Today was Renaissance Festival day!
Since my friend Christi couldn't come this year (due to an under 3-months baby) it left me free to be flexible. I decided to go earlier so the art stores wouldn't be picked over as much as on the last weekends, and so it would be less of a hindrance to writing season. Happy to make great time going over and get there about 9:40 and stay to almost 5.
Feels like I spent all my eating cash on drinks, since it was a warm and rather sticky day (for September), but I did get to enjoy corn on the cob, spinach pie, and cheese curds. Had a sparkling apple cider float with cinnamon ice cream as well--not bad!
Most of the time was spent walking around and ogling everything--and getting ogled in return. I think I had more remarks on my costume than in other years, perhaps because I left my cloak behind due to the warmth. Everything from 'mystery woman' to 'Owl Lady.' ;)
I didn't break my budget with anything fancy this year, but Ruth Thompson had prints made to look like they were matted and perfect for my 8x10 frame at work, so I couldn't pass up the buy 3 get one free offer. Got a black unicorn, a black pegasus, a black dragon...and a red-winged angel.
My coworker Dawn wants to see lots of photos, so if anyone else is interested I've uploaded 20 over here. A warm day, but a lovely one. =)
So glad you were able to go and the weather cooperate, at least no rain
I enjoyed seeing the photos. They remind me of when we went
with Abby and I loss my new glasses. That is a huge rocking horse.
It reminds me of the toys that Jill got to play with when they were at
The apple cider float sound wonderful. How was the spinach pie?
80's was bad enough, and I'm very glad there was no rain.
There were a LOT of dogs there, because it was the pet weekend. They had a seperate field I'd never been in before with a big agility course and the jumps were done up with dragons and castles. Also lots of boths from various rescues and clubs. Got to see everything from Chihuahuas to St Bernards, Great Pyranese, and some of the biggest Great Danes I've ever seen. Saw a male German Shepherd with markings like Abby's too.
I like the spinach pie--I've had it before. But it was hot, and the weather was too warm to properly enjoy it.
I'd brought my little cooler along with the last grape juice bottle and some water, so I got my hand stamped and went out to the car to have a drink and save money, but my hands were greasy from corn on the cob, so it took 10 minutes to get the grape open and it dripped on my costume. Next time I'm bringing my pliers along too!
Wow, it's so colourful! The festival looks like a lot of fun. Do many people dress up for it? I'm glad the weather was so lovely for it.
I sense a theme in your purchases from Ruth Thompson... though it was probably unintentional?
Glad to hear that you had such a lovely time.
Hard to pinpoint how many people dress up, though there seemed more this time than some others. There's a fair number of people with 'partial' costumes as well, and a lot of buying of costume elements from various vendors.
*cackles* Black was my favorite color for many years, and it's still my favorite hue on horses, mythical horses, wolves, dragons--plenty of things. I was having fun laughing at myself with those choices.