Ye Olde Georgia Renaissance Festival

It’s that time of year again. Time for lords and ladies, pirates and wenches, fairies and fire eaters. There are only a couple of weekends left if you want to make it to this year’s festivities in Georgia, so you better hurry on out. This coming weekend is a pirate weekend! Arrr!

Speaking of pirates, I believe my husband transformed into one this year. Of course, he didn’t have a hat, so we set out for the hatter’s booth straightaway. We found the perfect headpiece to round out his pirate look. And since I spent so much time playing around with editing settings, I think I will share with you my cartoon-like photos. (If you want to see the regular photos, just click on the link to my Facebook page below).

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A might handsome pirate he doth make, methinks. Arrr!

I of course went for a gentler look. My intent was to be a fairy, but most everyone I ran across decided I was the Butterfly Queen…who is a fairy, but shhh, don’t tell.

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Our daughter was a fairy too. Of course, everyone recognized her as a fairy. She had wings.

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At the hatter’s establishment, our son momentarily transformed into Robin Hood…or perhaps one of his merry men.

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But alas, his transformation was short-lived.

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We also picked up the frozen queen and the queen mother along the way. The tiny queen was a little concerned that she might be recognized by her enemies, so we purchased a lovely mask from one of the visiting merchants.

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Near the gates to the kingdom sat a lovely couple who trained birds. They allowed us to meet their kind birds, a lovely little goose family and a delightful cockatoo. The cockatoo entertained us immensely trying to eat my toule and make a nest in a fair maiden’s hair. He even flitted over to say “hello” to our son.

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The tiny frozen queen adored the gosling, and after she visited the little one for a bit, she headed out for some adventure!

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Afterward, we headed over to a dragon hatchery. What adorable creatures we found!

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And of course, there were many more festivities…The Tortuga Twins, jousting, dog shows, face painting, and many more. It was a lovely visit, and we all look forward to returning next year.

(A big thank you to my husband, Jason Cato, for being the photographer this year, so I could enjoy the festival.)

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