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Win a Pair of Four Day Passes to the 2015 Firefly Music Festival

Image Courtesy of Mix 92.9

Image Courtesy of Mix 92.9

Listen to Mix 92.9 the 90’s to NOW in Delaware for the Mix Mystery Sound now through May 14th, 2015.   Be caller number nine when you hear it; guess the sound correctly and win a pair of four day passes to Firefly Music Festival.  Guess incorrectly and they’ll still give you a family four pack of tickets to Six Flags.  If no one guesses by Thursday, May 14th, a winner will be randomly selected from all who participated and announced at 1: 00 pm on Friday, May 15, 2015.

For more info, check out:

http://www.mix929fm.com/contests/mix-mystery-sound/374139/Contests/show


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Punkin Chunkin Canceled for 2014

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Punkin Chunkin had been set to take place Oct. 24-26 at Dover International Speedway. Organizers announced Friday they’ll instead start the event in its new Dover location in 2015.

“Moving an event the size of Punkin Chunkin is not easy even when time is not a factor,” said John Huber, World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association president.

The event’s membership didn’t settle on the Dover location until early July, and ticket sales started in early September. More than 20,000 people attended the 2013 event, spread out over several days.

Huber said the pumpkin-launching competition will instead return on Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Dover. Customers who had already bought tickets and camping passes this year will see refunds on their credit cards within two weeks, he said.

Gary Camp, a spokesman for Dover International Speedway, said the postponement was due to several things, including permits, site layout, public safety and emergency service planning.

“All along we were cautiously optimistic that the event would go on as scheduled,” Camp said. “Ultimately, the logistics of trying to coordinate such a large established event in such a short time frame at a new venue became too difficult to overcome.”

Both parties are committed to hosting the event in Dover, Camp added.

Advance tickets sold will be refunded.

http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/no-flying-pumpkins-this-year/1249938


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Win 2014 Punkin Chunkin Tailgate Tickets for New Dover International Speedway Location

UPDATE: OCTOBER 4, 2014 PUNKIN CHUNKIN CANCELED FOR 2014
https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1824&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

Contest Ends: 10/13/14

Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)

Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)

The countdown has begun for one of Delaware’s most popular events, the Punkin Chunkin World Championship. Dover International Speedway will be the new host site for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin event.

The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association (WCPCA) hosts a signature pumpkin-launching event each year, fueling innovative engineering and science-based ideas that draw spectators from all over. They believe that Punkin Chunkin cultivates the odd, challenging, and competitive quest for distance that inspires creativity, ingenuity, teamwork, and passion. It is this very dedication that drives teams to compete using science and engineering skills and brings spectators to the gate.

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This year, you and seven friends could be tailgating at the 2014 Punkin Chunkin World Championship. Contest winner will receive one (1) tailgate pass on the fire line and eight (8) tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 25 event.

Contest entry:
http://greenflagclub.doverspeedway.com/contest/761?utm_campaign=Call%20it%20Punkin%20Chunkin%20Tailgate&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Dover101&utm_term=Non%20Sponsored&utm_content=Experience

What started as a challenge in 1986 has turned into an epic, world-class competition drawing hurlers and mega crowds. For three days, engineers, both serious and home grown, bring their huge contraptions and give it all they’ve got to chunk their 8- to 10-pound pumpkin as far as it can go.

The gates open at 7:30 AM each day. All machines fire at least once a day, starting at 8:00 AM. The order can change from day to day depending on weather (they can’t shoot in foggy conditions), whether they finished all the machines the previous day, etc.

Image Courtesy of Rope, Inc.

Image Courtesy of Rope, Inc.

They have to play it by ear, but usually they start on both ends of the firing line, alternating shots with the adult trebuchets and the Youth mechanical teams – catapults, trebuchets and human power. Once the youth mechanicals are done, they continue firing the adult mechanicals, moving towards the center of the firing line. Once they are done, they then move to the youth air cannons, the adult centrifugals and the adult air cannons. Then, after all that, they usually have a free-for-all period until dusk where the machines may fire as much as they wish.

Cant’ wait? Play online to get in the mood.
http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/punkin-chunkin/punkin-chunkin-game.htm

For more information:
http://punkinchunkin.com/


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Win Two VIP Firefly 2015 Tickets

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If your search engine has brought you here, go to https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/win-a-pair-of-four-day-passes-to-firefly-music-festival/ for information about a current contest.


Contest Ends July 9, 2014

You have one more day to make your mark on the 2015 lineup and be entered win 2 VIP tickets. The talent survey is key in helping them book the best acts for you, year after year. Help them make next year’s lineup the best one yet.

https://fireflyfestival.com/contests/survey


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Firefly Music Festival Transportation Tips, Hotel Availability, Packing Tips and More

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Firefly Music Festival weekend is here, and the helpful folks at Delaware’s Capital Region/Greater Dover/Kent County Tourism shared the following:

Here are travel tips for festival-goers:
— Transportation and travel routes: http://ow.ly/yccnm
— Up-to-date hotel availability: http://ow.ly/yccsk
— Tips on what to pack for the festival: http://ow.ly/ycczi
— Things to do in Delaware beyond Firefly: http://ow.ly/yccDw

When you’re getting close to Dover, from either the north or south, make sure to take Bay Road exit 95 as opposed to another exit your GPS or maps may tell you.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delawares-Capital-RegionGreater-DoverKent-County-Tourism/73828572744?fref=photo

As of this time, the Hotel Rodney still has rooms available. I had the opportunity to stay with them, and wrote about them on MAD2Go.
https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/winter-at-the-beach-part-4/

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The luxurious Inn at Canal Square offers sumptuous accommodations and gourmet breakfasts in their “Nantucket-Style” retreat located on the banks of the canal. Winter weekend programs include the opportunity to join Delaware’s own Kevin Fleming, noted photographer and publisher. Fleming will describe his experiences photographing scenes for his latest book “Wild Delaware” and present examples of those rare moments he was able to capture. The next morning, tour some of the parks that Fleming frequented. (www.theinnatcanalsquare.com)

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

The Hotel Rodney is a gem of a boutique hotel located in the heart of Lewes’ historic district; within strolling distance of a myriad of colorful shops and restaurants. Although the building was constructed in 1926, the interior has been remodeled from top-to-bottom. The striking décor manages to balance early 20-th century architecture with sleekly sophisticated design and appointments.  Crisp, comfortable and chic, Hotel Rodney offers a stylish respite close to all the action. (www.hotelrodneydelaware.com)

This story was first published in the News Journal in 2008, under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All copyrights reserved.


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Overnight Parking for Firefly Music Festival

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The Office of Delaware’s Capital Region/Greater Dover/Kent County Tourism reports they’ve had some calls looking for overnight parking for the Firefly Music Festival. Delaware State University currently has space available for camping and parking. 302-857-7822.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delawares-Capital-RegionGreater-DoverKent-County-Tourism/73828572744?fref=photo


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Delaware Rocks!

FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 LINEUP WITH MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS
VIP and Super VIP passes are on sale now; General Admission passes going on sale Monday, Jan. 20
Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson Headline the East Coast’s Largest Music Festival

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Source: Firefly Music Festival

Fans of the Firefly Music Festival are happy to see the exciting 2014 lineup. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson, the lineup includes Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Ziggy Marley, and more than 95 additional acts performing across seven stages.
Festivalgoers can expect to see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout.

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Source: Firefly Music Festival

For ticket info: http://fireflyfestival.com/

The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup:

• A Great Big World
• A-Trak
• Aer
• The Airborne Toxic Event
• American Authors
• Amos Lee
• Andrew Belle
• Arctic Monkeys
• Asaf Avidan
• Bad Things
• Band Of Horses
• Basic Vacation
• Bleachers
• Breach The Summit
• Bronze Radio Return
• Cage The Elephant
• Cash Cash
• Chance The Rapper
• Cherub
• Childish Gambino
• Christian Porter
• City And Colour
• Courrier
• Courtney Barnett
• Cruiser
• Dan Croll
• Foo Fighters
• G-Eazy
• Gemini Club
• Geographer
• Girl Talk
• Goldroom
• Gregory Alan Isakov
• Griswolds
• Grouplove
• Haerts
• Hey Rosetta!
• High Highs
• Holychild
• Hunter Hunted
• Imagine Dragons
• Iron & Wine
• Jack Johnson
• Jake Bugg
• John & Jacob
• Johnnyswim
• Kaiser Chiefs
• Kodaline
• Kongos
• Little Comets
• Little Daylight
• Local Natives
• Lucius
• Magic Man
• Martin Garrix
• Mean Lady
• Misterwives
• MS MR
• New Politics
• New Sweden
• NONONO
• Outkast
• Phantogram
• Phosphorescent
• Pigpen Theatre Co
• Portugal. The Man
• Pretty Lights
• RAC
• Royal Teeth
• Saints Of Valory
• Salva
• San Fermin
• Shakey Graves
• Sir Sly
• Sky Ferreira
• Sleeper Agent
• Sleigh Bells
• Smallpools
• Son Lux
• Step Rockets
• Stop Light Observations
• Tegan And Sara
• The Ceremonies
• The Colourist
• The Lumineers
• The Mowgli’s
• The Weeks
• The White Panda
• The Wild Feathers
• Third Eye Blind
• Tune-Yards
• Twenty One Pilots
• Typhoon
• Unlikely Candidates
• Vance Joy
• Vic Mensa
• Walk Off The Earth
• Washed Out
• Weezer
• White Denim
• Wild Child
• Wild Cub
• X Ambassadors
• Young The Giant
• Ziggy Marley


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Paperless System at Dover International Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2013 season; it will offer its customers Flash Seats®, an innovative, paperless ticketing system that gives ticket holders electronic venue access using nothing more than their credit card.

Flash Seats is the electronic ticketing system of Dover International Speedways ticket provider, Veritix®, and includes a number of great benefits for fans. Flash Seats allows fans to conveniently swipe in on race day with no paper tickets, using a credit card; to easily transfer tickets to anyone electronically, anytime, anywhere, right up to the start of the event; and to eliminate lost and stolen ticket issues.

“By implementing Flash Seats, the track is moving into the modern era of ticketing, while also promoting a greener, more eco-friendly ticketing option,” said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. “In addition, the Flash Seats capabilities create a number of benefits for fans, such as electronic ticket transfers and having your tickets live on your credit card, much like an airline check-in.”

Dover, the first NASCAR track to utilize Flash Seats, will offer the new ticketing option as a replacement for print-at-home tickets, and as an alternative for traditional track-printed tickets. Customers can select “Flash Seats” during the checkout process, at which point tickets will be applied to their credit card. On event day, all the customer will have to do is swipe their credit card to be scanned at the gate for entry.

“As the only NASCAR track to use Flash Seats, Dover is putting itself at the forefront of ticketing technology and showing its commitment to fans by giving them a system that is convenient and easy to use,” said Guy Villa, vice president of sales for Veritix.  “We know that Dover fans will appreciate the flexibility that Flash Seats offers.”

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit http://www.DoverSpeedway.com


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A Good Deal Supports a Good Cause

Dover International Speedway’s annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Donors will receive a free pace car ride around the Monster

Our good friend Gary Camp sent us this information of interest to all NASCAR fans.

Carrying on a tradition established more than five years ago, Dover International Speedway will honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The Monster Mile and Blood Bank of Delmarva first teamed up in 2006 for this event, and its success has made it an annual occurrence since.

Photo Credit: Blood Bank of Delmarva

All donors will be offered the opportunity to take a pace car ride around the one-mile, concrete oval with Track Historian George Keller, who has not missed a NASCAR race weekend or other motorsports event in Dover since the track opened in 1969. In addition, 94.7 WDSD-FM will broadcast its morning show from the blood drive, with Sky Phillips and the Wake-Up Crew live and on-site from 5 to 10 a.m.

The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 11 is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rollins Center Ballroom at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. To make an appointment, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit http://www.DelmarvaBlood.org. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors are welcome and will be taken if time permits.


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Danica Patrick added to Monster Mile Club

Patrick joins Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman for exclusive question-and-answer sessions

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My friends at Dover International Speedway sent word that Danica Patrick, driver of the GoDaddy.com Chevrolet in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, will appear for a question-and-answer session in the Monster Mile Club at 11 a.m. before the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Joining Patrick on the schedule for the morning’s Q&A sessions are two-time Dover winner Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford, and three-time winner at the Monster Mile Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

Patrick, one of the most recognizable figures in all of sports, is running a full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for the first time this season in the No.7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, as well as a limited, 10-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. The Sunday, Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Monster Mile serves as one of those 10 races.

Fans in the Monster Mile Club will have the opportunity to hear all about Patrick’s experiences in both series this year, a recap of her performance in the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race from the day prior, her plans to jump into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time in 2013 and much more.

The Monster Mile Club opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 with a continental breakfast. Trackside Access begins at 8:30 a.m. with the hosted question-and-answer sessions with Patrick, Kenseth and Newman following later in the morning. An all-you-can-eat lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until the start of the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 2 p.m., at which point the Monster Mile Club will close.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 28-30, 2012 with the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sept. 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.