8-13-11 WA Renaissance Faire Snaps

Astounding Horse Acrobatics

Kelly’s farm is a relatively close venue near Bonney Lake where the annual Washington Renaissance Faire is now held during 3 August weekends. In addition to jousting, pirate antics, dueling, pike company demonstrations, fairies, horse acrobatics, knights, sword duels, queens, courtiers, musketeers, clergymen, maids, ladies, knaves, satyrs, strumpets, princesses, paupers, peasants, minstrels, jesters, forest bandits, wizards, magicians, jugglers, clowns, vintage seamstresses and hat makers–all in period costumes, many faire patrons arrive in costume as well. This influx of 80,000 visitors could have been sited in northern Mason County as recently as a couple of years ago but for the maladroit handling of the venture by local county officials and its entrepreneurial proponent, leading to a chapter 7 bankruptcy when permission for the lease-purchase option secured 250 acres proposed development was denied. The economic boost such an event, et ux, would have provided to the County is undeniable.

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