August 26

Renaissance Fesitval

Posted by lori . 12 Comments



Yesterday, the hubby and I went to the Michiana Renaissance Festival.  This was my first Renaissance Festival.

The fesitval was held on Kamm Island in Mishawaka, Indiana.  It was a small festival, only in its second year.  While I am completely at home cavorting with pirates, fairies, trolls, knights, wenches and Vikings, my husband, not so much.  So, I knew I didn’t have much time.

We walked around and looked at the vendors, listened to a few performances and enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day.

My favorite part of the day was listening to a story by Patrice Blackbottle. 

She told the tale of the Fae and a quest for a star.

At the end of the tale, we each received a special star and blessing.

I would definitely attend another Renaissance Festival, but next time I need to go with one of my magical, fairy friends and not a man who the entire time looked like he was going to (1) bolt and run or (2) grab a sword from a passing pirate and run me through.  Live and learn.

Daily Inspiration


Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

G. K. Chesterton

About the photo (taken on August 25)…This was taken at the Michiana Renaissance Festival on Kamm Island in Mishawaka, Indiana.  It was a lovely, sunny day and this bench was available to sit and look out at the St. Joseph River.

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12 Responses to " Renaissance Fesitval"

  • houndstooth says:

    We used to have a really big Renaissance festival around here, but they closed the park where it was held and I think they quit having it. I was really disappointed. We did a few meet and greets with the Greyhounds there, and while it was hot to be in costume there, it was a lot of fun!

  • Kirsten says:

    I’ve been to a few Renaissance festivals and in most ways I fit right in (the only exception is that they tend to prominently feature meat-eating). Otherwise lots of fun though! I especially love all the music.

  • Haha I’ve never been to one! Sounds interesting
    Nola’s Mom

  • Amy Cross says:

    Sorry I’m with Henry on this one. Alas a Ren Fair is usually the only thing that gets overage kids out of their parents basements. Oh wait you did get Henry out of the basement 🙂 lol

  • Sue says:

    Love those types of things. How nice to get the star.

  • Pip says:

    This sounds so fun. I’ve always wanted to go to one of these festivals.

  • Patty says:

    I have never been to one. They have one in the St. Louis area and have had greyhounds in it, but I have not attended. It looks fun!

  • I really like going to things like that, it reminds me of when I went to Warwick Castle.
    Lynne x

  • Patrice BlackBottle says:

    I just ran across your review in a random Google search. Thank you for your wonderful compliment, and may the stars continue to shine in your eyes!

  • Patrice BlackBottle says:

    And may I have please permission to post your lovely photos and blog link on my FaceBook page/website?

    • lori says:

      Thank you, Patrice. You were my favorite part of the Faire. I would be honored if you would share the post. I’m glad you liked it.

  • J says:

    Patrice is one of my favorite performers!! Shes a big hit at the Ren Faire in Angola!!! Her stories draw people of all ages and she can make anyone smile (even the grumpiest of husbands!!!) lol

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