Festivals and Gatherings

Festivals and Gatherings

Carolina Renaissance Festival – 2012

19th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace, Huntersville, NC.

It took me a while to warm up, my timing was off and the sun light was very harsh. After  a while I found my rythmn and some great locations out of the direct sun. I particularly enjoyed the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, 2-one-woman-show and several individual characters.

See more photographs from the Renaissance Festival.

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2012

“The 57th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans brings the color of hundreds of tartan plaids and the clamor of half a dozen bagpipe bands to the North Carolina High Country Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15.

The Grandfather Games are considered America’s grandest Games because of the spectacular mountain setting that is so reminiscent of Scotland. The deep blue peaks of 6,000-foot Grandfather Mountain tower above a meadow ringed by130 red, blue, yellow and green striped tents.The color is augmented by thousands of Scots decked out in their finest tartan plaids, and the energy is amplified by the sounds of bagpipes and kettledrums echoing across the moor.”   –   www.grandfather.com

Rain had fallen though the week and more was expected during the day. This made the ground a bit soggy and some events had to be move to alternative venues. This didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the competitors or the visitors. Here are some highlights from the day.

 

Location: Grandfather Mountain, NC.
Date: July 14th, 2012.