It’s the LAST weekend for the KC Renaissance Festival! If you haven’t been yet, here are just a few reasons you should!
Top Five Reasons to Take Your Kids to the Renaissance Festival
If you’re looking for something a fun autumn family activity, I highly recommend loading up the SUV and heading to the Renaissance Festival. There are many reasons I love the festival, but here are my top five:
5) To get some (relatively) fresh air.
Too many of our children spend all of their free time glued to electronic devices. The only trees and grass they experience are the pixelated versions they have created on Minecraft. The Renaissance Festival (link “renaissance festival” to www.kcrenfest.com) is completely outside, with the exception of a few of the shops, and the first aid area (which, unfortunately I have visited several times in the last few years.)
4) It gives everybody a chance to stretch their legs.
You’ll get plenty of exercise, walking from booth to booth, and between shows. There is also free kids’ area where kids can run, jump, climb and slide. It’s a great way to burn calories, which you will need to do because of number 8.
3) The food!
My favorite Renaissance festival food is the apple dumpling. Who doesn’t love a deep-fried apple, served with ice cream and caramel syrup? If apple dumplings are not your thing, there are plenty of festival favorites. You can get deep fried everything, from cauliflower to cookies. I rarely leave any festival without trying a funnel cake…but without a doubt, the Renaissance Festival’s most popular food item is the Turkey leg. There is nothing cuter than watching a tiny person try to eat a giant turkey leg.
2) The shows!
There are gymnastic feats and acrobats, people hula-hooping with fire, and some of the funniest pub songs you will ever hear. Take your kids to watch a jousting match and let them cheer for their favorite knight. The shows also serve as a great way to rest your well-exercised legs between stretches of walking.
1) Character Bingo.
Collect a bingo card at the gate, and let each of the characters you meet sign mark your card. There’s a prize for winning bingo cards at the end of the game. It will keep your children observant for the day, but there’s also a secret history lesson. The actors are not supposed to break character have researched their roles. Last weekend, Queen Isabella, explained told my daughter each of her official royal titles. It was impressive.
Seriously, there are games and shops, and for the second year, an Escape Room. It is fun for the whole family.
From iFamily to Yours,