Walsingham and Princess Olivia

Walsingham and Princess Olivia

The Fishers Renaissance Faire ended up being a lot of fun. Thanks to the King family and the Kuperman family who drove all the way from Kettering, OH and the McKelveys, who drove from Zionsville, IN, to support us. That was awesome.

The weather was beautiful. Attendance was good (about 15,000 over two days, I think). All of the performances went well. I saw a bunch of familiar from Fishers, including a number of students I had met substitute teaching. They said things like: “Mr. Yonkman, is that you?” and “Hey, you were my sub!”

Other surprising things included an encounter with a representative from the Jordanian government! It turns out that Jordan is planning a two-week-long festival celebrating the history of the Crusader fortress at Karak. They will be doing a re-enactment along the lines of a Renaissance Faire, so this representative was touring U.S. Ren Faires, getting ideas, and recruiting actors. As it happens, I visited Karak years ago when I toured the Middle East. So now I have an invitation to play a crusader in Karak, Jordan for two weeks next year. We’ll see if I can fit it into my schedule . . .

Here are some photos from the day . . .

Walsingham sings with Madrigal Choir

Walsingham sings with Madrigal Choir


The Red Knight

The Red Knight


The Queens Guard

The Queen's Guard

Sir Francis Knowles

Sir Francis Knowles


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