Furry Picnic 2020 cancelled – Together, we stay safe.

Friends,

Furry Picnic 2020 is cancelled.  Initially, we considered rescheduling the Furry Picnic to August, but there are too many factors that are formidable in doing this safely, as we have previously discussed, that do not leave us feeling comfortable in pushing forward with a modified event.  The risk of just one person getting Covid-19, despite all the efforts we would have to make in modifying the event to make it safe as possible, make cancellation of the 2020 event a simple decision.  No vaccine, no proven therapeutics, and asymptomatic spread – these are very real elements of SARS-CoV-2 – this is not the time to risk anyone’s health.

We continue to cherish and value your continued support over the years, and look forward to the prospect of the Furry Picnic in 2021.

Our financial loss is limited.  We’ve lost no more than $250, the only expense being the cost of our reservation with Wickham Park.  We will not be seeking a refund from Wickham Park, even if one was to be offered.  Wickham Park is a private park – the loss of revenue by our 150 attendees or more at $9 a car could mean a casual estimated loss of $750 to $1500 dollars in revenue to the park, donating our reservation fee is the least we can do, as other events will likely cancel as well.

If you would like to help us recover some of the cost of the reservation, we will be accepting donations via PayPal – our address is info@furrypicnic.com.   Please note, as stated, our loss is limited – a 2021,  or future picnic is not contingent on donations, but it is a loss nonetheless.  If you choose to donate, please do so as long as your personal financial situation is stable – everyone is shaking the cup right now, but keep yours filled before ours.  We will be appreciative of any any all donations and support.

Your support.  Your love.  Everything that is right with the Furry Fandom.  This is why we do this – you.  It may not be easy to believe a cancellation is also something we are doing for you, but it is.  We look forward to another chance for coming together as friends and family –  passionate, strong, and alive.

Together, we stay safe.

See you at the next Furry Picnic,

Kasi Frost (Vulpes Automata) & Tiffany Fox (Foxy)

Furry Picnic 2020 Registration now open!

Get ready to rumble! Furry Picnic 2020 The Seventh! has arrived,  at its home in Wickham Park, Manchester, CT!

The date this year is Saturday, June 6, 2020, Wickham Park, Manchester, CT!

Non-stop fooding and fun times to ensue – only $10 ($15 at the door)! Please note, new for 2020: Parking is $9.00 a car.

 

Visit our Registration page here, and if you’d like to stay the weekend, check out our Hotel page here our rate info for 2020 will be updated shortly, but whether you make Furry Picnic a day trip or party all weekend long, Furry Picnic is ready to rock!

The 4th Furry Picnic Christmas, etc. Meet @ Denny’s, 621 Queen St, Southington, CT – Wednesday, December 25th!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Snow is on the ground (maybe), Sleigh bells are ringing, carolers are singing, and we’re going to ignore all of that and celebrate in our unique ‘Furry Picnic takes over Denny’s for the evening’ way!

Starting 7 pm and ending when everyone has eaten too much, there will be food and gifts (varying in quality) and frivolity galore!

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!

 

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.

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!

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!

 

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!

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!

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!