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Title: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: RefMom3 on April 09, 2016, 01:45:27 PM
Just a few more weeks, and the Castle will open ;)
It will be so nice to see the Oklahoma folks again, and I recently found out that not only is my cousin planning on coming with me again, but she's planning on bringing her 17-year-old son and a friend of his. I had taken her to the Castle last year (year before? ) and she'd fallen in love with faires, and she brought her son and some friends to our home faire of Bristol last summer, and now he wants to make the trip to Oklahoma with us; I feel very accomplished for that ;)
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 09, 2016, 10:39:11 PM
I'll have the cards with me...
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: RefMom3 on April 11, 2016, 12:20:00 PM
I expect nothing less, Master Wizard...
and I'll have the doughnuts with me...and whatever else I can manage.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: BagPipeBabe on April 17, 2016, 10:49:00 PM
I just moved to Oklahoma and plan on visit this fair for the first time on opening day.
The renaissance fair that I used to go to people would tailgate before opening and I was wondering if Patrons of this Fair did it as well??
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 20, 2016, 07:50:31 AM
Tailgating, by the definition of Scarborough, does not happen, although some of us get there early and dress in the parking lot...

We will be there for opening weekend as well. Homer, the Odyssey, will be parked in the handicap area near the front gate. Am I wrong or did we not meet once at Scarby?  Regardless, drop by and say hello.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: BagPipeBabe on April 20, 2016, 10:19:09 PM
We have actually met a few times over the last couple of years. I even said hi to you in passing on opening day this year at scarby .
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 21, 2016, 07:03:39 AM
I hope I responded... I am a bit hard of hearing. I also see people that I know I've seen or met before, but in my 1600 year-old brain, everything gets confusing...
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: BagPipeBabe on April 21, 2016, 08:59:50 AM
Not really. I was walking one way and you were walking the other I said hi in passing you looked like you were trying to remember who I was but neither was stopped.
But I don't take it personally. :P
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: RefMom3 on April 25, 2016, 10:46:46 AM
You can try again this weekend ;)
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: BagPipeBabe on April 28, 2016, 09:19:01 PM
I unfortunately will not be able to make it this weekend :'(. Maybe next time.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Tamtaro on April 30, 2016, 05:28:54 AM
My merry caravan from Columbia will be in attendance this weekend! We made it into town before the big storm last night. Wowie! The weather looks like it will be nice today!
I bought my ticket at Walgreen's to save two bucks and guess what? I they charged $2.10 sales tax for a savings of negative one dime! Ha!
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Craigmeister on April 30, 2016, 10:18:30 AM
Sorry, Tamtaro.  Oklahoma has one of the highest sales tax rates in the country.  Someone should do something about that.  Where is Robin Hood when we need hi...  Um, nevermind.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 02, 2016, 07:08:01 AM
It was lovely to see you, Tamtaro, my smiley friend!
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Melkar on May 06, 2016, 07:08:10 PM
I'll be there the weekend of May 21/22 - first timer!   Any tips for a newb?
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 09, 2016, 06:43:22 AM
Pork Loin sandwich! DELICIOUS!  :D
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: RefMom3 on May 09, 2016, 11:32:43 AM
Pork loin sandwich for breakfast AND lunch ;)
I love faire food; it's all good. In terms of acts to see, I love the Musical Blades, and enjoy The Escapologist's act (he's a friend, though, for full disclosure), The Jester Rejects are fun, Karma the dog act is amazing, and Wolgemut is also a fun act. You might want to check out their program, which is online http://www.okcastle.com/renaissance/. (http://www.okcastle.com/renaissance/.) Scroll to the bottom and you have a .pdf of the layout, personages, and schedule of performers.

We had a wonderful opening weekend, and I would go back for another weekend, if I can figure out how to fit the 10-hour drive into my weekend schedule again ;)
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Tamtaro on May 09, 2016, 04:31:08 PM
We had a great time at OKRF opening weekend!  Favorite food for me was the Spinach & Feta Crepe (this girl talks about crepes a lot!)  I had FOUR over the course of the weekend.  My sister wanted me to try strawberry (free bites), but I never made it past the savory!

Craigmeister - I just laughed out loud at your Robin Hood for Oklahoma idea! (People are used to random happiness from my cubicle.)

Merlin - I was happy to see you too!  Thank you for the great weather!! ;D
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Tamtaro on May 09, 2016, 04:42:08 PM
I'll be there the weekend of May 21/22 - first timer!   Any tips for a newb?
From one recently un-newbified (visited for the second time this year), I would point out the Woodland Realm (shade & peace), The Cave (musical groups Wolgemut and Wine&Alchemy were boisterously mesmerizing - we bought CDs for the long car ride home!) & the Castle Keep (Activities & shows in the A/C) are nice escapes for a warm weekend, in case it goes toasty for your visit.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Tamtaro on May 09, 2016, 04:43:44 PM
We had a wonderful opening weekend, and I would go back for another weekend, if I can figure out how to fit the 10-hour drive into my weekend schedule again ;)
Right?!  Would someone invent portals already? ;D
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: RefMom3 on May 10, 2016, 08:39:18 AM
Portals, portkeys, energize...I'm really not that picky. And I promise I would only use it when I really, really have a hard time with the driving time. Promise. Cross my heart.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 11, 2016, 06:42:30 AM
If I had a portal to use (as opposed to a port-a-potty), I'd be at faires every weekend, so I could see my lovely librarian RefMom3, and my smiling Tamtaro more often!
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: RefMom3 on May 11, 2016, 11:43:51 AM
Tamtaro does have a most lovely smile ;)
I don't think I'd even mind a port-a-potty portal. It becomes the ultimate in "when you gotta go."
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 11, 2016, 12:50:28 PM
I don't think I want to materialize somewhere in mid-squat...
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Craigmeister on May 14, 2016, 01:02:40 AM
Grammercy, Tamtaro.  My co-workers often wonder what I'm laughing at as well.  My mind goes on many rabbit trails and often finds something funny.  I don't care if they think I'm weird.  As long as I'm having fun without hurting anyone, it shouldn't matter.

The weather looks just about right this weekend for me to be able to wear my cloak at the Castle.  That's amazing for the month of May!  A little rain won't bother me as long as I can get fully garbed.
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Melkar on May 15, 2016, 10:42:50 AM
Thanks for the tips!  Looks like I'm set for food!  :)   I know of Wolgemut - first heard them at Maryland RF, now a subset of the group is performing (at least for the last 2 years) at Sherwood Forest Faire.   Will note down the suggestions.  That way I can prioritize. :)

Yes - it's a long haul for me as well.  I'm budgetting around 8 hours one way to get there.  Excited!
Title: Re: 2016 opening is looming
Post by: Craigmeister on May 15, 2016, 11:17:23 PM
Good day.  I have posted Castleton pictures from May 14th at www.meistersrealm.com/Meisters_Realm/Photos/Pages/Oklahoma_Renaissance_Festival.html (http://www.meistersrealm.com/Meisters_Realm/Photos/Pages/Oklahoma_Renaissance_Festival.html)