As many of you, who are readers of my blog, know I am the author of "Legend of the Mystic Knights"
and as such, I have been attending medieval, renaissance faires over the summer. This is my latest installment.
This past weekend, I attend the Krebashia Kingdom Medieval Fantasy Faire
in Malone, NY. This is advertised as the only medieval faire in Northern New York. If you know anything about the area, you know that you cannot go much further north without being in Canada.
This is a relatively new fair; they have had several issues in the recent past trying to find a venue to hold this event, this year it was held at the Malone Recreation Park. Being in a rural area, and newly established, it was a small sized fair. The group is trying to expand and grow each year, and I hope they can reach their objectives.
Although limited in the size of the faire, there were some very good events held there. They had entertainment, music, jugglers and of course knights. There were also many games and activities geared for children, including pony/horse rides and a pie eating contest.
The following are some people/groups that I met that I wanted to recognize.
Teardrop Creations- Those of you, who have read my previous blogs will remember I saw them at the New York Capitol District Renaissance Faire, They produce some wonderful jewelry.
Viking Horde- He creates some medieval themed weapons and shields. Although they are not historically accurate, anyone who can take a garden weasel and turn it into a mace is pretty talented. If you wish to contact him, his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravenbane's Fire Craft- Very talented group of performers that include juggling with knives and fire, and also fire eaters. I was very entertained with their show; if you get a chance please check them out.
Paragon Jousting LLC- What would a medieval faire be without a joust. I was impressed with this group’s talent on the jousting field. I was particularly impressed with the armor the knight’s wore. I hope to be able to see them perform in other medieval faires.
Steadfast Steel- This is a fighting troupe. The leader, Apis, starts out the show indicating how the “elements” fought to determine the future of the human race. In mythology, Apis was the Egyptian deity that is the intermediary between the gods and humanity.
There was an enjoyable staged tournament in which the outcome showed how Magic, Darkness, Cold and Death were defeated by Science, Fire, Light and Life triumphed and then were presented as gifts for mankind.
As I stated earlier, the Krebashia Kingdom Medieval Fantasy Faire is currently a small event. I hope that people throughout the region begin supporting this medieval, fantasy faire. I would encourage any business or artist who deals in medieval items to make plans to attend this faire next year; if you do, you will be on the ground floor of an event that should grow each year.
Next Week: More about my sequel, including some illustrations of new monsters that will be featured in my novel.