It’s Matilda Jane Art Fair Time

Alrighty ladies, I just got off the phone from reserving some good fun for the Art Fair Party! AHHH, I could scream I am so excited for this event. Every year it gets better and better. Every year there are more and more friends meeting for the first time. And every year there is more and more cute clothing to shop for! But I have to admit the post and pre-party are my faves. I love seeing my backyard filled with so much happiness.

I have been looking through past Art Fair pics and it is so crazy to see  your kids grow up.  How does that happen? Here is Joe from all 3 years.

Also, if you have any questions about be sure to email becky, Or go ahead and comment on this blog and I’ll check in to see what I can answer.  Oh, I know one you will surely ask, SIZES? We will have size 12m-10yrs.  I have made a note to add more 8-10’s for this year. We will not have any adult items that I can think  of yet.

STAY TUNED: We will also be auctioning off 10-15 Friday pre-shopping passes to help raise funds for Turnstone.  And coming up this week information on how to nominate your non -profit!!

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Candace Reed - January 20, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Have you posted how to nominate a non-profit yet? I have a perfect one in mind! 🙂

Maranda Benckendorf - January 18, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Sadly I don’t think my pockets are deep enough for an early shopping pass auction. I know I would be outbid. It would be awesome if you would raffle a couple off. Maybe set something up where we could donate $10 or $20 to turnstone and everyone who donated goes in to a drawing for an early shopping pass. Then I’d feel like I had a chance;-)

Ali Rivera - January 18, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Wow just hearing about this for the first time! I feel like i have been locked away or something. Can i get any information about what all takes place during the Saturday Art Fair?
Thanks and look forward to hearing more about this and coming!

Jenny DeWeese - January 17, 2012 - 4:31 pm

I am new to art fair too. I got where it is and when. do you sell different clothing than the website at this event or clothing that you cannot get anywhere else but at the art fair?

yoga_lat_te - January 17, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Wow! One of the dates (23rd) is actually my daughter’s 10th birthday!! However …, she has been wearing ***12’s*** for the last year or so …. Oh well, we may still go to the pre-party anyway (hanging out with all the “435 girls” and MJC fans in your backyard … that would be the best birthday present ever, I’m thinking)!

Hope Boyce - January 17, 2012 - 12:24 pm

So excited! Would love to have Size 12 included, but maybe my Kate can wear a Small Adult.

A suggestion, if I may: You should offer the option of contributing an additional donation when customers purchase tickets to the Pre-Party Event! Maybe put those names into a special drawing for a prize or something extra … not that you have to do anything extra, but since you are always doing something extra anyway … why not maximize your efforts to raise money for Turnstone?!

Denise - January 17, 2012 - 11:57 am

HI Britney! So happy to hear this is something you’d like to participate in! The event is held in Fort Wayne, IN and it is certainly the best MJC event all year! Hope to see ya there 🙂 -Sam

Britney - January 17, 2012 - 9:23 am

Where is the event at in IN? I have just learned of this event and it sounds like something I want to be apart of.

Denise - January 17, 2012 - 8:07 am

Heather- The Art fair is in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Home to MJC!
Heather D- You got that right, they will have a blast! Tell him I have boys so we are pro’s at the boy thing!

Heather D. - January 17, 2012 - 6:46 am

I talked to my husband last night and we’re going to go as a family this year. I’m so excited! Thanks for the early announcement. I had so much fun at my first Art Fair last year and was a bit sad I didn’t bring my daughter along. I’m so happy that she will get to experience the magic this year! Now, to convince my 9 year old son and husband that they’ll enjoy it too…I told them that Denise knows how throw a party and they’ll be plenty of fun for all!

Jennifer Raymond - January 17, 2012 - 5:21 am

So excited! Paranoid becky won’t get my e mail…..haha! I think you need an adult t-shirt to sell for us crazy moms!

heather eveland - January 16, 2012 - 10:02 pm

I’m pretty new to mj, where is this taking place?

adrianne - January 16, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Oh! I am officially devastated. Was all excited to book a room and road trip down with my MJ girl from Chicago when i saw it will only go to size 10 🙁 By summer she won’t fit 10s any more and will need 12. Sad. Sad. Sad. If you change your mind and add size 12 we are soooo there. 🙂
Have fun everyone!! I’ll be living vicariously through you.

Ana - January 16, 2012 - 7:55 pm

So excited!
Cant wait to see everybody again
I definitely enjoyed the karaoke – can’t say I know how to sing though but who cares

Will you have any adult clothes?

Thanks for letting me have something of my own to get excited about!


jennifer obrien - January 16, 2012 - 6:40 pm

SCREAMS*** I am going I have to ~!

Angela Brubaker - January 16, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Yay! I just sent over my info to Becky :))) This will be my 1st show ever and I am soooooooo excited!!!!!

Michell Setterberg - January 16, 2012 - 5:15 pm

“So much exciting” as my 5 year old likes to say xoxo! M

Stephanie Carpenter - January 16, 2012 - 4:57 pm

OMG I can not wait!! I’ve been stalking the website for dates!

jennifer cain - January 16, 2012 - 4:07 pm

I am officailly Ridiculously excited. Summer FUN indeed

Marcy Hoffman - January 16, 2012 - 4:04 pm

I am so excited for this event! It will be a wonderful mother/daughter trip! 🙂

Holly Lafferty - January 16, 2012 - 4:01 pm

i am sooooooo excited. can hardly stand it.

Jamie Hicks - January 16, 2012 - 4:00 pm

sent in my RSVP! 4th year! YAY!!!!!!!! Aiden can not WAIT!

Denise - January 16, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Melissa- Totally as we get closer to the date we will have a fun list of for the boys to do! But you gotta know the Pre-party will be a blast for the boys also ! I made sure of it!

Denise - January 16, 2012 - 3:58 pm

yes, children 16 and under.

Jennifer Taylor - January 16, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Do we pay through paypal to that email or just send the email and then they will contact us for payment.. just wondering don’t want to miss out on rsvp.. I need 3 tickets

Tina - January 16, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Is there a certain age requirement for “children” tickets……ie 12 and under. What about toddlers? Do we need to buy tickets for them too? Thx.

Melissa - January 16, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Oh I cannot wait!!! I was going to RSVP for just myself, when hubby suggested we make it a family weekend! How awesome is he??? So the four of us shall be there! I’d love suggestions for fun father-son activities during shopping time for a 10-year old boy! Lol! We only discovered Mjc after AF buzz last year (we are in Chicago) hit the Windy City, so can’t wait to bring it full-circle!

Christy Dodd - January 16, 2012 - 3:10 pm

I can’t wait!!! Allie and I will be there once again and look forward to meeting some new friends, getting some super cute clothes, and having a great mommy/daughter vacation!

Leslie Click - January 16, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Just sent my RSVP for 2 tickets!!!! (Im taking my MOM!!! Oh I love her! ) Boy is she in for it!!! Hope I made the cut!!! CAn you tell Im a little bit over excited? Its my first time to IN and to MJC’s ART FAIR!!! Im gonna BURST!!! I already booked our rooms! 🙂

Tonja - January 16, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Oh I wish I wish we could go. Its on my birthday, too. Sounds so lovely. You girls have fun and for my birthday, drink a few for me at the afterparty on June 23rd – and sing a happy song – and a funny one and another happy one and a happy funny one. :+)

Debra Stallings - January 16, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Sophie and I will be there with bells on!! Cant wait 🙂

Mom of 5 - January 16, 2012 - 2:58 pm

yea just rsvp-so so excited!

christine b - January 16, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Can not wait! Last year was my first time and I met some wonderful ladies…already booked for Friday and Saturday!!!! YAY!!!

Lisa M - January 16, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Oooooh so excited – starting to think up some fun songs for the MIS crew! Just emailed Becky!! And I am echoing Monika – lotsa 10s please 🙂 Can’t wait to see you all!!!

Lisa - January 16, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Think up some adult items, we will surely buy them! 😉 Can’t wait, it’s always a blast.

Denise - January 16, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Yes, you can RSVP now. Last year we realized my backyard was a bit bigger than we had thought so we were able to add a quite a few more people! Its a good thing!

Monika - January 16, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Woohoo, just send Becky an email for reservations! Can’t believe I’m coming this year!!! So excited! And yes, lots of 10’s! Grace is requesting ballerinas, in her words “Oh, you better bring home a ballerina for me!!!!” 😉

Isabella's Mom - January 16, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Yay, more 8’s and 10’s!! So many of our girls are growing up quickly and I don’t want them to age out of your fabulousness!!

Jodi A - January 16, 2012 - 2:44 pm

when do we do our RSVP’s

Ashley Sims - January 16, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Can we RSVP now for the parties?

Michelle - January 16, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Eeek!! I can not wait!!

Ashley Sims - January 16, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Can we RSVP for the parties now?