The Lope: Great Plains Renaissance Festival this Weekend

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Great Plains Renaissance Festival this Weekend

The 5th Annual Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival will be held today and tomorrow in Wichita's Sedgwick County Park from 10AM to 6PM both days. Tickets costs are ten dollars for adults and thrre dollars for children. Ace and I do recommend it.

Presented here are some photos I took at the Fall version of the festival last year, I'm holding back the ones that show pirates, as I usually do, for use during Talk Like a Pirate Day in September. I previously used some photos from last year's Fall festival in my most recent St Patrick's Day post. There won't be much text with this, as time is hard to come by of late.

A royal procession.

Upon entering last year, Ace found his way to the Royal Court.

Christine Leddon, a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine d' Bajor, awards Ace some "royal bling."

Spectators often arrive attired for the festival.

Modern technology is not completely absent.

I'm aware, through studying my website statistics, that many people find while looking for costuming ideas. So, here ya go.

I'd photographed this young woman before. Layla is her name.

Of course, there's entertainment.

There are always jousts.

Antibus The Magician is scheduled to return this year.

Viking Sam is listed as being back with Yrsa, his shallow keel Viking raider longboat. See more of it in our Spring 2007 post, from which this photo is taken.

There is usually plenty of children's' entertainment.

All in all, it's not a bad deal for ten bucks.


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