Saturday, May 1, 2010

At the May Faire

Happy May Day!

We spent the afternoon at the Portland Waldorf School for May faire!

Making hair garland:

Watching the children perform folk dances:

Watching the May Day Pole festivities:

Climbing on rocks:

Admiring local artisans:

We played in the castle for AGES - we found out they've been using this castle in some form or another for 13 years.

We used shiny bangles to make twirly ribbon rings:

Yours in this gorgeous spring May Day!

Simple Mama


  1. Aren't they neat Sue? We picked one up for his birthday next weekend. Shhh....don't tell!

  2. oh so fun!! our may faire is not for a couple of weeks still (i know that doesn't make sense). it is only our second as our community is still young and growing. to attend a grand event such as this would be a real treat!

    those bangles...did you make them similar to the dancing rings that are in your shop? i am responsible for providing a craft/activity for our may faire and am looking for ideas....hint, hint. ;)

  3. Rae...the bangles are done just like the ones in my shop. Except they didn't use fabric glue. It doesn't appear to be needed on such a thin bangle, like it is on the wood. They had the ribbon pre-cut into the right lengths and we just tied them on.

  4. thanks for sharing this amazing festival! I've always wanted to attend a May Faire. Our little waldorf-inspired group is going to to a maypole in a few weeks, but none of us have been to a May Faire so it's good to see what else is going on there. :)

  5. What a magical day for you all! Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. :) I love the song playing on your blog, too!