A Visit to
Sherwood Forest Faire
The Dollmaker visited Sherwood Forest Faire in it's Opening Year....
The Dollmaker goes to...
NOT a Renaissance Festival!
Alright Folks, it's the Year 1189-
We all remember that year, right? hmmm... (scratches head...)
No? Well, just go through the Magic Gateway- through this Enchanted Wooden Fence!
It's the Days of Robin HOOD!
(take a fashion hint from the "HOOD" part of that)
Where most everyone wore some kind of Hood on their Head.
Or- if not an actual Hood, then at least some kind of POINT.
The Dollmaker might be stretching the Point.... or curling it... but... ok ok...
Musicians wearing pointed and somewhat pointed hats
playing the wild and haunting music of 1189...
These are members of the band WINO VINO
(Seduced by the oboe... the Dollmaker just had to have the CD)
The Dollmaker next found a funny little man selling funny little hats.
Did YOU make this splendid hat, asked the Dollmaker, who dearly wished to converse with the Hatmaker.
No, the little man said. These hats are made by
...who started out making these adorable hats for family members... yes, the Dollmaker could easily picture this round-cheeked little man, a similarly round-cheeked little wife and their many elvin children standing in a row, each wearing a differently colored pixie cap, and all glancing at the Hatmaking Mother-in-law, who is smiling broadly in her rocker nearby.
The Dollmaker could also picture herself in the hat. OH HEE HEE!
Down and up the hillside the Dollmaker went, stopping at the top of the hill for food and rest.
She enjoyed lunch at Como's Italian Restaurante- the Pasta with Garlic and Pesto Cream was delicious and there was a goodly portion of it too!
And, while eating and chatting with companions in this Great Open Hall, the Dollmaker was compelled to crane her neck to see what the attraction could be on the other side of a rowdy, jostling crowd... a crowd which seemed to be growing as the luncheon continued.
AH! T'was a TAVERN there, located right inside the Hall, attracting the jovial crowd! Of Course!
The Dollmaker's astute observation was
that a mighty river of Rustic Brew didst flow
in Sir Robin HOOD's kingdom...
a good thing, too...
Hand over the Shrubbery!
The WIZ at Sherwood
Hale Ho! Well, what should the Dollmaker see, standing upon a cluster of stumps....??
Don White's White Wizards!
And Voila! Then there was the Wiz, himself, in person, smirking and chuckling, greeting his old pals from his neighborhood at TRF. Look at all those old-timers in one place! What a sight! Huzzah!
Yes, you do recognize those horny people- Cyndi Wexler and Dave Sheppard on either side of the Wiz
The Dollmaker had a jolly time and gives a "Two-Thumbs-Up" to Sherwood Forest Faire!
For the incredible job the participants did in their first year to make it feel like a thoroughly established Faire, Huzzah! Check it out!
Directions to: Sherwood Forest Faire McDade, Texas
Kandra Niagra, Dollmaker
PO Box 326
Smithville, Texas 78957
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