April 5th, 2014. Entires limited to fist 1300 competitors.
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood, NJ
Charity Treble Reel Competition to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Only 10 minutes from Beautiful Victorian Cape May. NJ.
Feis at the Beach News:
Wildwood is a wonderful family-friendly beach town that will provide fun opportunities before and after the feis. Mariner’s Landing Pier will be open from 12-6 on Sat. and 11-5 on Sunday. There are multitudes of shops that will be open on the boardwalk. Please visit our sponsor, Laura’s Fudge at 357 E. Wildwood Ave for some sweet treats. Many of the area’s restaurants will also be open. For those feis siblings, there is a local playground across the street from the convention center. There is a tennis court there too if anyone wants to try their backhand this weekend. This would also be a great day to get that “jump at the beach” picture!
There is one main road into Wildwood and it may get backed up a bit. There is an option of driving through North Wildwood to get to the convention center. The convention center has a large parking lot with over 600 spaces. Parking is $5 in the lot. There is some street parking and we were told that the meters would not be turned on yet.
The convention hall is very large and will easily accommodate all of us. There are over 2,000 bleacher seats (with backs) and we encourage you to use them for camping. There will also be a limited number of chairs and tables on the floor. Please do not bring in your own chairs. The fire marshal has been known to shut down wrestling tournaments due to blocked walkways, so please strive to keep these areas free. Our volunteers will be monitoring this during the day.
Please look for our volunteers with the Beach Patrol shirts if you have any questions. We have also hired an EMT for any emergencies.
We have requested that the venue open both concession stands to accommodate the large number of dancers and their families. They have a wide variety of foods including healthy alternatives. the Convention Center has asked that you not bring your own food onto the premises. There are also food choices on the boardwalk, and benches on the boardwalk if you want to bring your own food and picnic outside.
We will have a hallway full of vendors. There will be many familiar ones as well as some new ones. We will release a list shortly. We can tell you that both Fays and Rutherfords shoes will be there, as well as “Head for the Worlds”. There will be two coat racks for hanging used dresses in the east hall.
The welcome table with dancer cards will be in the west hall. Grades’ stages, postings and awards will also be in the west half of the convention hall. The champion stages will be in the east half of the hall. If the weather is nice, we will have the champ awards on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Keep your fingers crossed!
We have eight O’Mara sprung floor stages for dancing that will start promptly at 10am. The first dancers should please begin to check in at 9:45. Lunch breaks will occur around 1:30 to 2pm, but one set of stages will continue to run during the break with alternating judges and musicians.
If you will be in town on Friday night and Saturday night, we will have live
Irish music in local family friendly places with great food.
The Cummins School is very excited to be hosting their second annual feis and are working hard to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone!