Fort Bragg Soldiers, Families and neighbors attended the seventh annual Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Renaissance Faire, Saturday.
Attendees enjoyed musicians such as Thunder and Spice and minstrel Henry Culpepper , jousting, a magician, belly dancers, candle making, horseback archery, melees, bounce castles and dragons, shopping, tarot readings, a variety of food and drink and the Renaissance Faire staple turkey legs.
The faire’s royal family greeted visitors from the royal tent and conducted a herding demonstration with their corgi.
“The jousting was pretty fun ... I brought my wife and my three children,” said Capt. Mario Andriulli, 161st Engeneer Support Company (Airborne). “They are excited. They’re loving it. They got to make candles, they got some lemonade, they got to watch the knights fight ... they also got to see a wizard tell them a story.”
According to FMWR representative Jaqui Hill, the goal was to provide Families and Soldiers with a unique and reasonably priced experience.
“What we really like to do is provide a unique and fun experience for Soldiers and their Families ... We like to keep the cost down so Soldiers and their Families, no matter how big, can come and enjoy,” said Hill.
Expenses for the event were minimized by charging $10 per car instead of selling individual tickets.