Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Renaissance faires and festivals that you see today in virtually every State (and many countries around the world) go all the way back to the glory days when rock and roll ruled the airways and dressing up in outrageous outfits came a little easier for us. In 1969 I stumbled into the first of these to sprout in the US of A, the grand and venerable Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Southern California. I even bought a marvelous green hat that a Chevalier might have worn. It had a remarkable feather almost two feet long that fluttered in the breeze as I doffed this hat to fine ladies at many a faire thereafter.
Lo and behold, these Renaissance faires and festivals are still going strong and there is probably one near you, where-e'er ye may be. They generally appear once each year and last for anywhere from one to eight weekends. To find the Renaissance faire or festival near you and see which days it is open, go to Renaissance Faire and Festival and look for your State. If the dates of your local fair have not been announced for the coming year, click on the name of your local fair and you will see its website. The new dates usually appear there first.
Great photos of merry-makers and other info also appear on the Renaissance Faire and Festival website. So take a peek and revive the memories. Or go to the next faire or festival and make new memories.
A faire-goer? To be or not to be, that is the question!