Ren faire success
While it may have been a tale of two weekends, this year's Oregon Renaissance Faire leaves the Clackamas County Fairgrounds with nothing but positives in its pocket.
Last weekend the faire battled rain, hail and wind, while this past weekend the sun delivered brightness and warmth.
But no matter which weekend you fancied, Oregonians turned out in big numbers both weekends to make this year's faire the most successful yet.
"Things were amazing," said director Tracy Nietupski. "We have the best guests. Our patrons just rolled with it all. They were in the hail and rain and they were here in the sunshine. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
"Oregon folks are hearty folks and the rain didn't keep them away," she added.
Nietupski said that attendance over the two weekends was definitely up from last years show.
"I don't know the exact numbers, but it was definitely up," Nietupski said. "We also had a lot of local vendors from around Canby and Portland, which we really enjoy. It was nice to have those folks come and participate.
"I also can't say enough about the Clackamas County Fairgrounds staff," she added. "Everyone there has been amazingly accommodating with us. They've welcomed us with open arms."
Nietupski said she and her merry band of 1530's Scottish players will definitely be back in 2019.