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Friday, October 16, 2009

A Step Back in Time at King Richard's Faire!

I wanted to share with you all an awesome event that I went to last weekend. I went to King Richard's Faire (a Renaissance faire) located in Massachusetts. I have been there one time previously but my boyfriend hadn't and he had such a good time. It really was like stepping back in time. The town was made up of old looking houses.

There were shops where you could buy swords, leather work, outfits, and many other things. You could try your hand at throwing hatchets, knives, and using a bow and arrow. There were rides that you powered yourself by pulling on ropes (which I thought was a rip off since you had to pay for it and then power yourself! lol).

We also were able to watch a joust! I sat right in the front row (basically in the mud and uncomfortably close to horse droppings) but it was a great view and got some good pictures. Our champion was Sir James (although he was more of a rouge scoundrel).

He cheated in every event and was disqualified everytime. But he was the most exciting to watch and we gave him great cheers. In the end he challeged the other man to fight to the death (an outcome we didn't see because it was later in the day after we left).

It was so much fun to get to be a princess for a day and step back in time. Hope you enjoyed the photos!

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  1. Looks like fun! I'm going to my first Renaissance faire tomorrow!

  2. I have not been to a Renaissance Faire but hubby and I have talked about doing it for the last few years, thanks for sharing...

  3. I've never really been to one before. Looks like a lot of fun!

  4. Very cool! We have a fair similar to this in the next town, but I haven't been in a couple of years. Maybe next year...

  5. I have always wanted to go too! Here in Oregon we have the biggest one of them all the Shakespeare fest. Which I have heard it is great a big. Someday I will make the trip to go.

  6. Do I slap you now or later for not having a button link to my blog?
    *big sweet smile*
    Unfortunately, the Texas State Fair has to do with FAT and FRIED foods (fried Oreos to name one) and is full of cowboy themed events or a fancy car exhibit. I would love to go to a Renaissance fair! Thanks for sharing your experience, and your pictures!

  7. Love this post- wish I were there too! Your pictures are wonderful- and you're full of surprises:)

  8. Great minds think alike! My faire did not have all those try this out stuff. Glad you had such a nice time.


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