Thursday, October 24, 2013

Renaissance Festival.

   The Florida Renaissance Festival is coming soon and it's hands down one of my favorite events to go to. I met someone last year who was a performer at the Florida Renaissance Festival and we clicked immediately. For those of you that don't know, the Renaissance Festival is an annual event that happens around the beginning of the year and in my opinion, highly entertaining. If you have the opportunity to go to one then do yourself a favor and go. It's a festival at a local park where people dress and act like their in the Renaissance period. What do I mean by that?
   I mean there are beautiful women who dress like maiden, men who dress like lords and knights, and there are fun activities ranging from archery to ax throwing and hilarious events like the famous Mud Show and Professional Jousting. Then there's the food. If you've ever been to an amusement park and they have those giant turkey legs for sale, well the Renaissance Festival has even bigger and it's all cooked like it would be cooked during that period. Actors perform with perfect English accents and for those who sing, Grammy award winning performances. You will waste a good $100 by attending but it will be worth it whether you're familiar with the Renaissance or your just going with friends.
   I was both when I went the first time last year and while it was expensive for my budget with the price of tickets, food and tipping the performers, I'm glad I went. I could honestly say I can't remember the last time I had a smile that needed to be surgically removed. I went during Pirate week and had fun I only thought I could have at Universal Studios or Disney World. If I could afford it, I would've gone every week for each theme. Again if you've never experienced this awesome event I will explain a big feature.
    It's not just for one moment in Renaissance history, they have several themes celebrating a specific period. The themes range from Pirates, Celtic, and there is a new them inspired by the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. It's money worth spent and if you go please bring enough to tip the performers because like a waitress, it's one of their main source of incomes. It's a terrific event that even kids can get involved in and participate in certain events. Just be ready to do a lot of walking because it's in a park and being down here in Florida, it's going to be hot on some days. I can remember back when I was heavier I needed a couple bottles of water but that isn't the case for me anymore.
   This year I'm going to be ready and whether you're in Florida or any area where there is a Renaissance Festival available, do yourself a favor and go. It's an experience that you have to have especially if you have money to burn. Even if you don't, all you need is a Turkey leg and a ticket then you'll be set for the day. Just set a few dollars aside for when you're at an event and the performers ask for tips because again, that's income for them that they need and they deserve it. I didn't see one bad performance at all during that day. If you go and say you didn't have a good time, I'll think you don't know what fun really is.

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