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Getting medieval at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

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Sir Stunning Steven severs a head of cabbage atop a squire’s helmet during a Knights of Mayhem performance on the Field of Honor during the Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Photo: L.E. Baskow

Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival | Sunset Park | October 11, 2014

I smell incense and roasted meat, hear jousting lances splintering and the body-quaking thud of pirate cannons. Even the familiar trees of Sunset Park look twisted with magic. As an Elven warrior shops for a new blade, a harem of steampunk wenches trots toward the battlefield, bustles bouncing to a minstrel’s tune. Brave knights are getting medieval on salad fixings (and each other), members of the crowd barking for their champions. However fake the Renaissance-faire lifestyle seems to you, a man is still unflinching while a broad sword flies at his head.

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