Monthly Archives: May 2011

Prospect Hill Forge – The Blacksmithing Classroom comes to Winslowshire

The sound of cold steel against hot iron. Human will versus inhuman resistance. The shimmer of heat as it rises into the sky. Sinuous curves stiffening as they cool…
A battle with a fire-breathing dragon? No, just a blacksmith doing his job.

According to Prospect Hill Forge’s website http://prospecthillforge.com ” a blacksmith is one who works the black metal (iron) by smiting (hitting) it. The blacksmith takes advantage of the fact that iron becomes plastic when hot and forms it to his will in that state.”

Prospect Hill Forge will be demonstrating Blacksmithing for Winslowshire this June.  They have been with us since 2009 and they are just really interesting to watch.  If you have any questions about what they do, or would like to try your hand at it, they do have classes available in Waltham, MA and take students so you too can learn the art of blacksmithing.

We do hope you can come to Winslowshire this June.  There is plenty to see and do!

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Update:

Reliable Bus from New Bedford, MA will be our chariot this year.  The extra parking has been allowed at The New Testament Baptist Church in Taunton, MA on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30 am to 5:3o pm.  The bus will go every half hour from the Church to the Farm for your convenience.  The Bus will then go on Sunday, June 26th from 1 pm to 5:3o pm.  Please do respect the church and not park before 1 pm on the Sunday as they do have services there.

We have only a little more than a month to go, and we’re working hard on some new songs for finale!  38 vendors and 22 performers!  Lots of things for the little ones too!  There will be an ATM on site should you need cash for some vendors (or give a tip to our performers, please do feel free to tip them well).

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A pocket full of love – Esme’s Heart Pockets

My new friend Alison Blair has been doing a new venture called Esme’s Heart Pockets http://www.alisonsmagick4.com/ who makes really cute little pockets – these pockets are an excellent way to keep your gems and charms safe!

She also makes lovely kilt pins called Lord Montegue Kilt Pins that have all kinds of charms on them.  She made me one as a gift that has all kinds of musical instruments and renaissance themed things on it (including a Castle!) So cool!

She also has an Etsy site as well at http://www.etsy.com/shop/alisonsmagick4 so if you like, you can go on Etsy and search her products!

She also teaches metaphysical classes in Tarot, astrology and spell casting – Neat!

We can’t wait to have her back again to Winslowshire Festival!  Please be sure to stop by her booth to say Hello!

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Update:

We are very close to the actual event!  We now have an ATM service that is coming provided by All Star Vending Service! http://www.allstarvendingservice.com/home

We also have some more vendors that are just coming in (hopefully this week) and the schedule should be up on the website (http://www.winslowshire.com) so check it out!  We certainly hope that this entices you to come to our little Festival.  After all it is for a fabulous cause, and there is so much to see and do!

🙂 thanks!

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Shakespeare at play at Winslowshire Festival

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrMichaelMeissner#p/u/24/9aoUjtOm5Pw

Duncan Inches has been performing as the great bard himself, William Shakespeare for many different festivals and faires all over the Country and we’ve been fortunate to have him perform with us since the very beginning of Winslowshire Festival.

Duncan has a knack of getting the character of William Shakespeare so well, that you almost feel like you are talking to the great bard himself.  He will let you ask questions and he’ll answer them as Shakespeare also.  He also performs for libraries, schools and other lecture series.

He also is a character actor that you may have seen in some movies like; McLintock (yeah, the one with John Wayne) and others.

We love having Shakespeare come to our festival, and he really loves Winslowshire – he tells me he loves this festival as it’s very intimate and friendly, and the animals add another element to it. 

We hope you can come to Winslowshire and meet Shakespeare.  Maybe he’ll answer your questions too!  Don’t forget the festival is coming up this June 25th and 26th from 11 am to 5 pm.

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