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Connecticut Renaissance Faire

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Becca Cooper, left, as Dame Fiona or Orkney and Scott Rodlin, as Sir Devon Farrel of York, do battle with wooden swords from horseback during a "Joust of Peace" during the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Becca Cooper, left, as Dame Fiona or Orkney shatters her lance on the shield of Scott Rodlin, as Sir Devon Farrel of York, during a "Joust of Peace" during the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Guinn Dunham, 5, leans on his instrument after playing harp with his mother Candyce and sister Grayce, 12, not pictured, in their vendor tent at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Sarah Paprocki, playing the role of Anne Boelyn, greets girls arriving for the princess tea at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Nicolaas Van Yperen and Brianna DeNegris enjoy a romantic moment at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Morgan Morrow, left, and her brother Christian, of Sterling, watch the "Birds of the Gauntlet" raptor demonstration at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Young archer Eloise Mulready, 6, of Glastonbury, gets instruction from Cassandra Wheaton, a volunteer with the Hitting and Stabbing Emporium at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Girls attending a Princess Tea listen as Kyrsal Bly, as Princess Mary Tudor, talks about life in her court during the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Ladies of the court, from left, Krystal Bly as Princess Mary Tudor, Alyson Fowler as Mistress Collette and Sarah Paprocki as Anne Boelyn, greet fairgoers at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Robert and Samantha Tanguay, with their son Rhath, 6, walk through the fictional village of Norwichshire during the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Samantha Tanguay, of Colchester, sports a 15th century Turkish costume during the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Rebecca Magnotta and Tyler Greene enjoy an ice cream treat as they visit the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Fritzi Batchelor, as the Duchess of Norwich, greets visitors with her English sheepdog "Zen" during the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Kitty Carroll, of Accipiter Enterprises, introduces the audience to an American Kestrel during the "Birds of the Gauntlet" raptor demonstration at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.

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Peter Carroll, of Accipiter Enterprises, introduces the audience to a Perrigrine falcon during the "Birds of the Gauntlet" raptor demonstration at the fifteenth annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire open an extra day this Columbus Day Weekend in Norwich Monday, October 14, 2013. The faire, which opened weekends starting September 21st, will conclude next weekend and was open an extra day this weekend for Columbus Day. The faire moved to the overflow lot at Dodd stadium in Norwich this year after a long run at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron. The faire featured a new layout and a new theme centered around the early reign of King Henry VIII.