Welcome to my Renaissance Faire blog.

•January 26, 2010 • 4 Comments

This blog is an addition to Renaissance Faire Pictorial.com. The site focuses on my visits to Renaissance Festivals and events in the south eastern USA. I post pictures, links, and information on faires in TN, Ky, Al, and Ga. In addition I have calendars for Renaissance, pirate, and fairy festivals. I do not list them all, there are several sites that do that. For information on others faires visit Faire Folk or Renaissance Festival.com.
I will use the blog to post festival news, audition notices, site update notices and more. Early each month I list the events for the coming month. Please drop in a comment, rate a post, or use the share this blog link to the right.

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Gaming booth at Tennessee Renaissance Festival.

•May 24, 2022 • Leave a Comment
Wooden Game Boards

Every year you can find cool stuff at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. One the new booths this year is is Dragonfly’s Realm. They have Old World games, dice bags, and dice. These are game that were played during and before the Renaissance. Games include King’s table, Draughts, Mancala, and more.
These are not cardboard games. Dragonfly’s Realm game board are wood or fabric. The Fabric games are pouches that flatten into a playing board.

Pouched Games

The pouched games are the coolest thing. It’s a game and a bag that holds all the games pieces. The bag flattens out to reveal a printed game board. When the game is over use the drawstrings and close up the bag.

You pick a decorative bag with then have a choice of colors for games pieces depending on the game. The rules are on a rolled up scroll.

Pouched Game

My son picked Kono he like how they demo’ed that game. The rules are simple capture you opponents pieces. But you can only move by jumping over your pieces or if no jump is available slide into an empty square. The game ends when someone is down to one piece or they are blocked and cannot move.

Dice and Dice bags.

They also have dice and dice sets. They have traditional sets, metal dice, novelty dice, 100 sided dice. sets. They even sell dice bags. The bags come in various colors and designs. Ours came with some d6s for lairs dice.

Dice bag.
Interior of bag

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival has one more weekend. If you are going check out Dragonfly’s Realm. They are near the Hammerbeam pub just past the Fairy Wing booth.

Interior of some pouched games

Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•May 16, 2022 • Leave a Comment

It’s mid way through the 2022 run of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Here are a few of the pics from over the weekend. Many more to come to Renaissance Faire Pictorial this week.

Queen Elizabeth wearing a crown.
Queen Elizabeth

Tennessee Renaissance Festival

•May 9, 2021 • Leave a Comment

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is now open. The festival didn’t run last year due to Covid but was allowed to open this year with pandemic restrictions. There is a cap on attendance so tickets are sold online and sold for a specific date. No tickets sold at the gate. Masks are required.
Even with these restrictions it was busy at the festival. People were there to have fun and purchase cool stuff. I will be adding pics to the site this week so keep checking back.

The Alabama Renaissance Faire is Virtual!

•October 25, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The Virtual Alabama Renaissance Faire is this weekend. Instead of visiting the “Fountain-On-The-Green” you can see the faire on Facebook and youTube. Saturday the Festival release eight hour long videos of acts, lectures, spoken poems, and visits to vendor web sites, View them on facebook or YouTube.

I have a faire relief page listing vendors and entertainers. Please visit this and support them put shopping or even tipping in their virtual baskets. This has been a hard year on festival performers.

The faire has opened a online shop buy a tee shirt, hoodie, coffee mug, tote bag or sticker. TeeSpring Shirts and Mugs

If you know of any AL RF acts or vendor’s shops, or livestream shows please make a comment.

Alabama Renaissance Faire Sites

Today Alabama Renaissance Faire is Virtual!

•October 24, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The Virtual Alabama Renaissance Faire is this weekend. Instead of visiting the “Fountain-On-The-Green” you can see the faire on Facebook and youTube.

I have a faire relief page listing vendors and entertainers. Please visit this and support them put shopping or even tipping in their virtual baskets. This has been a hard year on festival performers.

The faire has opened a online shop buy a tee shirt, hoodie, coffee mug, tote bag or sticker. TeeSpring Shirts and Mugs

If you know of any AL RF acts or vendor’s shops, or livestream shows please make a comment.

Alabama Renaissance Faire Sites

Alabama Renaissance Faire

•October 23, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The Virtual Alabama Renaissance Faire is this weekend. Instead of visiting the “Fountain-On-The-Green” you can see the faire on Facebook and youTube.

I have a faire relief page listing vendors and entertainers. Please visit this and support them put shopping or even tipping in their virtual baskets. This has been a hard year on festival performers.

The faire has opened a online shop buy a tee shirt, hoodie, coffee mug, tote bag or sticker. TeeSpring Shirts and Mugs

If you know of any AL RF acts or vendor’s shops, or livestream shows please make a comment.

Alabama Renaissance Faire Sites

Alabama Renaissance Faire

•October 22, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The Virtual Alabama Renaissance Faire is this weekend. Instead of visiting the “Fountain-On-The-Green” you can see the faire on Facebook and youTube.

Dancer at the Alabama Renaissance Faire.
Dancer at the Alabama Renaissance Faire.

I have a faire relief page listing vendors and entertainers. Please visit this and support them put shopping or even tipping in their virtual baskets. This has been a hard year on festival performers.

If you know of any AL RF acts or vendor’s shops, or livestream shows please make a comment.

Alabama Renaissance Faire Sites

Alabama Renaissance Faire

•October 21, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The Virtual Alabama Renaissance Faire is this weekend. Instead of visiting the “Fountain-On-The-Green” you can see the faire on Facebook and youTube.

I have a faire relief page listing vendors and entertainers. Please visit this and support them put shopping or even tipping in their virtual baskets. This has been a hard year on festival performers. Add to that this faire had bad weather last year making Saturday and shorten day for many people.

If you know of any AL RF acts or vendor’s shops, or livestream shows please make a comment.

Alabama Renaissance Faire Sites

living chess match

Alabama Renaissance Faire Virtual

•October 11, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The Alabama Renaissance faire will be virtual this year. The faire will be holding online events leading up to the faire weekend. Today October 11 the Library that is near the faire is holding a lecture on “A Man for All Seasons.”

I have a faire relief page listing vendors and entertainers. Please visit this and support them put shopping or even tipping in their virtual baskets. This has been a hard year on festival performers. Add to that this faire had bad weather last year making Saturday and shorten day for many people. If you know of any AL RF acts or vendors shop or livestream show please make a comment.

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Alabama Renaissance Faire

•October 8, 2020 • Leave a Comment

It’s October which usually means the Alabama Renaissance Faire would be happening. Unfortunately no faire this year. Since I cant go this year, I will be sharing photos from previous years. I am also compiling a list of the merchants and act that usually work the faire. I will share that list by the middle of the month. If you know of any acts or vendors from the faire please put them in the comments.

The faire will be holding a virtual version later this month.

 
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