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Photos From Shadow Renaissance Festival’s “Family and Friends Day”

The first day of Shadow Renaissance Festival was  “Family and Friends Day” and vendors were still setting up during the early afternoon. Retail traders included Danna Bain and her Buffalo Girls Flea Market and Swap, Bruce Garner “The Leather Man” and Steve Plumlee’s “Cobwebs and Cubbyholes”. Performers setting up included Master Ash Cary of ‘Knightwings Birds of Prey’, a Fortune Teller, and The Great Rondini, Escape Artist. Here are some photos of the many attractions before the crowds arrived at the first-ever Renaissance Festival in Sulphur Springs, Texas, a sponsorship of Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center.


Musicians and Magicians are part of the weekend’s outdoor entertainment

Leather artist Bruce Garner and apprentice Joe Warren will be personalizing leather goods for customers during the Festival

Bernie Thesing and Allison Libby-Thesing of The Oaks Bed and Breakfast are preparing foods to delight everyone from fair maidens to ogres.


Danna and the Buffalo Gals’ triple-size camp has a gypsy flair, with old and new treasures …  from riding saddles to magic mirrors, and from quilts to cowhides, fur and leather creations.  Following the Shadow Renaissance Fair, follow Danna and the Buffalo Girls to the Flea Market and Swap in Winnsboro, Texas October 11, 12 and 13 and back in Sulphur Springs in April 2019.






Dancers and acrobats will perform on the outdoor stage during the Festival weekend

The Great Rondini shared an entertaining story about his recent parachuting escape with KSST’s James Terry, before the Festival opened.

A female Barn Owl (screech owl) and an American Kestral, one of the smallest falcons in North America, are among the members of the KnightWings Birds of Prey attraction located on the Civic Center grounds. Their handler is Master Ash Cary, who is a member of a Raptor demonstration group as well as a wildlife conservation group.

Gail Hamlin, a fortune teller for over twenty years, will open a fortune telling tent for Palmistry (palm readings) and Cartomancy (reading of Tarot cards)  during the Festival. She and her husband Glenn reside at Dike, Texas

There’s something for everyone, including Jousting, for visitors at the first-ever Shadow Renaissance Festival in Sulphur Springs, Texas on July 28 and 29, 2019

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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