Friday, July 11, 2014

Playing Dress Up Somewhere New

As a costumer, I love playing dress up! And what's better than dressing up at a new event.

This past weekend, we went to the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival!

I wore my red kirtle with my new shift! It was quite light and comfortable!

 I do adore dressing up! :D

There was an SCA group there doing demonstrations and it was quite fun to watch.

The SCA or Society of Creative Anachronism is a group of people who with an interest in pre-17th century life. Some like costuming or fighting or various crafts and trades. And they hang out and do nerdy things together. 

Everyone there was very friendly and willing to share about what they enjoyed doing. And I may just have convinced my hubby to let us go to a meeting at a near by chapter! :D

There were other entertainments like a joust!

And a whole slew of new shows to enjoy!

The faire was set in 1300 AD in Scotland/Ireland (I forget which) so it was definitely a different feel from the Ohio Ren Fest which is set in 1578 AD in England. It was smaller and quieter than I was used to but it was very fun.

The faire area was mostly shaded and very cool. There were a couple of vendors who also do the Ohio Ren Fest but most were new. I didn't end up buying anything but it was fun window shopping!


  1. I didn't realize that different Faires had different years/countries that they were placed in. That's really neat! It gives a different feel to each one. I wonder what the Bristol Renaissance Faire is- that's the nearest one to me. I've never been, but I've been wanting to go for years now!

    1. I believe the Bristol Faire is 1570s/1580s (Elizabethan). From what I've seen in photos, it seems like a pretty good sized faire. You should definitely make time to go!

  2. We have attended to Highland games too, and I know how much fun it is to dress up properly for these events. I feel so different when I wear my Scottish inspired dress, and I love to see the men in their kilts. And it's always a great place for families, as the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed. I love your bonnet, I should definitely finish mine now. Your entire dress looks very beautiful!