The weather was truly on our side Saturday and Sunday, and our collective concerns about a frying-pan heatwave situation did not come to pass. We got a break in what had been a scorching summer so far. We still have a bad drought to contend with, and the ground was extremely dry, so we appreciated everyone's understanding with not having any campfires which could have posed a serious danger. The directive came from the fire marshal and is a condition unfortunately affecting the whole area. And while we certainly need rain, I'm glad it didn't rain at least for this past weekend!
We had reenactors coming from as far away as Richmond to be a part of our event and, from what I have heard, everyone seemed happy. The visitors certainly were. It was great seeing so many familiar faces as well as new ones. One of the recurring comments I heard from visitors was that they were impressed by the wide variety and scope of the displays and the friendliness of everyone in attendance.
We will enter into discussions soon with the park personnel to set a date for next summer to hold another timeline at Ringwood. With the exception of 2020 and 2021, we have been fortunate to be able to hold at least one living history program there each year since 2005. Good people who might be interested in attending next year are encouraged to reach out and, when the time comes, to register. There is a lot of physical space we can use to expand and further grow this event.