A Brit in Tennessee had mentioned the Renaissance Fair that was in progress in Triune, TN, near Arrington, located between Franklin and Murfreesboro. We arranged a visit with City Girl who lives in the "big city," and made plans to head to Triune on Saturday.
The Castle Gwynn is the result of a dream, in 1970, of a high school student. As events proceeded, construction on the first tower began in 1980. The second tower was begun in 1985. Additional portions were constructed in 2004 and 2007. Still a work in progress, the most recent work has been repair and resurfacing of damage caused by the construction of a new highway.
I should mention here that the tapestry exhibit, one picture which I showed yesterday, belongs to Imogene Stone.
This same highway construction forced the Tennessee Renaissance Festival to relocate to adjoining property across the road in 1997. This was the 27th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival, an event that occurs on every week-end in May, plus Memorial Day. So, if you didn't attend THIS year, you will have to wait until 2013!:-)
We did, along with many, many others, enjoy the Festival. Hopefully the few pictures I am including will give you an idea of what the event encompasses.
|Directions for Festival goers.|
|Rules of the Realm; hard to read, I know.|
|Fair program - map and events.|
|More in period dress.|
|Continuing along the theme.|
|A very congenial pair.|
|Also true to the Renaissance period.|
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