About a month ago, a couple of friends and I decided to visit the New York Ren Faire on the weekend, which is somewhere I have always wanted to go. When we got there I quickly discovered that food and water were overpriced, but the Mead (aka Honey Wine) was especially tasty and they filled your cup to the rim. Learn from my mistakes: too much cheap alcohol and not enough expensive water on a hot August day will definitely lead to dehydration. Despite the mini-hangover I would experience later, the Faire was both corny and enchanting. Though the dragon in the pond is fake and the Faire the Queen's loyal subjects are only kids home from college for the Summer, the passion is real. We saw some great shows, a fascinating falconry demonstration, and hundreds of beautiful hand-crafted objects from corsets to ceramics. The following photos are taken on the same afternoon.