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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 Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword
The Silver Knights Joust Team — Spearing the Hay Bale
The Silver Knights Joust Team
Can’t wait until next year!
What other celebrations are going on out there?
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