Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tennessee Renaissance Festival 2012

Ahoy, ye brave knights and lusty wenches! Keith and I spent the day at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, and this weekend's theme was Pirate Invasion. We enjoyed a gorgeous day at Castle Gwynn!  We watched a joust, a bawdy troubadour, and serendipitously found ourselves in the middle of a fairy picnic. Keith threw knives, and I bought a beautiful new charm for my bracelet. We saw rescued birds of prey and ran into lots of friends. The locally brewed beer and shepherd's pie were tasty, and it was a fantastic day!
I thought he was a gorgeously detailed piece of art... until he opened his eyes and stuck his tongue out at me!
Axel the Sot
MOOSE
They had a fantastic selection of Elizabethan paper doll books and academic texts on Medieval history.
I bought a beautiful phoenix charm from this booth. 

So many more pictures under the cut...

Her work is beautiful; I wanted this so badly! See more of her art glass here. 
Keith: "What is that contraption he holds? Is he a WIZARD?!"
Ren fair HIPSTER!
Goodbye!
If you're in the Nashville area, visit the fair next weekend and see the Royal Jousting Tournament. Save room for a turkey leg, bring a few bottles of water, be sure to visit Castle Gwynn, and don't wear sandals. The steep gravel paths left my poor sandaled feet raw.

What did you do last weekend?








5 comments:

  1. Hazzah! Love it all. We used to live close to the Renaissance Fair grounds, alas no more.

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  2. Thank you, fair lady! Alas, no lively lords and lovely lasses in yer backyard? :(

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  3. If Carnival workers are called "Carnies" What do they call Renfaire workers?

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    1. Ha! I was thinking the same thing yesterday. FAIRIES!! :D

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  4. I've never been to a Renaissance fair before - looks like a good time. Nice coin belt!

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