So you see, I did bring my camera with me. Before we left, I was reading the fair's policies (as in where I could nurse without getting hassled - turns out you can go to any first aid office and they have a little privacy area set up for nursing and changing) and I saw a bit about photography - it said:
Taking photographs and video on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate and Winery and all our events is permitted provided the photographer understands that the photos and video are for personal use only.
It was that last bit - 'personal use only' that stumped me. I mean, I haven't commercialized my blog, but... I decided to have the camera ready, and just see what other people were doing. As it turns out, the only place I saw people overtly taking pictures was at the joust.
In any case, we had a wonderful time - so much so that we bought return tickets before we left. Willow is ready to run away and join the SCA at this point (Andrew says the circus is declasse) and desperately wants to come in costume the next time we come. I'm trying to think of what I can whip up for her. It was Pirate's weekend while we were there, so there were more people on the scantily clad side than probably normal - some how I don't think that a corset and jeggings are period correct... There was an amazing variety of costumes as well - everything from handstitched and incredibly accurate to Disney princess costumes - it was all fun.
And Tara - I am in the home stretch on your socks - I've turned the heel - see:
I had hoped to have these done by the first day of autumn, but seeing as that is Friday - not sure that will happen. But, it won't be long after that. These are going to be great-coloured socks to wear in autumn!