Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Charles and I spent the day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.It is full of shopping. All sorts of artisans are there to sell their wares. There are printmakers, potters, glass blowers, jewelry makers, candlemakers, weavers, herbalists and many more. Charles' favorite are the potters. He is always on the lookout for a new coffee companion. I picked up a bronze dragonfly for the garden. You can get all kinds of food and drinks. We had steak on a stake, with sweet potato fries and fried string beans. Charles tasted the brew.The festival offers all sorts of entertainment. This was Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre.

However, I prefered, Tom Fox, the King of Swords. He was good with the kids and kept a lot of adults entertained with his wit.

The festival is set up like an old English town in 1541 with building and tents full of wares of the time. They even have games set up for the "kids" like hatchet throwing and Drench the Wench. They also had elephant and pony rides.
There are street performers galore. Even visitors dress up. You can rent a costume when you come in if you are so inclined. There are dancers, jugglers, musicians and actors all in character winding their way through the town.

They even had a jousting tournament. Each side of spectators gets to cheer for a team of riders. A good time was had by all.


Margaret said...

I remember going there when the kids were young. It was fun, and I loved the way the workers never broke character.

Jen said...

Looks like a lot of people like going to this. glad you had a good time. :)

Elise said...

I just love stuff like that. This summer we really didn't get out to many events. I wish I had.

Ben said...

I've heard about those festivals out our way, and have heard they are a great time - certainly looks like it!