Michigan Renaissance Festival

8:18 AM

One of my favorite things to do in Summer is to drive up to Holly MI and go to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, or "ren-fest" as we typically call it, and spend the day in the hot sun laughing, eating, drinking, and geeking out with my friends. This year, we made it to the "Highland Games" week. It was awesome watching one giant beef-cake guy haul basically a tree with no limbs across a field and then  watch three scrawny guys scramble to get it back to him. There was yelling and cheering all around and we had an amazing time. Of course we aim to go again before the end of the season and we even toyed with the idea of getting a season pass for next year. I am telling you, if you live in Michigan, you should go at least once. 

Of course I let Kyle take the camera so the pictures would actually come out decent, so I hope that you like them :) Jamie and I dressed up, we got pretty creative with an old Halloween costume and some florist wire and fake flowers.










The guy with the guitar is actually our friend from Grand Trunk. Their group "Stoneclover" was awesome and they got paid to sing, joke and poke fun at a few patrons :)




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  1. Aren't you all adorable! I love these things. Wow. Love both your outfits. I can just sense the music already!

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  2. This is THE coolest thing. Role Models, I think that's the movie I saw where they had this big ren fest. Awesome tuff. Awesome photos Kyle! You must take me Sara! You have to! I aim to be over there for one next year - is it the same time every year?

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  3. How cool! I've always wanted to go to one of these but never have. You've inspired me. And love the outfits.

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  4. looks so fun and you and your friend look so cute!

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  5. you always do the coolest things with your friends, sounds like a great crowd! MN get's the ren fest annually too, but I've never been. Maybe I'll go in the future looks like a good time!

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  6. you guys have a renaissance fair?? i thought it was only a california thing! i love that, and yes, i'm such a nerd too when it comes to the renaissance era :P

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  7. This is so cool. I so envy your day there.

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  8. Ohmigosh Sara you are so lucky to have had the chance to attend this event - I have ALWAYS wanted to go to a Renaissance Festival!! :)

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  9. I so loved these. Sweet flowers in your hair.

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  10. I love those puppies!!!! I want them! I haven't gone to the Ohio Renaissance Festival in a long time, but my favorite thing to get there was a giant pickle! It looks like you had so much fun!

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  11. hi pretty sara

    how are u today i am bit busy
    with work

    your pics are very very pretty nice post

    your friends are really cool

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  12. Ah next time you go I wanna go!!! I'm thinking for myself soon. Oh and Jen who is moving in also loves gilmore girls so i think you guys will love eachother

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  13. What a spectacular event! I love the outfits too. Wish I were there.

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  14. Wow that's so cool! I've always wanted to go to an event like that!

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  15. Your outfit is so pretty and perfect for ren fest. Jon and I are going in a few weeks.

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  16. I am just so jealous haha! you look like such a faire maiden ;) sorry couldn't resist. ren faires might be the greatest events EVERRRRRR. Package in the mail tomorrow for you <3

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  17. Love the way both of you are dressed.

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  18. Oh my god Sara! I am SO JEALOUS! You have absolutely NO IDEA how obsessed I am with Ren faires. No idea. I spent $100 last year on a bodice for my costume for the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire, and hand-made the rest of my costume as well as a costume for Greg. It was my third time to the same faire, and my third costume. I wear a different thing every time. I get so sad when it's over I cry! And there's jousting, and turkey legs, and the Queen, and... and and and... and jousting! And the alehouse and bottles of mead to drink while watching the joust! Oh Ren faires... I am overcome.

    p.s. Your Ren faire outfit is PERFECT; you totally look like an adorable fairy, but you could wear that same look in the city and not blink an eye. I love it to death. Your backpack is just adorable! Waaahhh I'm freaking out. I love this post. ;__;

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  19. So cute! I love Ren. Festivals. They are so much fun. I really love all of these pictures. It looks like you had a good time.
    I love both of your outfits. You two look great and for both I must say that I love your footwear.

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  20. So love those wings. This was so cool. Glad you got so many pics. Great stuff.

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  21. The flower crown is awesome! You should wear it more often! :-)

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  22. this looks so fun! I love the crown on your head!

    ... and am I seeing two? Is that Kyle's twin brother? They look so much alike.

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  23. I've always wanted to go to those festivals. My friends go but not me. LOL maybe next tiiiime. Looks so much fun.

    :D

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  24. Fantastic pictures. I lOVe the flowers in your hair! :)SarahD

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  25. I love the Renaissance Faire!!! Near me, I always loved the Romeo & Juliet play and the glass blowing!!

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  26. PS I totally forgot to say that I love both of your costumes!!!

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  27. How FUN! I love your outfit!

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  28. I have lived in Michigan for 4 years now and I have yet to attend the Renaissance Festival! Golly goodness me! Thank you for sharing the photos tho! Maybe I will go one of these years. :)

    ♥ Teresa ♥

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Talk nerdy to me.