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Games, Music and Entertainment at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012

There is certainly no dull corner at the Carolina Renaissance Faire. I have never expected, of all places, to see a live camel in Charlotte, North Carolina and you get to ride on one if you wish to. If by chance you happen to have anger management issues, the vegetable justice is an instant therapy. This is the only game where one can throw vegetables, in most cases tomatoes, to the actor who insults you without the fear of a lawsuit. And if throwing stuff is not enough, try climbing the castle towers or bungee jump to sweat yourself out

Camel ride at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Camel ride at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Vegetable justice where actors throw insults at people  throwing vegetable, mostly tomatoes, at them at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Vegetable justice where actors throw insults at people throwing vegetable, mostly tomatoes, at them at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Castle tower climb at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Castle tower climb at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stationary bungee jump at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stationary bungee jump at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

There is of course no renaissance faire without pipes and drums, harp, songs and merrymaking.

Cu Dubh at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cu Dubh at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Harpist Sarah Mullen  at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Harpist Sarah Mullen at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Singing and merrymaking at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Singing and merrymaking at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Singing and merrymaking at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Singing and merrymaking at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

As for me, the archery was all I needed to call it my day. I better get myself my own bow and arrow. What do you think?

Archery at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Archery at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in CarolinaRenFair

 

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Kids at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012

The kids at Michigan Renaissance Faire 2012 shone like stars in their chainmail armors, princess gowns and fairy costumes. Now, it is time for these cuties to invade the Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 with their charm. Brace yourselves, they make you fall in love and you simply cannot resist. Don’t say you were not warned.

An adorable baby in garb at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An adorable baby in garb at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An adorable toddler in garb at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An adorable toddler in garb at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A lovely girl dressed as a fairy at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A lovely girl dressed as a fairy at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in CarolinaRenFair

 

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Stars at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012

You will never know who you will run into at Renaissance Faires especially at Charlotte, North Carolina. The couple dressed as gargoyles tops my list of favorites. We were told it took them an entire day to prepare. Our old pirate friends especially the famous Jack Sparrow were also present to grace the festival. And you can’t miss the royalties especially Her Majesty, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth I of England. Some knights were also out setting up their own little village and fairies were everywhere. Twig the fairy was a surprise for us and a delight to the kids. She was swarmed like a celebrity! And because it was nearly Christmas during the faire, why not meet the live Royal Christmas Tree?

Stars at Renaissance Faires are always out of the ordinary. They come with crowns, swords and pixie dust! Even with fangs and horns are most welcome.

Gargoyles at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gargoyles at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Fancy garbs at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Fancy garbs at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jack Sparrow at Carolina Renaissace Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jack Sparrow at Carolina Renaissace Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Friends and acquiantances at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Friends and acquiantances at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Twig the Fairy at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Twig the Fairy at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Fairies at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Fairies at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Medieval knights setting up their village at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Medieval knights setting up their village at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Flower lady at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Flower lady at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Giant furry friends at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Giant furry friends at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Royal Christmas Tree at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Royal Christmas Tree at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in CarolinaRenFair

 

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Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012

I was blown away by the creativity (and madness) of my first experience of renaissance faire in Michigan. Upon learning that we have our very own ren-faire in North Carolina, I could not resist but go, enduring a two-hour drive to Charlotte and the cold Carolina fall. The village was stunning especially with the fall trees adding magic to the background. And when you are in the village at dusk, it is simply beautiful. The renaissance village is like a coveted paint on a black canvass: lights glowing, sun setting and a ton of merry-making.

Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ticket booth at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ticket booth at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the stages at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the stages at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The jousting ground at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The jousting ground at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the shops at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the shops at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the stages at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the stages at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the stages at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

One of the stages at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A beautiful castle at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A beautiful castle at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Some reenactors at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Some reenactors at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An artsy castle at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte. North Carolina.

An artsy castle at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte. North Carolina.

The art of smithing at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The art of smithing at Carolina Renaissance Faire in Charlotte, North Carolina.

An adorable goblin as a knight at Carolina Renaissance Faire at Charlotte, North Carolina.

An adorable goblin as a knight at Carolina Renaissance Faire at Charlotte, North Carolina.

A knight in chain mail at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A knight in chain mail at Carolina Renaissance Faire 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2012 in CarolinaRenFair, N.Carolina

 

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