So I'm up in NJ visiting the House That S'tan Built and we decide to shoot on down to Sommerset on Sunday afternoon for the New Jersey Renaissance Kingdom. As we walk up to the ticket takers, Lisa leans over and says, "Prepare to be underwhelmed." You'd think that would have been enough of a clue. Bear in mind that I hadn't really heard anything good about this faire so I wasn't expecting much. As it turns out, I set my sights too high.

I seriously think "Kingdom" is a gross overstatement. "Town" might even be too much for this place. "Plague village" comes pretty close to describing the level of activity that I witnessed. There were less than 40 merchants, zero music, zero street acts.... there were however, several weapons vendors, $4.00 hamburgers and roses. *blush* Yeah, I got a rose. *g*

Unfotunately there isn't really anything more I can say about NJRK. I did buy a nice dagger from Shark's Cove, but after having seen everything twice we decided to call it a day after only 2 1/2 hours. I wouldn't recommend this faire to anyone. Save your $12.00 and go see A Knight's Tale. Twice. It'll last longer and be a hell of a lot more fun.

(I know... there aren't a lot of pics, but then there isn't that much to take pictures of.)



Wow, you really CAN see from one end of the faire to the other!

NJ crowds

...more of the "crowd"

Haggling with the Rose Wench

Evidently my rose cost Lisa her firstborn.

Awww... doesn't it just make you sick how CUTE they are??