Our first weekend at the Utah Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire had a few ups and downs, but over all went great. Friday was a touch slow (normal for the first day of the faire) and Saturday more than made up for it. Sunday I believe would have gone well also if it hadn’t been for the weather. It was cold and rainy the whole day, and we ended up having to close up early to make sure some of our items didn’t get ruined. We made it out of the downpour with minimal losses (nothing like at Witch Stock last October).
This faire was the debue for many of our new items, including a slew of new jewelry, our peg dolls, and new board games. My Mema’s stockings are dotting the booth as usual (but only the ones with period reasonable patterns, the whole new line she has come out with this spring will be soon appearing in her shop and at our soonest non-period restricted event). We expanded the types of pointy ears we are offering at our booth also. They are all still from the wonderful artists at Aradani Costumes. They went over so well last year and we loved the ears we got for ourselves so much we just had to get more.
The incense, bath salts, lavender wands and wood burned boxes (except the game boards) are not ours. We are sharing a booth this year (though next event I think we are definitely opting for two canopies. It’s getting crowded).
There are still several more days to the fair left, so don’t think for a moment you’ve missed out yet. This week the faire will be going from Thursday to Sunday, opening at 10am and closing at 6pm. According to the weather forecast there won’t be any rain this weekend, so here’s to hoping the have it right. National Geographic will be working on a documentary on the Knights of Mayhem (the jousting team who always performs at this faire and many many others) on Saturday May 14th.
The faire’s last weekend will be May 20th through the 22nd.
If all goes well we might have enough together to go to ConDuit as a treat. Sadly we missed it last year because we were at the Saint George ren faire (which I hate to say, was sorely lacking. We would have much rather gone to ConDuit, but hindsight is 20/20). If things go REALLY well at the URFFF we will have gotten together enough to go to Faerieworlds up in Oregon! So please come support us at the Utah Renassiance Festival and Fantasy Faire because we REALLY want to go to Faerieworlds.
This is by no means our last faire of the year. We will be attending the Utah Dark Arts Festival in mid June for sure (just got our acceptance earlier this evening) and have applied to a couple other events who we’ll be hearing back from once their submissions close so cross your fingers for those. We will also as always be at the Ogden Historic 25th Street Farmer’s Market this summer. Depending on which way one of those other event’s applications go we may or may not be at the farmer’s market for the opening day a one or two of the August weekends, but we will be there for all but those weekends for sure.