Beautiful Katelyn Anton lives in beautiful Montana. She has found a way to use her love of Renaissance Festivals and her experience on cast at several of them, to give back to her community. It is our pleasure to introduce you to this Philanthropic Fae.
Yes I am a proud mother of three wonderful children, I have a son, and two daughters. I am a military wife, my husband is in the army. I am stubborn, strong willed, extremely creative, and love to live in the moment of excitement. I love to create, I am a big idea person, I love coming up with new things. I am a perfectionist, and ocd about organization which can get very troublesome when running a jewelry and entertainment business. I love to bring people together, as well as put events together. I am the girl that works magic behind the scenes as well as manages it upfront and center. I sometimes over commit myself, and get in over my head.
I participated in the Colorado Renaissance Faire, and Minnesota Renaissance Faire.
I portray both original characters created by me, but also more popular characters seen in books, movies, ect.Faerie Queen RoseMermaid Princess RosePoison IvyPirateBatgirlGreek GoddessSiren QueenUnicorn PrincessPrincess ElizabethClaire RedfeildWisp The GenieZombie CheerleaderGypsy/Belly Dancer50″s Girl
This is our 3rd year holding this particular fair at Zoo Montana. Its fun. It always has a huge turn out. All proceeds from vender fees, and gate admission goes right back to the zoo, and the animals. We are all a family, we all work together, and we work really hard. We have has two fantastic years, this will be our best yet. Everyone looks forward to it. The past two previous years we have team the renaissance faire with the highland games, but we won’t be doing that this year.
I believe last year we cleared 20,000 people in just the first day. People come from all over to attend
I don’t handle the financials, For us and this faire its not about the money, its about having a great time, and putting on a great show.
They are spinsters, jewelers, crowns, tutu’s, wands, historical clothing vendors, chainmail vendors, blacksmiths, tarot card readers, story tellers, pottery, magicians, face painting, sand art, whimsical gifts, historical weapons, lots of food, mead, and wine vendors. Bards, Jousting, archery, music from many artists, fire throwing, jugglers, dancing, mermaid dunk tank, sword fighting, the parade, knighting ceremony, lots of animals.
I personally overseer the pixie wing ceremony, and story time and cookies with Queen Rose.
Seeing everyone smiling and enjoying themselves, we get to portray another time when ladies were treated like ladies, and men were proud to be men. There is so much energy and love put into this it always turns out fantastic. I would also have to say the music, food and shopping is my favorite as well.
It was like walking into an alternate fantasy universe. It was the ultimate date of food, fun, music, laughter, and entertainment. It was something I had never experienced. Everyone was happy, everyone was smiling, and enjoying themselves.
Yes my husband helps with ideas, and constructive criticism, set up, and sometimes funding me as well. My oldest daughter likes helping me run my shop, and help setting up, my youngest daughter likes dancing around and doesn’t want to leave my side, so she is a little pixie in training earring her wings. My son is pretty young he tries to help as much as he can, and usually ends up making a mess, so I give him tasks more his level so he can be part of it, and he loves it. Last year he dressed as Thor and stole hearts!
I sell wands, tutu’s, crowns, feel so real roses, glitter dust, jewelry and barrettes, headbands. Sometimes wings.
Yes I do you can find it here at
, https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Montana-Renaissance- Festival/260111977422698,
Keep communication open, be open to ideas, don’t kick something out without trying it first within reason of course. Be patient and open minded. Don’t be afraid to speak up or try things. Safety first. Have fun. Always have insurance, always put weights on your tents incase of windy weather. Be prepared for anything. Make sure you stay hydrated and have sunscreen. Don’t over exert yourself, share the work. Build a team or board of people you trust.
I do a lot of community projects that are very close to my heart. Planting trees, cleaning up local lakes and rivers, anti bullying, self empowerment projects, and more. My community is very important to me. I try to partake in as much as I can as well as give back as much as I can.
My motto is Spreading Smiles, Joy, and Laughter to last.Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Merry met, and HUzaah