Zach and I recently went to our second renaissance fair of the summer in Bristol, on the WI/IL border. We brought my parents along for the fair too. Despite being a bit humid, it was great. We were happy to see The Suitcase Shakespeare Company at Bristol this year. We saw them perform at the fair in Chippewa Falls last month for the first time. The crowd seemed to love them too, so hopefully they will come back again to Bristol in the future.
Barely Balanced is another favorite act of ours, back again with new muscle-aching stunts.
Adam Crack, the world champion bull-whip cracker.
Of course the usual artichoke we have to get every time, among other tasty dishes.
This past winter, we started a piggy bank at home for a fun fund for this summer's renaissance fairs. So while at Bristol, browsing the shops, a potter's shop made us stop in our tracks. He had a full selection of piggy-dragon banks. Obviously we had to get one, to have a more suitable piggy bank for our future renaissance fair trips.
We also picked up a fire rock. A rock with a wick, and a hidden oil well underneath.