The clatter of feet over cobblestones, the splashing sounds from the village well, colors vividly displayed as voices call, and all....every last bit....brought to the village with the sounds of wagon wheels as they first begin to enter the small square.
Once upon a time, medieval merchants were a group of people who were valuable because they carried with them spices, fabrics, metals, and the finest crafts that were otherwise inaccessible to the populace of the regions which they traveled and sold to. Along with them, they would carry news of what was happening even as they would encourage others to experience exotic foods or fabrics woven in far off lands. Today, we get to enjoy a very similar experience with the wide variety presented to our senses by vendors presenting treasures perfect for everything from uniquely practical to treasured gifts and souvenirs that will carry with them the memories of that moment in time that will once again return us to the sights, smells, and feel of a summer festival filled with free entertainment, amazing food, and excited crowds swirling in a beautiful setting.
*If you are interested in joining in the fun as a vendor, please click through HERE to fill out the application and then send it to the Wednesdays in Wellsville farm and craft market (who is hosting our bardic festival) either at email@example.com or chatting with them on their facebook page.