Celebrate the Small Things! Weekend Edition!

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This week I’m celebrating Renaissance Faires! I spent last Saturday and Sunday at the first (and hopefully annual) Ren Faire in Stowe, Vermont. The Faire was good-sized with over 60 vendors (including me!) and lots of medieval-style entertainment. There was a huge turnout, much higher than what was expected. And what was really neat was that many of the people came in full medieval costume despite the 90+ degree temps.

My kids had a fun time exploring all the wares and watching the various performances — singing groups, archery demos, equestrian games, armored combat, and even jousting! I got to see some of them, but mostly stayed at my table. I sold 13 books — a personal best for me at an event — and handed out tons of book cards, which turned into a few more purchases online, judging by sales reports. For the first time, book sales covered the event fee. Whoo hoo!

Photos courtesy of my kids:

The Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute and Society, aka The L.I.A.R.S.

The Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute and Society, aka The L.I.A.R.S.

 

Unicorn!

Unicorn!

 

The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword

The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword

 

The Silver Knights Joust Team — Spearing the Hay Bale

The Silver Knights Joust Team — Spearing the Hay Bale

 

The Silver Knights Joust Team

The Silver Knights Joust Team

 

Can’t wait until next year!

What other celebrations are going on out there?

 

 

 

 

© Lori L. MacLaughlin and Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams, 2016. All rights reserved.

20 thoughts on “Celebrate the Small Things! Weekend Edition!

  1. That looks super fun! I’ve never had the opportunity to go to a Ren Fair, but I want to go so bad! I’ll have to see if they exist up here in B.C….

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  2. I used to do Renfests all the time in NY and Penn. I really got into designing and making the Medieval costumes. I’m so glad to hear you sold a bunch of books! Go you! 🙂

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