No, this is not a reveal post, so sorry to get you prematurely excited if we did. This is general information to make sure that everyone is on the same page about Special Run Models and the Special Run line, whether this is your first time attending BreyerFest, or your 31st.
Each year, Breyer produces a number of Special models for BreyerFest, including the coveted Special Run models, which are available for purchase by Three-day ticketholders only. The total number of models offered varies from year to year, but typically there are at least 8 different options, including a non-equine animal option. Within each option we may have included some surprises - like ½ the run is glossy or the entire model is a surprise! With a "Surprise Set" you won't know anything about the model you are buying until you open it after you complete your purchase. Special Run models are not included with the cost of your ticket; they must be purchased at an additional cost.
Models will be announced right here on the BreyerFest Blog in the months leading up to BreyerFest. Prices and quantities will be announced in the Event Program, which is posted online before BreyerFest and available in print at the event. Programs can be picked up at the Ticket Booth, Help Desk locations, the Craft Tent, Autographs, Workshops, and the Breyer Booth.
Special Run models can be purchased by heading to the Special Run Line Tent on the day and time you select when ordering your tickets, which will be indicated on the front of your Special Run Ticket – please be sure to arrive at the line tent FIFTEEN MINUTES prior to your scheduled shopping time to line up.
|Special Run Line Tent at BreyerFest|
Model quantities during Special Run ticket times are all equal. There is no benefit to shopping on Friday vs. Sunday. The option to pick your time is simply offered to allow you to schedule your weekend activities.
Ticket times start at 10 am on Friday and run hourly through Sunday at 2pm, for a total of 19 ticket times – we’ve pushed back the Sunday Raffle to accommodate for this additional ticket time. To keep things fair and organized, we have taken each model and broken the total quantity down into 19 different groups, the number of shopping time slots over the weekend. This way, each hourly group has the same quantity of models offered. The Special Run ticket is also numbered. Fifteen minutes before the start of that shopping hour, a BreyerFest staff member will draw a random number to start the line. The number on your ticket determines your position in line. Small groups of people will be let into the store at a time to keep things from getting too crowded.
|Shopping in the Special Run Tent|
If you are late and miss when your ticket number went into the store you will need to go to the end of the line, so please be prompt! Once you are in the Special Run Store, you can purchase up to 2 different Special Run models, but you cannot purchase 2 of the same model (unless only 1 option is available). There is no guarantee all models will be available when you go through the store, but with so many beautiful models each year there is always something for everyone to be excited about!
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