Welcome Lords and Ladies to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival! This weekend Mr. Cottage took my sister and I along with two of our friends Aubrey and Anna there. We had such a great time!
We went the last weekend which is the Royal Joust Weekend, and the jousting was amazing! The horses were absolutely gorgeous (Sorry I love horses!). During one of the matches one of the knights got de-horsed during the joust. He fell so hard it bent up his leg armor. Another knight was hit in the shoulder with a lance so hard he was injured.
Here they are again with lances in hand. Look at how beautiful they are.
Then of course ye (wink) can watch the human chess match put on for her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her court's entertainment.
These two ladies were really cool! I have never seen someone fight someone using fans.
And if you have a mind to you can even try your hand at archery. Which my sister did.
You can also tour Castle Gwen if you want.
And of course you can get your picture taken with Queen Elizabeth of England! Which is exactly what Brianna, Anna and Aubrey (I took the picture) did while Mr. Cottage was standing in line to get turkey legs.
Am I really going to share?
But beware of the troll! They eat little children you know, just kidding! I don't think he knew what he was getting into with this one. Anna turned around looked up at him and told him that if he bites her, she will bite him back. He promptly said that is why he was not going to bite her. LOL! I think he met his match.
If you are a maiden who enjoys shopping this is the place for you, with everything from handcrafted jewelry and clothing to armor and medieval weapons. And so many shops to choose from! They even have face painting and hair braiding shops!
Brianna and Aubrey decided to get a Henna body art tattoo done at one of the shops. Don't worry, it comes off! They really loved them. And if you need to rest your feet there are dozens of shows to choose from! All in all we had a great time. We usually try to go every year and it is always so much fun! The TN. enaissance Festival is every weekend in May and Memorial Day, for more information check out there website.