Reliving the days of chivalry is fun for any age. Steve and I had a fun time at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival held at Sunset Park in Las Vegas this weekend.
There was jousting, belly dancing, and minstrels providing entertainment along with demonstrations such as spinning.
This festival had the greatest offering of clothing I have seen to date. One could buy complete outfits of period costumes including, blouses, vests, skirts, head pieces, shoes, and jewelry. Men could purchase kilts and monk outfits as well as period costumes.
Many of the costumes are made of heavy material about the same weight as upholstery. This outstanding pirate couple had heavy costumes. They acted the part in a fun and believable way. The quickness of his draw gave evidence that he practiced a long time with his pistols. They were a fun couple and added much to the festival.
I think this baby stroller was a very clever presentation of the renaissance time.
There were a goodly amount of swords offered for sale. There were wooden swords and shields right up to the finest ceremonial swords. Much of the day was nostalgic for me. I wished our sons could have been with us. We used to visit renaissance fairs when they were teenagers.
We got to meet some faeries and make wishes in their special magic faery house.
After a tasty lunch, we decided to call it a day. On our way out, we encountered a young man and his pet. The pet was very interested in everything and moved around a lot. They were both showmen.
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