Central Missouri Renaissance Festival 2016

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We had a great time this past weekend at the 11th Annual Central Missouri Renaissance Festival in Kingdom City, Missouri.  This was our second time doing this Faire and the amount of growth it had this year over last year is amazing!  It is growing so much, in fact, that next year they are going to do three weekends (two in June, one in October) and I plan to be at all of them.  I was pretty busy in the shop, met lots of new folks and saw some old friends.  Also, I got to check up on some of my previous pieces and talk to their owners to get feedback, which I always like to do.

It was also the first test of the Vardo.  Sadly, it didn’t go as well as I’d hoped.  I overloaded it (my mistake) and my truck just couldn’t handle it.  But, camping in it was fantastic, and it handled fine when empty.  So it needs some tweaking.  And I guess I’d better start shopping for a bigger truck!

This was my last event for the year, so now it’s time to focus on more around the house stuff and start planning for next year.  I’ve got lots of irons in the fire at the moment, to borrow a blacksmithing phrase, and next year is looking to be very exciting!

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