NY State Renaissance Festival – Best Birthday A Girl Could Ask For …

Last Wednesday was my birthday. And naturally – much to my husbands chagrin – his Leo wife found herself spreading a birth”day” into a birth”week”.   Aside – from getting a new lens (which I am learning slowly but surely), going out to eat with family and trekking to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia – I also got AppleTv. Which is very – very dangerous.  I am a self – admitting TV Binge Watcher.

BUT – when Nick asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday – I knew there was only ONE place we NEEDED to go: THE NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE.  We had to wait until the weekend, Nick had never gone to a Renn. Fair before and I wasn’t quite sure how he would FARE at the FAIRE.  Though – I knew Nick is very comfortable with my post-goth, post-reenacting, history loving, very dramatic personality – I wasn’t positive he would be able handle others with the same “interests” – all in the same place – AT THE SAME TIME.  BUT – as always – he was trooper and ended up really enjoying himself.  I love when he leaves his comfort-zone. 🙂

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I haven’t been to the Sterling Forest – Renaissance Faire in 20 years. It turned out to be an absolute PERFECT time for me to go – as I have been addicted to watching Season 1 of Black Sails on Starz. There is a whole  Renegade’s Row that sells Pirate Memorabilia.  While the re-enactor  in me was SUPER tempted to buy everything there – it wasn’t to be – and thus – my dreams of sailing away on the High Seas with Captain Vane were put off until another day ….

But I did get to see:

  1. a Minstrel
  2. Friar Tuck
  3. a Lord Baelishy like frock (for those who don’t know – Baelish rocks my world)
  4. a long haired Chihuahua carried by a man with horns
  5. a lady get slapped with a wet sausage
  6. a rambunctious group of rascals – two of whom – hit Nick on the head with plastic swords
  7. a man that resembled a mix between The Junk Lady in Labyrinth and a Wizard wearing K/Swiss
  8. and a 13 year old Andean condor



ALL in ALL – I would have to say it was a very successful day!

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Have you ever gone to a Renaissance Festival/Faire or any other reenactment?  Is it something you’ve always wanted to do /participate in or are you like Nick and a bit more on the conservative side?  Thanks for stopping by to read!!!! 🙂

2 thoughts on “NY State Renaissance Festival – Best Birthday A Girl Could Ask For …

  1. haha oh my goodness!!!! When he was bopped on the head by those guys …. I totally thought: “It’s over”. But he really is a trooper …. I know for a fact daddy picked him!!! 🙂 xoxox


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