16th-Century London: Pilgrims to London would simply defecate into the Thames’ sewer drainage.
21st-Century Silverton: 16 public port-a-potties.
London: Meat pies made of carrots, squash, potatoes and chicken.
Silverton: Roasted turkey legs and Umpqua rainbow sherbet.
London: Beer and imported wine were popular along with verjus, an acidic non-alcoholic juice made from unripe fruit.
Silverton: A beer tent will have local craft beer and Nectar Creek mead from Corvallis.
London: Worms in teeth? Major boil on forehead? Restore thy humors by bleeding off infection.
Silverton: Medical booth with trained EMT.
London: City fortified by 30-foot walls and protected by catapults.
Silverton: Security will be wearing cavalier hats with blue and yellow feathers.
London: Crowds thirsted for blood sports like bear-baiting and cockfighting.
Silverton: Jousting demonstrations at noon and 4 pm from a medieval theater company from Norco, Calif.
London: Bowl cuts, linen undershirts.
Silverton: Face painting and henna.
London: Horse racing and whores.
Silverton: Belly dancers from Silverton.
GO: Canterbury Renaissance Faire, 6118 Mount Angel
Highway, Silverton, canterburyfaire.com, is Saturday and Sunday, July
27-28. 10 am-6 pm. Day pass is $14 for adults and $11 for children and
seniors. Weekend pass is $24 for adults or $20 for children and seniors.