20 September 2014

Kentucky Highland Festival

Bright and early, Candy and I donned plaid and sallied forth to the Kentucky Highland Festival at Eminence, Ky on this bright sunny Saturday.  It was a perfect day.  Started out cool, but quickly warmed up.

Miss Midget looks adorable in her new plaid skirt.

notice the Wallace covered pumpkins

Candy in front of Charlie's Place

Drunk & Sailor was the first act up for the day.  We have seen them perform about two dozen times over the last two years, but they really rocked the hall today.  During the Renfaire they are not allowed to use the acoustical amplification. It sees them trying to sing over the constant chatter.  This time they were wired and in turn, they wired the whole audience.   Capt'n Amos (Bob Watters) and Philip McGuinness (Dieter Zimmerman) were SUPER!!

This great show was followed by the official opening ceremony

My favourite shot of the day was Erika Spidle Napier giving her best "MOM FACE" to the Minions of Mischief (the teen cast members of Briarwood).  PRICELESS!!!

The crowd was large, lines for lunch were very long!

pipers finished with their competition

We had a great time.  So wonderful to see Capt'n Amos, Dieter, Erika Spidle Napier, yet there is a touch of sadness to the place.  The high summer fun of the Renfaire is gone, replaced by the more subdued autumnal air.  Other friends such as Tara and Mark Reed, Dragon Bob (Robert Barker) and Daniel Higgins and his lovely wife Kim were not present, on to other Renfaires.  They were missed.  The magic is dormant for now...but never fear they will return next May along with the Briarwood Faeries.


Candy Thompson said...

Yes!!! We had such a great time and the weather was just perfect for it!!! :) A really beautiful day! It was so good to see the people we know who were there and to see all the great bands performing. Drunk and Sailor was spectacular! Looking forward to next year already!!! :) :) :)

Deborah Macgillivray said...

I am just delighted to see you having so much fun. You've come a long way in two years!!