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Has anyone here ever done the Ghoultide Gathering held in Chelsea Fairgrounds Michigan last year and previously in Northville Mi?  I've been attending for three years as a patron and the list of artists is growing.  When they held it in Northville it was in a little park filled with historical Victorian buildings where the artists were divided up and housed in different buildings all of which were decorated for Halloween. One house actually had a coffin with a covered manikin in the parlor for an old fashioned wake.  It was wonderfully charming and atmospheric.  But with the inclusion of new artists they needed a larger venue and moved to Chelsea and into a large building which was nicely decorated last year.  All the artwork is Halloween related and the priced were on the higher side with many of the smaller ornaments averaging $50 - $100 and so on.  All high quality work. Very unusual and extremely unique.  You can see many of the artists on EHAG Emporium

http://ehagemporium.blogspot.com/

I've asked Ghoultide for information about applying for this September's show and I'm thinking of applying to EHAG as well. So I was just curious if anyone else here has done the show or seen the show and what your thoughts were.

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Comment by Connie Mettler on February 1, 2013 at 4:46pm

Neither for me, Gloria. However, this summer I was in this very cool shop in Shipshewana and one of the other shoppers seemed to be kind of "famous" as the shop keeper was grilling him about this event. Since I hadn't even heard of it I had to stick my nose in (don't I know all the Michigan shows, after all?). Turns out this person runs the event and he gave me glowing reports about the attendance and that some of the participants make their entire income from the event -- take that to the bank, or not!

Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on February 2, 2013 at 2:05pm

It sounds fun.  It might be fun to check it out this fall.

Comment by Gloria Irla Marlow on February 2, 2013 at 3:14pm
It is fun and really unusual. I did like the setting better when it was in Northville. It was fun to explore the houses and grounds but they do a nice job at the fair ground and the building they have is pretty big so it's still nice. If I hear back from them I'll post it here. Check out the website http://ghoultidegathering.blogspot.com/
Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on February 4, 2013 at 12:30pm

It looks like they really go all out to make it festive. 

Comment by Pat Falk on February 4, 2013 at 2:40pm

What fun!

Comment by Gloria Irla Marlow on February 4, 2013 at 7:14pm

we should do a field trip out to see it, have lunch and form an art gang!

Comment by Pat Falk on February 4, 2013 at 11:48pm

Sounds like fun but I'm too far away.

 

Comment by Gloria Irla Marlow on February 4, 2013 at 11:52pm

We'll have to take pictures and post them somewhere......lol

Comment by Connie Mettler on February 6, 2013 at 7:00pm

Where do you live, Gloria? Jacki and I definitely could meet you there.

Comment by Gloria Irla Marlow on February 7, 2013 at 11:03am

I live in Royal Oak.  Chelsea is a hike for me but I love the show so I head out there anyway

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