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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About acbutterfly20

I am a freelance photographer. My husband and I work together to turn my photography into art. We do our own printing and matting for fine art pieces, and we work together to make keepsake boxes featuring my photographs. I also do some portrait photography, including family photography, pet photography, weddings, and other special events. My husband and I have been married for 22 years and have two wonderful children who help out with my art, do some art of their own, and are fabulous musicians. Thanks for checking out my website, and I hope you find something you like! Many of my works are listed for sale on Etsy, and I am always available to do commissioned pieces. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!