This year we knew that we had to go. Our youngest one has a flair for the theatre and his forte seems to be the medieval period. If you believe in reincarnation and past lives, this small one definitely lived few lives during this period that are hard for him to let go of.
Our first purchase for him was this wooden sword. The vendor challenged him to a dual and the small one was more than eager to oblige his request. The next stop was to find a shirt like the swordsman was wearing in a small size. Had my battery not died shortly after this, I would have taken a picture of him in his new Renaissance outfit.
This guy had a great job...he stood at the entrance on top of a stump and opened and closed his cape. When he opened it, this is what you saw! We never did get to the actual MUD SHOW but saw it in passing. There was so much to see and do, we just didn't have time for it all.
People watching at the RF is definitely worth the trip. Many interesting characters sauntered in the streets decked in their finest attire.