story & photo
by Vito J. Leo
Most of those attending the town’s second annual Renaissance Festival in Jewett City on Aug. 15 were there to partake of a fun summer afternoon. But some people were at Veterans Memorial Park selling clothing styled after the fashions of a bygone millennium while others were wearing colorful garb straight from the days of knights and castles.
The costumes which drew the most attention were those worn by a traveling troupe of thespians mounted on horseback, re-creating jousting matches and sword fights from days of olde.