Nope, this one is not like the Colorado or North Carolina Ren Faires we have been to in the past but I must say that the kids enjoyed this just as much as the slick operation ones maybe even more because of the wide open spaces to play and pretend.
The Santa Fe Ren Faire is held on a wonderful historic bit of land called Los Golondrinas (the swallows). During the year, events reinacting colonial life, civil war battle and harvest festivals are held on this beautiful acreage just west of the former Downs of Santa Fe race track.
There were belly dancers, pirates, dragons, jousting knights, madrigal singers, royalty to observe, fairies to watch, goats and a herd of (yep you guessed it) donkeys, two were named was Chocolate and Sprinkles, fire dancers, eats, drinks and contests of skill and daring. The grands came home with huge smiles, hats, crowns and were absolutely done in from a day of fun.
Ry was sure that the knights needed his help to defeat the pirates who had taken over the castle and GK showed the belly dancer how she could shake and shimmy and spoke politely to the royals, with a "by your leave your majesty" as they made there way through the pretend fest. Yep my grands are Ren dorks and know the drill all too well.
Be well my lovelies...........Oma Linda