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20190706_124344 Days of Living Archeology in Kernavė
Days of Living Archeology in Kernavė (a place on the outskirts of Vilnius) resemble a Renaissance faire, but with its own Lithuanian specifics. Inside the festival grounds there aren't anywhere near as many vendors as at a typical American Ren faire, but many more exhibits. The exhibits are live, in the sense that they are reenactments of life in the Middle Ages (and before); they have people in them dressed in period clothes (sometimes that means animal skins) and doing things that people from that time period did in their daily life. I actually liked it better than American Ren faires, because the commercial aspect is smaller, and the educational aspect more prominent.
The festival has several music stages and many food and drink vendors. Most vendors are stationed outside the festival grounds on a street leading to the gate. They sell all sorts of stuff, from artisanal cheeses and smoked meats to ethnic clothing, pottery and knicknacks; there are plenty of stuff for kids, such as wooden swords and shields. So overall, the commercial aspect is definitely there, it's just kept mostly outside the festival perimeter.