Cometh to the Renaissance Faire

Savi Carter tried on a new corset at the Rose and Thorn Leather tent at the Heroes’ Harvest Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire Friday morning.



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Savi Carter tried on a new corset at the Rose and Thorn Leather tent at the Heroes’ Harvest Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire Friday morning.

Cometh ye mateys!

The Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History group beseeches ye to the Dragon Unchained Renaissance and Pirate Fantasy Faire taking place this weekend just near the 29 Road Bridge.

A short walk leads into an enchanted forest filled with scenes of olde yesteryear, street performers and a variety of medieval vendors.

“This is a very family friendly, free event and we encourage everyone to come out,” said Brenda Gonzales, administrative head for the Thunder Mountain club.

The faire will take place from 10 a.m. to dusk, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Parking is at 312 29 Road.

Attendees are encourage to dress in their renaissance finest, but that’s a broad spectrum of possibilities, Gonzales said. The faire encompasses all the eras of the ages from dark ages, to the middle ages, to the early modern era. “We really accept everything from Iron Age Celts to the fur-trapping eras,” Gonzales said.

“We tell people to come dressed as their ancestors would have dressed,” Gonzales added.

Throughout weekend, there will be live demonstrations by blacksmiths, stone-oven baking, and soap making.

Combat highlights will include live fighting in the arena and inn yard. Or, try your hand at throwing knives, hatchets, archery and spears, available at the ranges. 

Vendors will be selling handmade goods such jewelry, knives, and leather goods. There’s gypsy massage and physic readings available also.

Live entertainment includes local bands, Jack and Jill, Susan Cipher, and No Cash Value.

The Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History group is dedicated to bringing history alive through events such as the Renaissance Festival and classes for local schools and organizations. Their classes provide lessons about the daily life of primitive villages, soldiers of the early, middle and late ages, weapon use and historical communities.

Their members share a common passion for history, conservation and the community. More information is available at http://www.thundermountainhistory.org.



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