The merriment continues at the Maryland Renaissance Festival (link).
From this year's storyline (link),
The year is 1520. King Henry VIII with his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, and their royal court visit the village as part of their annual summer progress.
Joining the English Court are visitors from Ferrara and Mantua: Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara along with his sister, the famous Isabelle d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua, her sister-in-law Elisabetta Gonzaga, Duchesss of Urbino, and the great poet, Ludovico Ariosto. Ariosto plans to present a copy of his epic poem, Orlando Furioso, to the King.
The royal jesters brought smiles to the crowds.
The Duchess entertains a French nobleman. Perhaps the witch below enjoyed herself too much!
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City