Cell phones and wenches - weeeeird.
This guy was my favorite.
I found him again later in the day with a whole band of fur covered warriors.
Walking around the festival was admittedly pretty challenging. Thankfully our group grabbed a spot in the shade and set up camp with several picnic blankets and snacks. People could wander off and come back at their leisure. If you ever attend this event with a large group of people I recommend creating a home base. I think it made the whole experience that much more enjoyable.
The event is very family friendly and included things like a Punch and Judy puppet show, musical performances, Shakespeare (of course!) and jousting. The arena for the jousting was pretty large but it was impossible to get a seat. I have a feeling there are some people who set up camp in the bleachers and stay there the entire day. It was surreal to hear the clanging of swords and to catch the occasional glimpse of a knight galloping by on his horse in a full suit of armor. Pretty charming and an entertaining way to spend a Sunday afternoon.