Florida Renaissance Festival: Merriment on parade

  • Gabriel Q and his fanciful horse take part in the Florida Renaissance Festival parade on Saturday, March 29, 2014, as it proceeds through the Village of Port Isabella. The festival is at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in south Miami-Dade. PHOTOS BY MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Dressed as a "Peacock Princess," three-year-old Astrid Mayo Neu of Miami admires the new tiara her parents bought her at the Florida Renaissance Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014. At back center is Tomas the Lapidary's Jewelry owner Thomas S. Goodloe, Jr., who crafts royal crowns to hair accessories. The festival is at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in south Miami-Dade. It continues Sunday, March 30, and for the next two weekends, ending Sunday, April 13. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • "Trash or Treasure" troupers Mad Maggie (Melinda Rabin), left, and Loveable Winston (Larry Rabin), right, lead enthusiastic youngsters through an interactive version of "Snow White's Beanstalk and The Seven Bears" at the Florida Renaissance Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The festival is at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in south Miami-Dade. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Capt. Abelforth Peacock (C.J. Landrum in contemporary times), second from left, acknowledges spectators of the Florida Renaissance Festival parade on Saturday, March 29, 2014, as it proceeds through the Village of Port Isabella. Landrum is director of the Mountebank Miracle Players, a traveling Shakespearian troupe. The festival is at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in south Miami-Dade. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Honour for Hyre comedy adventurers John Michael Decker (as Sir Roland Wolfe), left, and Joseph R. Petrolawicz (as Sir Kirkendall Gordon of Lochinvar) entertain with swords and witty repartee at the Florida Renaissance Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The festival is at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in south Miami-Dade. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Self-proclaimed "King Sebastian" Sebastian Alonzo, 7, of Miami, enjoys the antics of performers during the Florida Renaissance Festival on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The festival is at Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in south Miami-Dade. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF