What makes the Renaissance Faire so special is the people who dedicate their lives to these kinds of projects. I can’t imagine how much time it takes to put this event on every year. Some people travel all around the country to perform or help out at faires, and I think that’s awesome. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to join a Renaissance troop, but I haven’t had much extra time in the past few years to dedicate to it. But we’ll see.
We tried mead today, which neither of us had ever had before. I liked it, especially the blackberry one, but when I try making it myself I might make it a bit sweeter.
There were also activities like games and archery, but we didn’t want to spend the money. If I had kids though, I would totally splurge to let them try everything.
And of course, you can’t go to a Ren Faire and not eat a giant turkey leg (sorry, vegetarians).
I about died over the coolness of this alchemy tent.
Thanks Valhalla! We had a great time. See you next year.
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