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  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    That blueberry beer certainly was alcoholic! It was just ALSO very sweet. 🙂

    I can’t believe you’re not sharing the other pickle photos. I mean, really. They’re TOTALLY PG. It’s JUST a pickle. 😉

    It was a wonderful day! I so wish we could do it again!

  2. leaf (the indolent cook)

    So much fun! I think I can totally get used to blueberry beer. And I am curious about said pickles…

  3. Lou

    pickled snozzcumber trouser snake? 😉 Deep fried, of course.

  4. Catherine

    Oh, that sounds like a fun day!

    I have a friend who recently moved to Portland, and now has a job singing bawdy songs at Renfairs… though probably not the one you were at…

  5. L-Engineer

    A Girl and her Cigar. An awesome photograph.

  6. Heather @ Sweetly Raw

    What a hoot! I like the mermaid best! I think you would look great in one of those twirly whirl dresses.

  7. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Hehe so many inappropriate snack you were eating 😉

  8. Catherine

    Fried pickles? Wouldn’t butter my toast either!

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  10. Choc Chip Uru

    OMG I absolutely adore the Tardis… Sorry doctor my Tardis 😉

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Now Hannah, truly, did you really need any persuasion at all to stay that extra time? I think this day of hilarious fun (seriously, I want the other pickle photos) was a bonus and nothing more 🙂 A great bonus though!

  12. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    Um, did I just read that right – cheesecake on a stick????!!!! My gosh, you are indeed living it up ST style! Not that I had any doubts hehehe

    And yes, that is one mammoth of a pickle but knowing you, it doesn’t stand a chance! 🙂

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OMG I so want to go to a renaissance fair one day! They look quite mental in a good way :DAnd giant turkey legs aren’t reall my thing but they kind of fit the whole look 😛

  14. Emma

    I so don’t understand Ren Fest, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t gone to one. The appearance of the TARDIS improves my opinion, though:)

    But fried pickles are sooooo goooood! A lot of people seem grossed by them, so I understand your squelchiness.

  15. Hotly Spiced

    I thought mermaids were female. I’ve obviously been lied to for years. I don’t think I could eat one of those pickles. Pickles should only be served cold. I can’t believe this festival goes for six weeks. That serious festival-ing. xx

  16. Johanna GGG

    hey I’ve been seeing mermaids too – and no royal smoker needed – seriously this sounds like an excellent reason to stay on with amber – a fun post – wish I had a tardis appear at festivals I go to (or gigs like the one E just played at but I wasnt’ there to see the tardis – sad face) – just a shame there weren’t any photos of you in a renaissance costume 🙂

  17. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    I SO want to see that other giant pickle photo, but I would have had the same reaction ahaha. 😛

    Would LOVE to go to a ren festival, seems like so much fun!

  18. whisperinggums

    How did L Engineer beat me to this post? Oh, I know, even though I ask for immediate notification via email it always seems to take hours and hours if not half a day or so.

    Anyhow, this looks like great fun though I must say that none of the food you showed was particularly tempting to me. Was there anything else?

  19. CheezyK

    Wait … olives and pickled garlic together … my life would be complete (and right there I realise that I’m not as much of a sweets girl as I thought …)!

    Looks like much fun was had 🙂

  20. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Wow you’re going to all the festivals all around the US 🙂 did you plan it like that? I’d love to join all these festivals and try all the food that they offer at these fetes lol especially that CHEESECAKE and graham crackerssssss i want! 🙂

  21. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Ph Hannah – pickles, snake-handling knowledge, Mermaid Matt. I’m very entertained from afar.
    Heidi xo
    p.s. I think I’d like those fried pickles – I’m one classy broad too 😉

  22. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Ph = oh.

  23. Libby

    Oh what fun! Bizarre foods and Dr Who all in one place, this is awesome! (not that I am a Dr Who fan… my former team leader was and if he knew about this, he would turn green with envy – that would be the awesome part!)

  24. Sig

    Oh the things I could say about the pickles! And the nuts! Maybe something about pickled nuts?!

    Heheh…the fair looks like amazing fun. Even if it causes one to hallucinate one masculine looking mermaid 😀

  25. Cindy

    Aha! The ratio of batter to pickle looks *totally different* to the ones I recently sampled. I can see the squelchiness from here. 😛

  26. Debi

    Ah, renaissance fairs! I’ve been trying to drag Chaz to the one nearby and he’s not having it. 🙁 Endless mead and he still doesn’t want to go. Oh well. I’ll just open a bottle of mead here and dream of being there. 😀

    And really? The TARDIS? I’ve never seen the TARDIS at a Renn Fair. I would seriously be looking for the Doctor if I did! 😀 “TAKE ME WITH YOU!”

  27. Hillary

    How did I miss this post? Much fun was had that day! Whenever you want to drink my excess beer, you are certainly welcome. The TARDIS was the icing on the chocolate-covered cheesecake on a stick!

    Also, if those alleged (snort!) pickle photos make it to Facebook, I expect a tag. 😉

  28. Doreen Pendgracs

    Aren’t Renaissance Festivals great? We’ve attended the one in Minneapolis, MN a couple of times. Great fun!

    It sounds like you’re having quite the adventure! Enjoy America, and next time … come to Canada!

  29. Louise

    What a fun day. I’m glad you didn’t inhale. Although warm fried pickles do not joy make. I thought they sounded disgusting enough, but then the snozzcumber reference. Oh dear. That nearly did me in. I must say that the TARDIS seemed the most surprising sight, but as your rightly point out a Renaissance festival is the perfect spot for a rupturing time vortex. Cheesecake on a stick? Hello atherosclerosis. Mind you I did have deep fried cheesecake on a stick at the Royal Easter Show once.

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