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Come Ye To The Faire

We made our annual pilgrimage to King Richard’s Faire last weekend. This renaissance fair has been coming to Carver for 25 years now and it never disappoints. Oh, the prices are ridiculous ($9 for a beer!) but it’s only once a year and it’s such a rollicking good time that we can’t resist a trip.

Most years we dress in costume but it was cold and blustery on Sunday and we decided that modern clothes would be more comfortable. You can keep a lower profile that way, too. We enjoyed the joust and the singing and the entertainment. But of course the best part of a medieval faire is the people-watching.

And you thought Carver was just about the cranberries, didn’t you?

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  1. Dale would be in a better position to defend himself againt the gargoyle if he was wearing the hunting sweater! 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for posting the KRF photos – it’s been waaaaay too long since I last got out that way for a vist. It’s good to see that Sheriff Glen Feeldenstreeme is still going strong.

    Maybe next fall…

  3. I just love seeing the photos – we had a booth for a few years at the Marin Renaissance faire, back two decades ago, and it was just the best time! Glad you went and suffered the high beer prices for the sake of providing us entertaining photos… especially the one of Dale!

  4. we went to the Renaissance Faire here in NYC a couple of weekends back. I always have a great time and the kids really enjoyed it as it was their first time going.

  5. Oh, that looks like fun. Someday I will go to the faire — I think there’s a good one in southern Wisconsin and another in Minnesota to check out.

  6. ok, the gargoyle, really isn’t a gargoyle. i learned this during my abc-along G post. a gargoyle is essentially a water spout. did he spew water?

    he is however a “grotesque”

    and he is brilliantly grotesque.

    and i agree. the hunting sweater would have provided dale with the needed protection. as that sweater is also quite grotesque, but is not a gargoyle.

  7. Love the pic of Dale and the grotesque, and the explanation Maryse provided – quite similar to the one I get from DH whenever I goof on that topic. I’ve never been to a Ren faire but I think I need to at least once.

  8. Yay! Thank you for the photos. I always want to go to our local one, but it’s held in June and usually too hot to venture out with or without fancy dress.

    Just think of the attention Dale would have gotten if he was wearing that hunting sweater. o.0

  9. Another thing I always talk about doing but never remember when the time comes. 😉

    I guess there weren’t any spinners, because you would have photographed that for us. Still, I love me a madrigal group!

  10. How fun! I love those kinds of fairs. We have a huge fair similar to that here that happens every May. The kids and I always make a point to go.

  11. Look! There’s Dale again with panache! The fair looks fun — did you eat one of those gigantic turkey drumsticks? Mmmmmm!

  12. I took my son to the Renaissance Fair (MN) when he was about seven. He loved it. You should have seen the look on his face when I told him we needed to move along to another area to get good seats to see Puke & Snot, a pair of [locally famous] performers. Those were not words he had heard from my mouth before 😉

  13. You know, despite living in the area for 16 years (tell me it ain’t so) AND going to college, I have yet to go to KRF. Looks like I’ll miss it this year, I’ll have to try for next year.

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