Any outdoor event like weddings, fun runs, concerts and pumpkin launches all generate their own sound. But when does sound become noise? When does noise become a public nuisance? And how can that nuisance be mitigated? Those are the questions May Farms Event Center is answering.

Defining noise is hard but, to paraphrase the Supreme Court, you know it when you hear it. The physics of sound does not help. And in an outdoor setting volume, settings like bass and treble, topography and weather complicate matters. Besides, noise is subjective. What is noisy to one is melodious to another.

Measuring noise is easier. Decibels (dbA) can be counted and compared. Talking in a normal tone of voice produces 45 db(A). A louder voice can reach 50 db(A). Eighteen wheelers down the interstate generate 60 db(A) measured 100 feet away. Discover this yourself by downloading a free decibel meter on your mobile phone application.

So how does a responsible event venue like May Farms mitigate the nuisance of noise?

  1. Set hours of operations that respects the peace of country living: 10:00 p.m. weekdays, Friday and Saturday midnight and Sunday 9 p.m.
  2. Set decibel levels at the property line that are within state standards: 60 db(A) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 55 db(A) between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  3. Restrict the event producer’s sound level by an enforceable contract and monitor it in coordination with TCH.
  4. Inform neighbors what to expect, eve neighbors who live miles away.

Some will always be bothered by any noise that is not part of their country living or music to their liking. Others will tolerate it. A few may even enjoy it. But managing events by balancing the generation of sound with the reception and tolerance of sound is the objective of May Farms’ USR.

 

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May Farms is proud to present a special 1940′s themed Holiday Party and Farm to Table Dinner on Friday, December 12th, 2014.

Entertainment

  • Concert Pianist Stacie May playing 1940′s Classics
  • Tony David & Wildefire (band) for your dancing pleasure

Menu

  • May Farms Sweet Corn Chowder
  • Herb butter basted Prime Rib w/ drippings
  • Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Country Style Green Beans
  • Honey Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Mixed Green Salad w/ assorted dressings
  • Fresh Baked French Bread w/ honey butter
  • 1940′s style bread pudding with baked apples
  • Featuring a Leopold Bros Whiskey cream sauce

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More About Tony David

Tony David has performed all over Colorado as far west as Aspen at “Jimmy’s” and as far east as Sterling CO, and Estes Park to Ft. Carson, numerous night clubs and restaurants/resorts across Colorado. Tony David & WildeFire have performed in front of tens of thousands of Coloradans for over 18 years. WildeFire offers a wide variety of music from the Big Band sounds of the 40’s, 50’s old time rock-n-roll sock hop, Classic Rock, Country and American Standards. You pick the style and we will perform the songs the way the songs were produced. We can mix it up for all types of listeners young and old. We have preformed for the past Vice President Dick Cheney, to VP candidate Sarah Palin; not once but twice, and countless Socialites across Colorado and a host of Government Dignitaries’. We have performed on stage with many highly acclaimed Singer/Songwriter’s from Nashville and New York to Hollywood.

More About Stacie May

Stacie May started playing the piano at the age of 2 and was performing with The Brico Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. Over the years she has been in many bands and singing groups, has shared her music in churches for 45 years, and given piano lessons as well. Ragtime, jazz, tunes from the 1900s-1980s or serious classical piano, she plays them all. You will enjoy listening to her caress the keys and tickle the ivories.

 
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May Farms is proud to present a special 1940′s themed Holiday Party and Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, December 13th, 2014.

Entertainment

  • Concert Pianist Stacie May playing 1940′s Classics
  • DJ Revolution (Dance DJ)

Menu

  • May Farms Sweet Corn Chowder
  • Herb butter basted Prime Rib w/ drippings
  • Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Country Style Green Beans
  • Honey Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Mixed Green Salad w/ assorted dressings
  • Fresh Baked French Bread w/ honey butter
  • 1940′s style bread pudding with baked apples
  • Featuring a Leopold Bros Whiskey cream sauce

Buy Tickets!

More About DJ Revolution

“DJ Revolution”  (James Shelley) has providing premier DJ services on the front range of  Colorado for over 11 years. Thick and Thin Productions (parent company) has been a part of over 130  weddings, multiple types of parties, corporate events and several sporting events. Excellence at improvisation, James has honed his skills as a Master of Ceremonies and can adapt to any crowd type. With a  sound system powerful enough for any size event, literally no event is  too big or too small. (well maybe not Red Rocks Amphitheater!!) James is proud to be the exclusive Emcee/DJ for the Lincoln County Relay For Life for 5 years running, and the long time DJ/Emcee for the Byers Community Association, and is currently in His  8th year as the voice of the Byers Bulldogs.

More About Stacie May

Stacie May started playing the piano at the age of 2 and was performing with The Brico Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. Over the years she has been in many bands and singing groups, has shared her music in churches for 45 years, and given piano lessons as well. Ragtime, jazz, tunes from the 1900s-1980s or serious classical piano, she plays them all. You will enjoy listening to her caress the keys and tickle the ivories.

 

Due to upcoming weather for Saturday, November 15th, this event has been cancelled.

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated Harvest Fest 2014 with us! October 25th & 26th was the last weekend of Harvest Fest, and we are not open the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. We’ll keep you informed of upcoming events throughout the year and look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

May Farms hosted an open house Friday October 24 to introduce and explain to neighbors its USR amendment application and how impacts on them are softened. Out of the thirty who attended, most were supportive. Three still had fears but all considered it a good start at outreach.

Many studied computer-generated traffic simulations. This technology showed them when and how traffic jams will occur at their intersections. That helps for deciding how many traffic officers to hire and traffic control signs to use.

The role of the Arapahoe County Sheriff during future events was a topic of talk. For May Farms he becomes a close partner. Under the application May Farms proposes to notify the sheriff 120 days before an event to start the planning for traffic and crowd control, emergency evacuation and medical emergencies.

A handy tool during the night was a decibel meter, of course as a free phone app. May Farms proposes to conform to the state noise limit of during the day amplified sound, not at the stage but at the property boundary, of 60 db(a). At night, 55. With the decibel meter everyone could see that normal speech is about 55 db(a).

Why is this important to you? May Farms will soon need your help. If you are a fan of the farm, its events and its vision a message of support to the five commissioners, especially if you live in Arapahoe County Colorado, will be a great help. You will need to know details to write the most effective message. Stand by for more.

 
 

Harvest Fest 2014 @ May Farms



 

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64001 US Highway 36
Byers, Colorado 80103
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May Farms
Welcome to May Farms, destined to be Colorado’s best family experience! Located minutes east of Denver on Colorado’s high plains, our working farm is dedicated to establishing family traditions and creating experiences tailored to accommodate the character of your special event.

Acres of corn, an ocean of vibrant yellow sunflowers and a fresh water fish pond are a few of the features we are honored to share with our guests.

Weddings, company parties or just a family get-together are all occasions easily enriched by a wholesome country atmosphere. We believe that life is about family traditions. A unique way of preserving our rural roots is by sharing them with you. Start your own family traditions this year - we would be honored if you made them here at May Farms!