Glitter on the ground can mean only one thing . . . we went to King Richard’s Faire this weekend. We seem to be on an every-other-year schedule and, given how expensive it is, that’s probably a good thing. It was a beautiful fall day, though, and it was wonderful to be in the woods and with the fairies and gypsies, the knights and pirates, the king and his court and all the magical creatures.
I had my handsome wizard with me, of course. It’s so much fun to go to events like this with Dale because he loves to dress up in costumes and play at being someone else for a while. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – he’s just a big kid and it’s probably the thing I love most about him.
The faire was as colorful as always, with bright decorations hanging from the trees.
And so many things for sale, like these colorful floral wreaths.
There was also beer for sale, thank goodness.
The entertainment was as good as always. The king’s court did a number based on Livin’ on a Prayer but they changed the words to Livin’ for the Faire. Their song lyrics are always quite clever and watching them perform is one of my favorite parts of going to the faire. Please to note the monk with the electric guitar. Heh.
The street performers are also quite good and we had fun watching a duel between a couple of them. We had a chance to chat with them a bit later in the afternoon and it was really interesting to hear about their lives, moving from faire to faire. They both seem to love what they are doing and said they are lucky to make a living at it for right now.
It seems like everyone at the fair is in a good mood and that’s probably what makes it so fun. There’s laughter and entertainment and the people watching is fantastic. I can’t think of a better way to spend a gorgeous fall Saturday with my husband.
And that’s what I’ll keep telling myself when I start reading about everyone’s trips to Rhinebeck.