Modelled after a 16th century European marketplace, the 20-acre park offers food and entertainment complete with knights, fairies, pirates, jugglers, jousting, falconry, dancing and the general circus. The annual event is held over two months or so in the weekends, and seems to be the one of the largest such fair in the US.
It’s like walking into another world. The mood is set the moment you walk through the gates by a jolly fellow draped over the balustrade on the second floor, yelling for you to whip out your tickets and just get your butts through the gates – in the fancy costume you stashed at the back of your wardrobe that finally got to see the light of day.
Visions, real and otherwise, of Robin Hood, Three Musketeers, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, X-Men, Avengers, Skullduggery Pleasant Steam Punk flashed past as we made our way deeper and deeper into the forest. You get my drift.
We didn’t go in costume though. If there is a next time, we will. 🙂