Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Jane Austen Weekend in Character in Vermont

[Photo copyrighted by The Governor's House in Hyde Park.]

What: Jane Austen Weekend in Character
Where: The Governor's House in Hyde Park, 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655
When: August 9–11, 2013
How: Reservations 802-888-6888 or 866-800-6888

A leisurely weekend of literary-inspired Austenesque and Regency England diversions. And what a perfect location for it: Hyde Park.

Test your knowledge of Jane Austen, her books, and the Regency period and possibly take home a prize. Here's what they have to say about the weekend:

"Each guest will choose to be a character from any one of Austen’s novels. Period dress is optional, but guests will interact in character throughout the weekend. The activities will depend somewhat on the weather and participant interest, but may include a Regency dinner party, an evening of games, letter writing, fencing, English Country dancing, crewel embroidery, tatting, rolled paper decoration, a game of croquet, a very long walk, riding, carriage driving, archery, shooting, fly fishing, and a picnic with or without Colonel Brandon."

How I would've loved to have gone to this. I have the requisite Regency gown sewn in authentic Regency period-style by the mother of a friend of mine. I also have a matching bonnet and reticule; gloves and fan complete the outfit. With the outward clothing and the inward mind stuffed with Austen works, this would be heaven-sent holiday.