It's the fall season here, and that means it's time for the MD Renaissance Faire. I decided to make my trip down that way this past weekend, and boy did I have some fun.
This year I finally caved to some insistence from some folks I know who work there and I borrowed some garb to wear. To really do something different, I went dressed in a kilt, peasant shirt, and boots. Did I wear that kilt authentically? Maybe....maybe not ;-)
So I got to the faire and met up with RP, BMc, and MR since we had all decided to meet and hang out together throughout the day. I also knew that RB, DB, and TB were going to be there as well. We got inside and I ran into RB and DB and we talked before they headed off to catch one of the shows. We stayed and watched a play about St. George. Then it was onward to hit a few shops, have some drinks, and catch some more shows. TB called and was unable to make it due to a massive water main break in Dundalk that meant he was going to be working. Tough break for him.
There was one shop I stopped in and the girl there insisted that I needed to try on some of the vests there. I admit I did look good in them, but they were priced out of range for me. There was also this really awesome leather and suede cloak there. Again, if I had money to burn that was one thing, but not at this point. Moving on we eventually got down to where the Lingamore Cellars was doing a wine tasting. I have a list of a few things I want to buy. I must recommend the Mountain White as it was very very tasty.
For lunch it had to be a turkey leg for me. That is just faire tradition. I also was daring to buy a skewer of fried macaroni and cheese and share it with the group. It actually wasn't bad at all, I might have to consider buying it again the next time I am there.
After lunch it was wandering around some more and catching some shows along the way. I also ran into JS and his new BF as well. Then later on I ran into one of my supervisors from work and his family. MR remarked later that it seemed like I knew everyone at faire. It's probably due to the eclectic group of folks that I know ;-) Part of the day was also spent chatting with JG and LB at their respective shops.
Eventually in the later afternoon, after finding a hat and awesome vest at the faire. RP, BM, and MR had to take off from the faire. I went and met up with RB and DB and their group and we hung out at the Whitehart until the faire closed.
After our respective goodbyes, I headed over to Crofton and met up with JG and LB for dinner with other faire workers. It's always fun to show up to a restaurant still dressed in garb, kind of gives the waitresses a start.
Once again, faire was fun, even if my camera croaked in the process, stupid battery. I'll remember to carry the spare next time. At least I got some great pictures.