The Renaissance Pleasure fair will always hold a place near and dear to my heart. It was where I experienced my very first dress up / costume experience outside of Halloween. My mother had taken me as a very small child, which I barely remember, but when I reached the 6th grade she asked me if that was something I'd like to go to. At the time, I was studying Medieval History with my class so of course it was an enthusiastic YES! I was a crafty little one even then. I got myself a pattern and sewed a costume all by myself. I remember being incredibly proud walking around in my first costume, taking in all the sights and sounds of the fair.
To this day, I still love taking people who have never gone. Popping their renaissance fair cherry sort to speak. I love seeing the looks on people's faces when they step out of their daily routine and comfort zone and experience a little world hidden in plain sight.
And also, it's just plain fun.
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Have a lovely day everyone!