Renaissance Festival

Friday, October 05, 2012

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I checked out the Renaissance Festival happening at Fort Tryon Park (upper west side of Manhattan). There were dozens of shows and acts that were occurring along the path in addition to booths of merchandise and sampling. We saw aerial acrobats, a Robin Hood short play, some fencing, giant turkey legs, and caught the end of a Quidditch game. We saw festival goers in extravagant costumes as well as adorable children.
giant turkey legs
part of the Robin Hood act
a performer
Since the festival circled around the Cloister musuem, we decided to go inside as well. It's a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. There was a pretty garden within the museum and out on the terrace had a magnificent view of the Hudson river.
It was my first time going to this festival -- I honestly had no idea they were doing this here before this year (this year was their 28th). My boyfriend loves this time period, so when I did find out about it, I thought it'd be fun -- and it was! Would you ever go to a Renaissance Festival?

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17 comments :

Josie said...

Haha, how fun!
xo Josie
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Denysia Yu said...

I actually went to one earlier this year! It was super fun!

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Dancing Branflake said...

I would go just for the view of the Hudson. Amazing shot!

pensandlens said...

I hate commenting at work it took me three times to refresh this page...because google seems to be block in the office boo!!!

I love the dresses and the enchanting people of the medieval period.

It all looks fun dear...

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Michelle Lee said...

cool post!

yummychunklet said...

Looks fun!

Kathleen Lisson said...

I don't think I would go, but the cups show beautiful workmanship.

awhite said...

What a fun time! Love you in the bright fuchsia scarf. :)

-Ashley
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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I looooove Ren Fest. I used to go every year but then they jacked the prices up Disney World style. I can no longer afford to go. Lol. But I'm living vicariously through you now. ;)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

How fun!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Although a bit corny, I do think these festivals are super cool because I like acrobatics and jousting and the hubs loves a good turkey leg. :)

K. Cruz said...

Oh my gosh that looks so fun, I love events like this! I meant to go the the festival but it totally slipped my mind.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I love Renaissance festivals! I have never been to this one, but when we lived in NY we went to the one upstate, which is HUGE! I loved every minute of it, it was awesome.

Simona said...

Looks like a great event!:)
xx

GlamFabChameleon said...

It looks like very funny event!:)
Happy Saturday!
Jelena

Carrie said...

how cool is this?!? i love festivals. there's usually a lot of activities to do in carnivals. it's definitely a blast.

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How fun! I've always wanted to go. One day I'll get there :)

Hope you're having a great weekend xoxo

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