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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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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Learn to bead a beautiful egg!

We love these beautiful, detailed beaded eggs that make gorgeous, unique spring decorations. If April is for celebrating the arrival of warmth and the blossom of flowers as the Earth becomes fertile once again, a bowl of wildflowers with one of these eggs tucked in amongst the blooms would be beautiful on your table! Angela […]

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The Sacred Art of the Pysanka

Those of us who love Renaissance festivals tend to have an eye for beauty and a passion for history. And though we are often quite familiar with the history of Europe and specifically the United Kingdom, there is rich heritage and art to be celebrated to the East! We think these exquisite eggs are worthy […]

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It’s All fun and Games, Until someone …

For so many who love the Renaissance Festival, laughter is the great joy that drives their attendance, we daresay perhaps even more than the ale. Or mayhap it is the ale that makes the laughter so deliciously belly-jiggling! To celebrate April Fools Day, we reached out to jesters and court fools from festivals all over […]

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April Fools!

“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.” – Charles Lamb.  Today, our usual interaction with the concept of a fool is centered on what my daughter calls the “worst day of the year” – April 1st, when you should be even more […]

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