Daniel and I woke up fairly early this morning knowing that we wanted to arrive in Sterling Forest, NY when the Renaissance Faire opened at 10am. The weather was unfortunate but we decided to trudge forward, equipped with jeans, shoes worthy of getting mud-ladden, and umbrella in hand. It took us just under two hours to get to Tuxedo, NY and thankfully the weather in the forest was a lot different than the Jersey shore, it was actually dry the whole time and nice and cool. :happy: The ride was really enjoyable because we already saw some colors throughout the hills and in the trees (I fall).
The unique thing about this particular Faire is it is located in a HUGE “village” where all the fixtures are permanent. This was so awesome b/c it felt really authentic and didn’t have that “put up/tear down” typa’ fair atmosphere. We saw LOTS of “characters” :mellow: :laugh: and some pretty cool shows. The highlight of my day was watching “the Mud Brothers” do all sorts of interesting tricks in a pit of mud. People warned me that the prices were going to be outrageous but I didn’t think they were so bad; admission tickets $16.95, my flower headband $15., two lunch platters $16. total, and even the artisans seemed fairly priced. I got this big awesome copper bat to hang in our tree for Halloween and it was only $10.
Anyway, we saw people juggling chainsaws and fire batons, a bunch of fairies running around, a REALLY cool May Poll dance, and LOTS and LOTS of people walking around in interesting outfits and talking funny. :wacko: One funny example; while I was in line for lunch a lady behind me COMPLETELY decked out in Renaissance gear said to someone on her Motorola Razor phone; “hey, where art thou?” :laugh: Well, ok, I thought it was ironic and funny.
It was a really nice day. I thought it was definately worth the drive and all. I think we may check it out again another year.
Enjoy the pictures!