Thursday, June 11, 2015

May Faire 2015

On a lovely, sunny, third weekend in May, my dear friend Diane and I took our craft booth and the EZ-Up tent, and went to the beautiful little park in the center of the village of Holland Patent, NY to participate in the fifth annual May Faire Renaissance Fair. We set up our wares and settled in to enjoy the participants and the visitors. My side of the booth, Every Day A Promise, featured my jewelry:



Diane’s beautiful stained glass, The Glass Menagerie, was set up across from it.



During the weekend we saw various entertainment presentations including singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and jugglers. Many people there were dressed for the occasion, in costumes representative of the Renaissance era, and it was such fun seeing all the interesting variations. These vendors were next to us!



Across from us was a vendor who made sculptures from shells...



And my friend Judi, below, was vending her wonderful Renaissance Garb and Notions!





I caught one of the singers performing in the gazebo!



And the Renaissance dancers performed very near our tent. They were dressed in costumes made entirely of rags!



Some of the people who attended were also dressed in costumes. They really added to the festive atmosphere as they shopped at the various booths.



And on this warm, humid weekend, you could always cool off by visiting the dragon - who was dragging the "Dragon Ice Cream" cart everywhere!



Everything in the park was decorated. Our booth was near this lovely little bridge, over a tiny water feature. The bridge looked so festive decked in flowers! On the other side there were some tents, since some of the vendors came from quite a distance and spent the night in the park.



Diane and I really enjoyed this show. It was the first year we had participated in it, but we are planning on returning next year and having another wonderful time!

Laurie
Laurie of everydayapromise

17 comments :

Jennifer said...

What fun!!!

jemsbyjb said...

Looks like you had a great time!

SendingLoveGallery said...

that looks like such a fun show to sell your wares :) enjoyed your post!

Ribasus said...

What fun! I love Renaissance fairs. We don't do anything like that in New Mexico but I used to attend them when I was out east in New England. Thanks for all the great pics, Laurie!!!

Beadsme said...

How cool. What a wonderful place and theme. Love it.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Really sounds like fun, Laurie! Maybe next year you'll be dressed in the garb of the day! Fun Pics!

Nancy Russell said...

Looks like my kind of fair! Fun! Great pictures!

SatinDollCo said...

That was no ordinary fair. So much fun!

SatinDollCo said...

That was no ordinary fair. So much fun!

Mollie Ann said...

I love everything Renaissance, and this fair looks fabulous! And Laurie, your booth is spectacular! Thanks for sharing!!!

Tracy said...

This looks great! Glad you had a great time!

Jean Sandell said...

Looks like fun!!!

Michele said...

Looks very nice, looks like fun also!!!

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing your experience selling at a fun show in your area!

cooljewelrydesign said...

a perfect day and a perfect display ... loved seeing the photos!

Erika Price said...

What a wonderful day! I'd love to go to a Ren Fair, and especially to see your beautiful jewellery booth!

Dee Dubbah Yew said...

Just delightful Laurie!! Thanks for taking us to the faire.