Scarborough Faire

My camera and I – and my family – embraced our inner geek and went to the local Renaissance fair this weekend.  As an avid people watcher, I am always intrigued by the array of people who frequent these festivals, and the lengths some of them go to in their costuming.

As usual I took way too many pictures, most of them were terrible and screamed of my inexperience, but here are a few who turned out pretty decent.

The glassblowing demonstration was the highlight of the day for me.IMG_9130

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I’m not sure who this guy was supposed to be.IMG_9185

Or him…but he rocked that hat.IMG_9175

Belly dancerIMG_9237

A little silliness…IMG_9288

Someone took his job a tad too seriously…IMG_9507

Voodoo child!IMG_9565

No Renaissance fair is complete without a good old fashion joust.  And what is a joust without a king.IMG_9933

And a dastardly villain.IMG_0023

And a king’s champion.IMG_9987

The good will be victorious!IMG_0001

I’m sad this picture didn’t turn out clearer. These woman made my day.IMG_9120