This weekend, the 27th and 28th of October, is the closing weekend for The Connecticut Renaissance Faire. As usual, I have mixed feelings about the show ending. On the one hand, I am exhausted right now, and really can’t wait for Monday, so I can sleep in and stay in my PJs all day and begin my Marvel Movie Marathon with my husband. On the other hand, this faire is so damn much fun, and there are so many people I only see there, that I don’t want it to end at all!
With that in mind, this blog post is mostly going to devolve into a picture gallery of all the amazing things that are going on or that I’ve done at this show. I suspect that by the time you’re done looking at them, you’ll all be making plans to come visit, see all the amazing acts, shop in all the awesome shops, and stop by Storied Threads to congratulate me — because this weekend also marks the beginning of my time as full time self-employment!
The scenario show this year is The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, which means we get not only the medieval Arthurian story, but also a great place to play with anachronisms. Hank Morgan has been magically transported to medieval England from the 1930s, and shenanigans, of course, ensue.
This Saturday is also the final Halloween Knights show, where the faire is open until 9:00, and in the evening the cast all turns into zombies. Several acts put on special shows after the normal 6:00 close, there’s a fire joust, and the zombie dance, and it’s all generally a lot of fun. And this will be your last chance to see it until next fall!
There are also a bunch of great independent acts to see. My neighbors this year have been The Lost Boys and the Tortuga Twins, both performing right across the road from me, and they’ve been great — I enjoy both of their shows, and they’re all just really nice guys, too. In addition, we also have the Vixens en Garde, Commedia Mania, Circus Stella, and I don’t even know how many more!
And then, of course, there’s the pure fun I have with people there. Dressing as Loki during the Halloween Knights and taking amazing pictures with friends. Entertaining ourselves before the gates open. The kind of fun that is impossible to re-create anywhere else, and which I know I’ll miss when the show ends.
Oh! And speaking of Beatrix — this weekend is Pet Weekend at the faire! That’s right, not only can you come and enjoy the show, but you can bring your dog or cat or lizard or whatever your pet is with you!
And this is just a small sample of all the great stuff you’ll find at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Make sure to come visit, so you can see it all for yourself!