HAGERSTOWN -- To be clear, it's not a Renaissance fair. It's an educational experience.
The Society for Creative Anachronism's Barony of Highland Foorde held its annual public gathering in Hagerstown Saturday on the grounds of the Jonathan Hager House.
Although the event features tunics, surcoats and minstrels by the dozens, it differs from Renaissance fairs in that many of its participants have spent years researching their craft or skill.
"It's not about entertaining, it's about educating," said Sherri Fabic, who helped put on this year's event.
The Society for Creative Anachronism is a worldwide group with different kingdoms, or "baronies," across the country.
The Barony of Highland Foorde covers Washington, Frederick, Allegany and Garrett counties.
It puts on public events in all four counties and has hosted the event in Hagerstown for 15 years, Fabic said.