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People enjoy the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People enjoy the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Fairies and gypsies gather at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire in New Paltz

Hudson Valley Mayfaire lured costumed Renaissance fans of all ages to its annual spring event at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. Belly dancers, musicians and other artists and performers shared their crafts with festival-goers and the other vendors. The Mayfaire raised money for The Queen's Galley food pantry in Kingston.(May 12, 2013)

Sisters Ruby, 8, Crimson, 5, and Scarlet Avila-Bryant,
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Sisters Ruby, 8, Crimson, 5, and Scarlet Avila-Bryant, 9, of Kingston, enjoy an afternoon at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

A woman enjoys the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event
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A woman enjoys the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Shivata, a gypsy dancer and merchant at the
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Shivata, a gypsy dancer and merchant at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz, laughs with a passerby. (May 12, 2013)

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Christine Block, of Catskill, enjoys the Hudson Valley
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Christine Block, of Catskill, enjoys the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley
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Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Decorative hair clips with chainmail are available at
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Decorative hair clips with chainmail are available at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Girls and women wear fancy hairpieces as part
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Girls and women wear fancy hairpieces as part of their "Renaissance" theme costumes at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Michelle Rusien, of Philmont, spins fleece into wool
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Michelle Rusien, of Philmont, spins fleece into wool at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. Rusien spins wool and makes other yarn based products, like scarves and hats, in her business, Escape to Evermore. (May 12, 2013)

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Michelle Rusien, of Philmont, spins fleece into wool
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Michelle Rusien, of Philmont, spins fleece into wool at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. Rusien spins wool and makes other yarn based products, like scarves and hats, in her business, Escape to Evermore. (May 12, 2013)

Swords are available for purchase at the Hudson
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Swords are available for purchase at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

People enjoy the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People enjoy the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Jewelry is available for purchase at the Hudson
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Jewelry is available for purchase at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

A man shows his son a leather item
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A man shows his son a leather item at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

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The sabanach, Keith Engle of York , PA,
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The sabanach, Keith Engle of York , PA, plays the fiddle at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley
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Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Risa Petrone, of Pleasant Valley, holds a sword
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Risa Petrone, of Pleasant Valley, holds a sword at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Joseph Birnbaum, 6, of New Paltz, holds a
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Joseph Birnbaum, 6, of New Paltz, holds a sword from Starfire Swords at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

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Michael Brenner, and Kaitlin Wood, both of Trumbull,
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Michael Brenner, and Kaitlin Wood, both of Trumbull, CT, perform at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

The Bards of Bedlam, with El Klecanda, of
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The Bards of Bedlam, with El Klecanda, of Haverstraw, Joshua Goldberg, of Long Island, Michael Brenner, of Trumbull, CT, and Kaitlin Wood, also of Trumbull, CT, perform at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Scarlet Avila-Bryant, 9, of Kingston enjoys the Hudson
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Scarlet Avila-Bryant, 9, of Kingston enjoys the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Deanne Klecanda, 15, of Haverstraw, watches the Bards
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Deanne Klecanda, 15, of Haverstraw, watches the Bards of Bedlam perform at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Viking drinking horns are available at the Hudson
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Viking drinking horns are available at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

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Christine Block, of Catskill, and mer mother, Barbara
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Christine Block, of Catskill, and mer mother, Barbara Marcello, of Saugerties, dance at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

A group of gypsy belly dancers enjoys the
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A group of gypsy belly dancers enjoys the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Leather bracers are available at the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

Kaitlin Wood, of Trumbull, CT, enjoys the Hudson
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Kaitlin Wood, of Trumbull, CT, enjoys the Hudson Valley Mayfaire event in New Paltz. (May 12, 2013)

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