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Renaissance Fair, Wherefore Art Thou?

04 Oct

Renn Fest 7I love Renaissance Festivals and ever since CG and I went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival with a mutual friend years ago, we’ve been itching to go together again. This year, things worked out for us to finally be able to go together.

There is always great people watching. I’m always fascinated with the costumes some people put together. Medieval cosplay. Gotta love it. Renn Fest 9 Renn Fest 4

Then there is the window shopping and trying things on. And maybe a small purchase or two. Renn Fest 3

The entertainment never fails to disappoint even when you see the same people each year. They manage to keep things fresh instead of doing the same thing all the time. If you ever go to the Maryland Renaissance Festival make sure you see Shakespeare Skrum. They do a fabulous tag team Romeo & Juliet that has everyone laughing. It’s a great way for people who don’t really care for Shakespeare to get the essence of The Bard with a lot of comedy.

Human Chess with the Hatfields & McCoys

Human Chess with the Hatfields & McCoys

Shakespeare Skrum doing a new skit, Antony & Cleopatra.

Shakespeare Skrum doing a new skit, Antony & Cleopatra.

I cannot go to a Renaissance Festival without having mead and I was so thankful I was able to add yeast back into my diet before my trip. Turkey legs are also a requirement. You have to enjoy a turkey leg at least once in your life.

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If that wasn’t enough. Chaz and I went to the Ohio Renaissance Festival the following weekend. It is not far from us and they have theme weekends each weekend it is open every year. The first time we went, we went for Highland weekend complete with Highland games. This year we went for Irish weekend.

Stone carving

Stone carving

Glass blowing

Glass blowing

Bagpipes are awesome. There was music everywhere.

Bagpipes are awesome. There was music everywhere.

Moutains of sweetness

Moutains of sweetness

Dirk & Guido teaching men how to be more manly to woo women.

Dirk & Guido teaching men how to be more manly to woo women.

Yes, there was more mead for me and a suggestion by a vendor to mix the local mead with Angry Orchard’s Cinnful Apple hard cider. I have both, but haven’t tried it yet.

Trust me. It is in my near future.

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