In mid-September, we decided to go to the Michigan Renaissance Festival with our friends and neighbors, the Krause family. They go every year and we hadn't been yet since moving to Michigan, though I'd been the the one outside of Pittsburgh growing up. Since there's only one for the entire state, it was quite large, and we knew to get there as soon as it opened. It was a little over an hour drive north from where we live and we spent a good part of the day there. As we were leaving in mid-afternoon, the line of cars just to get into the parking lot stretched for miles leading back to the highway.
Brady was asked to dance in the opening ceremony.
Brady and Sophia with a couple of fairies.
Getting rings from the Queen.
King Brady with Queen Sophia
Shooting a bow and arrow.
Brady had to catch the leprechaun in order to get chocolate gold coins.
With a knight.
Meeting a mermaid
Brady got sprinkled with fairy dust. This was before he got beer poured on him, poor kid.
Andy on the Iron Throne.
The jousting show. We sat on the benches waiting for 45 min before the show started so we would have seats and there was a lot of talking and joking and not much action, so my kids lost interest quickly.