oh, what a entertaining family event this was!
want to get a child excited about european history?
come see it reenacted with costumes, dialect and all
in this quaint medieval-themed fair.
open only on saturdays and sundays
the georgia renaissance festival will be in town
until june 1st.
we went on the opening weekend
when they offered 2 for 1 adult tickets.
plus kids 6 and under are free.
that was great because EVERYTHING else
— except the entertainment —
cost a pretty penny.
for example, bottled water was in the $2 range.
the best thing to do,
is bring a picnic lunch
and eat it in the parking lot.
if you get your hand stamped
you can re-enter until an hour before closing.
i wish i’d worn a costume of my own,
but even that could be had for a price.
this wagon rental was an excellent investment.
a stiltwalker welcomes us.
on the way to our first show, we saw an ugly wench
— that’s what they called them back then —
flirting with a guest.
an indian condor,
part of the birds of prey show.
elf, fairy and hobbit ears for sale.
the junior joust for all ages.
the royal lipizzan stallions.
one did a trick where it lifted all its feet off the ground in a grand leap;
the other trotted like it was doing horse-ballet.
sword — and balloon — swallower and nose driller named thom sellectomy.
he ended up swallowing the whole length of the balloon.
there were many deep throat comments from the audience[…ahem].
on the way out, we catch a thumb war!
another show you can’t miss
is the joust.
get there early and catch a bench
cause it fills up fast.
there was the typical night in shining armor
against the villainous dark night
from spain, no less.
there was much cheering, boo-ing, hisses and laughter.
be prepared for the privies (port-o-potties).
they were clean and not that stinky as far as portable bathrooms go.