Kentucky Renaissance Festival pre-2021

The plan is to add an album for each year. Ah but what to do with photos from the past? Well, here they are.

Kentucky Renaissance Festival - Years Past

Now that I have a place to share seasonal photos, I plan to create a new gallery for each year.  Here are the photos of previous years.

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Jodi and A.J.
Jodi and A.J.
Jodi's first year with us was her last. After she brightened our hearts, cancer took her from us.
Primitive Knife
Primitive Knife
Hand forged primitive knife made by A.J. Drew years ago. Sheath by owner of the knife.
A.J. Drew n Kids
A.J. Drew n Kids
The Kentucky Renaissance Festival is wildly family and child friendly. Here A.J Drew is pretending to be a jungle gym.
Antler Hilted Knives
Antler Hilted Knives
We detest stainless steel and plastic. We love high carbon steel and antler.
Everyone Loves a Clown
Everyone Loves a Clown
Family friendly and kid participation.
Clowning Around
Clowning Around
Daughter Aubreyahna posing with a couple of clowns.
Daily Demonstrations
Daily Demonstrations
Bad Attitude Blades loves to demonstrate and educate. We often hammer forge pattern welded Damascus steel in front of an audience.
A.J. Drew & Kids
A.J. Drew & Kids
Taking in the Washing Wench show with the kids. Good clean fun.
Riley Coyote at the Forge
Riley Coyote at the Forge
Riley Coyote at the Forge. Despite stereotypes, female blacksmiths exist and do well at the forge.
Riley Coyote, A.J. Drew and chicken.
Riley Coyote, A.J. Drew and chicken.
For a time, patrons expected chicken and ducks in our booth. What else could be more period?
Tired Smiths with chicken
Tired Smiths with chicken
Tired Smiths with chicken
Riley Coyote and A.J. Drew
Riley Coyote and A.J. Drew
Riley Coyote and A.J. Drew when both kept on going despite being stuck in wheel chairs.
A.J. Drew during one of the bad years for lers.
A.J. Drew during one of the bad years for lers.
A.J. Drew and son Drew Drew. This was the year Riley Coyote shattered her leg.
A.J. Drew smithing at coal forge.
A.J. Drew smithing at coal forge.
A.J. Drew smithing at coal forge. Kentucky Renaissance Festival 2020
Riley Coyote n Drew Drew
Riley Coyote n Drew Drew
Riley Coyote n Drew Drew
Aubreyahna and A.J.
Aubreyahna and A.J.
During the good years we would talk and laugh on slow days.
Bottle Openers
Bottle Openers
Bottle openers with white tail deer antler.
Riley Coyote with Produce Cart
Riley Coyote with Produce Cart
When we had the farm, we included produce at fair.
Tripod
Tripod
More than the ornamental imported junk.
Mom, Dad, Kids n Duck
Mom, Dad, Kids n Duck
Chicken and duck are definately keeping with the theme's time period.
A.J. Drew & Ann Downs
A.J. Drew & Ann Downs
Sometimes patrons become friends and honorary crew.
Dancing Patron
Dancing Patron
Some of the patrons put a lot of time into their costumes.
A.J. Drew and Son
A.J. Drew and Son
The boy's first name is Andrew. Drew for short so he is Drew Drew. We love him so much, we named him twice.
Hardwood and Resin
Hardwood and Resin
Although more a fan of natural materials, we sometimes stray.