Virginia Renaissance Faire 2016 Wrap-Up

One of the challenges of doing faires and festivals is weather. It is completely out of your control, but your sales can depend on it. It can make a show vary a lot from year to year. So this year, five weekends and only one of them without rain… well, it did not make for a great Virginia Renaissance Faire this year.

We still love our small-ish state renaissance faire. We made great new friends and had a lot of fun. Hopefully next year the weather will be with us again.

First weekend – Sunny day, but just after ten straight days of rain. Mud certainly made set up interesting.
Our new sign! Finally got a good booth sign made.
Fun and colorful for opening weekend.
One of the best things about being a vendor is seeing old friends.
Next weekend, more rain and mud. Did the best we could to keep it off our visitors.
I love making leather leaves out of scraps, and I had been wanting to make a Green Man for a while.
Just a couple of tea sets left after Steampunk World’s Faire. And the glass flasks were a huge hit this year.
People kept admiring my wait cincher, so I finally made some lovely hand tooled ones for sale.
Yay! For once, a photo of me in the booth.
We had an unusual challenge compensating for a hill. Didn’t seem like much when we set up, but everything was on a lean.
Kids loved playing with the wood weapons on this table.
Look, sun! We loved every time we got to dry out a bit.
Added geeky waist cinchers for the fourth weekend, and a few large glass bottles.
Small necklaces – charms and bodice knives.


Cloaks! They continue to be popular, no matter the weather.