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Picnic at the Brick Works 2008

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Just came across the info for this year's Brick Works Picnic on Sunday, September 14, 2008 from Noon – 4pm. Noticed that the price has been increased to $90 from $75, but from all accounts from the 2007 event was well worth the money:
You can find thread on 2007 event at

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/441829

Was very unhappy that I managed to miss last year's event. Advance tickets on sale at

http://www.evergreen.ca/en/events/pic...

Hope to see some of you there.
Steve

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  1. Are you kidding.....I wouldn't miss it. Last year was incredible. Loved it!!!

    1. Just bought my tix...

      Missed out last year... heard it was superb!

      1. Is the event really crowded, with long lineups for small sample sizes?

        From the reviews, I would imagine it's a well organized affair.

        Ok, wait, I just read the thread fluke posted. Sounds like it was a great event, lineups weren't too bad. I guess my question is, have they made this a bigger event so as to lose the charm from last year?

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        1. re: grandgourmand

          Just noticed that a thread has been removed (five hours ago) regarding feedback of this event. Anybody know why?

          1. re: jdog3000

            we walked to the Brickworks yesterday. forgot the picnic was there.
            our observations...

            it was PACKED solid. huge crowds. we saw a few people wandering around the Brickworks, and they were saying something about not feeling well.
            my guess is the heat plus the crowd was not a good combo.

            1. re: atomeyes

              The heat (combined with a heavy dose of food and alcohol, and smoke from the grills) was definitely an issue, but I didn't find the crowds a huge problem. It was crowded, yes, but they were very polite crowds, and there were virtually no line-ups to speak of for individual booths. I think the longest I waited in any one spot was about 2 minutes, and most booths were a matter of walking right up and grabbing what you wanted.