For the fourth year in a row, my family and I went to Sherwood Forest Faire, a Medieval Fair outside of Austin. We had a great time, and were happy to see some new performances as well as old favorites!
This was my first time seeing Wolgemut, a band that performs period music on instruments like Medieval bagpipes and the Rauschpfeife, a German reed instrument in the shawm family. Their show was enthusiastic and fun, so much my little girl started dancing! I bought one of their CDs, and we've enjoyed listening to it at home.
|My daughter dancing to Wolgemut's music, with her sword and shield. That's my warrior princess.|
We were delighted to visit one of our fair favorites, Como Ristorante Italiano. The weekend we were there, they brought back one of the most delicious fair foods we'd ever had--arancini, or fried risotto balls. We tried both the beef and the spinach versions, and they were amazing!
|Arancini, or fried risotto balls.|
|My sweet girl loves going on the pony rides!|
|I got my hair braided!|
|My daughter pets one of the jousting horses.|
We all enjoy bird shows, though I think this was the first time I'd seen the one at Sherwood. This is a little barn owl--my daughter loves seeing her and the other birds.
My husband bought a set of Medieval-style utensils. He can use them for Viking reenactments, too.
|My husband and I, listening to Saxon Moon.|