Fun and Games at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

Just last week, my husband Art and I traveled back east to attend the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I have had a shop there for over 33 years and attend one weekend each 9 week season. It’s great fun and I love seeing all my Maryland friends and fans.

Marty and friends at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

Marty and friends at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

This is the Festival’s 41st year and the forested medieval village is a wonderful playground and shoppers paradise. Raise your glass in one of the many pubs while listening to bawdy mistrals. Enjoy the royal procession when the King and Queen make their appearance. There are countless stages and performances to suit all tastes. So ladies… lace up your corsets and gentlemen, knights and scoundrels, get outfitted and partake of the fun!

The King and Queen and entorage

The King and Queen and their entorage

Minstrals at the Maryland Renaissance Fair

Minstrals at the Maryland Renaissance Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo on the left is of Steve Parke, one of Prince’s significant photographers and the connecting link to how I came to make Prince’s ear cuffs and ear wraps. When Steve is not doing book signings for his recent book, Picturing Prince, he plays and sells roses at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

Marty with Steve Parke

Marty with Steve Parke

Steve Parke - Picturing Prince

Steve Parke – Picturing Prince

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo below left is of David, a talented jeweler who forges dragon, bat and spider jewelry from brass. Check out the amazing head-dress that he is wearing. If he had a web site, I would link it here but unfortunately he does not.

Marty and David of the Brass Dragon

Marty and David of the Brass Dragon

A Venetian Gondola and Marty, in front of the Marty Magic Shop

A Venetian Gondola and Marty, in front of the Marty Magic Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many wonderful performers at the festival. Gabriel Q’s persona this year is that of a Venetian Gondolier. He literally floated throughout the show, singing and allowing passers by to peep into the windows of his miniature Venetian city. There is much to see inside the windows, both naughty and nice.

Leah and Allen both work at the Marty Magic shop. Leah is in training as the next manager should her fabulous mother, Laura ever choose to retire. Allen adds style and flair to our extraordinary sales crew.

Leah, Marty, Zoe, Marty Magic Shop

Leah, Marty, Laura, Marty Magic Shop

Beautiful Leah and Handsome Warrior, Allen

Beautiful Leah and Handsome Warrior, Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art modeling Marty Magic Jewelry

Art modeling Marty Magic Jewelry

Wooden slide in the forest

Wooden slide in the forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are just 3 weekends left in this season’s Maryland Fair so we encourage you to get to the Faire and when you do, be sure to stop by the Marty Magic shop!

The final weekend is October 21-22. Get thee to the Fair on time!

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