Playlist: Shine Out, Faire Sun!

We’ve gathered songs about summer fairies, beaches, and warm sunshine. For those who have summer faires to celebrate, this mix is a great soundtrack for your journey to the festival. For those who must wait for their faire’s next season, this list can make your summer picnics and vacay drives a bit, well, sunnier! It’s […]

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Meeting Puck: Midsummer’s Magic

After a long year of closures and being sheltered in our homes, this summer feels especially celebratory! Though we yet remember the shadows of the losses of the last 16 months, so many of us are finally breathing a little easier, turning our faces toward the sun, and airing out our costumes and garb to […]

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A Corset Story

Of course, we’ve all seen women walking the lanes at the Renaissance festival in gorgeous court gowns, shimmery fairy costumes, and simpler merchant-class dresses. But perhaps there is no more ubiquitous clothing item at the RenFaire than the corset. Curvy, boned, and in materials from silk to leather, the Victorian corset has become the costume […]

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Flower Tales for A Renaissance Spring

It’s finally May and spring is in full bloom! Renaissance and medieval faires across the country have opened their doors. The light is soft and beautiful. The evenings are deliciously warm. Pour yourself a cocktail and curl up on your patio for a few floral tales of yore, beautifully written by staff writer VC Audley. […]

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Eimar Burke: Spirit and Light for Beltane

Síocháin, suaimhneas, solas agus grá. Peace, tranquility, light and love. In June of 2020, Eimear Burke was installed as the Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. In March of 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with her via Zoom from Kilkenny, IE to Evergreen, TX. Initially, my plan had been […]

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Hildegarde von Bingen: The OG Badass Medieval Abbess

In our era of truly impressive women who lead and serve (still a ways to go, but progress is happening!), we don’t always know about the trailblazers who were cutting a wide swath of feminine power. Meet Hildegarde von Bingen, a truly remarkable woman, a composer, healer, a woman of faith and courage who left […]

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Featured Artist: Magnolia Strange

Sometimes, we encounter a spirit so radiant with joy that it seems to just seep through the body’s pores to shimmer in the air and light upon anyone lucky enough to be in that spirit’s path. Magnolia Strange is one of those spirits. A multi-talented RenFest performer, Magnolia will soon release “O Greenest Branch”, an […]

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A New Kind of Princess

When Dr. Casandra Henriquez pops up on your screen, you notice; even through the barrier of a screen, her energy is palpable. This woman is clearly a force to be reckoned with! When I met her, she was wearing a white t-shirt with the phrase “Inspire Many,” the name of her coaching business, emblazoned across […]

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Playlist: Spring is in the Air!

We’ve gathered songs about birds and bees, love and sunshine to brighten your days as they get longer, warmer, and happier. It’s a mix of current pop, classic rock, and American standards. Artists include the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, and Zee Avi. It’s a perfect soundtrack for your drive to the Renaissance Festival, or maybe to […]

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TEn THings: Covid Precautions For Faire

This time last year, our lives were forever changed. As a vendor, performer and cast member of faire, our shop was closed down, our show schedule was completely cancelled and we, along with everyone else became victim to faires and festivals all over the world closing. Our income and businesses were hit hard, thus we […]

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