The Roak family of Blue Bell,
Pennsylvania, has been kind enough to let us use their property for the
annual Fest. They have a beautiful home, barn, pool and grassy field. Most
festers bring a tent and camp-out for the full Fest weekend. MemFest is
a family event. Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch are provided as are beverages
and port-o-johns. No fee to attend, however donations are encouraged.
MemFest costs over $3000 - much of that is covered by the sponsors.
EVENT SCHEDULE (such that it is):
Friday - arrivals, tent set up,
tapping of the kegs, zero-K, begin cooking pig, cornholing
Saturday - more arrivals, sports (softball,
volleyball, kickball, dorkball, bocce-ball, yolf, etc..), pool-time
Late afternoon - annual BBQ, with rolls, tons of slaw and other side dishes
and desserts provided
Evening - socializing - pass the pigs, thumper, eat-the-egg,
more cornholing etc...
Sunday - The Annual "Cowboy Breakfast",
more sports, pool-time
Monday - Clean-up, pack-up, departures
In case there is some psycho reading this
out there, we don't want to let them know where we will be camping.
sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress
flashlight or battery-operated light
camera and plenty of film
cooler for your private food stash
lots of warm clothes/boots/rain coat/umbrella (to guarantee a rainfree-warm
duct tape (you never know when you'll need it!)
bungii cords (ditto)
bathing suit, towel
other outdoor games (bocce ball, dork ball, pass the pigs, stomp rockets,
cigars and jagermister
aspirin and gatorade