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Boris always does a fantastic job!

This one of the coolest festivals ever, just love the this era in time. We just had a very similar themed event in Houston a month ago. I should post those pics on Haif. That event was an homage to Spain's baroque era or rather a commemoration of Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Observed all the pageantry resulting from the historical event when Columbus' ventured into the New World & was financed through the royal court of Queen Isabella de Castilla and King Fernando de Arag

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Great pics Boris, as always.

When i'd seen the commercials i thought the place was boring as hell. The "renaissance" period and "jousting" just don't do it for me...How ever there are lot of characters out there. I loved the drive and a pickle i ate that was half cucumberish(Oh god) my little boy got a weird dragon snake toy he loves. I've been back 2 times :) The dunk a wench deal is hilarious she is such a bit#h!

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What is interesting to note is that the actors at the Renaissance are exactly that and they pull it off quite well. I was told and I think its on the website that they pull from local universities and anywhere people want to join in to be part of the show. I met a girl here locally that said she participated a couple of times. Said it was one of the most fun experiences ever. Most of the costumes are made by very experienced and talented I might add, seamstresses that use historical resources to get the medieval period outfits down to the very detail. Bravo! :D

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I can still remember my first time going in 1975. There was barely ANYTHING out there, only about 15 acres or so. It has literally grown to 10 times that now, AMAZING. I still have a mini safe that someone had made and was selling there back in the 80's. I have 3 or 4 steins from the 80's as well. I also remember the first year the Ogre appeared, 1980, and the mud eaters was about '81 or so. Lots of great memories of that place.

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Living in the area, during this time of year, these people infiltrate our local spots for a month. Gives the town a special flavor, and always acts as a reminder that the holidays are just around the corner. I use to collect the Steins from ever season, I have 15 or 16 of them. But once my kids were grown up and gone, we quit going. My kids use to volunteer down there, they loved the get ups and craziness. My twins were quit a hit there for a few years.

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That looks like a lot of fun! I don't even want to think about how much some of those costumes cost though...they look way to good to be cheap!

That all depends who and where you have them made. Materials range depending where you buy. I actually drove all the way to San Antonio this past weekend to have our favorite and most gifted seamstress to make several historical/tradional baroque period 16th century costumes. Get the right person and your hooked. :D

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