a wee bit of FAIRE APPEAL
A little windy, a little wet, but the opening weekend of the Oregon Renaissance Faire still managed to do a good job of taking visitors back to 1530's Scotland with flair and fun.
And the folks who took a chance on the weather and stopped by Saturday and Sunday seemed to be having a good time.
A local pair had their family in-tow and admitted they weren't sure about the day, but decided to make a go of it anyway. Kyra and Rollie Clemons live on a little farm between Canby and Molalla and admit they enjoy entertainment that's a little off the well-worn path.
"This is the kind of stuff we really enjoy," Rollie said as his two children gazed on giant wooden rocking horses. "Events like this are so unique and fun, that's what we like to pursue for our fun time."
Kyra agreed, noting her husband's kilt and her cloak as nods to the events that surrounded them at the Oregon Renaissance Faire.
"Oh, we like to dress up, too," she said. "I think one of things we really like is exposing our children (ages 6 and 8) to things that are different. Regular fairs and carnivals are fine, but there's something a little mysterious about something like this. You see these artisans plying their trade or selling their wares that are very unique. Most of what's around here are things you won't normally see, and we both like that for our children.
"You know, it's just fun to see people in character and everyone having fun, despite a little rain," she added.
The faire continues this weekend (June 16-17) with the theme "Valiant of the Vale: Honor Your Hero." It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More infor