Sunday, June 15, 2014

Renaissance Festival

Welcome, Lords and Ladies!

Yesterday was such a nice day Michael & I took a drive to the Renaissance Festival.  It was great to step back to a time when romance and chivalry abound.  It was a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country ~ a magical world where Knights, Lords, Ladies, and Fairies play.


As you strolled the grounds there was traditional music ...



    and dancers dressed in their attire.


We sat back and enjoyed belly dancing and a snake charmer.






This little fella stopped by to visit with us.


Cheering took place at the Jousting tournament where we watched gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man was left standing!










After a few practice runs the Knights suited up in full armored Joust as they competed for his Ladies' honor!





Horse & carriage rides took place.


Juggling was a joy to watch ...


as well as the Circle of Fire act.



The air was filled with the smell of food from the Renaissance period.  After having some barbecue and cider donuts we watched the horses for a while.  




Vendors offered medieval accessories such as masks and hair garlands made from flowers.  It was a day to mingle with costumed characters and enjoy their merriment and mayhem!

Thank you for stopping by to share the festival with us.

21 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

How exciting. That is something Hubby and I would enjoy seeing.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what beautiful pictures Donna looks great.

gr karin

jinxxxygirl said...

I have always wanted to go to the Renaissance Festival. I'm sure i could find one near where i live. Now you've made me have to go search it out! LOL! Thanks for sharing! Hugs! deb

Leslee said...

Certainly looks like a fun way to enjoy your day! I don't think we have such things in MT. We have rodeos instead!

Patty Sumner said...

What a fun day! The snake charmer...yikes! She is one brave or crazy lady....lol I love attending festivals like this.. such a great learning expereince too. Have a great day! Blessings!

Terry said...

We have a festival like this in our area every year. It's grown HUGE! I love all of your photos, along with the storytelling. Enjoy the day!

Silke said...

Fun, fun, fun! I haven't been to a renaissance festival in many years. Thanks for sharing all those great pictures! xo Silke

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh what fun that was!!!,...:)JP

Lisa Gordon said...

What fun this must have been, Donna.
That macaw is beautiful.
Not so sure about the snake! :-)

Thank you for taking us along with you.

Chris said...

What a fun way to spend the day! The snake was interesting! I would have used my tele photo lens for those shots! Yikes!

May said...

What a fabulous fun day, Love the photos...Thank you for the day out...Hugs May x x

Cynthia said...

What great shots Donna, my family has gone to this before. What a great day and t hanks for sharing!

Cynthia

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

These Renaissance Festivals always look like fun to me. I saw someone in England post one too and they had the jousting match too. I think belly dancing is interesting but the snake- no thanks!! Looks like it was a fun day!

Denise said...

Looks like My kind of fun, except the snake charmer.I could hardly look.Yes, I do get so creeped out by snakes.Your blog looks lovely and it was so nice visiting You.Thank You for dropping by and meeting Me-Denise

Becky said...

wow, this sounds like a lot of fun Donna. Thanks for sharing. :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

It looks like you had a fun day, Donna! I love the costumes and the beautiful horses. I would have to buy a flower garland, too. I will have to look for one of these festivals around here. Thanks for sharing. xo Karen

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donna,
Well, that looks like a fun and very interesting way to spend the day.
Have never seen a belly dancer with a snake......eewww.........lol
As you can tell I am not to crazy about snakes, everything else looked great tho. Now is this a theme park or just like an annual
festival of some kind? Neat whatever it is....

Came by to tell you I am having a give a way and wanted you to have
an opportunity to win too. I will
have something about it at the end
of every post that will tell you
where to go and what to do.
Just thought you might like to join in the fun........

Blessings, Nellie

forgetmenot said...

Wonderful photos of an interesting and "fun" event. I'm sure you had a great time there. Mickie :)

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The festival certainly looked very grand and exciting to watch. Not so sure about the snake charmer. LOL hugs Judy

Debbie said...

Ah, I love days like that, we have one here every year. I don't get to got that often, but when I do, I always enjoy myself.
Thanks for the reminiscing thoughts.
Debbie

Jen Ham said...

Such fun! We went to a Renaissance Festival as well and had so much fun! xo Jen

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