Renaissance Festival fare

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  • Advocate photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Confectioner Sabrina Ferrage mixes honey and butter as son Kale Ferrage, 1, looks on wistfully Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Advocate photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Falconer Kitty Tolson Carroll shows off one of her hawks during a falconry presentation Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Advocate photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Apprentice chandler Jessica Burt, right, shows Meghan Chmurka, 5, and Angelle Himel, 9, freshly-made candle sticks Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Advocate photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Carpenter Ronnie Buhler hammers wood Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- A hawk visits audience members during a falconry presentation as Brett Dodson, 9, watches Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Advocate photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Falconer Peter Carroll shows the crowd a hawk during a falconry presentation Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Advocate photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- A hawk wanders into the stands during a falconry presentation as Pat Elkins, left, Chelsie Elkins, center, and Renee Wales, right, watch Saturday at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9, as well as Nov. 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving.