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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Oh tell thee, how much you love the Renaissance Faire?!



Well friends...it was my turn to plan a mystery trip for my bestfriend and myself! I choose the Folsom Renaissance Faire! It was different but a blast at the same time! We were some of the first ones in the faire, wearing street cloths. So, in the beginning felt a bit out of place. Soon that was a distant memory as we casually drifted to different venues. Here are some of the first group of people we saw. We saw these Spanish swashbucklers! Yep, they even had the accent down!



We saw knights and ladies in waiting, we saw peasants and royalty! We had fabulous food and even got to see some kick-a** jousting! Yes you heard me right...JOUSTING! Real live-oh-my-on-the-edge-watching jousting! THAT WAS THE MOST fun for Adrien and I both! Got some great photos!


Here were some great pirate-ladies-waitng! They had fab costumes and really fun spirits too! All this was put together through the Saint Matthews Guild. It seems they go all over the country doing these type of faires. All very interesting to me! And Adrien even bought a goblet to remember the day!

And this photo I just loved. The action of this beautiful Beligum and rider (knight) in the throws of real jousting! Gets my blood pumping! Whhoooooaaaa! Love this sport!


Here is more info about the St. Matthew's Guild.

15 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

There's a Renaissance Fair near Pittsburgh that my brother's family goes to every year. But I have yet to go and I'm not sure why!

Glad you had such fun!!

Love,
Julie

BittersweetPunkin said...

That looks like it was great fun...I have never been to one but I hope to in the future!
Blessings,
Robin

Terri and Bob said...

We have a Faire near us, well, 3 hours away, that we have gone to that is lots of fun. I love the scottish eggs and turkey legs!

My Paper World said...

Wow! looks like you had so much fun! Thanks for sharing the fab pictures!

Cora Lynn said...

I totally guessed it! I'm so jealous of your secret trips, I've only been to one renaissance fair but I will never forget it. I'm going to see if I can drag my hubby out to the one in folsom if it'll be around a while yet.

Rosemary said...

Robyn,
Thanks for the well wishes.
I love the Renaissance Fair. It's a really fun thing to do.
Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

Junie Moon said...

Oh, I love the Renaissance Faire and we go to the one in AZ each year. I've always wanted to dress up for it--be a wench or something but I'm not all that sure I could get away with wearing the...uh...bodice enhancer thingie. Anyway, I'm glad you reminded me about the faire.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Looks like a blast. That is a beautiful picture of that horse!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I also think your trips are the best idea ever....wonder if that would work around here?

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I also think your trips are the best idea ever....wonder if that would work around here?

Julie said...

Looks like you had a great time! We have a Renaissance Fest by our farm ...and slowly over the years it has become a "sleeze fest"...as I call it.

I just tell people if they have a need to rid themselves of about $200.00 and a desire to see a fat woman in a french maids costume when it is not Octover 31st...then by all means - Go! ha ha..

Your fest looks like a blast!

EE said...

I've always wanted to go to one of these. Looks like you all had a blast!
Did you eat a big turkey leg?

Cora Lynn said...

check this out when you have speakers to listen to it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2okOPCUd_rQ

Julie said...

I am back to blogging and would love it if you could stop by and vote on something I am trying to make a decision about. Thanks!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Robyn, I've been to one of those faires only once in Atlanta & it was pretty interesting. Glad you had fun!

Rhoda