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Ye Olde Faire

Last week, Chris and I decided to swing by the city’s local Renaissance Faire and got to enjoy some good old jousting and medieval themed food. The last time we had gone to a Renaissance Faire was around 2014 where we actually dressed up as pirates. It was the Sunday of the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones so we considered this fair as our pre-game for the show!

We arrived right when it opened so we were able to stroll around and see what they had to offer. We sat in the Out of Kontrol show which was obviously out of control. Ha! After the show ended, we grabbed some food – pulled pork nachos + pulled pork sandwich with some prickly pear lemonades. I’m a huge lemonade fan and prickly pear goes really well with lemonade!

After we finished our food, we found seats to watch the joust and then bought some popcorn before heading home – it was getting packed and it was getting hot! I enjoyed this faire but was slightly disappointed at the lack of food option compared to the previous one we went to.

PS – this may not be the Iron Throne but it will do for now. On a side note, do you keep up with Game of Thrones? What do you think of the new episodes so far and who are you rooting for to sit on the throne? Ever since I started watching the show, I have always rooted for House Stark but I wanted the Night King to sit on it… but that didn’t happen. My work put some money for the finale and I’m rooting for Sansa!

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  • Michael Anderson
    May 19, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Wow that does remind me of Game of Thrones! I’ve been keeping up and I really don’t like this season that much. I think it went downhill after S6. Anyways that looks like a fun event and I’m glad that you were able to experience it!

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  • Meilifisayo
    May 19, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Lol glad you had fun – yay another GOT fan I want the stacks to win too yassss to Jon snow on the iron throne
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  • April Rodea ♡
    May 19, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    This was such a nice event! Ohh, and look at that nachos and sandwich and that huge popcorn! *drools* Hahaha! Anyhoo, still haven’t seen the last episode. I’m not ready yet!! But I saw lots of tweets already of people showing their disappointment. I’m still grateful for this awesome series though. And I’m rooting for Arya! 🙂

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  • Sheena Gonzales
    May 20, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    This looks amazing!!! I’ve always wanted to attend a Rennaisance Faire! I wish I could bring my boys soon. <3

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  • Jenny
    May 20, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Haha, so appropriate for GOT! Looks like you had a really nice day, the weather looks perfect. Ermm, you were rooting for the Night King, I’m not sure that is ok!! I haven’t seen the finale yet (comes out tonight in the UK) so will find out soon but I’m rooting for Tyrion XD Sansa would be ok too though. I haven’t loved the series but at least a lot happened in the penultimate episode!

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  • Kara
    May 20, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    This looks like a lot of fun! That prickly pear lemonade sounds so good and watching jousting must have been really cool. And I’ve never seen Game of Thrones but I’ve been thinking about giving it a try!

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  • ThatAutisticFitChick
    May 20, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Sounds like an awesome day out and prickly pear lemonade sounds delicious! I’ve only once had a prickly pear (I don’t think they’re common in my little corner of England) and it was the most delicious and shockingly pink fruit I’ve ever had!

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  • Kathrine Eldridge
    May 20, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    What a fun fair! The food looks delicious. I am a big GOT fan and happy (for the most part) with how it all turned out.

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  • Deborah Kos
    May 20, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    The Renaissance Faire sounds like a lot of fun. I haven’t seen any jousting or eaten medieval themed food in years. I do not watch the Game of Thrones. I know it is a huge hit but I haven’t seen an episode yet.

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  • Lisa
    May 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    I tried prickly pear years ago in Malta. I don’t rememer much about the taste though, just that we had to wear gloves because of the spikes! I don’t watch GoT so can’t comment on this, but that is a monster bag of popcorn! 🙂 Lisa x

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  • Nancy
    May 20, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    It is so cool that you guys have a Renaissance Faire! I feel like I need to get out more, lol! This is perfect to kick off GoT, hehe. Battle of the shining armor! jk jk. The food looks delicious and I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR SHAWL!!! You and Chris are super cute. Haha, I know THAT FEELING of being on a throne. Oh man, I still need to go find an Iron Throne in LA. The wooden throne from Carlsbad ain’t it.

    Legit disappointed by the season finale of GoT. TT_TT. But you know my feelings LOL.

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  • Katherine
    May 20, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Ooooh looks like such a fun and different fair than what I usually see! I never watched Game of Thrones, but hear everyone talking about it on Sundays hahaha

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  • Ivana Split
    May 21, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    I was a bit disappointed with the end of GOT. I haven’t actually watched any of the last seasons but I couldn’t avoid the spoilers and I watched some Youtube fan theory videos. The ending didn’t make much sense to me, I have to admit but I’m glad that Sansa is at least The Queen in the North if nothing else. It would have been great if she ended up on the throne, I was rooting for that.

    This seems like a lovely event. I love historical fairs. They are always so much fun.

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  • Bexa
    May 21, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    This sounds like such a fun day out, Eena! Yum, the food looks so good! I’m impressed at that huge bag of popcorn too. Glad you had a lovely time, and the weather looks gorgeous too! <3 xx

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  • Jenny
    May 21, 2019 at 3:33 AM

    Awh this looks like such a fun day out! Looks like you had a lovely time. Great photos <3

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  • Simone
    May 21, 2019 at 4:51 AM

    This looks like such a fun event! And the food is so yummy, you make me hungry lol.

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  • Nina
    May 21, 2019 at 8:19 AM
  • Allie Mackin
    May 21, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Oh wow how fun to see this. I use to go the faire every year with a big group of friends we would rent cabins upstate and go for the weekend, we always had a great time. I still have a photo of one of the faire workers a court jester…licking the bottom of my friends shoe, ewww. Haha.

    I bet these faires are having an increase in attendance b/c of GOT

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  • Geraldine
    May 21, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    OMG this looks like so much fun!! I’ve only been to one Renaissance Faire but I had lots of fun and it did look similar to this as well. Hahah I can just imagine that being the GoT 🙂 The food looks amazing, I’m getting hungry!! Thanks for sharing Eena! <3

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  • Ashley
    May 21, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    I love a Renaissance fayre! It looks like you had an amazing day! xxx

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    May 21, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Sounds like a great day out! Shame that the food options weren’t as great as the previous options but what you got still looks good! That lemonade sounds absolutely delicious x

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  • Marielle
    May 21, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    This is such a nice pre-game of thrones event hahah so I’m writing this comment a day after watching the show’s finale….. HAHAH I agree with some people that season 8 was pretty rushed though I LOVE THE ENDING! I feel like it’s a good closure to a really nice show haha

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  • SundayDahlias
    May 22, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    What a fun experience! I always love going to different fairs for all the interesting food options!

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  • Valerie
    May 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    It looks like it was such a fun day! I haven’t been to a Renaissance Festival in many years, but I definitely have fond memories of all the fun activities and the food. Great photos!

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  • Jacob
    May 23, 2019 at 3:06 AM

    you had a nice time, judging from what you said. The food wasnt bad and you found a seat to watch this amazing show.

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  • Soph
    May 23, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Ooh that food looks delicious! I think its so cool that you guys have Renaissance fairs in the US- I remember seeing them on Gilmore Girls haha- I’ve not come across anything like it here in the UK!
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  • Mercy
    May 24, 2019 at 5:32 AM

    How fun! Too bad there’s not much food, we do like going to fairs with lots of food stalls too. The throne you’re sitting had footstool with live snakes, was that real?

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  • Radi
    May 26, 2019 at 12:59 AM

    This looks like a fun even to enjoy with friends.
    Can you believe I haven’t seen a single episode of Game of Thrones…? haha

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  • Jessica
    May 26, 2019 at 4:37 AM

    This looks so much fun! I love the comfort food in fairs!
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  • lesley kim
    May 26, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Looks like an amazing adventure ! That sandwich looks so good

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