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).
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.
Our daughter was a fairy too. Of course, everyone recognized her as a fairy. She had wings.
At the hatter’s establishment, our son momentarily transformed into Robin Hood…or perhaps one of his merry men.
But alas, his transformation was short-lived.
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.
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.
The tiny frozen queen adored the gosling, and after she visited the little one for a bit, she headed out for some adventure!
Afterward, we headed over to a dragon hatchery. What adorable creatures we found!
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.)