All you squires and ladies, rogues and wenches, it’s time to pull out the period clothing of linen and leather and strap on those sharpened weapons for another renaissance faire.
With an April 7 weekend opening, we’re just weeks away from the annual Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival (http://www.srfestival.com/) just south of Dallas, Texas.
If people watching isn’t your thing, then maybe falconry or glass blowing, weapons making, pottery or a myriad of other arts and crafts will wile your time.
No, so maybe entertaining actors and acrobats is more your taste. Don’t get too close to Adam Crack and his fire whips. (I hate the smell of singed eye brows.)
Why do people do this, we asked last year. Most said to escape into a different period where time ran slower and the world was easier to understand. The King and his subjects, the queen and her court, colorfully dressed ladies and warring men all add to the feel of the scene.
For me, a photographer, it’s being surrounded by such color and pageantry, daring and speed. So much to see, so much to capture.