Feis Day FAQ's
Helpful Info for the Big Day
When do I arrive for my dances?
We have times posted on our schedule and we will NOT start earlier than the times posted for each block listed on each stage. Please enter the stage buildings NO EARLIER than 30min prior to your listed time on the schedule. While the STAGES are indoors, the rooms for the stages are not large, and therefore CAMPING INDOORS is not allowed. One zuca per dancer, arrive with wig/makeup on no sooner than 30min prior to your start time, MAX 2 spectators per dancer, MASKS covering nose and mouth required indoors, dancers may remove masks while dancing. To stay up to date on the stage progress, please follow the feisweb stage tracker and FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL MEDIA for updates!
Is there an indoor space to warm up before dancing?
While the vendors and all of the stages are indoors, our feis is spread out between two buildings, so plan accordingly. Hopefully we will have beautiful sunny skies!
Will the prelim/champs dance one at a time? How soon after check-in do they start?
They will dance two at a time. The stage is not split. They will start at the time specified on the schedule. Please enter the stage rooms NO MORE THAN 30min early.
What indoor safety precautions are in place?
Our ballrooms both have excellent fresh-air ventilation. Chairs have been placed in groups of 3.
TWO SUPPORT PERSONS PER DANCER.
NO INDOOR CAMPING.
MASKS REQUIRED OVER NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN INDOORS (dancers may remove mask when dancing)
Where do I get my award?
Results for the grades competitions (beginner, advanced beginner, novice, prizewinner) will be posted on our social media (which is also on this page below for anyone who does not use Facebook/Instagram). There will be a table near the museum entrance/check-in desk where you may pick up your medals! All prelim/champ awards/results will be announced and distributed at the center White Gazebo. In the event of RAIN, the prelim and champ awards will be held in the Meeting Center Auditorium (Stage 4).
Will you have vendors?
Yes! Our 2021 vendors are Rutherford Shoes, Fays Shoes and Head for the World, they will be located in the Meeting Center Lobby. The Museum also has THE CUTEST gift shop next to the Meeting Center with candy, toys, books, and holiday/home decorations. A must see!
Can I enter the historic village portion of the grounds?
However, you need to buy a separate admission ticket to go through that section of the grounds.
The grounds of GCVM are essentially organized into two large sections, a front loop (where our feis takes place) and an adjacent Historic Village (with live actors present in historic clothing). The entrance to the Historic Village seection is through the red covered archway, directly opposite the main entrance. Last year our feis took place during the museum "offseason" (November), during a pandemic. The historic buildings were CLOSED and the live history actors were not present. This is why we were graciously allowed to walk the grounds of the Historic Village at no additional cost during last year's feis. This year, our feis takes place during a normal open operating day for the museum! There will be actors present in the Historic Village, the buildings will be open for learning and exploration, and therefore a separate admission ticket should be purchased (at main entrance) in order to enter that section of the grounds. We are proud to support this wonderful institution and encourage everyone to enjoy not just the front loop where the feis is held, but the adjacent Historic Village as well!
Is there food on site?
There will be food and beverages (including beer brewed right onsite!) for purchase at the Depot Restaurant from 11:30am-2:30pm.
Is there a dress for sale rack??
Unfortunately, we will not have a dress sale rack at our feis. We hope to have this offered next year!