We thought the jousters’ steeds well trained, graceful and truly beautiful.
Competitors sought to improve their status through games of skill.
Noblemen demonstrated their athletic prowess.
A practitioner of an oriental pleasure.
This woodland nymph crocheted a metallic web-like chain mail masterpiece.
She could be Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
We found fire to be a strange choice for lunch.
Soap bubbles floated around the fair.
The art of juggling can also be jovial.
Teamwork is extremely important when juggling large knives.
We’re not sure whether this onlooker truly appreciated the art of falconry.
Some people were satisfied to watch as others dressed, spoke, and acted in a fashion they deemed appropriate to the renaissance period.
We arrived early at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in an attempt to avoid long entrance lines and swarms of people. The crowd quickly increased, however, as people began to swarm the grounds.