22 October, 2006

Fun at the farm

Had a wonderful day today. There's a farm not too far away that has an open day every year and holds something like a renaissance fair.

We saw all sorts of fun things. Lots of different dance troupes - morris, highland, pictish, medieval, colonial, belly, azerbaijani(an) and more we didn't get the chance to see. There were all sorts of displays - military (new and vintage), medieval knights fighting (some with wooden weapons, others with steel), a punch and judy show, and an archery display (with a medieval peasant and a viking). There were also lots of stalls with all sorts of interesting things. Btw, I'm saying medieval but I really don't know what era they're meant to be from.

Overheard quote of the day:

There was a stall/tent set up for the Wildlife Rescue people. They had a display of various lizards in there. I overheard one lady tell her child that one particular type of lizards were "skanks".

Chickie's favourites of the day were the knights fighting (he was practising his fake dying at the end of the day) and, believe it or not, a $1 'magic wand' bought as we walked out (it was a plastic stick with gold metallic streamers on the end).

My favourite was the grand melee the knights put on. I'm betting most, if not all, of them went home with bruises. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

9 comments:

Last Girl On Earth said...

What fun! I've performed music at a couple of these fairs and it's always a trip to see how much some people get into dressing the part! Love the "skank" comment! Michele sent me. Have a great rest of your weekend!

Carmelo said...

I love men in metal ;-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

My float said...

OMG, that's hilarious. Skanks indeed!

The fair sounds fantastic. Looking forward to the pics.

Steve said...

As long as they didn't have Morris dancers.

izzy said...

Hey....

Did they sell the supersized roasted turkey legs?? Those are so yum to eat at these traditional fairs...AXp9]rur

R2K said...

Such fun, I did a Corn Maze today.

caramaena said...

last girl - some of the clothes people were dressed up in were fantastic. A lot of effort put into it.

carmelo - there were female knights fighting as well. No idea how authentic that is, but they didn't hold back for them in the melees.

my float - I have to admit I had to work very hard to keep a straight face at the comment (she was right in front of me).

steve - they did. Chickie was a bit perplexed - he's never seen people wearing bells on their legs before.

izzy - the food was one thing they could have done better I think. sausage sizzles were the order of the day. Shame really, oversized turkey legs sound delish!

alex - did you get lost in it? They're lots of fun, but I'm terrible at mazes - I have a lousy sense of direction :)

Steve said...

Chickie has every right to be perplexed.

As an Englishman, Morris dancers are one thing I can say I'm ashamed of.

A bunch of grown men skipping...

h&b said...

Sounds great. Love the SKANKS comment .. heh ;)