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2010 season !!!

Started by oignuc, November 27, 2009, 03:00:14 PM

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no pirate  weekend ? wow Columbus day weekend was always pirate invasion .
i likes the costume changes (even though i didn't have one ) and loved hearing the Brigands from my booth , they were a lot of fun . i didn't notice until i went back and looked at the website .


We are a mere few weeks from opening day . anyone excited yet ?


We are 1 month away from opening day and I'm counting the minutes !!!


We are planning a much needed visit there. We made the Robin Hood festival back in the spring and enjoyed immensely..LF


Well, as Caer Leon's shady Hansa merchant, I was never that fond of pirates as a group  but I would be sad to see Capt. Thighbiter go  ...
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Well my good Frederic, sadness will abound then. The Brigands will not be returning to the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, either the spring Robin Hood Faire or the fall King Arthur Harvest Faire.  We are going to miss all of our New England Fairmily and friends.
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that is very sad , the last few years i got so used to hearing pirate music near my booth .
i will be vending at the spring faire in 2011 , the notice given for the spring faire was not enough time for me to arrange going . i will be ready this coming year .


I'll be attending with my family and friends on October 2


I will be attending the 9th and 10th of october, for my first visit to the CT faire. I was wondering if any of you regulars to it could tell me what shows are a "can't miss". I personally love going and listening to the musical acts the most. So any groups that you think are great I would like to hear about so I am not just wandering around trying to find the good stuff in such a limited amount of time.

Thanks for your help in advance.


Well, Chainsmith  - there appears to have been some turnover in the musical acts since last year - A couple of my favorites are gone, and some new ones showed up, that I don't really know yet.  I caught part of the "Lost Boys" and they seem pretty decent (its the first year for them at CTRF).  Actually, I think the best performer there is Jayna Lee, the acrobat - its not music, but don't miss her show. 
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I caught Jayna's act a few times at NYRF this year. Very talented lady there. Im just sorry she got stuck all the way at the back of the faire. But it was the best land for the set up she has.


First, I have to report that news of a "pirate-free" CTRF is inaccurate. This weekend is the "invasion weekend," and while not exclusively pirate themed, CTRF is having a pirate costume contest -- judged by two supporting actors from the first "Pirates of the Caribbean," no less. And those gentlemen will be signing autographs.

Also, the Bawdy Buccaneers are there with a big and very nice pirate ship backdrop stage, where the duo of Mortis & Murphy also perform (not strictly piratical, but sea shanties are part of the repertoire), and for the next three weekends the pirate comedy swordfighting duo of Buckle and Swash will be present.

As for acts worth seeing, beyond the aforementioned musical acts and Jayna Lee, who is ten kinds of awesome, I'd say check out Wonderfool, Zoltan the Adequate, the Repeat Offenders, I.B. Spies (very good show for the kids), Poprah (not at all good for kids, great for adults with warped senses of humor), the Lost Boys, and of course the scenario and jousts.


Last weekend of the season - looks to be a good weather day on Saturday, at least.  Lets end it in style!
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