COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME
Take a magical trip to the past and enter the realm of the Colorado Renaissance Festival! Located just south of Denver in Larkspur, Colorado, this annual festival spans eight enchanted weekends beginning Saturday, June 17, 2023. The faire features hundreds of artisans in a bustling marketplace where you’re sure to find one-of-a-kind treasures. Hosting traveling performers from all over the world, they display their talents in live shows featuring music, dancing, comedy, acrobatics, jousting and more.
I’ve been selling my pottery at the faire for 11 years and I can’t wait to return this summer. I began at the faire as a guest artist and felt drawn to the eclectic environment, full of characters in costumes and surrounded by talented artists. Before I knew it I’d signed up for the following summer and rented a booth for a year, eventually purchasing my own booth – a beautiful, enormous space begging to be filled with pottery.
From this point on the faire became my second home, like a summer-long campout with some of my favorite people. But you have to work hard to play hard, and there’s a lot of hard work that goes into the faire and many months of preparations. Not to mention lots of long drives transporting fragile pottery back and forth from my studio to the faire, a perilous task. But once the booth is cleaned and setup and my pottery is out on display I breathe a mini sigh of relief, ready to enjoy another season.
You can find me in Booth 113 across from the Dragon Slide near the Jousting Arena – look for my logo, you can’t miss it. I can’t wait to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones. Huzzah!