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I Love Renaissance Faires and Festivals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 250 People

    A Tradition

    I attended my first Ren-Fest at 16, and I went every year after that for years. Lately time and work hours have gotten in the way of me going, but I plan to reinstate the tradition next year! It's wonderful- like stepping back in time. I love the costumes, the music, the food...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 27, 2009

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    Been going to king Richards faire

    since I was in the womb!
    Lacunalilith Lacunalilith 13-15, F Mar 16

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    Huzzah ! ! !

    I have been either working or attending the Carolina Renaissance Faire outside of Charlotte, NC for the last 7 years. I have also gone to the one in Raleigh once. (I wasn't impressed with that one.) Its like stepping back in time. People are nicer there. The dress code is better...
    Maagrath Maagrath 41-45, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Well Met Fellow Rennies!

    Good morrow all! I am new to the project. My first faire was Bay Area in Tampa at MOSI and I am a kilted lad. I do not have a home faire as of yet for I have not attended any more than once and I am not cast but a playtron.  In the past 2 yrs. I've attended 6 different...
    Suetonious Suetonious 26-30, M 11 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    The Best!

    I wasn't really into Renaissance Festivals until I moved to Texas. Texas Ren Faire rocks! It is the best. The biggest in the United States. You really haven't been to a renfair until you've to this one. It's situated between Houston and Austin, in the small town of Plantersville...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 11 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Going Home

    I went home this past weekend. I took my oldest children with me. We were welcomed by our "family". A family as rich and diverse as our great country. Home has no color barriers. Religions are myriad and ALL are respected. My "kith and kin" are so many, I can't remember their...
    jwmerica jwmerica 51-55, M May 23, 2011

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    Next Week!

    Next week will start the New France Festival in Quebec City. Like nearly every year, I will be there. Like last year, I will bring along my little sister, her husband, their daughter and a friend of us. I will make sure the men are dressed properly. My sister has her dress. The...
    Sjachaurix Sjachaurix 36-40, M Jul 27, 2011

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    My First Time

    It was two years ago...I went with my family and absolutley loved the experience! The sights, the sounds, the feeling of it was all just magical and beautiful. I was brought back to another world, another era where people worked hard and where we didn't depend on the technology...
    phantomrose phantomrose 16-17 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    Houston Renfest

    Im looking for others who enjoy the Renfest here in houston as much as I do, I just went this weekend and had a wounderful time just walking around seeing all the shops and shows but most of all the people. This year I dressed the part of a noblemen and it really did make the...
    authorchristopherr authorchristopherr 31-35, M Oct 29, 2012

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    Newbie

    I have always wanted to go and dress up for a Renaissance Faire!  I think it would be an awesome experience!  Is there a website that lists all the locations around the US? 
    silentwellofsorrow silentwellofsorrow 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Feels Like Home

    The first Ren Faire I remember going to was when I was 17, with a group of friends and my first boyfriend. Being a fantasy fiction reader, I was in heaven. My mom later told me that she'd taken me to one as a baby. In my 20's I started going every year, bought a costume and...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F Jul 23, 2008

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    Going to the Faire!

    I've been going to Renaissance Faires and Festivals since I was about 13 years old. To give you and Idea of how long that is, I'm 38 now! Hazzah! ... I can't believe I just did that! Anywho, I've been to a few Faires and fests such as: The Greater Pittsburgh...
    TheShowWrecker TheShowWrecker 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    Been to Two Fairs

    My first Ren Fair was in May at Tennesse Ren Fair. Loved it! Had jousting and queen Elizabeth. Bought two dresses! Second one this month at Colorado Ren Fair. Wore a costume and had a ball. Liked Cast in Bronze, German brothers, clown couple with a dog...plan to see more next...
    Dokn Dokn 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Sometimes I feel as though I were born into the

    wrong time era. I absolutely love going to renaissance faires! I have a gown, and many other pieces of clothing of that time ( read corsets!) love corsets!!! I wish people still dressed like that! <3
    justjayne justjayne 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Ren Faire Northern Illinois

    My wife and I enjoy going to Ren Fairs, mostly in northern Illinois.  We both dress up - I'm not sure how I look but she looks gorgeous no matter what she wears.  Fills out her dress nicely, too ;)Started with a trip to Spain where we went to a medieval castle.  We've also...
    Beach6 Beach6 51-55, M Mar 8, 2011

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    Candlemaker, Gyspy, Wench

    I gained employment a few times. Once I was a serving wench in one of the larger tents. Odd people... kept asking me for something called a fork... I kept telling them the good lord gave you hands and if you need someting else wipe your knife on your sleeve and stick it with that...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    Elephant?

    I went to one in Colorado awhile back.  I got to ride the elephant.  I was just a kid, and I went on alone, it was soo scary!!!  But the shops at Renaissance Fairs are fun, and the roasted nuts are delicious!!!  (I don't usually eat nuts)  =]
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2008

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    Can't Friggin Wait

    i have only been to texas rennaissance once in my adult life.  other than the heat and no shower, i had lots of fun.  that was two years ago and haven't been able to go back since.  yesterday i decided that we are going to go again.  i wish i could bring a...
    neovenus1 neovenus1 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2010

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    Lady Lillian - Lover Of Life

    Hi, I'm Gretchen. Just last year, I was a cast member up at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire as a Lady-in-waiting. My character name was Lillian Rochester and when I went there, I made a whole new family. Everyone is so warm and welcoming I made so many friends that is seemed...
    MrsSnape90005 MrsSnape90005 13-15, F Dec 28, 2009

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    Sewing a Kilt!

    I have been so excited about going to the Bay Faire since I heard about it a few weeks ago. I spent so long thinking about actually dressing up. I've gone to them since my gifted class in middle school. We followed a medieval theme, stood up when nobility entered...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 6 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    Medieval Fairs N Me

    My first was Geneva, many eons ago, and Geneva remains my favorite. I have enjoyed several clear across the US, and frequently attend; even occasionally work a booth, Sarsaparilla of course. I always attend in costume and love to work off the actors. Living in Vegas though is not...
    1fineOT 1fineOT 51-55, M May 30, 2013

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    Busty Wench

    I have been to King Richard's Faire, in Carver MA, and I've been to the Sterling Forest Ren. Faire, in Tuxedo NY. They are SO much fun. Next year I hope to attend the Maryland Faire. I love getting trussed up in my bodice and flouncy skirts. It can be difficult, though, to keep...
    NYTattooChick NYTattooChick 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2008

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    A Fun Piece of History Without the Plague!

    I have a great time at Renaissance Faires. Turkey legs, cauldrons brimming with garlic mushrooms, the music, the players, costumes, jousting, storytelling, and singing executioners. Let's go!
    Moontan Moontan 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    Nice Cleavage

    Any guy who has ever been at a renaissance Fair knows that the best parts are the colorful ladies in costume with great boobs and cleavage. And these women can get a bit raunchy too. Some of the acts are bawdy. They really are not a good place for kids at times, because of all...
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Ye Olde Faires

    Renaissance faires are a blast  to dress up and wear a sword the laughter the music and the play acting  great fun. Sometime you even get to practice your fencing lol
    jadecrow jadecrow 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Mostly local west coast festivals, though I've been to two National gatherings, one in California, one in Washington. I've also been to 2 small-scale international gatherings in NZ...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Nightswimming.... Remembering that night September's coming soon I'm pining for the moon And what if there were two Side by side in orbit Around the fairest sun? That tight...
    Millqueade Millqueade 51-55, M Nov 27

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    I absolutely love love loooove the old cartoon Gummy Bears , they lived in tree houses a slid down a huge slide , it was like they were in a renaissance period! Aaah one of my...
    Hellokittybbgrl Hellokittybbgrl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Started when I was a kid in boyscouts. When I was 8, I outscored EVERY SINGLE other kid in camp. I could fire left handed, right handed, compound, recurve, longbow, you name it. I...
    leptar leptar 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    Had my hair braided at the renaissance festival today! It looks so pretty. I'm extremely happy with the way it turned out. French catnip braid. If you're curious, check my album to...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 3 Responses Nov 22

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    So here's me as an elf for the Renaissance fair:) what do you guys think?
    Submissivebabe Submissivebabe 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 2

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    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance .In Switzerland...
    MizCamille MizCamille 41-45, F Dec 3

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    The Philbrook Museum in Tulsa has its Second Saturday every month in which admission is free and it has other events going on during the day. I've only been a few times and it has...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 3 days ago

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    Camping at folk festivals kick ***.
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