It’s hard. It’s depressing. It hurts. Shows are beginning cancelled. Norman, Dills, and NJRF. This is a huge hit to all vendors and performers not to mention the venues.
What can you do to help? Shop small. Share links to these businesses. Wash your hands. Stay home. We’re still creating and building product.
I’m going to hope that the second half of 2020 is better than the first 3 months have been. Stay safe everyone. – Elizabeth
Medieval Fair of Norman April 3-5
Dills Celtic Festival April 18
BrewFest May 9
New Jersey Renaissance Faire weekends May 23-June 7
Celtic Fling June 26-28
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire weekends Aug 8-Nov 4
We have a few others that we are waiting on confirmation for. Hope to see you at one of them!
April 5-7 Norman Medieval Fair
April 13 Dill’s Tavern
May 11 Brewfest at Mt Hope
May-June New Jersey Renaissance Faire
June 21-23 Celtic Fling at Mt Hope
Aug-Oct Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
We are adding shows and will update as we confirm!
April 6-8 Norman Medieval Fair Norman, OK -We’re in our usual spot. Come visit us! Norman Medieval Fair
May 12 Brew Fest at Mt Hope Brew Fest at Mt. Hope
May 19-June 3 weekends New Jersey Renaissance Faire 9th Annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire
June 22-24 Celtic Fling at Mt Hope Kilts, music, food, and shopping!
August-October Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire PRF (my home show)
As I sit here looking at my show schedule (and anxiously wait for conformation of some of those shows), I look back at the last 15 years and how I have changed and grown. I wouldn’t be where I am, enjoying my love of creating, if it weren’t for two sets of people.
The customers: Every year I see some of the same faces come back to chat or show me how their purchases are surviving or bring a friend to introduce them to my products. I smile when I see a piece walk by that I made. I laugh when I am asked silly questions about how I make things (and sometimes grimace), but most of all, I have a sense of pride that theses people have a piece of my art. A pouch or belt may not seem like art, but we crafted it.
The staff (AKA minions): I have had people come and go over the years- some by their choice, others by mine, but I can honestly say that most have become friends and family to me. I love how we work with each other, support each other, and step up when the other is faltering. If it weren’t for my minion “family” my business would have died years ago when I had the first surgery on my hand let alone the recent neck surgery. So I smile every day knowing that they are more than just workers who show up and sell stuff. They care. They are my family.
So what’s in store for 2018? Changes. Some old, some new. Some good, some disappointing to to others. Stay tuned…
Spoutwood May Day Festival May 5-7, 2017
We’ll be in our usual spot of Frodo’s!
Brew Fest at Mt Hope May 13, 2017
The booth will be open with all kind’s of leather goodies!
New Jersey Renaissance Faire MAY 27, 28, AND JUNE 3, 4, 10, 11, 2017
King Arthur, Shakespeare, and Blackbeard? Only in Crossford!
Celtic Fling at Mt Hope June 24-25, 2017 with a Friday night concert
We’ll be open for the concert!
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire weekends Aug 5- Oct 29, 2017
Our booth is located in Swashbuckler Grove