Saturday, September 6, 2014

Return to the Faire

This Labor Day I made my second trip to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. This time I took my dad and my niece and nephew.  It's always such a different  experience taking niperkins along because the faire has special shows and events for them. It's almost like going to a different place, in a wonderful way.
 My niece met a mermaid and she and my nephew made some keepsakes in a craft stand by the mermaid.
message in a bottle
treasure map
   It was a pretty hot and sticky day so we strolled through the shire, seeing what we happened upon and taking frequent water breaks. Aside from the heat, it was a lovely day! The kids had a great time and so did my dad and I.

My nephew was intrigued by a blacksmith demonstration and my niece loved the elephant ride. 














Of course no day is complete without seeing a joust and goofing off.



















It was a great time but as always I feel as though there so much more I could share and it left me longing to return.

3 comments:

  1. The Blacksmith is Master Gary Anderson and his wife Kat does blacksmithing as well. Great people if you get to talking to them.

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  2. Blacksmiths have always been my favorite part of fairs like that! In my city a reenactment of a French fur trading post is hosted every fall. It's one of my favorite events. I can't wait to go in a few weeks. But I think I would enjoy a renaissance fair even more! So cool that you live near one!
    Thank you for commenting on Inklined!

    ~Sarah Faulkner

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  3. This was the first time I stopped by their tent, Kristin, but I would like to do so again the next time I go. And Sarah, historical reenactmetns and demos are always awesome. There are a lot of ren faires around, so depending on where you live should be able to find one. I have to drive 2hrs to this one, but it's well worth it, :)

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