Big Traveling Potluck 2013
After three incredible Big Summer Potlucks in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, we're taking this potluck on the road! We're thrilled to invite you to our first-ever Big Traveling Potluck (BTP1) in Murrieta, California, nearly equidistant from Los Angeles and San Diego. While our event has certainly grown in many wonderful ways, we're still committed to the mission that drove our very first potluck: building community.
BTP1 will begin with on Friday, April 26. You will be picked up from the hotel In Temecula (more info on that below) at 5pm, and chauffeured to Plateau Edge in Murrieta, CA for pre-registration, followed by cocktails and dinner. You'll be able to catch up with friends you haven't seen for months, or finally meet those you've only known online.
Saturday will be our full day of activities, and we'll start bright and early with pickup at the hotel at 8am. You'll enjoy breakfast at Plateau Edge, after which we'll start with our program. The day will include sessions with Helen Jane Hearn, Matt Armendariz, and Ree Drummond. We'll also have demos, instructional talks, and all kinds of fun activities with Gaby Dalkin and Lori Lange and, of course, lots of food. Our day will end with a dinner hosted by California Avocado Commission, so dress comfortably and be ready to party!
We'll end our weekend with brunch at Plateau Edge on Sunday, April 28. Pickup at the hotel will be at 9am---we thought we'd give you an extra hour to sleep off that late night hotel party from the night before (yes, we know all about that). It'll be our last chance to gather as a group, talk about our weekend, and say goodbye.
We've reserved a block of rooms at the Springhill Suites Marriott in Temecula, CA (rate code POTLUCK), and transportation form the hotel to Plateau Edge and back will be provided. Please note that pick up and drop off will be from this hotel only, and the room block will be held until December 28, 2012, so please book your rooms here as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you all in April for food, inspiration, and some big time community.
Maggy, Erika & Pam
We're so excited to have California Avocado Commission as the main sponsor of our first traveling potluck! Potluck + Southern California + Avocados = A match made in heaven. So head over to their Facebook page or Twitter (@CA_Avocados) and say hello to them!
THE NITTY GRITTY
LOCATION and DATES: April 26-28, 2013 (Friday night to Sunday noon) at the gorgeous Plateau Edge in Murrieta, CA. (The exact address will be sent in your registration confirmation email.)
TICKET PRICE: $199, includes all meals, sessions, and transportation to and from our host hotel to Plateau Edge. There will be 75 tickets available.
WAITING LIST: If ticket sell out before all interested attendees are able to purchase a ticket, a waiting list will automatically be started. If there are any refunds requested (see below) or transfers needed, we will contact those in the waiting list.
TICKET POLICY: Tickets are refundable within 14 days of purchase, and transferable up to March 15, 2013. While we promise to do our best to put you in touch with someone on our waiting list if needed, many of our materials (tickets, any sponsored giveaways, etc.) are personalized, so we regret that we will be unable to offer any ticket refunds or accommodate transfer requests after March 15.
ACCOMMODATIONS: SpringHill Suites Marriott in Temecula, CA. Room block code is POTLUCK, and rates valid only until December 28, 2012. Rates are $189/night for a room with 2 queen beds, and $169 for a room with 1 king-sized bed.
AIRPORT: The closest major airport is Ontario Airport (ONT) in Ontario, California. You cn also fly into San Diego or Los Angeles and rent a car or carpool with friends.
WHAT ABOUT THE EAST COAST? Don't worry, we're still hosting Big Summer Potluck (BSP4) in the East coast next summer!
For more information or questions, please visit our website or contact Maggy or Erika. See you in April!
When & Where
The Big Potluck
Every now and then, we organize intimate get-togethers for bloggers. We meet, talk, eat, learn, then cry when it ends. It's like camp for grownups. Only better.