Faires 1

Roll up! Roll up! All the fun of the fair. And what fair would be complete without stocks, a pillory, or maybe even a shrew's fiddle?

I've divided these pictures according to their country of origin. Personally I think our German friends do these things best. What do you think? Yuck! Who threw that?

First some pictures from renaissance faires in America. The land of the free.

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Remaining in America, the authorities take decisive action to deal with an outbreak of piracy at Plunderathon.

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Some pictures from the Colorado renaissance faire.

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The renaissance faire at Ogden (Utah) has an excellent policy. Some faires charge people to try out their pillory, whereas at Ogden this is a free service. However this is not quite as charitable as it seems. There is a charge for unlocking the pillory. This "no fee, no key" policy ensures that everyone pays up...eventually.

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From Camelot Days, a medieval theme park in Hollywood, Florida.

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Still in America, lawbreakers are re-educated by the Helping Hands Mercenary Guild....at a reasonable price. (Helping Hands is now known as Starboard Stocks.)

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Some pictures from King Richard's Faire in Massachusetts, USA. They have more than one pillory there. You can never have too many pillories.

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Next we visit Scandinavia, so wrap up warm.

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While we're in northern Europe, Finland has moved up the league table with a couple of medieval markets. Here are some pictures from Markkinat Luvun:

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Another Finnish medieval market, Turun Keskiaikamarkkinat:

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From the land of clogs, tulips and other clichés, some pictures from the Netherlands.

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The Russians have finally put in an appearance. Babes in the Wood is a fervent admirer of the glorious Russian state....because it doesn't want any unfortunate accidents to befall it.

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Last modified 12 September 2022.