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URL icon « on: February 20, 2007, 12:15:54 AM »

Hey ya'll,
We are coming up to Telluride for the first time with our 3 kids.  We will be camping at Mary Ilium in a pop-up.  I was hoping some of you could share info about things for little ones to do.  Our kids are 6, 4 and 2.   

What is there for kids to do at the festival?

Any "family friendly" spots at mary E?

Any info or comments are greatly appreciated. 

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URL icon « Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 12:27:48 AM »

I've heard that Mary E is a very family friendly camping area, but I don't know first hand.

Inside the festival there's a kids tent/area where they can have all kinds of fun doing face painting, watching clowns, and playing games. Adult supervision is required, but well worth it. Sometimes they learn to sing songs and then perform them on the stage. They'll have a wonderful time. Thumbs Up
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URL icon « Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 02:16:19 AM »

Mary E is a pretty good place to bring a family, especially if you have a pop-up, people tend to stay out pretty late around the fires, but aren't generally overly raucous or anything.
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URL icon « Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 02:31:54 AM »

petting zoo, too.  and the solar guy.  kids parade on sunday.

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URL icon « Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 05:47:03 PM »

Hey ya'll,
We are coming up to Telluride for the first time with our 3 kids.  We will be camping at Mary Ilium in a pop-up.  I was hoping some of you could share info about things for little ones to do.  Our kids are 6, 4 and 2.   

What is there for kids to do at the festival?
Any "family friendly" spots at mary E?
Any info or comments are greatly appreciated. 

thinkBLUE

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a great place to bring the kids.  On the festival grounds there is a "kids area" that's open all day with all kinds of fun stuff going on.  The kids even get to parade thru the festival with the clowns and puppets.  The festivarians are kid friendly and lots of families with kids attend the festival because it's so family friendly.  So, bring the kids!

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Did anyone mention that there's virgin rumballs for kiddies?

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URL icon « Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 06:51:23 PM »

Who else will have kids in TP??

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URL icon « Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007, 07:33:07 PM »

Sam will be with us. He's psyched.

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URL icon « Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 12:26:16 AM »

  Wave  Oh yeah. We're bringing the kids. Our oldest has been with us to Folks before.
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The kids area is awesome and within it you can find some shade but that's about it for shade inside the main festival area. The down side is it's tough (for us at least) to hear what's happening on the stage. Bring loads of good protecting sunblock and hats. Many families travel with sunshades to set up inside; the kelty sort is extremely popular. We haven't broken down and bought one but I think we three small people we sure would.

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URL icon « Reply #10 on: April 02, 2007, 08:16:31 PM »

Kym,
         Do you have a link to one of the shade thinggies?

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URL icon « Reply #11 on: April 02, 2007, 11:58:31 PM »

Far and away this type is most popular. We don't have one but I think they're popular because they're relatively light and easy to set up. 

And speaking of easy to set up....we have something more like this but much, much smaller and with a poped-up height that doesn't break the tops of our small chairs, and so no one's view, and is not so huge to gobble up too much real estate when on the tarp. It was tough to find one with enough room for him to chill/play a little bit and still meet our good neighbor requirements though. We're also lucky he really does like to check out the action on stage and finds our festival family tarp action interesting and so is happy to hang out for longer than I ever would have expected before he's ready to roam again. Knowing your kiddo is key to this strategy. If she's a busy girl and not likely to sit still for long, the family size is probably a better choice.

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URL icon « Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 05:05:31 PM »

I know I seen it somewhere...but can't seem to find it. Got a few things to get yet and earplugs for the little one is on the top of the list! What are the best kind to get? ...our little one is 2 1/2 if that helps  Wink
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URL icon « Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 05:19:44 PM »

Check this post:

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URL icon « Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 05:22:59 PM »

Your fast Tom. I actually forgot I wrote about earplugs before and had retyped it. I'll spare the repetition and just include stuff I didn't before...

... This is the trick, to get them really soft. Then gently squwish them into the depression inside the ear (not the canal but the part your finger will fill if sticking it into your ear) so that they cover all but the outer ear.  One of the docs I've talked to back at first aid said he thought them preferable too but for giving away they could only bring foam. I try to bring an extra box or two to leave back there.

One thing though - NEVER forget to take them out. We accidently left one in one of Sam's ears one night and I thought we were going to have to cut it out of his hair. We didn't but it wasn't fun either.
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I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

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