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The New York Renaissance Faire

The New YorkRenaissance Faire

Well, this post is a few days late!  We recently got a new fuzzy family member who requires quite a bit of attention.  More on him later.

This past weekend PK, Coors, and myself headed upstate to the New York Renaissance Faire!  My aunt and uncle have been going for years with my cousins and always tell us what a great time they have.  We finally had a free weekend and jumped at the opportunity to go.  It was not disappointing.

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This particular weekend was time traveler weekened, so there were an array of costumes, not just renaissance outfits.  Every weekend is a different theme.  I did try to find sometime to wear the day before, but failed.  My aunt’s advice was to buy a piece or two from one of the vendors each season/faire.  Eventually you’ll have a whole outfit and you’ll have done it supporting the local artisans.

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As with any outdoor event, I checked the weather obsessively everyday leading up.  It never changed, saying 72 degrees and cloudy.  You would assume it would be chilly.  I did, and it was.  Then the gracious gods of Ren Faire opened the skies and I melted inside of my adorable army jacket.  I wasn’t alone either.  There were several gentlemen in velvet suits and Dr. Who outfits who looked equally uncomfortable.  Unlike those people, however, I thankfully had a t-shirt on underneath, because I prepare for every scenario, HAH!

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From these pictures you can tell that the buildings are permanent fixtures here.  My aunt has friends who own several businesses that occupy a few of these quaint shops and they actually get to live here during the faire!

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Anytime we really enjoy and event, PK and I will discuss what we liked and what we’ll do the next time around.  We had a late start to the morning and unfortunately missed out on signing up for the Pub Crawl.  There were awesome taverns set up strategically around the grounds, some that resemble pirate ships like the one above.  Next time we’ll make sure to be up bright and early so we can sign up for the first tour, it seems like the perfect way to see everything with a tour guide AND have plenty of time to sober up.

kate_pat_steak_on_stakeStake on a steak was wonderful.  Nothing to change, only repeat next time.

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Obviously, everything I spent money on was candle and body care related.  PK was a gracious and patient boyfriend.

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I want to be a faery princess when I grow up.

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Gypsy Geoff with the fez on.  Be sure to check out his show if you go!

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This would be on my coat of arms if I were Queen (or a faery princess).

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This day came and went way to quickly.  For anyone who follows me on Instagram, you know I’ve been lamenting on how I want to go back.  The CT Renaissance Faire is right around the corner though!  It’s held on the same grounds as The Robin Hood Festival Coors and I went to in the spring.  Be sure to check it out!

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