Meet King James, Queen Elizabeth, craftsmen, pheasants, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, rumpelstiltskin (shhh…you’ll have to guess who he is because he will not give away his name), Robin Hood and the list goes on! No matter what your fancy is there is sure to be something of interest to even the pickiest of people when visiting the Renaissance Festival. Live shows, music, rides, crafts, shopping, jousting and lets not forget the turkey drumsticks that are mouthwatering delicious, veggie wraps, hot beef sandwiches, fish and chips and lots, lots, more.
My absolute favorite stage show was the “Tricks of the Light” show. These guys and gal were an incredible act and a must see. The sound that the spinning fire made was like a wind whistle, very cool! Just make sure that if it’s hot that day not to sit in the front row because you will feel the heat! The dancing shows are full of loud shouts out to the audience, drums and jingles.
Make sure to stop and talk to the pheasants as well, you never really know who they are until you take time out for a chat and oh how they love to tell stories about themselves, or maybe just warn you of whom not to talk to. If you see someone in a long black cloak for example, chances are you don’t want to stop and chat, at least that’s what I was told by little red riding hood, oh and she also said that no one knew his name! I bumped into Cinderella, she loved telling her story and she did not have anything nice at all to say about her stepsisters!
The Renaissance period was the transition time from the medieval period into the modern time. A time for one to show off his or her talents through music, art, literature, craftsmanship, storytelling and much more. Visit the Renaissance Festival website to find out about tickets, shows and general information so you to can revisit a little bit of history. www.kcrenfest.com
Opens August 31st
– Mom Squad Member, Shari Jacobs