The Washington MidSummer Renaissance Faire
It is coming up on that time again - time for The Washington MidSummer Renaissance Faire. This interesting, family friendly program is going to be held on the first three weekends of August (3-4; 10-11, 17-18). Gates are open from 10 am to 7 pm each of those days. It is again being held at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake.
Once again, the Cavallo Equestrian Arts group will be providing the full contact jousting on thundering horses. There will be other parts to the Tournament of the knights as well, with appropriate descriptions with modern electronic acoustics, so you won't miss a word. (At least, my son running the sound system will be working diligently to make this happen.)
In addition, there will be a village full of folks in period costume providing food, entertainment and opportunities to take part in some of the revelry. For example, those with longer hair can stop by the braiders' booth, and for a reasonable fee, have their hair braided in one of the multitude of options they offer. (Kind of partial to this one, though my hair is short, as my daughter is one of the braiders!) There could also be a "May Pole" with dancers to entertain the crowds.
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