tigress doing in he 6th appearance? Don’t forget – Your early registration helps us with head counts for food, and we really appreciate that, so much, we will hook you up!

 

Remember, the Furry Picnic is only $10 when you preregister, save $5! It’s another way we can say thank you for being a part of the fun!

postheadericon 2019 Hotel Info announced! Hyatt House – Windsor, CT

Apologies for the delay, as we were trying to negotiate hotel rates.  Unfortunately, due to our size, we could not secure a discounted rate for 2019.  Based on the feedback of our attendees, we’ve decided to step away from the Holiday Inn East Hartford suggested for 2018, and go back to recommending the Hyatt House in Windsor, CT.  We understand the rate isn’t perfect, but we’ve shopped the local offerings, and we’re still inclined to say they offer the best overall deal and quality when shared among others.  The food, staff, room size, and amenities recent renovations to their hot tub and pool really make it a better choice when compared to other area other hotels with smaller rooms, and less amenities.

To learn more, or book a room, visit our Hotel page

Thank you for your patience, and see you at the Furry Picnic!

postheadericon CINCO DE MEOW 2019 SALE! – Too Much Tequila edition! $5 until Friday!

It’s baaaaaaack!  Get your cinco on!  The return of Cinco de Meow!

SORRY!  We got too quiet, sometimes too much tequila can do that – but YES OF COURSE $5 reg!

 

To make up for all the silence, it’s now 5 days of Meow!

Now through Friday May 10th, admission is $5.00!  Get into it!

https://www.furrypicnic.com/?page_id=688

 

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2019 Registration now open!

Oh heckie – No bamboozle! Furry Picnic 2019 – The Sixth! is here at its home in Wickham Park, Manchester, CT!

The date this year is Saturday, June 8, 2019, Wickham Park, Manchester, CT!

Non-stop fooding and fun times to ensue – only $10 ($15 at the door)! Parking is $7.00 a car.

 

Visit our Registration page here, and if you’d like to stay the weekend, check out out Hotel page here our rate info for 2019 will be updated shortly, but whether you make Furry Picnic a day trip or party all weekend long, Furry Picnic is ready to rock!

postheadericon The 3rd Furry Picnic Christmas, etc. Meet @ Denny’s, 621 Queen St, Southington, CT – Tuesday, December 25th!

From Twitter, come join us!

postheadericon Chartiy Spotlight – CT Humane Society

Furry Picnic has only elected to work with a charity only in its 5th year, and it is not without careful consideration, either.  Sure, other organizations exist in the state, and even other Furry events in Connecticut, like Tiny Paws Con, have decided to work with CHS, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. Let’s share some reasons

For instance, 52,836 lbs, of pet food in the Pet Food Pantry – how does that work? Well, across all 3 locations, food and pet supplies are collected and then donated onsite.  Each location has a Pet Food Pantry – people with needs come, get pet food, and can feed their pet family 🙂

Live release rate – 96.5% – CHS gives many animals a second chance.  From dental care, to advanced surgery, and medicines, the investment in care is worth it; having an animal put to sleep is a big deal, not an operating practice.  Several happy endings have been made possible because of the care given to animals surrendered and transferred to Connecticut Humane Society.  For instance, when Texas was dealing with Hurricanes in 2017, Connecticut Humane Society sent some of their folks to help the shelters, and brought some of the storm displaced animals back, to be adopted in Connecticut.  CHS also works with other animal foster families, Rescues, and animal welfare organizations – not only to take in animals in need, but extend placement to animals that may otherwise not be homed.  CHS succeeds in the practice that not being adopted by a certain timeframe or circumstance doesn’t mean a death sentence.

Those are 2 positive aspects from our own research that we wanted to share.

The last fact is the one that matters everyday to us, as it impacts our family the most.

Our family is 3 lovely pets larger, and happier, because of the Connecticut Humane Society.

We adopted.  Thank you, CHS.  We never would have met our first pets without you!

Let’s keep the love going – and see you at the Furry Picnic!