Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Renaissance Faire

Ren Faire #4

This was our third year attending the renaissance faire. The day started out very wet and gray at our house. I was unsure what we were in for, but hoped for the best. After two years of unpleasant hot weather (90s), we were in for a treat. By the time we arrived, the sky had cleared and blue was showing behind the fluffy white clouds. The temperature was perfect. The location itself is fabulous. The middle of nowhere in a huge field.

Faire 3

Walking through the faire, it is astounding the number of costumed actors and attendees. People-watching is the number one activity. In general, the costumes are fabulous and everyone is very willing to interact or pose for photos. (There are certainly a few strange birds mixed in, but overall the quality is high.) I felt very out of place in my jeans and t-shirt...

Ren Faire #5

Ren Faire 2

Ren Faire 1

Ren Faire #7

Ren Faire #6

I'll continue tomorrow with photos of the jousting tournament and chivalrous knights. Grin.


Heather said...

Oh, my boys would eat. that. up. What wonderfully amazing fun! It just doesn't get much better than that~

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

We have a local renaissance faire, but I've always thought it was more weird than historic. Yours looks great!

Beth said...

I love all these pictures! Great costumes and fun! Where else can you feel out of place in jeans and a t-shirt :)

Laura said...

We are so looking forward to going to our Renaissance Faire here in Maryland! I have to ask, did you do any Renaissance-related reading beforehand? I would love to try to give my almost-5-year-old some context for what she's seeing...

Gorgeous pictures as always. Do you do your collages in picnik? I'm just getting started with it and it is so fun. :)

Jilly said...

Thanks for posting photos! I have never lived anywhere close to a Renaissance faire (that I knew about, anyway). You are lucky to have such a fantastic event nearby.

Tara said...

Your photos captured the magic of the faire so well!

I can't wait to see the chivalrous knights :)

My son is anxious to watch some jousting sometime.

Lisa said...

Your Renaissance Faire looks like great fun! Our city holds one as well, but most of the people in costume are quite strange. Too many ghouls and goblins and not enough regular folk!