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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

History This Week... Renaissance Faire!

We headed out to the local, small Renaissance Faire this last weekend, and had a blast!

 There was some awesome pillow fighting!

M contemplating the giant Jenga

 All hail the Queen!

Leather crafting - they each made a bag to carry all the "stones" they collected through various games (Rat-a-Pult, pillow fighting, darts-and-apples, etc.)

There was live music with the Danse Macabre



More of the Danse Macabre

And a beautifully costumed woman with a very large owl

Of course there was more... Irish songs; tons of people in incredible period costume; good food (loved the Chicken Tikka!); watching mock battles where the armor looked incredibly heavy; honey tasting; falconry... it was a day well spent! (Not to mention an incredibly fun way to learn some history!)


  1. Anonymous12:56 AM

    I love ren faires! Great pictures and it looks like the kids had fun.

  2. Looks like fun, and a beautiful fall day! The Danse Macabre group looks pretty cool! We went to Ren Fest last year at the start of our Middle ages study and had a fabulous time.


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