Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Renaissance Fair and the Child in Us All

Each year our family dresses up and heads to the Renaissance Fair. I could find lots of excuses for this; former theatre major honoring Shakespeare's time, history lesson for all, a fun day for the kids. The truth is, we all love it, and it was my idea, just for me, with kids as an excuse. I don't like to sew, but months before, each year, we start dreaming up and concocting a new variation on Renaissance-type characters we will invent garb for this year. This year we had a messenger, two knights, a page, an assassin, a pirate and a peasant. We saw demonstrations of alchemy, a tournament between two knights on horseback and lots of bards and troubadours. We got to try our hand at medieval martial arts and try on fun costumes and dream a little all day.


  1. We are a family of 7 and lovers of the Ren Faire too! Happy to find your blog. :-)

  2. And I have really been enjoying yours! How fun to find a match of numbers and perhaps minds as well! Thanks for writing.

  3. I wish we had something like this in our area.


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