GREENFIELD — Sure, they got some funny looks.
But they also got fascinated looks, questions and smiles. Plenty of smiles.
Nearly three dozen history buffs in medieval garb came to Greenfield during the weekend, special guests of the Riley Festival that honored the Hoosier Poet’s “The King” poem.
The Indianapolis area chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism was invited to participate in the festival. Mingling with the crowds, fighting with swords and demonstrating medieval arts and crafts, the 30-some re-creators gave festival-goers a unique taste of what European life was like hundreds of years ago. And for all of the dazed and confused looks from the crowds, they hoped even more took away an appreciation of history.
“They don’t know what to do with us, but we’re used to that,” said Kristin Bollerman of Indianapolis. “We’re used to being a little different.”