I wasn’t planning on attending the 2014 Jane Austen Festival this year, but when the weekend rolled around, I couldn’t stay away. In fact, I’m still kicking myself that I missed some big events, like hearing Jo Baker speak about her smash hit Longbourn, or having John Mullan sign my copy of What Matters in Jane Austen, or catching the regency style show.
But I felt itchy Saturday morning—despite our packed schedule—knowing this event was transpiring in my very own zip code, so I headed over to lovely Locust Grove to catch a little bit of the action. I’m so glad I did.
welcome to the Village Green
lovely ladies browing the Shoppes of Meryton. these gowns are gorgeous from afar and to-die-for up close. even Caroline Bingley would approve.
taking a rest from shopping to gossip a bit
men socializing outside Bingley’s Teas
at the naval encampment
so much goodness on display here
Darcy and Elizabeth Keds, of course
after hearing John Mullan speak for 2.7 seconds, I bumped What Matters in Jane Austen to the top of my stack. He’s fun, informative, and very funny: I can’t wait to dive into his book.
more bonnets than your typical Saturday afternoon crowd
I laughed out loud when I caught sight of these genteel facilities
I hope you enjoyed the photos! (Head over here for a glimpse of last year’s Jane Austen Festival.