Renaissance Festival in MarylandOctober 5, 2010 at 7:53 am | Posted in life | 6 Comments
Tags: annapolis, maryland, ren-fest, renaissance festival
Huzzah! Over the weekend I had the jolly pleasure of attending this year’s Renaissance Festival near Annapolis, MD with three of my favorite friends. Never in my entire life had I ever gone to one of these festivals; it was more or less what I had imagined, but actually more fun. There is a sweetness in the air because people are really into Ren-Fest. I mean, I love a good costume party, but I’ve never particularly been into fantasy or dungeons and dragons or anything like that—and the Renaissance Fest is a perfect haven for kings, knights and wenches. I received more than a few “hello m’Lady!” greetings.
Let’s face it, it’s not every day you get to see someone dressed up as a mime on stilts. …awesome!
The grounds of Ren-Fest look like an authentic village with tudor-style buildings. The structures reside there all year round and are only inhabited for a few weeks a year; exclusively for Ren-Fest merchants and attendants.
The driving force for me was eating a giant turkey leg (which was only $5!) and a ahem several Killian’s Red beers. Hellz yeah. We were all in!
The next most important thing for me was see the jousting competition. Which was only ok. I was kind of acting like a big kid at the mall whose parents were making her sit on Santa’s lap even though she knew he wasn’t real. To say the least, I was unimpressed.
Yeah, yeah, and they lived happily ever after.
I kind of love this guy.