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TIME LINE OF EVENTS FOR 2017 GARFIELD GATHERING


Wednesday, June 21st

10 AM - 5 PM Registration Begins

6 PM - 10 PM ?? Welcome Dinner Buffet, Raffles, Games at Hotel –Ballroom

Room Hopping

Thursday June 22nd

8:30 AM Leave Hotel for Smoky Mountain Train Ride transportation incl. or drive yourself

9:30 AM – 3 PM Train Ride, Train Museum, Lunch included

3 PM Leave Train Depot for Hotel

5:30 PM Registration for attendees arriving on Thurs at Ballroom

6 PM – 10 PM?? Lasagna Buffet, Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (wear your ugliest Christmas sweaters, sweatshirts, outfits!!), Games, Raffles at Hotel -Ballroom

Room Hopping

Friday June 23rd

9 AM Leave Hotel for Biltmore Estate transportation incl. or drive yourself

9:30 AM Self guided tour starts of house, gardens, shops

12:30 PM Transportation or drive to Deerpark Village on Biltmore Grounds for Group Lunch Buffet at 1 PM

1 PM Hot Lunch Buffet at Deepark Village – group seating

2 PM to 4 PM Visit shops, gardens, do extra tours etc that you did not do before lunch

2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM Transportation back to the hotel

5:30 PM Registration for attendees arriving on Friday at Ballroom

6 PM – 10PM?? Pizza, Ice Cream, Pajama Party (wear your favorite Garfield pj's!!!), Games, Raffles at Hotel - Ballroom

Room Hopping

Saturday June 24th

6 AM - 8 AM Swap Meet Setup Hotel - Ballroom

8 AM - 11 AM Swap Meet, Games Hotel- Ballroom

11 AM – 6PM On your own, check out the pools, room hopping, etc

6 PM – 10 PM?? Bah Humbug! themed (break out your Bah Humbug t-shirts!!!) Dinner Buffet & Live Auction at Hotel - Ballroom

Room Hopping

Sunday June 25th

Time to say good bye to old and new friends.

**A number of the collectors will have their rooms open in the evenings and sometimes during the day trading and selling Garfield items. A list of the people doing this will be available at the registration table.**