Alright, city slickers. It’s time to dust off your hat and grab your boots! Fennboree 2016 is right around the corner.
Fenboree 2016 will be held approximately 8.25 miles North of Santa Fe, at the Hyde Memorial Park Campgrounds from Friday, June 3rd, through Sunday, June 5th, 2016.
Check out the campground and amenities (like the REAL bathrooms) here: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/hydememorialstatepark.html
We will have games (like Fenn Trivia and Bean Bags), a Pot Luck dinner, a mini treasure hunt, “in the wood” croquet, and Forrest has even agreed to an appearance!
We will be holding a Pot Luck lunch on Saturday, June 4th at 1PM. Everyone can bring their favorite side dish and treasure stories to share.
The best part is it is a very family friendly environment, and accessible by any vehicle. There are RV hookups, campsites, grills, a playground, and a volleyball court. There are reserved spaces and first-come-first served spaces. There are hiking trails nearby, and there is sure to be no shortage of adventure for everyone. However, if you want to camp there, you pretty much have to reserve your space now, so make sure to email us and let us know at FennboreeFun@gmail.com. Everyone who wants to camp will be sent the NM State Parks official rules so you know what is allowed and what isn’t.
Is camping not your thing? Do you want to soak in a tub at night, after a day hiking the trails? Fennboree will be so close to Santa Fe that you can join in on all the fun, and still wake up to room service. There are plenty of hotels near the plaza, and for those on a budget and willing to make a short drive, there are many more economical options in Albuquerque.
We know, it’s a little early to start thinking about it, but we wanted you to all have plenty of time to talk about and plan for a family trip. We want everyone to have an opportunity to have fun and meet each other, so if we gave you the heads up, it might be a little easier.
Are you not able to travel, or is that weekend already reserved for another engagement? Don’t worry! You can still join in on the fun. We will have a couple of contests leading up to the event, so even people from far away can participate.
The only fee is not charged by us, but is for the campgrounds themselves. The campsites are $10, per night. That actually means $10 per overnight vehicle, so if you bring two cars, it is two passes. One vehicle towing a trailer or an RV towing a car, counts as one vehicle. If you want electric hookups, it is a few dollars extra. If you have a New Mexico State Parks pass, your camping is free, except for electric use. If you only come for the daytime, you will need to purchase a day use pass, which can vary from $4 to $7 per vehicle.
As of January 5th.The camp sites at Hyde State Park have all been reserved by Fennboree Campers from June 2nd thru the 5th. But there are still campsites available right next to Hyde Park at Black Canyon Campground. Black Canyon is operated by the US Forest Service. They have about 35 campsites there. Most are drive-in sites with picnic tables. There are also a couple of walk-in sites. There is no electric available at the Black Canyon campsites but there are restrooms. The fee is the same as at Hyde State Park…$10 per night. It’s an easy two minute walk from the Black Canyon Campground to the Fennboree site at Hyde State Park.
You can find out more about Black Canyon Campground here:
You can make reservations on-line by following the directions on the above page or by calling, toll free, 877-444-6777.
We will have a special shirt made for this year’s event. Everyone can preorder one if they like, and we will put either your real name or your blog handle on the front for no extra charge. We will have a contest to design this year’s shirt, but more details on that soon!
We are really excited and hope to meet you all there!
Check out the New Fenboree III Map: