Sunday, August 09, 2009

WA Renaissance Fantasy Faire

I went to my first renaissance faire today. It's in Buckley which is about 50 minutes south of Bellevue. It was pretty cool experience. There are lot of merchants selling everything from jewelry to swords. For food, I recommend the turkey drumstick, root beer you can get in a blue bottle, and the shave ice cone.
There are also 3 different stages showing plays, jugglers, and magic acts.
There were lots of people dressed up. Anything close to renaissance is fair game so I saw barbarians, pirates (yes, there's a Jack Sparrow), and elfs. One guy even dressed up as Doctor Who (David Tennant version) which is a time lord so he could've show up in that time period. ;)
Academia della Spada- These guys demo how people fight with swords. After watching for about 5 minutes, I learned the key to dueling... it's "geometry". What does that mean?.... well guess you have to go there to find out.
Cavallo Equestrian Arts- The coolest act is the horse riding show. This group did a lot of tricks on horse back. One guy juggled with knives while standing on the hores. Anyone one did a back flip from one horse to another.

The fair is still going on for one more weekend so if you're interested... check out:
Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire

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