The Washington MidSummer Renaissance Faire

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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 isJoust Knight 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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Comments (8)

Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Steven, I love these type of events - especially the period clothing and jousting.  Your son will have lots of fun working on this!

Jul 29, 2013 05:22 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Steven I expect to see some pictures of you jousting on one of those thundering horses :)

Jul 29, 2013 05:28 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Me too!

Jul 29, 2013 05:31 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Lisa -- thanks for coming by and commenting.  It is very interesting, as you mention, with the period clothing, and period food stuffs as well!    As to your second comment, see my comment to George, below.

George -- the last time a rode a horse, it was on the beach at San Juan Del Cabo - and we were not going fast at all.  Time before was herding cattle, and I didn't have to chase any strays.   Besides, I doubt they have the armor for someone my size.   LOL  

 

Jul 29, 2013 05:44 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

LOL!  I once rode a horse on the beach while on vacation in Mexico.  I was thrilled when the guide told us to take off the saddles and we rode our horses into the ocean and stayed astride as they did the doggie paddle - or should I say 'the horsie  paddle'  :)

Jul 29, 2013 05:52 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Lisa -- after having been sat on by a horse, many years ago, my wife had said she was never going to ride one again, but she was too tired to walk all the way back and the horses were there -- and it was interesting how they stepped in the hoof marks of the horse in front (probably learned it made things easier) in the deep soft beach.

Jul 29, 2013 06:42 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

It will be nice to have that experience...

Jul 30, 2013 04:55 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Joshua -- guess you didn't get the full import of what I was saying.  I am NOT planning on getting on one of those horses for jousting -- those guys are trained and they aren't using lightweight styrofoam lances.

Jul 30, 2013 06:44 AM