Monday, October 4, 2010

The Fair at New Boston, OH

I love the fall with the many festivals and celebrations it brings, not to mention pumpkins, haystacks and lazy scarecrows cropping up all over the place. One of the special festivals I managed to attend this past month was the Fair at New Boston, OH.
The theme is the American Revolutionary War, and there were more re-enactors at this one fair than I've ever seen in one place before (beside movie sets!).

To my surprise and delight, many people came in regency costume, too. In America, the time of the regency is known as the Federalist Period (ca.1775-1830). But whether you call it Georgian, Regency or Federalist style, I love it, and I took lots of pictures.

IF YOU ARE IN ONE OF THESE PHOTOS, please leave us a comment, telling us about your costume if you like.

For the rest of you, enjoy the photos! I had fun taking them and meeting each person who happily posed for me.

In the future, I'll certainly try to make it to this fair again. For "official" pictures and information regarding the New Boston Fair, click the title of this post.

The lady on the right gets my vote as the best-dressed regency belle of them all. And she made her own costume, including, if I remember correctly, the bonnet.


Melanie Dickerson said...

Linore, I loved the Regency costumes!!! What I want to know is how those women got their husbands to dress in those authentic outfits!!! Love it.

Linore Rose Burkard said...

You know, men love to dress up as much as women do, only in a manly way, of course. I mean, look at the re-enactment events that take place all over the country--what are they but men in costumes?

I know one of the couples that are in the pictures and the husband loves to attend as many events as possible, just like his wife.

Of course this doesn't mean that OUR husbands would ever do this, right? And it's too bad, because it must be fun!

Good to see you here, Melanie, when I know you're so busy with your NEW book release--THE HEALER'S APPRENTICE. My daughter is still reading it. (Loves it, though!)

Gillian Layne said...

Thanks so much for sharing such lovely and fun pictures. :)

Linore said...

It was my pleasure, Gillian. I had so much fun meeting the costumed people; taking their picture was an added bonus. Thank you for stopping by!