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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Mayfest - Part I

Spent a lovely afternoon back down at Camlann Medieval Village for their May Day Festival.

Got to watch sheep shearing -

-and black smithing-

-and May Day garlands made by hand with natural materials-

-Archery contests-

- and dancing around the May Pole.

There were many festive spectators...

-who couldn't be cuter. :-)

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow, look at all that color! You got some really nice shots! I'm going through my photos now :)

Cathy said...

You took some beautiful photos and those two little girls are precious!

Carolee said...

What a wonderful way to spend May Day! Thanks for sharing the photos. :)

~ Carolee

Vickie said...

Loved your posts about the May festival. I didn't realize you could get such vibrant colors from natural dyes. That's great! It's always interesting to learn about life back then. I am however grateful to have not lived back then, I couldn't do without some of my modern amenities!

ruthie said...

I love all your may fest photos, its fascinating to take a peek at life in days gone by! we have a medieval fayre in the town during the summer always an interesting & intriguing event. a few years ago i had a stall there and felt grand in my medieval gown, (a great excuse to wear a long flowing gown ) love the garlands!