We only had about 2 hours, but we decided to go to the Ren Faire. The kids LOVE the vendors. They love seeing all the armor, leather workers, etc... It's half instructive, but a lot of it is just fun. I kind of wish it were just a little bit more authentic, but I understand the time and effort that goes into it. It's picked up a lot of steam in the last 5 years and we've seen a lot more booths, activities, etc....
Dad actually did great a great job. He hit the target and the other 4 got close.
They had Japanese drummers that we so cool.
And a lady with a string that she blew bubbles with.
This was typical of Evelyn and Sam. She would marvel at one bubble and try to follow and protect it while Sam would charge around and jump and chop at them.
The birds of prey are Jer's favorite every year.
This is the kid's favorite every year. They usually are able to grab a few moments with the swords and shields before they get kicked off. They're supposed to be for 16 and older... but they aren't sharp or dangerous... sooooooo. I tried telling the people last year that all my kids are Olympic style fencers and that they won't get hurt or hurt their equipment. Yeah, that didn't work.
Watching the joust.
They had Thor's hammer if you wanted to lift it.
Throwing tomahawks. The kids were all able to get them to the target, but Dad actually got two to stick in the target.
The one thing that this girl wanted to do was see the balloon man. He's the same one every time we've come. He's fun to talk to and will try to make anything. Evelyn wanted a flower. Seth wanted a sword and shield, Sam wanted a sword and Ada wanted a mace. Apparently no one has asked for a mace before and he took a couple of minutes figuring out how to do it. It turned out awesomely. 10 for creativity. They were closing for the end of the faire, so he let Sam destroy his guy holding a sword that was at his booth. Sam had this look of glee the entire time.