Artists and Artisans of the Florida Renaissance Festival

Photo Credit S&C Buckley

I wanted to share some of the amazing things that are for sale at the festivals.  There are some incredibly talented artists and artisans there this year.

There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for blown glass, a wax mold of your hands, leather hats, instruments, jewelry, metal armor or fairy wings you will find them here.  I couldn’t begin to name them all!  Hope you enjoy the pics of the great stuff that I saw.

Photo Credit S&C Buckley
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The Characters of The Floirda Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park 2011

The Good Family of the Royal Secretary to King Ferdinand II

We headed out to the Renaissance Festival yesterday and unsurprisingly, we had a fabulous time!  I wanted to post a few pictures of some of wonderful characters that we met.   I got to use my new camera and have many, many more photos to post so check back every day!

Here are just a few of things we did yesterday!
My daughter rode the Worlds Largest Rocking Horse and my friend Mercy had a archery lesson!

Fairy Circle

The Scribe Sir James Spongeworthy kindly allowed us to interrupt his family meal (provided by the Queen) on our way to a joust.  One of the many highlights of day was when the kids were lucky enough to join a fairy circle for a chat and hug.  That was certainly every little girls dream come true!

Check back often, as I will be posting some of the video I took over the next few weeks. The festival will be at Quiet Waters Park until March 13th and next weekends theme is on of my favorites!  Pirates! RRRRRRR!

Photo Credit: C Buckley

I would like to thank the Florida Renaissance Festival and the Conroy Martinez Group for making it possible for Keeping Up With Kids to attend.

Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
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Photo Credit: C Buckley
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Photo Credit: C Buckley

Florida Renaissance Festivals Review

Photo Credit: Florida Renaissance Festivals

Take a walk back in time at the Florida Renaissance Festivals.  A day at this festival offers guests the sights, sounds and smells of a long ago time. There is truly something for everyone; Ladies, Gentlemen, and children attending the festival can watch authentic jousting with the King, take out your frustrations by throwing rotten tomatoes at someone, play a giant game of chess or take a ride on the World’s Biggest Rocking Horse.  There are so many activities, demonstrations and shows that it is difficult even to list them all.

Worlds biggest Rocking Horse -Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Children will be thrilled to take a ride on mechanical amusement rides, chat with a fairy, watch a circus perform, sword fights or even chat with an authentic Privy Cleaning Woman complete with suspicious looking mud on her face. Everywhere guests look there are fascinating and awe inspiring shows and surprises. All the show are entertaining and several of them are created specifically for the kids like Olde Tale of Robin Hood & St. George and the Dragon, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales, and the Knighting Ceremony.  The festival even offers fun and educational tours for Scout Troops to earn patches.

There is no lack of delectable delights for those attending;guests can pick up a giant turkey leg, a 1 pound cookie, or traditional fish and chips among a multitude of other fares. Don’t forget to get a cup of mead to really put you in the mood.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Last but not least is the shopping. Rows of vender shops give the feel of a true renaissance village and offer unique artwork, wooden toys, jewelery, blown glass, weaving demonstrations,
swords and armor, authentic renaissance garb and fun fairy wings for the kids.

The festival is held every year at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach in March and then again at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Key Biscayne in January. This year the Key Biscayne event will be held January 15-23, 2011. and the Deerfield Beach Show will be February 12th- March 13, 2011.

Children 5 and under are free, Children ages six to 11 are $7 and Adults are $20.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley