This week we return to the world of medieval/renaissance faires. I attended the Windfall Dutch Barn Medieval Renaissance Faire which was located at 2009 Clinton Road Cherry Valley, NY, and was held on August 12 and 13th. If you do plan to attend this faire in the upcoming years, do not forget to check out the surrounding area, this is one of the most gorgeous places in New York State.
The faire is held at the Windfall Dutch Barn, a pre-revolutionary restored structure. Basically, it was rebuilt using the same techniques used when it was first constructed. I would encourage you to, not only, discover the history of this barn but also the vast history of the surrounding area.
|Beam structure inside of Barn|
The medieval faire is one of the major events to obtain financing to maintain the upkeep for the barn. This is the 9th anniversary of this faire, and I attended this particular faire last year, you can read about it here. The admission is $5 which is more than reasonable for this size of faire.
|Nixie the Mermaid|
|Bailey Quinn & Larry Myerhoff|
Bailey and Quinn- A wonderful duo who sang some classic Irish tunes. They performed one of the best renditions of “The Parting Glass” I have ever heard.
Lisa Foster-She had a tent which she sold some items ranging from home crafted fairy lanterns to geodes. She can be reached at (607) 643-3529.
|Paddy Nappers Pirate Crew|
Paddy Nappers Pirate Crew - A wonderful group of musicians who will amuse you and the family with music and comedy. This group is a truly amazing and should not be missed. In between performances some of them would go around the faire and interact and entertain the crowd.
Ladies of the Pointed House- Actually, they are some very nice ladies from the Tepee (get the pun, tepee = pointed house) Store. I have mentioned them in the past, this is a Tepee shaped store that sells some very good and unique items.
The physical store is located on RT 20, is half way between the villages of Cherry Valley and Sharon Springs NY.
|Alice and some of her "assistants" from the crowd|
Oldwolfs Run/The Ironwoods- Shared a tent, they sell some very unique items. Check out each one on FaceBook, you will not be disappointed with their items.
Reidi’s Handcrafted Gifts and Jewelry- Some very unique gift available at this merchant including wood bowls. They are physically located in Sherburne, NY.
The Broom Closet- Another vendor who also sells some really great items ranging from oils, incense, crystals and books.