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Saturday's opening saw plenty of folks lined up to get a taste of the Vale of Dunrose in Canby

Plastic sword in its hilt, pirate hat on his head, 10-year-old Bobby Timmons was all in at the Oregon Renaissance Faire Saturday morning.

The annual Canby event encourages dressing in period costume, and even though the pirate-themed weekend is next weekend, Bobby Timmons was having none of it. He was going to be a pirate.

"You know, we tried to talk him into a knight or a musketteer or something, but he loves pirates," said his mother, Samantha.

The Canby-area family was on hand for the opening ceremonies Saturday morning, Bobby in full pirate mode.

JOHN BAKER - There are plenty of foks enjoying period costuming at this year's Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby.

"We really love this event and are so glad it's prospering," said Samantha. "It's a feel-good event and something very unique to Canby and the area, which is really fun."

Bobby and his mom weren't alone as a line of faire-goers were on hand for the 10 a.m. opening and continued throughout the afternoon.

"I love taking my son to this event," Samantha said. "It's funny, he's only 10, but as school starts to wind down, he knows it's coming and starts to get excited about it."

He isn't alone, it appears.

The Faire continues this coming week, June 15-16, at the fairgrounds with a pirate theme. Gates open and 10 both days.


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