Sunday, November 21, 2010

Renaissance Festival, 62, 63/365


The North Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC (roughly Oct - Nov) is a step back in time.  I suppose a cleaner and less smelly version, but that sets well with me.   Over 500 costumed in-character (example above!) actors stroll the village giving it a realistic ambiance.


Permanent buildings reside on 22 acres set up to resemble a village marketplace where artisans have set up shop to sell wares colorfully displayed, of which I was eternally grateful.


Entertainment is ripe as 10 theatre stages are constantly providing entertainment (some a bit overflowing at the top, if you know what I mean...sorry, no photo of THAT) and laughter to the crowd.


An interactive circus (my daughter road an African Elephant), a jousting tournament (my 2 year old was scared out of his wits), and a medieval amusement park (world's largest rocking horse) are some of the attractions.  Oh, and did I mention food?  I walked around with a roasted turkey leg, which I found very messy to eat, but really quite delicious.

5 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

I love these festivals, Margaret. In Massachusetts we have King Richard's Faire in So. Carver from Labor Day to Columbus Day. I haven't been able to attend in a few years but would love to once again. I have lots of lovely photos though. The permanent village they use looks much the same. Great shots!

Margaret Bednar said...

Carol, Would love to see some of those photos. I have been two years in a row. I probably won't go next year as I saw a lot of the same acts this year, but really well done and funny. Great weather we had, too.

Bonnie said...

Hi Margaret: I have been taking a little stroll through some of your blogs and am in awe of your work!! You have so many talents to share! I have so appreciated your visits to my blog.

Ginnie said...

Atlanta has a great Renaissance Festival every spring, Margaret, which I just love. All of it. And as you may remember, we eat a turkey leg every year at the County Fair. Something we wouldn't miss for the world, my grandson and I. :)

Margaret Bednar said...

Bonnie, thank you for the high praise. I must return it - Yours is a favorite of mine to read and I love your interviews. Thank you for all the work you put into your blog.

Ginnie, Yes, Atlanta we will have to visit in the near future and I am sure I will be camera happy as well, BTW, what camera do you use? I am in the market soon and want a powerful one...