Thursday, October 7, 2010

In Which We Wrap Up The Season

For my MN Renfest posts regarding food, costumes and animals, see the posts from earlier this week.

Besides people watching and eating, there are also plenty of activities one can partake in at the Renfest. There's jousting, plenty of shows and every day has a different theme so you can enjoy wine tasting, beer tasting, chocolate and romance and pirate fun.

We tend to skip the shows for fun activities like shopping!

Things I bought this year:

A giant bell wind chime.

it sounds like soft church bells

Steampunk bandoleer

gah this is such a bad picture

And a crapload of incense.

There are also many games that can be played.

Every year Brother likes to fight the Pirate Queen

He typically hits that balloon right in her heart

WINNER! Of a plastic dagger. Or a plastic bug

Twin tried some archery

If you feel like getting insulted, you can throw tomatoes at this guy

Ever ridden a giant rocking horse?

Every weekend brother plays the hammer game

If you can hit the bell all 5 times, you get invited to the strong man competition in the evening for a chance to win a pirate booty t-shirt.

You can stand by the hammer game and watch all these crazy strong-looking, buff guys miss that bell every single time.

Brother gets invited every weekend to the strong man competition, but we've yet to stay late enough for him to give it a shot

The giant puppets are awesome. But don't get too close, they're often drunk

Fancy a trip through the hobbit hole?

Or how about a humiliating spin at the stocks?

one of the many, delicious, food courts

the entrance

And after a whole season of renaissancey fun, all that's left to do is walk back to the car.

We'll be back next year Renfest. Oh yes we will.


Anne said...

*sniff* sad boosh

Hannah Kincade said...

awwww, so sad. I'll be back next year! In STYLE!! :)

Also, all your pictures are full of awesome colors. How'd it do that?

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Anne - sad boosh indeed

Hannah - umm my skills? No it's just the aforementioned awesome camera

Summer said...

Wow. Your faire looks so awesome... We're going to that one in Charlotte next weekend, and I hope it's going to be half as good as this one looks! Who knows, maybe I'll get to try these fabled cheese curds??

Teebore said...

Teehee, I love the Hobbit hole. And the food courts. And the...

Aw, I miss it. Seriously, you need to, like, drag me there at least once next year. Have Hannah help you.

Lola Sharp said...

Ours doesn't have a Hobbit Hole!!! Wahhhh! *pouts*

Holly Ruggiero said...

That faire is so impressive. I can see why you go every year.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Summer - mmmmmm. If there's cheese curds, you need to eat some

Teebore - yeah your attendance has been lame-o since the wedding. Did i tell you i saw Nick there one time this year?

Lola - the hobbit hole is pretty cool. But then it leads to a woodland walk which is only neat once.

Holly - it is indeed awesome

Teebore said...

yeah your attendance has been lame-o since the wedding.

Hey, we went in 2008, post-wedding.

My Augusts and Septembers fill up so fast. What I need to do is block off time in, like, April and then plan around it.

Did i tell you i saw Nick there one time this year?

You did not. Was it pre- or post-kilt?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's an elaborate fair!
Drunk puppet guys - too funny.

Talli Roland said...

I'm loving these photos! Looks like you had a fab time.

RaShelle said...

Hey, I love the hobbit hole and the tomato throwing stop!!!

Also, I blogger buddied you on Nano. I'm historian40, just so you know. It's going to be fun. Yay.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Your Faire looks awesome. You must have had a grand time!

Anonymous said...

I love the tree/foliage/what have you with the face on it!

Once again, great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Teebore - umm pre? At least, he was wearing his usual outfit, but it was like the second to last weekend...

Alex - it's hilarious when they're drunk

Talli - we did indeed!

RaShelle - Yay! Nano buddies! Nano is going to rock hard

Nicole - yes we do!

Kelly - yeah he's giant and awesome

Mohamed Mughal said...

What a colorful, fun event; and the weather you guys got was just fabulous! :)

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Mohamed - yeah the weather this year was wonderful! Which makes up for the terrible weather last year

Rebecca T. said...

That looks like so much fun! I have yet to make a renaissance faire, but I tell myself every year that I need to go :)

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