Pics From Georgia Renaissance Festival!

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Last week I posted on Facebook about how excited I was to attend the Renaissance Festival in Fairburn, Georgia. For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while, you know I love to dress up in costume and go to these types of events!

This past Saturday, the hubby and I dug out our outfits and headed out to enjoy falconry, turkey legges (Don't worry. We didn't eat them in front of the falcons.), and heraldry.

A few pics from the day:

Hubby went as a pirate. I don't know what I went as, but my skirt is pink, and that's all that matters.

Hubby got a new leather tricorn hat at the festival. Face smudges and black eye, courtesy of me. All makeup, of course. No husbands were harmed in the making of this pirate.

Not exactly Renaissance-era garb, but how could I pass up an opportunity to carry this lacy parasol? I'm working on something more historically accurate for the festivals next year :-)
A trio of troubadors
The knight standing next to me is made entirely of wood. Check out his arms and abdomen. It's amazing how the carver made the wood look exactly like chain mail.
This bovine breed is from Europe, and typical of what the farmers of the day would have used for labor. This big fella had a whole shaded pavilion to himself.
A gentleman from the Ottoman Empire who journeyed to regale us with tales of the east. I love the detail of his robes and turban.
These two lovely people were so gracious enough to let us photograph them in their medieval finery.

All in all, it was a great day. The sun was out, but the temps stayed at a nice 75 degrees. My husband scored some nice accessories for his outfit and I took home a bag of highly coveted cinnamon roasted almonds. I'm budgeting for next month when we head to Medieval Times for our anniversary. Yes, we are that into it. Or at least I am. I'm so happy to have a husband who humors me.

Any plans to attend a Renaissance festival in your area this summer?