Oct 23, 2021
It's time to get spicy.
Get ready for it…
Campfires and hayrides.
Unlimited pumpkin spice.
Oh my gourd happy hour.
Spicy fall craft workshops.
Your new hot cocktail mug.
All the flannel you can handle.
Maybe you were at Summer Camp and you miss it already. Maybe you haven’t even heard of us before but you were googling unlimited pumpkin spice lattes as you witnessed your first orange leaf falling onto the pavement. Maybe you just realized you need more in your life and your #journey led you to this moment.
Well we say you grab that moment by its big ass fictitious flannel arm and get it to jump on a hayride with you while you sit down next to some badass local maker and learn some mad skillz to take into the winter time or to make your family flip their lids as your handmade holiday gift giving game goes next level.
And, yes, we’ll say the word grateful at some point because it’ll almost be November and why not start off the holiday season already in that mindfulness AF time.
2021 Fall Retreat
People, it’s time to GET SPICY. Make that harvest time a gathering of all of autumn’s best things Unglued-style and spiked with some Fire by Proof whiskey and you’ll be ready for hot girl fall – or lumberjack autumn – dealer’s choice.
So here we are in our buffalo plaid flannels, mom jeans, neck bandanas, and ready to cheers with our pumpkin spice coffees to let it be known that our next Unglued Fall Retreat is Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at Crooked Lane Farm in Colfax, ND. Registration to spice up your life opens Sept 30 at 8pm CST. *Update: Fall Retreat is currently sold out but join the wait list HERE!
“It felt like a mini-vacation, which I realized that I really needed. Spending the day only worrying about making and creating while eating really good food and being surrounded by really great people refilled my cup in a way that I didn't expect.” – Past Attendee
As per the usual we like to try to clear up what this is NOT first: This is not networky, although we’ll have a schedule where you might just get to meet your new ride or die while you take on new leatherworking skills or maybe ride a hayride to a winery. This is not the rager of Summer Camp, although you'll get to enjoy Langston's curated cocktail bar just for you (with, yes, delicious mocktail options). And FALL. This is not a scrapbooking retreat, although you will get to create crafty memories for your next favorite instagram hashtag #fallretreatyourself. This is not like any Fall Retreat you’ve done before – it’s even better and even spicier. And guess what? It’s not just for women as we’ve got guys with beards and guys who still can’t grow beards planning up this shindig to be for all the people. Plus, it's still a pandemic, and we've got safety guidelines. That's pretty exciting, I know.
What is Unglued: Fall Retreat? A cozy, crafty, lumberjacky retreat your crunchy leaf loving heart desires in Colfax, ND. Picture pulling up to your farm life fantasy with big ol’ shiplapped red buildings and twinkly lights surrounded by sprawling farm land and a friggin’ neighboring vineyard, riding a hayride to said neighboring vineyard for a wine tasting, taking a blacksmithing or barn quilt craft workshop for the first time in your life, feasting on a fall desserts after your delightful comfort soup lunch as you coax farm dog Maxine to be your buddy, all while you cheers with a hot cider next to a sparkling campfire as you make a Wondermade s'mores with your new best friend where the lumberjack vibes are going hard AF.
Joanna and Chip Gaines couldn’t even handle this fall dream realized.
Your $185 Fall Retreat ticket will include:
3 workshop sessions – 3 you sign up for with local makers around October 7 + bonus DIYs.
2 meals + welcome rolls – a pile of Sandy's rolls upon arrival (with pumpkin spice whip), fall soup/salad lunch deliciousness (with pumpkin spice), farm-to-table dinner (with pumpkin spice). DESSERT(S)...and pumpkin spice.
SNACKS – #hangry isn’t a possibility at these things we do so giddy up for a Midwestern coffee hour and fixin's throughout the day.
Hot drink bar – we’ll keep the chill of fall at bay with unlimited refills of coffee and hot cider to keep your hands and heart happy and hot and wholesome.
5 drink tickets for use at our curated Langston cocktail/mocktail & Drekker beer bar open at select retreat times such as your favorite (Parks & Rec inspired) Happy Hour.
Hayrides & campfires.
Lumberjack evening trivia time.
Your new hot (and cold) cocktail mug.
Covid safety details including: everyone attending will either be fully vaxxed, negative Covid PCR tested within 72 hours prior, or negative rapid tested on site upon arrival. And masks required indoors at all times except when actively eating & drinking. Do not sign up if you cannot follow these as your plaid-adorned self will be headed home early if these are not followed.
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When is it?
Your treat of Unglued Fall Retreat is Saturday, October 23, 2021 9am-9pm CST.
Yes and you can handle it. It’s a 30 minute drive south of Fargo in a magical neck of the woods.
Should I come?
How do I sign up for my spicy seat?
Registration opens Thurs, Sept 30 at 8pm CST HERE. Register prior to workshops opening around Oct 7 to choose your own craftastic workshop schedule. *Update: Fall Retreat is currently sold out but join the wait list HERE!
Where do I stay?
Wherever you friggin’ want! There are not many immediate lodging options in this Colfax area. The shindig fun is one day and crafted up so you don’t have to wake up totally too early on a Saturday and it concludes at 9pm (or if you want to call it good after dinner or whenever, really). We all plan to get back to Fargo that night to our dogs and babies, but if you are coming from out of town there are plenty o’ amazing Fargo Airbnbs available should this include some out-of-town-travel fun for you and the bestie. Last Winter Retreat time we offered for you to crash on our couch with our heel bitin’ rescue pup and now there’s a 3 legged other pup who will awkwardly make out with your face so it’s still an option if you are totally desperate and need a make out buddy. With 3 legs.
Nearly everything except Maxine the Crooked Lane Farm wonder dog. She likes it there so can’t come home with you. There is a chance if you sign up for the wine tasting workshop that you’ll wanna buy a glass of wine at Dakota Vines to enjoy or a bottle to take home or a few craft workshops have the option to buy the specific tool for life, but, you guys, this is an Unglued Retreat so besides those this is all-inclusive. Let’s recap: you’ll #fallretreatyourself with 3 badass workshop sessions taught by local makers and artists, 2 full meals, BREAKFAST ROLLS, 5 drink tickets, unlimited pumpkin spice, new besties, a sweet ass (and carefully tested) perfect hot and cold cocktail/coffee mug, campfires, hayrides, happy hour, and lumberjack evening trivia. With caramel apple nachos.
Try to get a better bang for your hard earned bucks that will keep you smokin’ hot the rest of the year. Your trip you have to plan yourself to Minneapolis for one night costs twice as much and you won’t be nearly as SPICY.
Tell me about the alcohol sitch:
5 drink tickets are included in your lumberjacky registration. The curated Langston cocktail & beer bar will be open at select times beginning around 3pm and from dinner to last call during evening trivia. Last call will be at 8:30pm because this sh*t is 30 minutes south of Fargo and we care about you. There *may* be some bonus opportunities like your winery workshop or your fancy mixology workshop sesh. Not interested in cocktails? Well it just so happens Langston will be creating a menu with options for handcrafted mocktails to enjoy as well so we all win. *You must be 21+ to attend Fall Retreat.*
Is this just for the ladies?
HELLS TO THE NO. We cannot emphasize enough (although I know your boy toy won’t believe it until he sees it) that we craft this retreat and our Summer Camp to be for ALL THE PEOPLE. Not just “crafty” people…not just pinterest-ers…not just formal makers…not just basic b*tches. It’s for YOU. It’s for HIM. It’s for THEM. I love lamp.
Will I like the schedule?
Yes. You guys. We plan all events be something we’d actually want to attend and be a part of. After you get your plaid flannels and mom pants on – hopefully also a turtle neck please – you’ll get to Crooked Lane Farm to check in between 9-9:30am where you’ll enjoy a luscious breakfast roll and coffee. You’ll spend a super chill day making epic crafts and an afternoon Happy Hour to include some choose-your-own-adventure fun free time (but full of options just how we like it). After dinner around 7pm it’ll be your evening hang time with campfires & s'mores and lumberjack trivia but if this pandemic world and socializing sounds too intense and Netflix is calling your name you can head out any time you'd like. Or win at trivia so hard instead. Either way.
Tell me about Covid safety:
If you aren't wondering this, please read this anyways because if you sign up for Fall Retreat you are required to follow all of this FUN. Yes, FUN, because this is how we can still make this magic happen and SPICY while staying SAFE. These will change as needed per our community's current Covid situation per Unglued's discretion.
All attendees and crew of Fall Retreat will choose 1 of 3 safety options: will be fully vaccinated, show a negative PCR (ie. non-rapid) Covid test taken within 72 hours prior to Retreat start, or can sign up ahead of time for a rapid test administered upon Retreat arrival that must be negative in order to attend.
You will let us know on your attendee survey sent to you post-registration which safety option you will choose from the above. Please note: due to delta, if ANYONE is showing signs of any Covid-like symptoms you will be required to rapid test upon entering the Retreat regardless of vaccination status - or if you become symptomatic during the Retreat to continue on. We got fancy and can offer this thanks to the ND Lab, Dept of Health and Human Services, and the MN Department of Health, too!
Masking will be REQUIRED in fully indoor spaces except for eating and drinking.
Public health safety is the reigning queen this year and our biggest priority. If you cannot follow these guidelines you will be required to leave the Retreat without a refund. If you are signing someone else up for this event, be sure they are golden with this info, too, so they can get their pumpkin spice on and mask that sh*t up when indoors.
I’m coming from out of town so what do I do?
Well first you sign up when registration opens Sept 30 8pm CST. Then you decide if you want to look at air bnb options, hotels (we kind of live on the edge with Hotel Tonight when we travel), or with these guys. Then you get ready for the Saturday your autumn soul needs in good ol’ North Dakota (just practice your uff das).
Are the crafts crafty?
If by crafty you mean Nick Offerman and mythical Leslie Knope would approve then YES. I mean, we should just be hosting Making It here by now. Fargo (and said surrounding areas) is crazy overflowing with creative makers and artists that are next level excited at the prospect of teaching you.
Can I really come alone?
YES and we will be buddies. We create this full spicy fall day and our organized-yet-chill-AF schedule to work for people who might be on their own Retreat day and have that post-college-not-sure-I-can-meet-new-people vibes like we do. You’ll have plenty of options to keep busy or chill out and sip your pumpkin spice creamer coffee as well as meet some kick ass new people to have in your #lyfe. It's still weird in a pandemic, though, but we've got your back if you need a lunch buddy.
Is this just like your summer camp?
Well there’s no sandy beaches on the Farm and there also aren’t crappy bunk beds. We get to craft up this glittery beauty of a day with our crew and the Farm so your breakfast will be carb loaded thanks to local bakeries, your lunch by our crew, and dinner by a local caterer and our draaaanks coming from our curated fall cocktail & Drekker beer bar. Picture it like a retreat inspired by Summer Camp and Winter Retreat but in late fall, as a lumberjack, in Colfax, ND, and with badass workshops and capped off with a lumberjack dance. We know it’s what you need as you begin to wind down 2021 and dive into the “treat every day like Christmas time.” Also due to delta, masking will be required in fully indoor spaces except for when actively eating and drinking during the Retreat.
Is there a half day option?
Low key YES! In this pandemic world we are offering a half day option once more! This option has you experience Fall Retreat through the afternoon Happy Hour which goes from 3-4:30pm. You'll enjoy Fall Retreat from 9am through said Happy Hour time and includes: 2 workshop sessions (instead of 3), lunch and breakfast rolls, and then 1 drink ticket instead of 5 (ya know, since you'll be driving home shortly after or during happy hour) and your fave new hot/ cold cocktail mug + bonus fun through Happy Hour time.
Do I need to register right away?
Benefits to registering right away on Sept 30 at 8pm: you get to attend Fall Retreat and hang out with us. Also signing up for workshop sessions when they open around October 7. We are opening this up for you to buy up to 4 tickets to share with your squad at a time, but will need the names of your other ticket holders officially by October 5 before workshop info and specialized deets begin. *Update: Fall Retreat is currently sold out but join the wait list HERE!
What if I decide I can’t go but I bought a ticket or there’s the storm of the century that weekend?
Your Fall Retreat ticket is fully refundable for just a short time since it’s like basically tomorrow – so it’s refundable until October 6, 2021. After that it is no longer refundable – even for insane weather – UNLESS IT IS COVID RELATED as we will have had you register for your own shiny workshop sessions and we personalize things because we really like this stuff. You could transfer your ticket to someone else, though, but they may be stuck with your fantastic workshop schedule and, well, maybe even your nametag. But also since this is a pandemic, if you need to cancel for Covid-related reasons we will send you a full refund and trust you will not misuse this flexibility for accidentally signing up during your bestie's wedding and realizing it the day before. In the event that Unglued needs to cancel the Retreat for any reason you will receive a full refund.
Will it be cold?
YES. There are very rare moments an Unglued event has good weather. This could be one, but get your parka and swimsuit ready because it could go either way. ;) We are READY EITHER WAY.
You are welcome here.
We do not tolerate discrimination.
Unglued will not tolerate discrimination of any kind to anyone involved in our events including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or genetic information per Unglued's discretion. We have zero tolerance for harassment. This is grounds for immediate dismissal without warning from Retreat per Unglued's discretion.
Basically, be awesome.
“It was everything I needed right now! Fall retreat raised my spirits even while the weather was beginning to get cold, made me feel accomplished, and reminded me how wonderful life can be! It kicked-ass and I had an absolutely BLAST getting spicy with so many amazing humans!” – Past Attendee