No summer is complete without a trip to the Renfest. We love the atmosphere, the shows, the people and the shops. With Saver of Bugs back at home, it was a true family event.
This year will have fewer pictures of the shows in order to show you some of the other things that promote the atmosphere. Feel free to search ‘Renfest’ to see pictures from past years. Enjoy!
Look at all those cars. There were a few people there that weekend. And there’s another hill you can’t see in the photo!
This is one of our favorite stops. There are glass canteens hanging in front there with some ornamental balls to the right. I have purchased one or two of the balls over the years.
Mad Maggie and her Dragon Richard roaming the grounds. ‘Richard’ performs tricks. Think of every groaner bone joke you can. You know, like ‘boning up’ on your tricks? Groan.
A small play and rest area with shops down below. Like Hedge Witch Apothecary which has a stunning array of organic herbal products and teas. I could just stand there for hours breathing in the scents.
Skidmark, the Village Beggar, hamming it up for my picture.
Cast In Bronze, “The Carillon” another staple of our trips.
Me on the same convenient tree as last year. No, I’m not pregnant. The dress poofed when I sat down. Soooo attractive! 😀
Saver of Bugs, on the other hand, looks great!
Isabella, Cursed in Stone. I do not know how she can stand all day in that outfit! Not to mention, sweaty pig that I am, all the make-up would just run right off! How does she stay cool!?
Isn’t her costume just awesome!?
We, of course, had to try some medieval skills. See that arrow hanging off the side on the upper left? Yep, that’s me! 🙂
Zinnia, the Bubble Fairy. She wanders around making bubbles, large and small for the kids. There is bubble juice in the metal cone. She interacts without ever saying a word. Her face is sooo expressive!
And while we were there, we had to shop!
Spider Bait added to his shot glass collection. The dragon’s head is the base when you stand it up to use the glass.
My flip phone is in there for perspective. Saver of Bugs got (clockwise) a tealight lantern which is red not orange (we couldn’t get the colors to photograph correctly), a bird whistle that works by putting water in it and then blowing, an agate geode that is thin enough on the back to let light in and make the insides glow reddish-brown, some pretty metal necklaces, a dumoriterite crystal, an emerald crystal with other things mixed in (she forgot to ask), and two polished agate necklaces. Quite a haul!
Clockwise – A fanny pack with multiple pockets (two zippered), a pewter fairy with crystals, a lepidolite crystal (it’s purple), a dumoriterite crystal above (blue), and to the left a sunstone crystal (orange and white), and a septarian sphere. I didn’t do so bad myself. (I save up for this weekend every year 🙂 )
I can’t wait for next year!