Two weeks ago I attended my first medieval fair.
I wore my green Cotehardie paried with the separate beige sleeves, faux braids and headcloth.
The weater was terrible, the rain had been goning on for days, turning the gras and gravel at the fair to a muddy brown mess. Everywere you looked people wore capes or umbrellas.Some stylish gentlemen.
As it was my firs time, I tried to take it all in and got very exited walking around amongst the stals, taking picures.
…a girl gambeling using a mouse to earn some coins…
And of course lots of stalls with costuming wares. Like:
..leather items like bags, and wrist bands…
…Childrens items (helmets, swords and shirts)…
I also found this strange set. A boar posed as a sign.
I did stop longer at some boths then other, and one I found especialy interesting was the both from “Svarta kattens handelshus“.
…linnen thread, ribbons and yarn…
…and some realy soft furs.Sadly I’ve forgot to bring my purse. Or perhaps it was a good thing, since I surley would have spent a lot more then I should have, if I had had my purse.
Anyhow, I did’nt go to the fair to shop.
But to dance…Some of the members of the historical dance group.
We did some of our dancing in the mudd.
The weater and location made the few on-lookers even fewer,
So we took our line and danced ourself onto the jousting arena.
Where we got company from the jesters who tried to get the wet public in good mood before the knights arrived.
Then it was time for the high point of the day – the jousting.The knights saluting the audience.
It was realy fun to wach the talented knights and horses performing there tricks.
But the best thing must have been when the “mystery knight” rode out, picked a lady from the audiense and propsed. To think he arranged the performance and dressed as a knight to porpose in a way he knew his medivel loving girlfriend would realy appreciate. She sad yes.
When I got home I was cold, wet, and muddy literary up to my knees.Natural agenig of my costume.