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3rd Annual "Fong Fest"@ Chef Shangri-La Saturday 9/13 (now w/raffle pics)

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Howdy & Aloha Folks!

Get ready because here's the line up for this year's "Fong Fest" being held Saturday 9/13 @ the Chef! First up, the poster (artwork once again created by the fabulous Mr. Pete Klockau/Ragbag Comics)...

Schedule & event info...

1:00pm Rick "Elvis" Saucedo http://www.ricksaucedo.com/
2:00pm The Butterfields http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Butterfields/175955009142673
3:00pm Hillbilly Idle http://www.facebook.com/HillbillyIdle
4:00pm 13 Tikis http://www.facebook.com/pages/13-Tikis-Chicago/1395451570695918
5:00pm The Astronauts Space Age Combo http://nauts.kostalmusic.com/
6:00pm The Dyes http://www.facebook.com/TheDyes
7:00pm The Cocktail Preachers http://www.cocktailpreachers.com/
8:00pm The Alder Kings http://thealderkings.wix.com/alder
9:00pm The Flat Cats http://www.flatcatsmusic.com/

Plus, our MC for the day, the one and only Java of Bachelor Pad magazine, and the Go-Go dance stylings of THE JANES https://www.facebook.com/TheJanesGoGo

There will be a Polynesian Market Place with lotsa cool vendors, food & drink specials, plus more surprises as well, and still only $5.00 :o that's right folks $5.00! Guaranteed you will not find this much entertainment packed into one event for a measley 5 bux! Oh yeah and kids under 12 are FREE!

Event will be held Saturday September 13th in the parking lot of the Chef (entire event will be outdoors).Gate will open at 12:00pm with a special performance by the Legendary Rick "Elvis" Saucedo at 1:00pm, bands start at 2:00pm and run thru 10:00pm. No large canopy, tables or chairs will be provided, so we encourage everyone to bring your own pop-up and chairs.

There will also be a charity raffle again this year (with lotsa fun stuff) and tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. All proceeds will go directly to the CatNap from the Heart.

More exciting news to come soon! :D Updates also available at http://chefshangrila.com/

See ya'll at the Chef!


BaMbOoLoDgE...where the South Pacific meets the Great White North!

[ Edited by: BambooLodge 2014-08-29 08:13 ]

When you get to Fong Fest be sure to find the booth with this banner located near the entrance gate! There are some :o MiNd bLoWiNg :o donations this year that I think ya'll might be interested in. Hope to get some photos of donations posted soon!! :D

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CatNap from the Heart small animal shelter, located in La Grange Park, IL. More info available here http://catnapfromtheheart.org/

On 2014-07-14 13:28, BambooLodge wrote:
Get ready because here's the line up for this year's "Fong Fest" being held Saturday 9/13 @ the Chef!

I will be in town for riot fest, but i hope i can still stop by for a little bit.

How about this Raffle item? It's Huge and it's Witco!

This fantastic Witco piece was donated by our good friends Donna & Gary!

Next up is this vintage Made in Hawaii Aloha wear His and Hers ensemble...

Dress is size 14, shirt is XL, and was donated by BambooLodge Vintage.

Please stay tuned for more great raffle pics coming soon... :D

See ya at the Chef!


Sorry for the delay in posting Raffle pics. The last week's been kinda tough! :(

Anyway without further adieu here are some more of the great items available for this Saturday's CatNap raffle during Fong Fest...

This next raffle package is brought to you by Angelinquent, one of our fabulous vendors this year. It's a necklace, ring, and satin hair flower combo...

Once again our friends over at Bloodshot Records have come up with a fine array of goodies and bundled it all together into wonderful raffle package! The BS20 Collection...

We are calling this one the Marvelous Moai Package. It's another fine raffle package from our friends at CatNap from the Heart. These items were actually won previously at different 3rd Saturday raffles and a previous Fong Fest. Items are as follows: a framed screen printed 2003 Exotica poster, a Moai mug from The Islands in Arizona, a Moai plasma light, and a limited addition Moai pendant signed and numbered 16/75.

This next raffle item was graciously donated by Best by Far Estate Sales. It's the" Mystery Wicker Suitcase" from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu circa 1964. It is filled with all kinds of goodies to be revealed at Fong Fest this Saturday...

Lots more to come so stay tuned! :o

By the way here's the list of this year's vendors for Fong Fest...


Kymm Bang!/Atomic Crush Design

Bachelor Pad Magazine

Novia del Diablo

Lake Tiki Carvings

Poly Golightly Vintage

Bamboo Bimbo Collectibles

Topes Tiki Hut

BambooLodge Vintage

Mom & DadTiki Kitchy Kuku Collectibles & Clothing

Friend Prices

Band & Fong Fest Booth

CatNap Charity Raffle Booth

Several more Raffle packages are ready to check out...

Rumchata and Coffee w/2 vintage Federal Glass Ku Tiki coffee cups from Sea World!

This one was donated by Coalbe & me.

Next up we bring you this vintage made in Hawaii (Ui Mai Kai) Aloha wear His and Hers ensemble #2...

Dress is size XS, shirt is M, donated by BambooLodge Vintage.

How about this brand new Tropical themed bedding for a King size bed!

This raffle package has been brought to us courtesy of Antique Kitchen Estate Sales!

Oh yeah, let's not forget the Elvis Raffle package...

Once again brought to us by the fine folks at CatNap from the Heart! There's a fab original water color painting, Elvis liquor decanter, and an Elvis watch! Not in picture but also included will be a framed, autographed 8 x 10 of the Legendary Rick "Elvis" Saucedo!

BaMbOoLoDgE...where the South Pacific meets the Great White North!

[ Edited by: BambooLodge 2014-09-11 08:11 ]

:o WOW!!!! :o

What an AwEsOmE day! And what a crowd, the place was packed all day long, outside as well as the restaurant and bar! :D

The weather was great although it coulda been a little warmer after the sun went down, but the bands were so hot that ya really never noticed too much.

Thank you Betty, Duane, and the entire staff at Chef Shangri-La, for all you do every year to bring us Fong Fest!! Ya'll RoCk!

Huge Mahalos go out to Rick Saucedo, The Butterfields, Hillbilly Idle, 13Tikis, The Astronauts, The Dyes, The Cocktail Preachers, The Alder Kings, The Flat Cats, our MC Java, & those fantabulous ladies of Go-Go The Janes! Also major Kudos to Rob Anderson and his sound crew, Jeff & Jeff, for making everything sound so wonderful throughout the day!

Many Thanx to all our wonderful Vendors, the Chef, CatNap from the Heart, and our Friends for your generous donations to the Charity raffle! Mucho Mahalos go out to everyone who purchased raffle tickets as well. BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU WE WERE ABLE TO REACH OUR LARGEST TOTAL YET, $1,810.00!

Thanx Again Everybody!!! Already looking forward to next year!

See ya'll at the Chef

Some great photos of the event available here...

Good times. We didn't get there until the late end. What was in the "Mystery Wicker Suitcase"?


It was a blast! Good to see so many friends again, Mahalo to Chef Shangri-La!!!

Really enjoyed this years Fong Fest.

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