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.