After 12 years, a tradition is ending with the close of the Medieval Renaissance Fair in Montgomery County, just over the Otsego County border.
The fair took place Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22.
The Medieval Renaissance Fair at the Windfall Dutch Barn is like walking through a time portal that contained pirates, knights, bagpipers and kings and queens, all frolicking around.
There were archery games and ax throwing as well as musical performances from the Paddy Nappers, Bailey and Quinn, the Happy Haegs and more in the wooden barn. Vendors were selling their wares and there were psychics willing to sell astrology maps or tell a person’s fortune. Food was provided by the Tyron Inn.
The Pirate King Sean O’Shea (Joe Schmidt of Utica) and his harem (members of Happy Haggs dance troupe, from left, Donna and Dale Latella of Cherry Valley and Nicole Kneedham of Mohawk) indulge in revelry yesterday, the first day of the 11th annual Medieval Renaissance Faire at the Windfall Dutch Barn, Salt Springville. The event continues 11 a.m-5 p.m. today, featuring crafters and vendors, games for kids and adults, and the Ione Troupe Celtic step dancers and other performers, plus the Buccaneer Barbecue. $5 admission. Inset is Moss O’Neill of Cobleskill, whose Big Dipper Textiles is one of the vendors/demonstrators. To get there, take East Lake Road out of Cooperstown, cross Route 20 and keep going. A sunny day is predicted, with highs in the comfortable 70s. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)