If there's a better place to people watch, I can't imagine what it would be. People come to the Ren Faire to see and be seen.
These people don't work at the Faire (well, if you click to embiggin the picture, her beer suggests pretty strongly that they don't work there). But "elaborate" really doesn't describe their costumes.
Gotta have cute kids. This was a maypole dance. Some of the kids were in costume, and some weren't.
Start 'em young.
It was "Bring your pet day". I didn't bring Wolfgang, but a bunch of folks brought their pets.
This guy was a riot.
This guy, too. It's not easy being a Pirate Captain when your little princess wants to play.
Cap'n Jack Sparrow doesn't work there, either. It seems that he goes there to pick up chicks. It worked - he got a kiss and a phone number.
All in all, a fun afternoon with #2 Son.