Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maryland Renaissance Fair

Last weekend hubby and I went to the Renaissance fair.  Honestly I had been to one many years ago and had fun.  My husband was a bit apprehensive and didn’t think he would like it much but being the great guy he is he went because I wanted to go. And surprise, surprise—he had a blast.

Sure there were some people there who just can’t seem to decide to which century they belong…but there were also a lot of just regular ole folks just like us. Honestly seeing the costumes that some of the people wear just adds to the fun. 

First of all let’s talk about the food…AMAZING!  Anything you can think of from steak, pork chops and chicken on a stick to bread bowls filled with soups and chili.  There are crab cakes and fish and chips and the obligatory smoked turkey legs.  And the prices are unbelievably inexpensive.  I had an amazing rack of ribs and potatoes for only $5.00!  And as soon as I finished it and new enticing aromas met me, I wished I were able to eat something else!!!

I had a frozen banana and if you’ve never had one you’ve missed a treat.  It’s kind of like ice cream but better for you…sort of.  And these bananas were fresh and you could have them any way you wanted, dipped in chocolate, caramel, butterscotch with the addition of optional toppings of which there were at least 25 choices. 

The place was huge.  And there were a lot of shows to enjoy.  We saw the skinny German juggler boy and while it sounds pretty hokey, it was absolutely hilarious!  There was just so much to do and see that personally I can see why some people go back every weekend.

Drawbacks…the line of cars to get in the place was rather long and frustrating, but that’s what happens when something is really fun.  And with all the numerous choices, there were virtually no lines for food, but the beer lines were verrrrry long.  Fortunately I don’t drink beer.

There’s two more weekends and then it’s gone till next year, so if you can I’d hop in the car and go to the fair!


Rita said...

They have one in Minneapolis, too. I haven't been there in many years, but it was a hoot! I love the costumes. They had jousters on horseback, roaming minstrels, and locked people in the stockade...something everyone should go to once in their life, at least. I had a Mickey Mouse T-shirt on and as we were walking toward the entrance gate the guards started screaming--"The plague! The plague! That wench is bringing in the plague!!" :)

Christine said...

sounds like you both had a lot of fun!

De la Renaissance said...

22 years of attending or working Renaissance Festivals and I still love them!

Going in garb creates a whole different experience from street clothes!

maddyrose said...

It's been over twenty years since I attended a Renaissance fair but remember I had a blast. It doesn't look like they've changed much since then.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I went to one in NY many years ago & remember enjoying it, too. I still treasure some things I bought in the crafty areas. Glad you had fun!

Magic Love Crow said...

Ok, now I am hungry! LOL! This Renaissance Fair looks fantastic! I would have love to been there! Looks like a lot fun! I can see why so many people love it ;o)

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

We have one not to far from me but we always seem to forget to go. It sure sounds like a great time.

Judy Adamson said...

I've never heard of a Renaissance Fair but it sounds a lot more fun than the 'May Fair' that sets up in the park opposite me. From what I've seen, it consists of paying a lot to get in, a whole lot of the usual 'rides', blaring loud music' - and very few people!

Sounds as if you had a great time, Crystal!

Christine Bennett said...

Super cool! I would love to visit such a place. What a great way to spend a fall day. I can't believe how cheap the food was!! But then it seems food is much cheaper in the USA.

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