Monday, July 19, 2010

Medieval Fest

This weekend hubby and I went to the medieval fest in Nabburg.

We've always like going to the Renaissance festivals in the States, and that's pretty much what we expected. Not so.

This fest was located in the middle of town instead of a open field. People still dressed up. Quite a few, actually. They still had people working in the old ways, i.e. blacksmiths, chain maille, spinning, etc. Plenty of vendors hawking their wares.

The biggest difference that I saw was the lack of shows. Basically, once you walked through the town, you'd seen everything.

There is another medieval fest a little farther away. Apparently that one is more like what I expected. Hubby and I don't have time to make it there this summer as it's only going on in July and I leave in 2 days for the States. So, if we're here next summer, we'll check that one out.

The surprise of the day is that I found 2 pair of sandals. I have very wide feet and it's hard for me to find comfortable, cute shoes, but I did there. Bonus.

What about you? Do you like going to Renaissance festivals? What's your favorite part?


Skhye said...

Riley, I just like buying unique things. Jewelry, essential oils, amazing handmade crafts... And the music is always a treat! I'm glad you got to attend! ~Skhye

TeresaNoelleRoberts said...

Envy! Even without shows, it must have been fun. I don't know what the Nabburg town center is like. Were you surrounded by old buildings so you could squint your eyes and pretend you were in an earlier time?

One of the high moments of my life was taking part in a medieval reenactment event in Sherwood Forest. The city of Nottingham is a grungy industrial town, but the forest is still fairly impressive, and I was surrounded by hot men in tights and women in lovely gowns...

Leigh D'Ansey said...

I've only been to one and I loved the spectacle - the costumes, jousting, sword fights etc. It was a magical, colourful evening.

Mary Ricksen said...

I would love to attend one, but have never found one anywhere near where I live. Darn!

Lilly Gayle said...

I've never been to a medieval fair in the states. We did go to Medieval times, if that counts and toured the village there in Florida. And when we went to visit my daughter in Germany, Eschenbach was celebrating the town's 650th anniversary. That was different. And fun. It was a mix of medieval, WWI, WWII and probably some German history I'm unaware of. Mostly folks dressed up, but we did get to witness a town "hanging." That was fun, esp. since we couldn't understand the language and were trying to figure things out. The architecture and food was worth the walk through town alone.

alanarose said...

Never been, but they sound like a blast. Maybe I'll try one on the fall.

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