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Parking info for Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race

Happened across the Sly Fox website today and decided to take a look at the News/Events section to see if they had any more information on their upcoming Bock Fest and Goat Race. Those of you who plan to attend (and I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Sly Fox, german food and/or a generally good time) should make note of the following:

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OFF-SITE PARKING ARRANGED FOR 2008 BOCK FEST & GOAT RACE
In an effort to ease crowded conditions and traffic issues on Rt. 113 in front of Pikeland Village Square, and also to be fair to merchants in the Maple Lawn Shopping Center on the other side of that road, Sly Fox Brewing has arranged for off-site parking for all attendees at the 2008 Bock Festival and Goat Race on Sunday, May 4.

There will be short-term parking allowed at Pikeland Village Square for customers of other businesses which are open, but anyone coming to Sly Fox will be directed to the Fairgrounds.

The parking area is located at the Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, roughly one mile west of Pikeland Village Square on Rt. 113. Shuttle buses will run throughout the day between there and the pub, starting at 10:30am. The last bus back to the parking area will leave Sly Fox Phoenixville at 6pm, and anyone wishing to stay can then move his car up to the pub. There will be a $2 donation to the Kimberton Fire Company required for those taking advantage of the parking and buses.

"We want to be good citizens and this arrangement helps us do that, plus it has the added benefit of freeing up more space in front of and around the pub for the day's activities," said co-owner and Phoenixville manager Pete Giannopoulos. "In the past, once we used up all our parking spaces, our customers were parking across the street and filling up that lot as well, which wasn't fair to either the stores over there or the local residents who wanted to use them. Not only that, but with this event getting bigger and bigger every year, we'd have had to find an off-site parking facility in any case. This solves our problem and also allows us to help support the local fire company, which is an important resource for our community."
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UPDATE! Just received an email from their mailing list which includes the following additional info:

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There have been some improvements made this year to accommodate the ever-growing attendance. Food and beer sales locations will be reconfigured and expanded to cut down on the wait in lines. The quantity of special logo-ed glasses (Helles this year) offered for sale has been doubled from 2007. There will be eight porta-potties (two last year).
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They have also created a website for this year's event that has some time wasters available for those of you who are reading this at work.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Absolutely a blast!!!!
Anonymous said…
The offsite parking and shuttle bus is a great idea.I think downtown Phoenixville could learn a lesson from this plan.Kudos to Sly Fox for being proactive and considerate of the community,neighbors,and other merchants.This would be a good idea for the Celtic Festival coming up in May.
Jeff Senley said…
Park and Ride, eh?

Maybe an item for discussion by the Regional Planning Commission?

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