Now, for those of you that haven't been to a renfaire, don't let these pictures discourage you. We've been twice before and never ended up on stage. It's usually quite easy to avoid volunteering, if you never raise your hand! (In Nathaniel's case, though, they used every ambulatory guy in the audience. He probably could have avoided it, but what the hey.) One sure way to avoid being "volunteered": hold a small child. But really, mostly the volunteers don't have to do too much.
The kids had a fabulous time. We stayed way past nap time, and eventually, Lydia gave up: